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US to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields

WASHINGTON  The U.S. will reinforce its position in Syria to protect oil fields from being retaken by the Daesh terror group, a defense official said Thursday.  Speaking on condition of anonymity,...

Turkish, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

ANKARA The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia discussed on Thursday a recent deal between the two countries about northern Syria on the phone. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the...

Locals in Syria’s Jarabulus protest regime presence

JARABULUS, Syria The locals of the northern Syrian town of Jarabulus on Friday held demonstrations in protest of the presence of Bashar al-Assad regime and Russian forces in Manbij. The protesters,...

YPG/PKK terrorists digging trenches, tunnels in N.Syria

AYN AL-ARAB / ANKARA Despite the agreement between Turkey and Russia for the pullout of YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria, they still occupy Ayn al-Arab, or Kobani, and continue to...

Footage captures site of Daesh/ISIS supremo’s death

ANKARA Footage captured by an Anadolu Agency drone in northern Syria depicts the location where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of terrorist group Daesh, or ISIS, was killed by the...

Iraqi tribes issue ultimatum to gov't over detainees

BAGHDAD  Iraqi tribes have issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Iraqi government to release protesters held by security forces in the southern Basra province. "Tribal chieftains in Basra have given 48...

Turkish, Russian military chiefs discuss Syria on phone

ANKARA Turkish and Russian military chiefs had a phone call to discuss latest development in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Friday. Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler...

At least 10 civilians killed in terror attack in N. Syria

TAL ABYAD, Syria At least 10 civilians, including children, were killed and many others injured Saturday in a terrorist bomb attack in northern Syria, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent...

US attempts to control Syrian oil ‘illegal’: Russia

MOSCOW U.S. attempts to control Syrian oil fields are “illegal,” said Russia’s top diplomat on Monday. "Their attempt, deep down, to rob the Syrian Arab Republic and take control of the...

Continuing escalation very dangerous in Gaza: UN envoy

ANKARA The UN's special coordinator for the Middle East peace process said on Wednesday that ongoing escalations undermined efforts to improve socio-economic conditions in Gaza. "I am very concerned about the...

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Turkish FM slams hypocrisy of EU Parliament head

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister slammed EU Parliament's President David Sassoli over his claim about the content of their meeting on Wednesday. The two met in Brussels. After...

Syria: YPG/PKK supporters attack Russian army vehicle

AYN AL-ARAB, Syria/ANKARA Supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group on Monday assaulted Russian military vehicles conducting joint patrols with the Turkish military in northern Syria. YPG/PKK...

US no longer has role in peace process: Palestinians

RAMALLAH, Palestine The Palestinian Authority condemned an announcement Monday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israeli settlements in the West Bank will no...

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