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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Israel has criticized recent comparisons of the current German government to the Nazi regime, implicitly referring to recent comments from Turkish government officials.
BADEN-BADEN – Anadolu Agency
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said March 18 that Turkey has sent almost $1 billion worth of aid to Somalia since 2011 as a part of the country’s Africa strategy
The U.N. rights chief warned March 14 that a “tidal wave of bloodshed” over more than six years of war in Syria had effectively turned the country into a “torture chamber.”
Syria’s army said on March 17 it shot down an Israeli plane that had been carrying out pre-dawn raids on a military target near Palmyra, the famed desert city it recently recaptured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
ADEN – Agence France-Presse
The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 7,700 people, including at least 1,564 children, since a Saudi-led coalition intervened on the government’s side two years ago, U.N. agencies said March 13
The United States has said it conducted an air strike in Syria against an al-Qaeda meeting but denied deliberately targeting a mosque where a monitor said 46 people were killed on March 17.
Turkey has expended great effort to convince the US and Russia to abandon the Syrian Kurdish PYD, but neither country is likely to do so, according to Istanbul-based Professor Mesut Hakkı Caşın, who is also a former soldier
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Up to 1,000 additional U.S. troops could be deployed to northern Syria under provisional plans drawn up by the Pentagon, a U.S. defense official said on March 16.
Syrian rebel factions will not attend a new round of negotiations with government figures in the Kazakh capital scheduled for March 14-15, an opposition delegation spokesman said, while the Kazakh foreign minister said Russia, Turkey and Iran were pressing ahead with the fresh round of Syria talks.
A third round of Russian and Turkey-backed talks on the Syrian war opened in the Kazakh capital Astana on March 14 without armed rebel groups, leaving little hope for a breakthrough in ending the six-year conflict
CAIRO – Reuters
Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on March 13, his lawyers and judicial sources said