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Lima Charlie News reports on the latest stories from the Middle East | North Africa (MENA).

Image NYPD in Afghanistan, ISIS suffers key setback [Lima Charlie News][NATO photo: Erickson Barnes]
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NYPD in Afghanistan amid ongoing war against ISIS

KABUL, Afghanistan – Bringing more than 150 years of combined policing experience, this week a New York City Police Department (NYPD) delegation, led by police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah, NATO leaders of Kabul Security Force (KSF), and several other… Keep Reading

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Oil Industry Faces Problems Ahead

North Sea Oil Brent has recently been trading at over $70 per barrel, indicating a valuation rise of almost 30% in less than a year. In recent years, the battle for the oil market has been fought between the 14 OPEC member states and Russia… Keep Reading

Image Syria chemical weapons attack is not without skeptics [Lima Charlie News][Image: White Helmets]
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Syria chemical weapons attack is not without skeptics

Russia and Syria deny the alleged chemical attack against the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma and question whether the use of chemical weapons against a defeated enemy makes any sense. A Syrian rebel group has accused the Bashar al Assad led government of having deployed… Keep Reading

Image China continues to make inroads into Pakistan [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Daily Pakistan]
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China continues to make inroads into Pakistan

China’s sale of weapons to Pakistan has continued to grow, and a strategic new friendship between the two poses challenges for the U.S. China continues to make inroads into becoming an increasingly important regional powerplayer in Central Asia. In yet another symptom of the deepening… Keep Reading

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Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s President for life?

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. On March 26th, Egypt will hold its presidential “election.” This coming election has received little coverage in the West, and for good reason. Its outcome is predetermined. الرئيس مع أهالي الطلبة المستجدين اليوم باكاديمية الشرطة اثناء… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Narrowed Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing, Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, February 26th to March 14th – Current as of March 15, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Turkey Overall Security and Stability Situation in Turkey: Turkey continues to combat… Keep Reading

Image Syria chemical attacks deepen tensions between U.S., Russia, France [Lima Charlie News]
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Syria chemical attacks deepen tensions between U.S., Russia, France

Eastern Ghouta, Syria – Rescue workers and doctors say that at least 29 people, including 15 children, were taken to a medical center with breathing problems after a suspected organophosphorus or chlorine gas attack on the towns of Hamoryah and Saqba last Wednesday. The airstrikes, shelling and… Keep Reading

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Syrian Women in Focus

To mark International Women’s Day, 2,000 women from multiple countries left Istanbul for the Turkey-Syria border in a “conscience convoy” to raise awareness about the predicament of Syrian women in the country’s seven years of civil war. “We need the world to take the best… Keep Reading

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Russia’s mercenaries and a campaign of misinformation

A little over a month ago, on February 7, U.S. forces reportedly engaged pro-Syrian government forces, including the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), and Russian security contractors near the banks of the Euphrates River, pounding the group for hours with drones, fighter jets, Apache helicopters, heavy-air… Keep Reading

Image Global powers are heating the Syrian Civil War back up
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Global powers are heating the Syrian Civil War back up

The Feb. 24 UN Security Council 30-day ceasefire has failed, with the Syrian government and Russian forces moving to crush the rebel held enclave in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. This marks an abrupt turn back toward violence for a conflict which had some hope… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, February 18th to February 25th – Current as of February 26, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Syria. | Suggested reading: “Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, February 12th to February 18th – Current as of February 19, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen and Iran. | Suggested reading: “Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma” –… Keep Reading

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Israel Diamond Exchange launches digital currency

Israel’s diamond exchange has launched a digital currency to make trading more transparent and efficient. However, it will take concerted effort to integrate the new technology into an institution that has long been governed by backroom dealing and cash.   Transactions in the exchange have… Keep Reading

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