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Russian Federation strengthens presence in Kurdish-held Syria

Russian Federation strengthens presence in Kurdish-held Syria

It was reported in January that Mr Trump's administration had reportedly thrown out the pre-existing plans drawn up under his predecessor Barack Obama on how to remove Isis from Raqqa, asking the USA military's chiefs of staff to draw up new strategies for defeating the group, as well as the possibility of establishing safe zones for civilians in Syria.


European banks launder millions from Russian Federation

European banks launder millions from Russian Federation

RBS said: "We are committed to combating financial crime and money laundering in line with our regulations and have controls and safeguards in place to identify, assess, monitor and mitigate these risks". Also in 2012, Standard Chart was fined US$340 million by U.S. authorities over anti-money laundering and sanctions breaches, and it too has a monitor in place.


Second phase of 200MW solar park inaugurated in Dubai

Second phase of 200MW solar park inaugurated in Dubai

The 200 megawatt plant sprawls over 4.5 square kilometres (1.73 square miles) of desert and includes some 2.3 million photovoltaic panels. Capable of generating clean energy from 2.3 million photovoltaic solar panels, the 200MW solar project will help power 50,000 residences in Dubai while reducing 214,000t of Carbon dioxide emissions annually.


Comey: FBI Is Investigating Russia, Trump Administration

Comey: FBI Is Investigating Russia, Trump Administration

Back in January, The New York Times had reported a joint counter intelligence investigation was being conducted by the FBI and U.S. intel agencies into financial links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and Russia The NYT later reported the Trump campaign was in constant contact with Russian operatives during the campaign.


United Nations says Israel inflicts 'apartheid regime' on Palestine

United Nations says Israel inflicts 'apartheid regime' on Palestine

The report published Wednesday, titled "Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid," says that "available evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of worldwide law".