Tag: Syria

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says He Won’t Rule Out Dialogue With Syria

Erdogan said Turkey did not want to seize Syrian territory as the Syrian opposition fears a potential deal between Ankara and Damascus. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says dialogue and diplomacy with the Syrian government cannot be ruled out, the latest sign that Ankara may be willing to mend ties with its southern neighbor. “There is a need to take […]

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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Extending Cross-Border Aid To Syria

Resolution would have extended cross-border aid to Syria by one year without Damascus’ backing. Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended cross-border aid to Syria by one year without Damascus’s backing. The authorization for aid deliveries across the Syria-Turkey border at Bab al-Hawa, which has been in effect since 2014, is set to expire on Sunday. The […]

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Israel Fires Missiles At Central Syrian Town, Killing 5: Reports

Five people were killed, including a civilian, and seven were wounded in the missile attacks, state media reported. Israeli missiles have targeted central Syria, killing five people, including a civilian, and ignited fires in farmlands in the area, Syrian state media has reported. The missiles were fired at the town of Masyaf in the Hama countryside, the official news agency […]

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ISIL Attacks Warn Of A Re-emergence In Northeast Syria

An attack on a Ramadan iftar on Wednesday was the latest to be blamed on ISIL in Syria’s northeast. Beirut, Lebanon – ISIL (ISIS) is believed to have carried out a spate of attacks in the past week in northeastern Syria, an indication, experts and monitors have said, that the group is potentially on the rise once again. A suspected ISIL […]

EDITORIAL

Say A Prayer For The Kurds Amid Afghans’ Evacuation

Afghanistan has been making the news headlines over the past few weeks because the U.S. has decided to exit the country after twenty years and what many have described as a failed war. The exit, however, is anything but strategic and is viewed as a messy affair that has left U.S. President Joe Biden without credibility and a leadership deficit. […]

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Trump — To Hell With Optics!

Love or hate him, but it must be said of President Donald J. Trump — he keeps things real. So, after siding with Turkey to move U.S troops out of the way and leaving the Kurds, an ally to fight for themselves against the heavy bombardment of the full force of the Turkish army, the President has shown his hand […]

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Bloodletting Continues In Syria

Trump — ‘Sometimes You Have To Let Them Fight’ As soon as President Trump decided to pull out American troops from Syria, Turkey’s military moved in with airstrikes and a ground offensive into Kurdish-held parts of northeastern Syria. The U.S. troops’ withdrawal meant that the Kurds had to fight alone against the military might of the Turks. The Kurds, regarded […]

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UK Set To Let Go Of Iranian Ship

According to press reports, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria. The British Royal Marines seized the Iranian vessel off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against […]

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U.S. Stands At Ease On Withdrawal From Syria

According to national security advisor John Bolton, the U.S. will withdraw troops from northeastern Syria in a timely manner. Bolton noted that this would come after there is a confirmation that the Islamic State is defeated for good, and Turkey agrees not to march against the Kurds. “We’re going to be discussing the president’s decision to withdraw, but to do […]

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Trump Has A Lot On His Plate!

With no indication towards denuclearisation – a critical issue discussed by both Trump and Kim Jong-un at June’s historic summit in Singapore, it is anybody’s guess whether Trump’s dream will be realized.  At the Singapore summit on 12 June, both men signed a document that included a pledge from North Korea to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons with […]