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Turkey says could act in Syria unless US withdraws support for Kurdish force

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Turkey said on Wednesday (Jan 17) it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said "some people misspoke".

From: www.straitstimes.com

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

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Reported US-initiated Syria border force is misportrayed, misdescribed and some people misspoke, top US diplomat says.

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From: www.aljazeera.com

Searching for Sanctuary

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The remarkable story of two Syrian refugees and their journey to safety in Germany.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Turkey threatens to act in Syria district

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Turkey says it will not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdraws support for a Kurdish-led force there.

From: www.news.com.au

Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

Added: 18.01.2018 0:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said "some people misspoke". Turkish President Erdogan has repeatedly warned of an imminent incursion in Afrin after Washington said it would help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish YPG militia, set up a new 30,000-strong border force. The plan has infuriated Turkey, which considers the Syrian YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group, which has fought an insurgency in...

Tillerson says US has no intention to build border force in Syria

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday (Jan 17) denied that the United States had any intention to build a Syria-Turkey border force, saying the issue, which has incensed Ankara, had been "misportrayed".

From: www.straitstimes.com

Russia's World Cup likely target for ISIS: Analysis firm

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The World Cup soccer tournament to be held in Russia in June and July will be an "attractive target" for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) given Russia's role in the territorial defeat of the militant group, the UK-based analysis firm, IHS, said on Thursday (Jan 18).

From: www.straitstimes.com

US troops will stay in Syria to counter 'strategic' threat from Iran

Added: 17.01.2018 19:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

January 18, 2018 8:19 AM
BEIRUT (WASHINGTON POST) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday (Jan 17) committed the United States to an indefinite military presence in Syria, citing a range of policy goals that extend far beyond the defeat of ISIS as conditions for American troops to go home.

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Tillerson sees Syria regime change

Added: 17.01.2018 19:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has laid out a case for regime change in Syria but says the US military will remain engaged there.

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From: www.news.com.au

Republican Senators Jeff Flake, John McCain Decry Trump's Attacks on Media

Added: 17.01.2018 18:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor on Wednesday to decry President Donald Trump's attacks on the media and said the president was using despotic language that was reminiscent of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, according to Reuters. Flake delivered the rare rebuke against a member of his own Republican party after Trump numerous called the press as "the enemy of the people" and repeated claims of "fake news" and "alternative facts" that have spurred copycats from leaders like Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Stalin was an authoritarian leader for the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, and would often refer to...

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