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Jordan’s Prince Hamzah Swears Allegiance To The King After Being Accused Of Fermenting Instability In Jordan

DW: Jordan's Prince Hamzah swears allegiance to king, says royal court The royal palace says Prince Hamzah has signed a letter of allegiance to King Abdullah. Hamzah was accused of aiding a plot to "destabilize the kingdom's security." Prince Hamzah has signed a letter in which he pledges unfailing support …

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10 Retired Turkish Admirals Arrested Over Their Security Fears Of A New Canal Project

The 1936 Montreux convention gives Turkey control over the straits within its borders, guarantees access for civilian vessels and limits naval warships' access (AFP) The Guardian: Turkish ex-admirals arrested over criticism of Erdoğan's 'crazy' canal scheme Officials interpret criticism of plans for new Istanbul waterway as direct challenge to civilian …

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World News Briefs — April 5, 2021 (Night Edition)

Reuters: U.S. expects 'difficult' Iran talks, sees no quick breakthrough WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States said on Monday it expected indirect talks with Iran about both sides resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to be difficult, adding it did not foresee any early breakthrough. The talks begin on …

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — April 5, 2021

Peter Dickinson, Atlantic Council: Is Putin about to launch a new offensive in Ukraine? Russia has sparked alarm in Ukraine and throughout the international community in recent days by massing its armed forces close to the Ukrainian border. The military build-up has raised fears of a possible Russian offensive that …

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — April 5, 2021

Euronews: EU very worried over Russian military activity near Ukraine's border The European Union has expressed "great concern" over the movement of Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine. Josep Borrell, the bloc's foreign affairs chief, also expressed "unwavering support" for Kyiv after a phone conversation with Ukraine's foreign …

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White House And Pentagon “On Alert” Over Russian “Saber Rattling In Eastern Europe & Arctic”

🇷🇺⚡️🇷🇺EPIC: For the first time in history, during an exercise in the Arctic, three Russian nuclear submarines performed a simultaneous ascent from under the ice at a distance of up to 300 m from each other, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, reported to Putin. #Russia pic.twitter.com/4iQCzGbGy5 — RAGEX-WAR (@theragex) …

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Russia’s Excess Death Toll Hits 422K Since the Start Of The Pandemic

Moscow Times: Russia’s Excess Death Toll Hits 422K The country was recording more than 1,000 extra fatalities a day during February, official statistics show. Russia recorded almost 30,000 excess deaths during February, the country’s statistics agency announced Friday — a figure which takes Russia’s total excess fatality count since the …

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Report Says New Satellite Images Have Revealed A Possible New Ballistic Missile Base In Iran

Sputnik: Satellite Images Reveal Possible New Ballistic Missile Base in Iran, Report Suggests The report compiles satellite images through several years, showing construction activities at the site. Satellite images by Capella Space reveal concrete structures and what appear to be tunnel entries in what Israeli-based The Intel Lab says might …

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Is China Testing President Biden With Its South China Sea Tactics?

Bloomberg: China Tests Biden With South China Sea Tactic That Misled Obama * Philippines lashes out at China as fishing boats swarm reef * ‘Everything we have done is more rhetorical than substantive’ Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Signs Constitutional Changes That Allows Him To Potentially Remain In Power Until 2036

If Putin remains in power until 2036, his tenure will surpass even that of Joseph Stalin. Photograph: Sputnik/Reuters RFE: Putin Signs Constitutional Changes That Allow Him To Rule Until 2036MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill that opens the door for him to potentially …

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