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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,...

Russia shifts 300 Chechen military policemen to Syria

MOSCOW Russia shifted 300 military policemen from Chechnya to Syria, the country's Defense Ministry said on Friday. "About 300 servicemen of the military police unit of the armed forces of the...

Turkey coordinated with US before attack on Daesh head

ANKARA Turkey exchanged information and coordinated with the U.S. before an American operation to kill a terrorist chief in northwestern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said Sunday. “Prior to the U.S....

Trump considering releasing Baghdadi raid video

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he is weighing releasing to the public video footage of the raid that led to the death of Daesh's former leader, Abu Bakr...

Germany unveils new measures to combat far-right

BERLIN German government unveiled new measures on Wednesday to combat right-wing extremism and hate crimes in the internet. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in a news conference in Berlin the Cabinet...

Syrians returning homes in Tal Abyad, Ras al-Ayn

ANKARA Syrians are returning homes in Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn as comprehensive security measures have been taken in the northern Syrian districts, military sources said on Friday. The military sources...

Israel releases Palestine's Jerusalem affairs minister

JERUSALEM Israeli forces on Sunday released Palestine's Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi Hidmi after six hours under arrest, according to a local source. Police forces and intelligence agents raided Hidmi's home in...

Turkey-backed SNA responds to attacks by YPG/PKK

RAS AL-AYN, Syria  Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) continued to fight the YPG/PKK terrorists, who targeted the frontlines and areas liberated from terrorists by Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria. Turkish-backed...

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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more...

China: Belgian football player positive for coronavirus

ISTANBUL Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has become the first football player in China with coronavirus. The 32-year-old tested positive for the virus, his Chinese Super League...

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