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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.
Iraqi government forces fighting to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from western Mosul have recaptured a main government building, a central bank branch, the Turkish consulate building and a museum that was ransacked by the group three years ago.
Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul and fighters in Syria seized a key supply route to Raqqa yesterday as twin U.S.-backed offensives gained ground against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
Russia does not think the Astana talks on Syria may substitute for the Geneva process, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told Russian agency TASS.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 9 to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran’s attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria.
Deniz Çiyan - JERUSALEM
Turkey and Israel are not in contradiction with each other on the issue of Syria, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said on March 6, while acknowledging that the two sides still do not have the same perspective.
JERUSALEM – Reuters
The Israeli government voted on March 5 in favour of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.
BEIRUT – Reuters
Manbij in Syria’s north is under the protection of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Kurdish-allied militia that controls the city said, raising fresh questions over who controls the border town, which is described as “critical” by Turkey
Rival Kurdish groups, the Peshmerga Rojava and a local affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), engaged in deadly clashes in Iraq’s northwestern Sinjar region on March 3, two Kurdish security sources said
A Syrian air force pilot who bailed out as his warplane crashed on Turkish territory told a Turkish rescue team his MiG-23 had been shot down while traveling toward Idlib on March 4, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
The head of the Syrian government delegation at the Geneva peace talks has criticized Turkey’s “aggression” and said his nation has the right to defend itself from foreign forces on its soil