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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Residents of Syria’s once-thriving trading hub Aleppo are today trying to continue their lives among debris and ruins after six years of war.
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
The United States is “seeking excuses” to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran by demanding military site inspections, one of the Islamic republic’s top security officials said on Sept. 15.
Uğur Ergan – ANKARA
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford on the sidelines of the annual meeting of NATO’s Military Committee in the Albanian capital of Tirana
The United States and Western allies have pressed Iraqi Kurdish leaders to ditch a “very risky” independence vote, presenting an alternative plan in an attempt to avoid conflict between the oil rich region and central government in Baghdad.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi have agreed to work together to prevent a planned independence referendum in northern Iraq from taking place
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sept. 14 discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments.
Turkey and the United States have once again called on Masoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, to cancel a planned independence referendum
Zeynep Bilgehan – DAMASCUS
Locals in Syria’s once vivid capital city of Damascus, which has been torn by a six-year-long civil war, are trying to stick to their daily lives and forget about the violence ongoing across the country.
Turkey, Russia and Iran have concluded months-long discussions after agreeing to set up de-escalation zones in four different regions of Syria
BAGHDAD – Reuters
At least 50 people died in a suicide attacks in a southern Iraqi city on Sept. 14, with more than 80 wounded, a health official and police sources said.