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Syrian rebels abandon Aleppo, leader flees to Turkey

Some 14,000 militants of the Syrian rebel group have abandoned Aleppo, while its commander has fled to Turkey, according to Turkish security sources The Free Syrian Army (FSA), the recognized armed opposition group against the Bashar al-Assad in Syria, has ceased its resistance in Aleppo, Syria’s second biggest city, withdrawing its 14,000 militia from the city, a ranking Turkish security so

Nature reserves on the rise but funds lacking: UN

Vast areas of land and sea have become environmental sanctuaries in recent years but the world is not funding them adequately, the United Nations warned Nov. 13.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said that countries were on track to meet targets to protect 17 percent of land and 10 percent of marine areas by 2020.

Ankara needs a reality check

There are currently some important developments happening in the Middle East. The U.S. is in contact with Iran over their common enemy, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Russia and Iran have concluded new deals in the nuclear energy sector, which will consolidate their political and military ties.

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