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Day: December 19, 2015

What happens when the most advanced fighter jets in the U.S., France and Britain prepare for war
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What happens when the most advanced fighter jets in the U.S., France and Britain prepare for war

    A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, a British Royal Air Force Typhoon, and a French air force Rafale fly in formation Dec. 7 as part of a the Trilateral Exercise held at Langley Air Force Base, Va… JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The rumble started early Tuesday, as one fighter jet after another ascended from a runway here near the Atlantic Ocean and into a bright, clear sky. The mission: Prepare for war against potential adversaries like Russia, which is now patrolling the same skies as the United States over Syria and flexing its muscles in eastern Europe. The first-ever Trilateral Exercise between the United States, France and Britain has been in planning for several years, but began Dec. 2 over coastal Virginia with a decidedly real-world feel. The U.S Air Force’s F-22 Rapt...
Camel kiss sparks dispute, call for divorce
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Camel kiss sparks dispute, call for divorce

    A huge family dispute erupted in Saudi Arabia after a man’s wife kissed a camel said Gulf News. The man’s mother accused her daughter-in-law of breaking religious and social traditions and pressured her son to divorce his wife. The wife insisted that the kiss was innocent and spontaneous. She also accused her mother-in-law of using the kiss as an excuse to attack her because she had not yet given birth to a baby. She insisted to move back to her parents’ home while the situation and accusations intensified. Despite attempts by his mother to instigate problems, the man refused to divorce his wife whom he be-lieved did nothing wrong. The wife agreed to return to her husband, but insisted they not live with his mother in the same house. She said she looked forward to living a...
U.N. Security Council Endorses Roadmap For Peace In Syria
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U.N. Security Council Endorses Roadmap For Peace In Syria

    U.N. Security Council members approved a resolution Friday outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damascus government and the opposition, but the draft says nothing on the critical issue of what role President Bashar Assad will play. The resolution acknowledges that the peace process will not end the conflict because it bars "terrorist groups" operating in the country, including the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front, from participating in a cease-fire. Foreign ministers from 17 countries met on and off for more than five hours to overcome divisions on the text. The resolution has been described as a rare gesture of unity on the Syria peace process by a council often deeply divided on the crisis. The draft resolution, obtained by The As...
Virginia Schools Shut Over Arabic Assignment
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Virginia Schools Shut Over Arabic Assignment

    Authorities in Virginia have closed schools on Friday after a high school geography assignment triggered allegations that students were being indoctrinated into Islam. In a statement on the Augusta County School District website, officials said the decision to shut 23 schools was made because of the "tone and content" of emails and phone calls made by parents. The statement read: "Following parental objections to the World Geography curriculum and ensuing related media coverage, the school division began receiving voluminous phone calls and electronic mail locally and from outside the area. "As a result of these communications, the Sheriff's Office and the school division co-ordinated to increase police presence at Augusta County schools and to monitor those communications...
Former German militant claims group is planning co-ordinated terror attacks in Europe
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Former German militant claims group is planning co-ordinated terror attacks in Europe

    A German jihadist who fled Isis after witnessing beheadings and executions in Syria has claimed the group is trying to plan a Europe-wide terror attack. The 27-year-old former militant, named as Harry S, said he and other foreign fighters had been asked if they would “bring jihad to their homeland”. “They want something that happens everywhere at the same time,” he said. Harry S witnessed Isis massacres after the group seized Palmyra in May Harry S was speaking to Der Spiegel from prison, where he is still being questioned by police and the intelligence services after being arrested at Bremen airport on his return in July. He claimed he fled Isis because he could not stand its brutality after three months with the group in Syria and is now telling German authorities all he...