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Explosion on St. Petersburg Metro Kills 11

A suspected bomb blast inside a train in the St. Petersburg Metro killed eleven passengers and injured dozens of others. The entire Metro system was shut down as bomb squads and rescuers responded to the emergency. Via: rt.com  Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a search for two people suspected of being implicated in the bombing. The information on the search for ...

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The Chinese Approach to Radical Islam

There are roughly 22 million Muslims living in China today. The dominant Muslim minority group is the Uyghurs, a Sunni population who speak a Turkish dialect and live in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, home to 10 million Chinese Muslims. Via: jcpa.org Unlike other Muslim groups, Uyghurs have demanded their independence and have sought to establish a separate political and religious ...

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Russia Signs Deal for Syrian’s Bases in Tartus and Latakia

Russia signed a long­term agreement on Friday to greatly enlarge its military presence in Syria, more than doubling the space for warships in Russia’s only Mediterranean port and securing rights to an air base that may already be adding a second runway. Via: nytimes.com The agreement covers the port in Tartus and an air base near Latakia, which have been pivotal ...

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