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The Turkish military has carried out air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants near Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and northeastern Syria to prevent the group from sending weapons and explosives for attacks inside Turkey.
GENEVA - Reuters
The United Nations mediator for Syria said yesterday he would hold talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov in Geneva on April 24, and that the United States had declined to take part in any trilateral meeting for now.
A top aide to Masoud Barzani, president of northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), has said the KRG’s independence from the central government in Baghdad would “not be an easy process.”
Iranian and U.S. officials have engaged in a fresh war of words over a nuclear deal that aimed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
RIYADH - Agence France-Presse
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met Saudi King Salman on Aprl 19, beginning a series of talks to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance in the face of common adversary Iran.
The head of a global arms watchdog said April 19 that “incontrovertible” test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used
A massive car bomb attack on a convoy carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria killed at least 126 people, of them at least 68 chilren, and wounded hundreds, a monitor said on April 16.
Iraq’s Shiite ruling coalition would oppose Kurdish plans to hold a referendum on independence after the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), its president has said.
BEIRUT - Reuters
A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo on April 15, killing and wounding dozens of people after an evacuation deal between Syria's warring sides halted and stranded thousands at two transit points on the city outskirts.
Russia must end “blind support” for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and help find a political solution to the six-year Syrian civil war, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said April 18.
Cansu Çamlıbel – WASHINGTON
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has paid a quick visit to Washington in order to propose a new plan over an operation to liberate Syria’s Raqqa from jihadists without making use of Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) forces.