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Turkey says US has reneged on many promises to Ankara

Turkey says the United States has failed to live up to many of its promises to Ankara concerning Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in Ankara on Friday that Turkey was disappointed with the US “not keeping most of its promises.” Turkey is wary of the presence of Kurdish militants ...

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Russia vetoes US-drafted resolution on chemical attacks in Syria

Russia has used its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block a US-drafted resolution that sought to renew a “flawed” international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. While 11 members of the Security Council voted on Thursday to extend the mandate for a UN-led Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), ...

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Bahrain court sentences 4 dissidents to 7 years in prison

A court in Bahrain has upheld seven-year jail sentences handed down to four citizens as the Manama regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Thursday, Bahrain’s Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the sentences against the defendants on charges of forming ...

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Daesh has lost 95% of territory in Iraq, Syria: US-led coalition

The US-led military coalition, which is purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, says the terror outfit has already lost 95 percent of the cross-border “caliphate” it declared three years ago in the two Middle Eastern countries. “Since our coalition was formed in 2014”, the Daesh terror ...

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Mossad used Bosnian passports to kill drone expert: Hamas

Hamas says Israeli spy agency Mossad’s agents used Bosnian passports last year to assassinate Mohamed Zawahri, a Tunisian drone expert who worked for the Palestinian resistance movement. Senior Hamas figure Mohamed Nazzal said in Beirut on Thursday that an investigation found a number of agents from Mossad had operated in Tunisia ...

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