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Trump, Macron to Meet After French President Criticized NATO


PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that he will meet with the United States President Donald Trump ahead of the NATO Meeting in London on 3-4 December. Macron tweeted that on Monday night he had an “excellent discussion” with Trump about Syria, Iran and the alliance with the NATO …

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Next Astana Meeting Expected Late Nov. or Early Dec.: Kazakh FM


ASTANA – The next round of Astana talks on the crisis in Syria could be held in late November or early December in Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan, Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Aibek Smadiyarov, said. “We have not yet received an official note from the guarantor states [Russia, Iran and Turkey] on …

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Turkey Starts Repatriation of Captured ISIS Militants: State TV


ANKARA – Turkey has deported an American foreign fighter and will soon deport another seven Germans, a spokesman for the interior ministry was quoted as saying on Monday after state media said Ankara began repatriation of captured ISIS militants. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu had warned last week that Ankara …

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IS Still Dangerous Despite Baghdadi’s Death: Pentagon

Less than a week after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a secretive U.S. forces raid on a compound in north-western Syria

WASHINGTON – Less than a week after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a secretive US forces raid on a compound in north-western Syria, the general who conducted the mission said despite his death, the terrorist organization is still dangerous. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., the commander of the …

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Iraqi Defense Minister Gives US Troops Four Weeks to Leave Iraq


BAGHDAD – US troops withdrawing from north-eastern Syria to Iraq are “transiting” and leave the country in four weeks, the Iraqi Defense Minister said Wednesday. Najah al-Shammari made the remarks to the Associated Press after a meeting in Baghdad with US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, who arrived at a …

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Turkey Welcomes “Historic” Agreement Between Syria And Russia


ANKARA – Turkish top officials on Tuesday hailed Turkey’s “historic” agreement with Russia over Syria. The agreement reached during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s, one-day working visit, to the coastal city of Sochi, Russia, where he met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to discuss the anti-terror operation led by Turkey …

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Turkey to Announce Measures on Syria after Meeting with Russia


ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take necessary measures on his military offensive in north-eastern Syria after meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Today, Prensa Latina reported Tuesday. “We will discuss this process and I hope we will take the necessary steps in line with it,” Erdogan …

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American Troops Pulled Out of Syria Going to Iraq, Not Home

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WASHINGTON – While US President Donald Trump insists that he is bringing Americans home to “endless wars” in the Middle East, his Pentagon leader said that all US troops leaving Syria would go to the west of the country, Iraq and that the US military would continue its operations against …

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