Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicSyrian civil war

Topic: Syrian civil war

At least 40 Indians who joined ISIS now in Middle-East prison camps, find there’s no way home

Indians who joined IS are mostly from diaspora, and are thought to be held in camps run by Kurdish forces, and jails in Turkey & Libya. Indian govt gives no diplomatic assistance.

As Syria begins normalising relations with neighbours, a look back at bloody 10-year conflict

Syrian civil war has killed over 4 lakh people. Secy of State Antony Blinken has said US does not support efforts to ‘normalise relations’ with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

100 Pakistan mercenaries in Syria to fight on behalf of Turkey, says US journalist

Pakistani Shia mercenaries Pakistan have earlier fought in Syria on behalf of Iran, but this will be the first time its nationals collaborate with Turkey in the war-torn country.

Johnson’s DUP woes, Pelosi takes on the patriarchy and Trump’s ‘brilliant’ strategy

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

What led Turkey to launch a military offensive against Kurds in Syria

The Kurds have been demanding an independent country since the end of World War I & this demand has sometimes taken the form of insurgencies, such as in Turkey.

Boris Johnson’s race to the finish line, and Trump’s betrayal of Syrian Kurds

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

We are only beginning to grasp how much IS looted from Syria. And it’s a lot

During IS’s seemingly unstoppable rise, looted artefacts were said to be a significant source of income for the group.

A deadly day at Gaza costs three lives, and cannabis is taking over Lebanese farms

Children were trained for shooting in New Mexico and a group of Syrian refugees have built a robot.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.