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Myanmar's shadow government holds talks with powerful Arakan Army

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:34
Myanmar's shadow National Unity Government (NUG) on Monday met for the first time with leaders from the country's formidable Arakan Army (AA) insurgent group, prompting speculation over an alliance that an analyst said could give the opposition the upper hand over an overextended military.
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Somalia: UN welcomes end of fairly contested presidential election, calls for unity

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:31
The United Nations in Somalia welcomed the conclusion of the country's presidential election held on Sunday, praising the "positive" nature of the electoral process and peaceful transfer of power.
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CSTO leaders meet in Moscow to tackle threats of terrorism and 'color revolution'

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:30
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) leaders met in Moscow on Monday for the first time since 2019 amid the Ukraine crisis that unnerved the post-Soviet Russia-led security bloc, with Chinese analysts saying that Putin will use the summit to further strengthen the organization to deal with the emerging threats of terrorism and "color revolution" and the Russia-led bloc is also likely to deliver
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Sweden to apply to join NATO, says PM

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:30
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Monday announced the official decision to start the process of the country's application to become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
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Fear Grips Afghanistan's Sufi Community Following Deadly Attacks

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:29
Mansur Sikandari was singing Islamic hymns inside the Khalifa Sahib monastery in the Afghan capital, Kabul, when a powerful explosion ripped through the building.
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Cash-Strapped Sri Lanka Runs Out of Petrol, New PM Reveals

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:29
Hundreds of people have been queuing outside gas stations on Monday, waiting for more than 7-8 hours for fuel and often returning home empty-handed. Neighbouring India sent 12 shipments totalling over 400,000 metric tonnes of petrol to the island nation on Sunday.
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Sri Lanka has run out of petrol, only 1 day of fuel stock left, new PM warns

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:29
Sri Lanka's newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned that the crisis-hit country has run out of petrol and has stock only for a single day.
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Orban Warns Of Recession, Other Problems For Hungary

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:28
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned of an era of insecurity and war in Europe after the National Assembly elected him prime minister following the victory of his Fidesz party in elections last month.
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'No Offence': Turkey Can't Say 'Yes' to Finland, Sweden Joining NATO, Erdogan Says

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:28
Turkey has accused the two Nordic states of failing to extradite dozens of suspects "terrorists" - a reference to Kurds allegedly linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara designates as a terrorist organisation.
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Sweden Joins Finland In NATO Bid As Putin Warns Of 'Response'

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:27
Sweden has joined Finland in deciding to apply to join the NATO military alliance in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will "certainly" react to the alliance's expected enlargement into the two Nordic countries.
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Biden Approves 'Small, Persistent' US Military Presence in Somalia

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:21
U.S. forces tasked with countering the al-Shabab terror group will no longer have to "commute" to Somalia from neighboring countries, after officials reversed a decision that officials blame for allowing the al-Qaida affiliate to grow more powerful and more dangerous.
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Central Asia Caught Up in Power Play Between US, China

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:20
In the two most recent U.S. presidential administrations, Central Asia has been caught up in Washington's "strategic competition" with Beijing, experts say.
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Return of commercial flights from Yemeni capital after 6 years, an 'important' step

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:19
The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Monday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from the capital city's main airport after six years, as a potential game changer for citizens needing lifesaving medical treatment.
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First commercial flight takes off from Sana'a, raising hopes for lasting Yemen peace

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:19
The first commercial flight in nearly six years has taken off from the Yemeni capital city of Sana'a, raising hopes that a UN-brokered two-month truce that went into effect at the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan could lead to a lasting peace and would improve the lives of people in the crisis-hit Arab nation.
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First Commercial Flight From Yemen Carries Medical Patients to Jordan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:19
The first commercial flight in nearly six years took off from Yemen's Sanaa airport for the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Monday, carrying hospital patients needing treatment abroad. Observers say the airport's reopening is a major step forward in a fragile peace process in the conflict which has been grinding on for the past seven years.
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Taliban Say No Christians Live in Afghanistan; US Groups Concerned

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:18
Husain Andaryas was a religious fighter in the war against the invading Soviet army in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, but almost a year after the Soviets left, he converted to Christianity. For the next nine years, Andaryas wandered in several regional countries, suffered torture, and was finally offered a job at a church in Virginia, enabling him to migrate to the United States.
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Iran says awaiting US decision on Tehran's 'special initiatives' for Vienna talks

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:14
The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry says the Islamic Republic has already introduced special initiatives for the advancement of the Vienna talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, stressing that the United States needs to make a political decision and respond to Tehran's proposals.
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NIOC: Russians to start developing two Iranian oil fields 'soon'

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:14
Russians will soon start "executive operations" on developing two oil fields in Iran, Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Mohsen Khojastehmehr has said.
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Iran exported $15bn petrochemical products last year: Deputy min.

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:14
The Islamic Republic of Iran exported petrochemical products worth 15 billion dollars in the last Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2021 to March 20, 2022), an official said.
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Iran, Tajikistan stress need to boost cooperation in fighting terrorism, securing borders

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:14
The chairman of the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces and the Tajik defense minister have discussed ways to fight terrorism in West Asia, establish security in border areas, hold joint military drills and expand military equipment.
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