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Turkey would be happy to work with allies about marching on Raqqa, but only if they are ‘sincere’ and do not involve Syrian Kurds in the offensive
The Turkish army has established a temporary base in a strategically important point of the newly captured al-Bab, located in northern Syria
Hundreds of civilians fled through the desert yesterday to escape fighting and privation in Mosul, joining thousands of others who left their homes as conditions worsen in the city’s west.
U.S. President Donald Trump will ask Congress to boost Pentagon spending in the next fiscal year by $54 billion in his first budget proposal and slash the same amount from non-defense spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has cautioned the warring parties in the Nagorno-Karabakh region about taking steps that could derail the region’s peace process, his spokesman said Feb. 27
An undisclosed buyer has placed the largest overseas order for China’s home-developed military drones, the Xinhua news agency has reported, in a boost for the Chinese arms industry’s efforts to increase export volumes
SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company announced on Feb. 27
Nine people were injured in Brazil on Feb. 28 during the fourth round of samba parades when the platform of a float collapsed under the weight of dancers
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups clashed with government forces near a city in northern Syria that the rebels recently captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sources on both sides said
European Union member states on Feb. 27 approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite
The head of EU border agency Frontex on Feb. 27 criticized charities that rescue migrants off Libya, arguing that they encourage the traffickers who profit from the dangerous Mediterranean crossings
The threat of a new Scottish independence referendum is creating unnecessary uncertainty and division, a British government spokesman said on Feb. 27, reiterating British Prime Minister Theresa May’s view that there was no need for another vote on the issue
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face at the airport in Malaysia’s capital last week, police said on Feb. 24
A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced on Feb. 22 to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a businessman applying for a broadcasting license.
A veteran opposition leader in Kyrgyzstan was arrested on corruption charges, security services said yesterday, as political tensions mount in the Central Asian country ahead of a November presidential poll.
Islamist al-Shabaab fighters attacked a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia on Jan. 27 in the second assault by the al-Qaeda linked group this week.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a deadly terror attack in Somalia that killed at least 14 people on Jan. 25, according to an official statement released later in the day.
The toll has climbed to 39 dead in an unusually deadly suicide bombing at the weekend in the Somali capital Mogadishu, rescue workers said on Feb. 20, the first since a new president was chosen this month
U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Feb. 26, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has refused to attend a scheduled leaders’ meeting on Feb. 23 on the grounds that Greek Cyprus has done nothing to repeal a recent law to permit schools to mark a vote to unify the island with Greece
Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent said on Feb. 21
About 730 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Feb. 22 after seven rescue operations mounted by the Italian Coast Guard and the SOS Mediterranee aid group