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    None of the many questions about Yemen really matter; the war just needs to end
    Nov28

    None of the many questions about Yemen really matter; the war just needs to end

    Truth is famously the first casualty of war. Misinformation aimed at discombobulating the enemy, military cover-ups of the cock-ups or cruelties by “friendly” troops and a decent dose of propaganda for the doubting public back home all have a role to play in successful warfare. Britain is not at war though, or at least not in Yemen. The conflict...

    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...

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