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Turkey, Iran vow to continue alliance with Russia on Syria

ANKARA -UNS : The presidents of Turkey and Iran on Tuesday vowed to press on with their alliance alongside Russia over Syria, the Turkish presidency said, after Ankara backed strikes by the US and its allies against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Russia and …

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Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

(Reuters) – Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in occupied Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party. The girl, …

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King Salman slams Iran, US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

DHAHRAN (AFP) – Saudi Arabia s King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran s “blatant interference” in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit. The 82-year-old monarch dubbed the Arab League meet …

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New Western Syria strikes to spark ‘chaos’: Putin tells Rouhani

MOSCOW:New Western air strikes in Syria would provoke “chaos” in international relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday. Speaking to Rouhani by telephone the day after US-led strikes on suspected chemical weapons facilities, Putin said, “If such actions, carried …

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‘Mission Accomplished!’ after Syria strikes: Trump

President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a US-led missile assault on Syria’s regime as “perfectly executed,” despite the limited nature of the strikes and Russia’s condemnation, which further heightened tensions between the Cold War foes. The UN Security Council was set to meet at Moscow’s …

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US, Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

(Reuters) – U.S., British and French forces pounded Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. US President Donald Trump …

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Syria dispute boosts risk of US and Russia clash

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump s threat of action against the Syrian regime places the United States and Russia at perhaps the greatest risk of conflict since the days of the Cold War. No serious observer thinks Washington or Moscow want to fight each …

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Russia warns against moves that ‘could destabilise’ Syria

MOSCOW -UNS : The Kremlin on Wednesday urged restraint in Syria, saying that countries should avoid taking action that could further destabilise the war-torn country, as the US considered missile strikes over alleged chemical attacks. “As before we would hope that all sides will avoid …

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Israel attacks Syrian air base : Syria, Russia

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria and its main ally Russia blamed Israel for carrying out an attack on a Syrian air base near Homs on Monday which followed reports of a poison gas attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on a rebel-held town. Israel, which has …

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N Korea-US talks: Pyongyang ‘ready to discuss denuclearisation’

North Korea has promised the US it is ready to discuss the future of its nuclear arsenal when the two nations’ leaders meet, US officials say. Preparations for the summit have included secret, direct talks with North Korea, Trump administration sources said. US and North …

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