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Syrian army confronts Turkish offensive

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/14/19, 12:34 pm

After fighting for self-rule for years, Kurdish groups in northeastern Syria struck a deal with the Syrian government in exchange for help defending themselves from a Turkish invasion. Syrian troops on Monday took up a position in the predominantly Assyrian Christian town of Tel Tamr, about 12 miles from the Turkish border.

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Turkish offensive hits U.S. post in Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/12/19, 10:24 am

Turkish artillery fire did not hurt any American troops, who evacuated a post that got caught in the line of fire on Friday outside the town of Kobani, Syria. Turkey said it ended the strike, aimed at Kurdish forces in the area, after communicating with the U.S. military.

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Ethiopian leader wins Nobel Peace Prize

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/11/19, 10:54 am

The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday praised Ethiopia’s prime minister for ending the 20-year war with neighboring Eritrea. Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018 and brokered a deal to give Eritrea control over some disputed lands. The committee said that while some may believe it is too soon to give the 43-year-old prime minister the Nobel Peace Prize, “it is now that Abiy Ahmed’s efforts need recognition and encouragement.”

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