Author: Ferdinand Bada

US Fighter Jet ‘Shoots Down’ An Armed Drone In Syria

An American F-15 fighter jet has brought down a pro-regime drone in Syria after it opened fire on coalition forces. This is according to officials from the coalition. This event marks an escalation of tension in the war-ravished country. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this unfortunate incident which occurred

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Historic Moment At The G7 Summit

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, made history recently when he was invited to the G7 summit that was held in Taormina, Sicily, in Italy on the 26th and 27th of May 2017. It is history in that he is the first Kenyan President and the only African President this year to

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‘De-escalation’ In Syria

In a rather peculiar move by Russian, Iran and Turkey, on Thursday, a deal was struck to help in the cessation of hostilities between the government of Syria and rebel forces. The war is now in its seventh year. The plan is aimed at the ending of clashes between forces

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Syrian Evacuation Deal

A few days ago, an evacuation deal had been reached in Syria between the government and the rebels. The deal was for the transfer of residents of two rebel-held towns in exchange for moving rebel fighters and civilians out of two Syrian towns, namely Zabadani and Madaya, both of which

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The Syrian Stalemate

Background The Syrian Civil War is an armed conflict taking place between the Syrian government and its allied forces against rebels in the nation, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant otherwise known as ISIL. The war began as a result of an event labeled the Arab Spring,

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Damascus Stunned By Surprise Rebel Attack

Syrian rebel factions initiated a surprise attack on government forces on the Eastern outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, March 19th, 2017, according to Syrian State Media and other sources like The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The SOHR further reports that this is an area that has not experienced

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Syria ‘Continuously Ready’ For Prisoner Swap With Rebels

On Monday the 13th of February 2017, the Syrian government released a statement to the government-run Al-Ikhbariya TV station informing the world that it was “continuously ready” for a prisoner swap with rebel factions “particularly in the framework of efforts being made for the coming meeting in Astana.” The meeting

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