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Turkish-backed fighters close to taking al-Bab

Turkish-backed fighters close to taking al-Bab

The old Cold War enemies agreed to target ISIS, but the U.S. has armed and supported what it calls moderate rebel groups to fight ISIS, many of which also oppose the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Aleppo was Syria's largest and most prosperous city before the war began in 2011, and its eastern districts have been subjected to an nearly continuous siege by the Assad regime for months.


China, Chile agree to initiate talks on FTA upgrade

China, Chile agree to initiate talks on FTA upgrade

Against this backdrop, the summit in Chile aims to dispel "misinformation" about Chinese activities in the western hemisphere, seeing media companies as a first line of defence in accomplishing this goal. Second, the fact that Chinese investment concentrates only on a few Latin American nations continues to be a problem, creating an imbalanced overall investment situation in Latin America.


Tsunami warning after natural disaster hits Central America

Tsunami warning after natural disaster hits Central America

People living along the country's Pacific coast have been advised to move at least 1km from the shore. Waves reaching three metres high might hit the coastal areas within 300km of the quake's epicentre. The National Weather Service based in the United States said in a tweet that possible tsunami warnings could be issued for the Pacific coasts of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras.



Iraqis advance in Mosul as bomb south of Baghdad kills 21

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jaafari said Thursday that Iran has not deployed forces in Iraq's Mosul as the Iraqi forces are operating powerfully needless of any foreign forces.



Colombia and FARC sign revised peace deal

The FARC, which began as a rebellion fighting rural poverty, has battled a dozen governments as well as right-wing paramilitary groups.An end to the war with the FARC is unlikely to end violence in Colombia as the lucrative cocaine business has given rise to criminal gangs and traffickers.