November 18, 2019

Trinidad born women want ISIS families in Syria brought home

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 23, 2019: Several Trinidadian women are appealing to the government of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to let the ISIS women and children now living in a Kurdish run refugee camp in Syria come “home.” Middle East Eye reports indicate that the group of Trinidadian women, […]

EU should raise pressure on Turkey over Syria offensive

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Turkey´s offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria has drawn widespread criticism, after US troops pulled out from the region earlier this month. At the European Parliament, the EPP Group´s Michael Gahler, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Group coordinator on foreign affairs, is calling for stronger pressure on the Turkish government to […]

Violent cities

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3 big reasons it’s so hard to tell just how violent the world’s most violent cities are By Christopher Woody From Business Insider Latin American countries are consistently among the most violent. Exactly how violent they are is harder to measure for social, political, and logistical reasons. The most recent ranking of the world’s most violent […]

Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’

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From BBC A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home. Shamima Begum, now 19 and pregnant, told the Times she had no regrets but wanted to have her baby in the UK. She said she had heard […]

Kidnapped Trini children reunited with mom in Syria

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By Kim Boodram From Trinidad Express Rescuer questions interest of T&T Govt TWO Trinidadian children kidnapped and taken to Syria by their ISIS fighter father in 2014 have been reunited with their Trinidadian mother. The boys, who were taken to live in the so-called IS “caliphate”, were able to leave Syria with the help of […]

BVI & Cayman Islands sanctions – additional reporting obligations

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By Richard May, Martin Livingston, Adam Huckle, Anna Whaley, Brandon Doffing From Maples Sanctions Orders are extended by Statutory Instrument to the British Overseas Territories, including the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, to implement sanctions regimes implemented by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United Kingdom Government (“Sanctions Orders“). […]

White House: ISIS ‘caliphate has been destroyed’

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax The Islamic State (ISIS) has been severely weakened by way of the destruction of its caliphate, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about ISIS and its estimated force of around 30,000 militants during the daily briefing. “We know the caliphate has been destroyed,” […]

Syria war: IS ‘seized women and children’ in Sweida attack

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From BBC Islamic State (IS) militants are holding more than 30 women and children hostage in south-western Syria, a monitor and local media say. They are thought to have been seized during a wave of deadly IS attacks in Suweida province last week. The Syrian government controls most of the region but IS militants hold […]

Russia admits defeat on its ‘stealth’ F-35 killer by canceling mass production on the Su-57 fighter jet

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By Alex Lockle From Business Insider Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth fighters, will not see mass production. The jet had some promising capabilities in combat, but design and production difficulties made it a difficult project with limited export potential. This move represents a […]

The Editor Speaks: World Refugee Day

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Today (20) is World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. Since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has started the #WithRefugees petition to […]