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Section: Middle East Monitor (Kuwait)

    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]...

    Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world
    Jun26

    Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world

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    The dangers of putting Putin under pressure
    Jun23

    The dangers of putting Putin under pressure

    How will Vladimir Putin respond to the growing challenges against him? The Russian president, who turns 65 in October, might presently look unassailable – but maintaining that grip will get harder every year. Compared to British Prime Minister Theresa May or US President Donald Trump, the Russian president faces scant internal opposition. Recent...

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