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Amid diplomatic crisis U.S. agrees $12 billion jet deal with Qatar

Press Review - June 15, 2017

Amid diplomatic crisis Pentagon agrees $12 billion jet deal with Qatar. The sale of US combat aircraft represents a major signal of US support for Qatar as it faces regional isolation and the severing of travel and trade links (CNN)



Libya’s illegal migration: the urgent need for a new strategy. Libya is at the centre of bilateral and multilateral strategies to reduce migration flows to the EU. The country of 6.4 million people currently faces a complicated transition after toppling its long-term leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which led to much instability (The Conversation).



Why Islamic State Chose Raqqa as Its Syrian Capital. U.S.-backed forces are continuing their assault on the Islamic State’s stronghold. Here’s a look at Raqqa and how IS turned the city into its de facto capital in Syria (Voice of America)