Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tag Archives: NATO

Turkey, US suspend visa services in tit-for-tat fallout

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ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Turkey on Sunday suspended non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, in a tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions between the NATO allies. Just hours after the US mission to Turkey announced it was restricting visa services, saying that recent events had forced it to ...

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U.S. yet to announce exact troop number deployment in Afghanistan

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KABUL: The visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday that the exact number of additional U.S. troops to be deployed in Afghanistan was not still clear. “Afghan security forces continue to take the lead but we are going to give them more advantages,” Mattis responded to a query when ...

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Trump Threatens ‘to Totally Destroy North Korea’

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Trump to UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’ U.S. President Donald Trump dispensed with diplomacy at the United Nations, vowing in his maiden speech to the General Assembly that the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it is forced to defend ...

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Turkey cautions citizens about travel to Germany

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BERLIN: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate tensions between the two NATO allies, whose ties have soured ...

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Suicide bomber kills four near US embassy in Kabul

AFGHANISTAN

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy shopping street near the US embassy in central Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday, killing four people and injuring several others, officials said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks to hit the Afghan capital, and comes three months after a ...

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Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

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WASHINGTON: The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of US forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders – Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China – to establish a consensus government, Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says. Khan, the chairman of the PTI, made the ...

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Russia Sends Nuclear-Capable Bombers on Mission Near South Korea, Japan

Tu-95MS strategic bomber

MOSCOW: Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and South Korea to scramble jets to escort them, Russia said on Thursday. Russia’s Defence Ministry said in a statement the Tupolev-95MS bombers, code named ...

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China tells U.S. that Pakistan’s security concerns must be respected

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BEIJING: The United States must value Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call, according to Chinese state media. China’s Foreign Ministry defended its ally Pakistan earlier this week after President Donald Trump ...

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Indiana soldier among 2 killed in Afghanistan attack

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KABUL: An Indiana soldier who was just 32 days into his first deployment was one of two American service members killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan, military officials confirmed. Mark Hunter said members of the Indiana National Guard informed him Wednesday night that his son, 23-year-old US Army ...

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