‘Confronting possible enemies’: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards admit holding Gulf naval war games
Aug06

‘Confronting possible enemies’: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards admit holding Gulf naval war games

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has acknowledged its warships took part in a naval exercise in Persian Gulf over the last few days to hone skills in “confronting possible threats” posed by enemies. “This exercise was conducted with the aim of controlling and safeguarding the safety of the international waterway [in the Persian Gulf],” said General Ramazan Sharif, spokesman for Iranian Revolutionary Guards according to state...

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‘Resistance continues’: Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi home after 8 months in Israeli jail (VIDEO)
Jul30

‘Resistance continues’: Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi home after 8 months in Israeli jail (VIDEO)

Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian who slapped an Israeli soldier in her home village, has been released from prison. The girl, praised by many as a symbol of the Palestinian resistance, has returned to the West Bank. The Palestinian teenager and her mother left prison on Sunday after completing an eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. Tamimi’s family arrived at a checkpoint in the West Bank, where they...

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Cold War ended, difficulties in Russia-US relations don’t have any objective reasons – Putin
Jul17

Cold War ended, difficulties in Russia-US relations don’t have any objective reasons – Putin

There are no objective reasons for Moscow and Washington not to get along, said Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking first after more than three hours talks with US President Donald Trump. “We’ve reviewed the current status and prospects of the Russia-US ties, key issues of the international agenda. It’s obvious that the bilateral relations are undergoing a difficult stage, but these difficulties, tensions between our countries...

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Turkey’s markets panic as Erdogan appoints son-in-law as finance minister
Jul11

Turkey’s markets panic as Erdogan appoints son-in-law as finance minister

Investors in Turkey were not impressed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to appoint his son-in-law Berat Albayrak as finance minister on Monday. Borsa Istanbul 100 Index was down 2.78 percent at 5pm local time (14:00 GMT) on Tuesday.  The Turkish lira dropped three percent on the news, but rebounded slightly on Tuesday. The lira is down 17 percent this year. Investors are worried that, with the appointment of Albayrak and...

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Turkish & US troops coordinate ‘independent’ patrols near Kurdish-held town in Syria
Jun19

Turkish & US troops coordinate ‘independent’ patrols near Kurdish-held town in Syria

Turkish and US troops have begun separate patrols along the line dividing the Turkish-controlled areas from the Kurdish-held town of Manbij, northern Syria, after Ankara and Washington agreed a “roadmap” on the Kurds’ withdrawal. “As per the Manbij Roadmap and Safety Principles previously agreed upon, independent patrol activities by soldiers of Turkish Armed Forces and US Armed Forces have begun on the line between (the...

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