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Monday, 9 December 2019 23:50 WIB

The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) executive committee has sent a "robust" rebuke of Russia's sports authorities, banning the country's athletes and officials from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years. The committee made the move "unanimously" on Monday after WADA concluded that Moscow had tampered with laboratory data by planting fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats. "For too long, Russian doping has detracted from clean sport. The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of...

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US Relaunches Peace Talks with Afghan Taliban
Monday, 9 December 2019 17:49 WIB | Global

The United States and the Taliban restarted peace negotiations Saturday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly stopped the yearlong process aimed at finding a political settlement with the insurgent group and ending the war in Afghanistan. The Afghan-born U.S. special reconciliation representative, Zalmay Khalilzad, led his team at Saturdays meeting in Doha, the capital of Qatar, where insurgent negotiators are based, a U.S. source told VOA. "The U.S. rejoined talks today in Doha. The focus of discussion will be reduction of violence that leads to intra-Afghan negotiations...

FBI Investigating Shooting at US Naval Base as Terrorism
Monday, 9 December 2019 11:07 WIB | Global

The FBI is investigating the fatal shooting at a Naval base in Florida as an act of terrorism, a special agent said Sunday. Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville office, told a news conference Sunday that the investigation was taking place under the "presumption" it was an act of terrorism, but that the gunman had likely acted alone. "We currently assess there was one gunman who perpetrated this attack and no arrests have been made in this case," she said. The FBI officially identified the shooter who killed three people as Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old...

Minorities in Pakistan Wait as Hard-Line Islamic Cleric Indicted
Friday, 6 December 2019 17:05 WIB | Global

Minorities in Pakistan are anxiously awaiting the final court ruling against a hardline cleric who was indicted last month on charges of sedition and terrorism for inciting nationwide protests in Pakistan. An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan's Punjab province formally charged Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), an extremist political party, but has not yet given a date for its final ruling. Analysts predict that it will take some time, given the sensitivity of blasphemy laws in Pakistan. ATC was established in 1998 as a separate court, under former...

The US is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East
Friday, 6 December 2019 11:09 WIB | Global Amerika

The Wall Street Journal newspaper reported on Wednesday (4/12), that the United States (US) was considering sending an additional 14 thousand more troops to the Middle East in the face of Iran's threat. The deployment plan includes "dozens" of more ships and has doubled the number of troops added to US forces in the region since the beginning of this year, the daily said, quoting unnamed US officials. It said, President Donald Trump could make a decision about the troop increase earlier this month. A Pentagon spokesman declined to comment on the report to the AFP news agency. The move...

Turkey-Greece Tensions Escalate Over Ankara's Mediterranean Ambitions
Thursday, 5 December 2019 23:55 WIB | Global

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met Wednesday in an effort to defuse rising tensions over disputed territorial waters in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The meeting on the sideline of the London NATO summit comes amid Turkish-Greek tensions over territorial disputes about the Mediterranean. Bilateral tensions have escalated with Turkey's agreement with Libya, increasing Turkish control of eastern Mediterranean waters. The region is experiencing a scramble for potential energy reserves in the area. Athens has been pressing for the full...

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