Idlib is one of the largest settlements in Syria. Unlike regions of the country where the spheres of dominance and influence have been clarified, Idlib is in limbo, as are other cities in the north. Thus, every player in the field has set their eyes on this region where civilians live in a moribund country that is in the grip of civil war and proxy terrorist organizations. So far, Turkey has largely managed to prevent infiltration and terrorist actions by forming checkpoints in Idlib. However, recently, the Russian-backed Damascus regime has started conducting military operations here. Even though these attempts, which jeopardize civilian lives, ended after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's recent visit to Russia, now the city is being hit by U.S. fighter jets. The U.S. claims that the latest attack, which killed dozens of civilians, was an operation against terrorist elements. However, it is obvious that there are other reasons why they suddenly noticed al-Qaida elements in the … [Read more...] about Humanitarian risks peaking in Idlib
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PUBLISHED: 17:27 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:27 20 August 2019 Essex Police has revealed the incidents it has been called out to related to the Fortnite computer game. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant It's a computer game that has become a worldwide phenomena - and made one Essex teenager a millionaire. But it has also been called "irresponsible" by Prince Harry who has said the game should be banned.A request to Essex Police has now revealed the level of violence that Fortnite can trigger among players.Since 2018 the force has had to deal with three offences associated with the game.In 2018 Essex Police had to investigate one incident of common assault, while this year the force has already logged two incidents where letters or notes were sent with the intent to cause distress or anxiety.There are two versions of Fortnite, the most popular is Fortnite Battle Royale, which pits 100 players against each other in a fight for survival and the last man standing wins.There are … [Read more...] about Revealed: Crimes triggered by Fortnite computer game
The story of the Lying Shepherd, also known as the Boy Who Cried Wolf, is told all over the world. It is one of the rare cross-culturally common fables: Once upon a time, there was a shepherd who was taking care of a herd of sheep… He lied so much that when he told the truth nobody believed him; the big bad wolf ate his sheep. The shepherd boy's loss could be a few sheep, but if the lying party is a nation trying to herd the world, their loss could be more costly.There is a long list of unkept U.S. promises and unimplemented agreements with Turkey regarding Syria. They started their ruses in 2015 when they wanted to use Incirlik Air Force Base for their operations in Syria.They asked Turkey's permission saying they would keep Bashar Assad's forces at bay to create a safe zone. They didn't. When Turkey revoked permission, they created their own airfields in an independent and sovereign – albeit lawless – country. They continued their skillful avoidance of promises. … [Read more...] about US plays the ‘lying shepherd’ in negotiations with Turkey
Video Jack Ross and Sunderland are the favourites to win League One, with Pompey second and Ipswich Town third. Picture: PA SPORT PA Wire Here's your guide to the 2019/20 League One season - thoughts on each team from the jourmalists who cover them week in, week out. Accrington Stanley's boss John Coleman Picture: PA SPORTClub: Accrington StanleyManager: John Coleman New arrivals: Joe Pritchard, Colby Bishop, Joe Maguire, Ben Barkley, Wilson Carvalho, Zaine Francis-Angol.Major departures: Johnny Maxted, Scott Brown, Ben Richards-Everton, Piero Mingoia.One to watch: Scott McConville. John Coleman said the club would have been relegated without him last season. Andy Holt says he;'s one of the best players in Accy's history. Expectations for the season: Having beaten Marseille in the summer, surely the title is within Accy's grasp. Seriously, Coleman will be aiming high but a lot might hinge on whether they can find goals or get Billy Kee back involved.Reporter/title: Adam … [Read more...] about Players to watch, ins and outs and expectations
If you were a fanatical follower of the fantasy drama, you might think there is no such thing as life after Westeros, but dry your eyes: dragons and double-crossing might now be off the agenda, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel. The HBO series has made your favourite characters into household names, which means you will be seeing much more of them as they take over the big and small screens. With the final season now officially wrapped, it’s time to look ahead to see what’s next for Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and the rest of the cast. Remember, it’s not goodbye, it’s just see you later. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) Tired from torching entire cities to the ground, fooling around with her nephew and executing people on a whim, Emilia Clarke’s next project sounds absolutely blissful in comparison to her time in the Seven Kingdoms. For fans that can’t get enough of the Mother of Dragons, the 32-year-old stars in a new rom-com Last … [Read more...] about What next for the Game of Thrones favourites?