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UN: North Korea sent weapons materials to Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/28/18, 11:06 am

North Korea sent materials used in producing ballistic missiles and chemical weapons to Syria despite existing sanctions, a panel of United Nations experts said in an unpublished report. The report, seen by the Associated Press and The New York Times, concluded that more than 40 previously unreported shipments to Syria took place between 2012 and 2017. The shipments included special resistance valves and thermometers used in chemical weapons, as well as shipping containers loaded with acid-resistant tiles.

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U.S. to speed up embassy relocation to Jerusalem

International | The opening will coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/23/18, 03:03 pm

ISRAEL: The United States plans to open its new embassy in Jerusalem in May, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declared independence following the Arab-Israeli War. The move comes significantly ahead of a timetable offered by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Vice President Mike Pence, but is actually symbolic: Most U.S. diplomatic staff will continue to operate from Tel Aviv.

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Ready for the job

International Aid | Aid veteran Ken Isaacs faces undeserved media scorn
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/14/18, 02:04 pm

In the world of public policy there are those who talk and those who do. When you find a talker with a track record to go with it, someone in a position to propose making things happen but then who makes them happen, you pay attention.

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