Thailand increases budget to stabilise situation in the south

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Thailand increases budget to stabilise situation in the south

Thai government will add 4.4 billion THB, or US$121.5 million, into the 2016 budget for its security forces to stamp out separatist groups in southern Muslim-majority provinces as the conflict enters its 13th years.

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Iraq offers to mediate between Saudi and Iran, fearing for ISIS campaign

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Iraq offers to mediate between Saudi and Iran, fearing for ISIS campaign

Iraq dispatched its foreign minister to Tehran on January 6 with an offer to mediate in an escalating feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran, reflecting Baghdad's fears that new sectarian conflict could unravel its campaign against Islamic State.

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Syria ceasefire plan struggles to define a 'terrorist'

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Syria ceasefire plan struggles to define a 'terrorist'

A U.N. plan to suspend Syria's nearly five-year-old civil war calls for listing which militant groups may be fought despite an eventual ceasefire, one of the toughest issues vexing diplomats trying to end the conflict.

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Israeli government targets foreign government funding of NGOs

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Israeli government targets foreign government funding of NGOs

A bill that would impose new regulations on Israeli non-profit groups that receive funds from foreign governments won ministerial approval on December 27, a move critics said targets pro-Palestinian organizations.

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Syria ready to take part in Geneva peace talks: minister

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Syria ready to take part in Geneva peace talks: minister

Syria is ready to take part in peace talks in Geneva and hopes that the dialogue will help the country form a national unity government, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Thursday.

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Syria’s future following a peace plan

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Syria’s future following a peace plan

(VOV) - The UN has approved a resolution outlining a ceasefire and peace process in Syria. It was tough to reach a comprehensive agreement to end the 5-year conflict that has killed 250,000 people and forced millions of Syrians to flee their home.

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Syrian government ready to join U.N. talks to end conflict: Assad aide

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Syrian government ready to join U.N. talks to end conflict: Assad aide

A close adviser to Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Wednesday Damascus was ready to join U.N.-sponsored peace talks with its position bolstered by both Russian backing and the West's retreat from a hardline anti-Assad approach.

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Turkey on verge of civil war

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Turkey on verge of civil war

(VOV) - Conflicts between the Turkish army and Kurdish armed forces are escalating. The conflicts are undermining efforts to restore peace and could spark a civil war in Turkey.

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EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2016

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EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2016

The European Union on December 21 extended its economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine until the end of next July, drawing a swift rebuke from the Russian economy minister.

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Arab League backs UN plan to end Syria war

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Arab League backs UN plan to end Syria war

The Arab League welcomed Sunday a UN-backed roadmap to end the Syrian war and vowed to support international efforts to implement a ceasefire.

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Putin: Easy to work with Assad and U.S. on Syria

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Putin says Moscow can easily work with all sides to resolve Syria conflict, including the U.S., and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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No resolution yet as Yemen peace talks to resume in January

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Yemenis are disappointed with the failure of peace talks in Geneva and blame all sides for the lack of progress to end the conflict.

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Gulf war trauma began Japan's retreat from pacifism

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Gulf war trauma began Japan's retreat from pacifism

As the first Gulf War raged in February 1991, Japanese army major Nozomu Yoshitomi was supposed to be playing war games with U.S. officers at a military facility in Tokyo. But the Americans appeared distracted, watching the conflict live on CNN. On another TV, local news showed Japanese troops sculpting ice figures at a snow festival.

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EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: Sources

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EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: Sources

EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said.

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UN council endorses Syria peace plan; no agreement on Assad's fate

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UN council endorses Syria peace plan; no agreement on Assad's fate

The United Nations Security Council on December 18 unanimously agreed a resolution endorsing an international roadmap for a Syria peace process, a rare show of unity among major powers on a conflict that has claimed more than a quarter million lives.

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