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ISIS expanding in Libya, fueling arms race

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ISIS IN LIBYA. A view shows damage at the scene after an airstrike by US warplanes against a jihadist training camp in Sabratha, Libya, February 19, 2016. File photo by EPA
ISIS jihadists have cemented their hold on the coastal city of Sirte, wiping out opposition and the group is ‘currently the most significant political and military actor in the region’

UNITED NATIONS (Mar. 11, 2016) — The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) group has significantly expanded its control over Libya, fueling demand by the country’s warring parties for more arms to confront the threat, UN experts have told the Security Council.

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Russia says ‘regrets’ UN rejection to rein in Turkey over Syria

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In this file photo, people walk across Red Square, with the Kremlin’s Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower (R) and St. Basil’s Cathedral (L) seen in the background, in central Moscow on December 22, 2015. Vasily Maximov/AFP
The Kremlin adds that Russia is set to continue its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ground offensive against terrorist organizations

MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 20, 2016) — Russia on Saturday, February 20, expressed regret that the United Nations Security Council rejected its bid to halt Turkey’s military actions against Syria and Continue reading Russia says ‘regrets’ UN rejection to rein in Turkey over Syria