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Russia mercenaries operate in Syria alongside army
Nov06

Russia mercenaries operate in Syria alongside army

Two men who appeared in a video posted by Daesh last month are believed to have been members of a shadowy mercenary force known as “Wagner” which the Russian army has been using to assist in its operations in Syria. The men named Roman Vasilievich Zabolotny and Grigory Mikhailovich Surkanov were captured near the eastern city of Deir Ez-Zor....

Syria deal may be on agenda for Putin-Trump Asia meeting
Nov04

Syria deal may be on agenda for Putin-Trump Asia meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump may discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, the RIA news agency reported today. Relations between Moscow and Washington have soured further since Putin and Trump first met at a G20 summit in Hamburg in July when they discussed allegations of...

Relatives admit existence of Russia’s ‘Wagner mercenary army’ in Syria
Oct13

Relatives admit existence of Russia’s ‘Wagner mercenary army’ in Syria

As Russia counts the cost of victories in Syria two years after the start of its overt military intervention, there is apparent surprise at the news that two fighters from a Russian mercenary unit have been killed by Daesh. The Defence Ministry in Moscow immediately denied the news, stressing that there are no Russian prisoners of war in Syria....

Turkey urges US to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble
Oct10

Turkey urges US to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a US consulate employee sharply escalated tension between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey’s currency and stocks lower. Relations between Ankara and Washington have been plagued by disputes over US support for Kurdish fighters in...

Putting out fires: The 13th Fire and Rescue sports championship
Sep30

Putting out fires: The 13th Fire and Rescue sports championship

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Alice in Wonderland, in Izmir
Aug21

Alice in Wonderland, in Izmir

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Qatar’s athlete jumps high to reach championship final
Aug12

Qatar’s athlete jumps high to reach championship final

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim leapt into Sunday’s high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in London in the manner of a man ready to finally ascend to the very summit of his sport. The wiry Qatari, who has jumped higher than anyone in history except Cuban world record holder Javier Sotomayor, breezed through today’s...

Qatar Airways to launch flights to Ukraine
Jul13

Qatar Airways to launch flights to Ukraine

Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, starting late next month, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported yesterday, quoting officials at the Qatari airline. The airline will carry out seven weekly flights to Boryspil International Airport from the Qatari capital, Doha. The move came as part of the company’s plans...

US: Tillerson to visit Turkey
Jul06

US: Tillerson to visit Turkey

Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will soon travel to Turkey to meet senior officials and discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, the State Department said Wednesday. Senior State Department officials said Tillersion will first visit Ukraine before heading to Turkey on July 9-10 to attend the World Petroleum Congress where he will...

Trump wants us to be distracted; cue a few more bombs dropped on Syria
Jun28

Trump wants us to be distracted; cue a few more bombs dropped on Syria

Within hours of the White House announcing that the Trump administration is considering yet more military action against Damascus, defence and intelligence officials were scratching their heads in surprise. Five of these “US defence, military and intelligence officials” told NBC News exactly that. “I don’t know what the [White House]...

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