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Athens to See Construction of First Mosque in Almost 200 Years

Greek Parliament Approves Construction of Mosque in Athens Athens, Greece – The Ottoman Empire left Greece along with its rule as a result of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829) and the London Protocol creating a separate Greek state in 1829. Since then, Muslims in… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie – In Brief – Middle East / North Africa JUL13-14

Lima Charlie’s Middle East / North Africa Update In Brief ‪ JUL13-14 #SYRIA: UNCONFIRMED ‪#‎REPORTS made by ‪#‎ISIS affiliated news outlets claim that the group has shot down a MIG fighter jet south of Deir ez-Zor. The ‪#‎ISIS news agency Amaq Agency has announced the… Keep Reading

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US Embassy in South Sudan Stands Firm Amidst Bloody Civil War

US Orders All Non-Essential Personnel To Leave As Violence Escalates | On JUL9, South Sudan celebrated its fifth year of independence, as the youngest nation in the world. Since its 2011 split from Sudan, the East African republic has spiraled into a deadly civil war… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie – In Brief – Middle East / North Africa JUL12

Lima Charlie’s Middle East / North Africa Update In Brief  ‪| JUL12 #IRAQ: #AP reports that a suicide #VBIED pickup truck exploded during the JUL12 morning #Baghdad rush hour at an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated district. 12 people were reportedly killed. The attack follows… Keep Reading

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In Brief – JUL7 Middle East – North Africa

| Lima Charlie – In Brief – MENA Desk – JUL7 ‪#‎Jordan has removed mention of religion from its national identity cards, in a quiet but potentially historic change for the Kingdom, as they replace the cards for SMART CHIP cards. Although the religion of holders… Keep Reading

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The Phoenix of Benghazi: A New Culture of Leadership Must Rise

| Abstract: The following Op-Ed follows the recent release of the Final Congressional Report on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Written from the perspective of an active duty former US Army Infantry Officer and current Command Inspector General at Fort Irwin, this work… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s MENA News Briefing – 1st June

1st of June – ‪#‎LimaCharlie‬’s ‪#‎MENA‬ News Briefing: Heavy fighting continues between the ‪#‎Kurdish‬ and ‪#‎IslamicState‬ fighters. The Iraqi Kurdish ‪#‎Peshmerga‬ forces in the early hours of the past Sunday launched an attack to dislodge Islamic State fighters from villages located about 20 km (13… Keep Reading

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