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Canadian government motion proposed an anti-Islamophobia motion

An anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by the Canadian government stalled Thursday in Parliament and now awaits a new proposal next week from the opposition Conservative party. ... Full story

Greece’s $10 billion spent for military upgrade has been branded a scandal

A potential spend of $10 billion by Greece’s cash-strapped government on military equipment has been branded “incoherent” and a “scandal”. ... Full story

Russia deploys new cruise missile

Russia has clandestinely deployed a new intermediate-range cruise missile in violation of a treaty that helped end the decades-long Cold War, according to a report published on Tuesday. ... Full story

PKK/PYD have been accused of ethnic cleansing in northern Syria

Syrian offshoots of the terrorist PKK group, including the PYD and its armed wing the YPG, have been accused by academics, journalists and human rights groups of carrying out ethnic cleansing of local Arabs and razing their homes in northern Syria. ... Full story

The U.K. parliament gives PM Theresa May the power for BREXIT

The U.K. parliament passed a bill late on Wednesday that gives Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin the country's official exit process from the European Union. ... Full story

5 Palestinians killed in an airstrike on the Egyptian-Palestinian border

At least two Palestinians were killed and five others injured Thursday in an airstrike on the Egyptian-Palestinian border, according to the Gazan Health Ministry. ... Full story

The Army Corps of Engineers approve North Dakota Access oil pipeline

The Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday it would grant approval for the construction of the controversial North Dakota Access oil pipeline. ... Full story

19 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul

At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack outside the Supreme Court building in Kabul on Tuesday, health officials said. ... Full story

21 civilians were killed in Syria

At least 21 civilians were killed Tuesday by airstrikes in Syria’s northwestern Idlib city, a pro-opposition civil defense member said. ... Full story

Daesh militants have executed five civilians in Mosul

Daesh militants have executed five civilians for attempting to flee the northern city of Mosul, according to an Iraqi army officer. ... Full story

A Saudi border guard was killed in an exchange of fire on Yemen’s border

A Saudi border guard was killed in an exchange of fire on Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Thursday. ... Full story

Russia ratified the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project agreement with Turkey

Russia's Federation Council, the upper house of the parliament, ratified the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project agreement with Turkey on Wednesday. ... Full story

Trump travel ban was protested in the airport

The ban also includes an indefinite halt to Syrian refugees wishing to enter the country. ... Full story

Six people were killed in Canadian mosque shooting

Six people were killed and eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City late Sunday, police said. ... Full story

Syria talks postponed to February

Syria talks in Geneva scheduled for Feb. 8 have been postponed until the end of the month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. ... Full story

Trump ordered a construction for Mexico border wall

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, meeting a key campaign pledge, while restricting federal funds from going to cities that protect undocumented migrants from deportation, known as "sanctuary cities". ... Full story

Egyptian authorities stepped up security for 2011 uprising anniversary

Streets and public squares of Cairo were calm on Wednesday -- which marked the sixth anniversary of Egypt’s January 25, 2011 uprising -- amid stepped-up security by the Egyptian authorities. ... Full story

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