Syria

DAMASCUS — The ceasefire negotiations, which have been taking place to achieve a 15-day truce east of the capital Damascus, have failed, a monitor group reported Thursday.

SyriaThe Syrian government forces and an array of rebel groups in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus have failed to agree on a ceasefire that could have been a sign of pacification in the capital and its surrounding, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Negotiation)
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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned world leaders over a rising antagonism against Muslims after Islamic State (IS) militants launched multiple terror attacks in Paris last week.

Addressing an energy and economic summit hosted by the Atlantic Council think tank in Istanbul, Erdogan urged world leaders to call upon their societies for common sense in the face of rising extremism and growing Islamophobia. (Turkey-Muslims)
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JERUSALEM — Three people, among them a U.S. tourist, an Israeli and a Palestinian, were killed and four others wounded in a shooting attack in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon, the Israeli military and emergency services said.

A Palestinian driver opened fire at a minibus carrying passengers and then at another car near the Jewish West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut, southeast of Jerusalem, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement. (Israel-US-Shooting)
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CAIRO — Egypt and Russia signed on Thursday an agreement to build a nuclear plant in the Arab country not long after a Russian plane crashed over Egypt’s restive Sinai.

In a ceremony attended by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the two countries signed on Thursday an agreement to establish a nuclear plant in the Arab country, the Egyptian state TV reported. (Egypt-Russia-Nuclear-Plant) Enditem

Source Xinhua

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