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Immigration, race flashpoints in Italian election

International | A drive-by shooting of migrants has turned into a major campaign issue
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/13/18, 01:32 pm

A drive-by shooting targeting African migrants in Italy has fueled a nationwide debate about immigration and race ahead of the country’s general election on March 4.

In a retaliatory attack, 28-year-old Luca Traini on Feb. 3 shot six people from Africa in the streets of Macerata. Days before, authorities arrested a Nigerian immigrant accused of killing and dismembering an 18-year-old Italian woman.

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A turning point in modern Middle East geopolitics?

International | One analyst thinks the battle for Syria’s Idlib could mark the end of Western influence in the region
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/12/18, 02:39 pm

SYRIA: Suppose the battle for Idlib turned out to be the turning point in modern Middle East geopolitics, with historians looking back on it as the moment Western powers ceased to have influence in the region and Russia and Iran took over? It’s not far-fetched, according to this analysis.

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Lebanese prime minister suspends resignation

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/22/17, 08:14 am

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday said he is putting his resignation on hold. The statement came hours after Hariri returned to Lebanon from abroad, where he shocked the nation by announcing his resignation three weeks ago, plunging the country into political turmoil.

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