Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister in Russia for talks on nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

MOSCOW: Iran’s foreign minister is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and the situation in Syria, where both nations support President Bashar Assad. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized the need for close cooperation to safeguard the nuclear agreement during ...

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Russia accuses U.S. of training former IS fighters in Syria

ISIS

MOSCOW: The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country. General Valery Gerasimov’s allegations, made in a newspaper interview, center on a U.S. military base at Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing ...

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Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

Russia-Syria

MOSCOW: Russia has begun a partial withdrawal of its troops in Syria under the order of President Vladimir Putin, local media reported on Tuesday. Putin announced the withdrawal during an unannounced visit to the Hmeymim military airfield in Syria on Monday. The first withdrawal includes 23 warplanes, two Ka-52 helicopters, ...

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Supreme Court endorses Trump’s travel ban

Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court ruled that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But ...

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Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

Paris climate

PARIS: The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after reports that Syria is preparing to join the deal. The Paris deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations outside the deal when it was ...

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Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

TEHRAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for an official visit, with talks expected to focus on Syria, the Iranian nuclear agreement and bilateral ties. Putin will also take part in a summit with his Iranian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev. Putin is to ...

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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

UK SPECIAL FORCES

LONDON: Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech on Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faced had accelerated at an alarming pace and was worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the ...

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

US-Turkish

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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Mine kills 3 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border

lebanese

BEIRUT: Three Lebanese soldiers were killed Sunday when a mine exploded under their vehicle in the east of the country along the border with Syria, the army said in a statement. The soldiers were en route to participate in an operation that began Saturday to oust Islamic State group militants ...

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