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Humanitarian deal for Syrians breaks down

International | Idlib residents demand protection and the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/21/18, 02:05 pm

SYRIA: A Russia-Turkey brokered deal to create a demilitarized zone inside Idlib, opening a humanitarian corridor for the province’s 3 million residents, has broken down. The Wall Street Journal blames terrorist groups in Idlib, while China’s Xinhua news service reports the Turkish army gave orders to rebels to deny access to a safe corridor.

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Peace on the Korean Peninsula?

International | North Korean leader agrees to verify denuclearization efforts in front of foreign experts
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/19/18, 12:04 pm

NORTH KOREA: North and South Korea heads of state said they would turn the Korean Peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to permanently abolish key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts—a crucial verification requirement.

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Boko Haram kills Red Cross worker

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 12:13 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Boko Haram extremists killed a Nigerian Red Cross employee abducted earlier this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed Monday. The insurgent group kidnapped Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa during a March attack in the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria. The militants also abducted two other health workers and killed at least four security officials.

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