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NATO defence ministers and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pose for a family photo during the NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels.(Reuters Photo)

NATO hammers Turkey on Syria operation

Brussels | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 12:00 AM IST
NATO defence ministers Thursday slammed Turkey for its military operation in Syria conducted with Russia’s help, but recognised there was little they could do to sanction their strategically important ally.
Turkey has demanded both Kurdish and Syrian government forces withdraw from a designated border zone.(AP Photo)
Turkey has demanded both Kurdish and Syrian government forces withdraw from a designated border zone.(AP Photo)

Nancy Pelosi in Jordan for ‘vital discussions’ amid Syria crisis

Amman | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 04:40 PM IST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation of American lawmakers has visited Jordan to discuss “the deepening crisis” in Syria amid a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire.
President Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Sochi on Tuesday for emergency talks on Syria with his Russian counterpart.(Reuters Photo)
President Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Sochi on Tuesday for emergency talks on Syria with his Russian counterpart.(Reuters Photo)

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Ankara | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.
Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN, asked Turkey to immediately launch an impartial, transparent and independent investigation into both incidents.(AP Photo)
Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN, asked Turkey to immediately launch an impartial, transparent and independent investigation into both incidents.(AP Photo)

Turkey may be ‘responsible’ for executions of Kurds in Syria: UN

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 05:07 PM IST
The UN warned Tuesday that reported summary executions of civilians in northeastern Syria carried out by pro-Turkish fighters could amount to a “war crime” and that Ankara could be “deemed responsible”.
US President Donald Trump addresses state, local, and community leaders as he hosts a "roundtable discussion on border security and safe communities" in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump addresses state, local, and community leaders as he hosts a "roundtable discussion on border security and safe communities" in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis(Reuters)

Donald Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 07:21 AM IST
Trump took to Twitter to reveal some of his latest thoughts in the slow drip-drip of information being released by his administration after his shocking December announcement of the troop withdrawal.
A US military vehicle travels in the town of Amuda, northern Syria April 29, 2017.(Reuters)
A US military vehicle travels in the town of Amuda, northern Syria April 29, 2017.(Reuters)

US official says withdrawal from Syria has begun

Baghdad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 07:50 PM IST
There were no other details, and it was not immediately clear how many vehicles or whether any troop units had withdrawn.
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