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Turkish and U.S. leaders consider creating 'security zone' in Syria

World Jan 15, 2019

Turkish and U.S. leaders consider creating 'security zone' in Syria

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a "security zone" in north Syria as tensions rose over the fate of Kurdish fighters in that country. In a telephone conversation, the leaders "discussed the idea of creating a ...

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

World Dec 11, 2018

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

Iraq's premier on Monday marked a year since his country declared victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to fight corruption next, even as he faces a political crisis within his government. A year ago, his predecessor announced the conclusion of a three-year battle ...

Asia Pacific Oct 23, 2018

Australia issues sanctions against five Myanmar generals

Australia's government on Tuesday unveiled sanctions against five officers in Myanmar's powerful military who are accused of overseeing barbaric violence against members of the Rohingya ethnic group. Following similar actions by the United States and the European Union, Australia announced it would freeze the assets ...

World Sep 18, 2018

Russia blames Israel for loss of aircraft to Syrian fire

Russia blamed Israel on Tuesday for the loss of a military jet to Syrian fire — which killed all 15 servicemen on board — and threatened a response. Israeli pilots carrying out attacks on Syrian targets "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it ...

World Sep 4, 2018

Israel signals it could launch attack on Iranian weaponry in Iraq

Israel on Monday signaled it could attack suspected Iranian military assets in Iraq, as it has done with scores of airstrikes in war-torn Syria. Citing Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources, Reuters reported last week that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shiite allies in ...