Yemenis target US destroyer, fire ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia and may have also fired on a U.S. warship, two days after an apparent Saudi-led air strike killed 140 mourners at a funeral attended by powerful tribal leaders.

Saturday’s air strike ripped through a wake attended by some of the country’s top political and security officials, outraging Yemeni society and potentially galvanizing powerful tribes to join the Houthis in opposing a Saudi-backed exiled government.

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Sunni commander: Turkey won’t take part in Mosul battle

The commander of the Sunni forces in Bashiqa said that Turkish troops are only providing training for their forces and will not take part in the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS).

“Turkey won’t take part in the Mosul battle, they only train us. We will join with the Iraqi army, federal police and Peshmerga forces and will take part in the battle and expel ISIS from Mosul,” General Mohammed Yahya, deputy commander of the Hashd al-Watani from Gudad military base in Bashiqa, northern Iraq, told Rudaw.

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Turkish business | Colonel Cassad

About the situation of hysteria in the West, for which the current situation is completely unacceptable. By October 2016, it became clear that a purely internal levers to influence the situation are almost gone. The supply of weapons and militants because of the increased role of Russia and Iran in the Syrian war, will not give the effect. Hence a situation arises when the external puppeteers are forced to step out from behind the curtain and directly involved in the course of the Syrian conflict. In my opinion, this may indicate that despite the fact that the war itself will go on for quite some time, her climax already approaching.

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When the mountains were red

Though religion has always played a central role in the make-up of Pushtun identity, Pushtun nationalism (especially in the 20th century) was always a more secular and left-leaning phenomenon. It still is.

This nationalism’s modern manifestation was founded on the thoughts and actions of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Bacha Khan) and expressed through such left-wing parties as National Awami Party (NAP), Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and the Awami National Party (ANP).

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