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Voice of America 13 Jan 2020

US Soldiers and Journalists Arrive to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq By Helicopter

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U.S. soldiers, U.S.-led coalition troops, and journalists arrive to Al Asad air base by helicopter, Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, January 13.

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As the Arctic ice sheet melts, the United States, Russia and China are racing for a share of the region's energy and mineral resources.
U.S. fighter jets intercepted two sets of Russian bombers that flew close to Alaska, following a similar incident last week.

A Russian military aircraft came within 32 nautical miles of Alaskan shores, but remained in international airspace. abcn.ws/3fqPuwW
New York's governor says hospitals and group homes can now allow visitors and the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (June 16)
The battlelines of Libya's civil war are changing quickly.
A few weeks ago, Khalifa Haftar's forces were on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, battling to remove the UN-recognised Government of National Accord.
But the warlord's campaign failed, and he's been in retreat since.
GNA troops, reinforced by military support from Turkey, are pushing towards Haftar's power base in the oil-rich south and east.
Egypt, one of Haftar's foreign backers, is threatening to send in its soldiers if GNA fighters attack the strategic city of Sirte.
Could Egypt and Turkey go to war and further complicate the Libyan conflict?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Guma El Gamaty - Special Envoy of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj to Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia
Nabil Mikhail - Political writer and a former Professor of Political Science at George Washington University
Ibrahim Fraihat - Conflict Resolution Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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