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Putin, Macron to Meet for French-Russian Talks Before G-7

Macron

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow’s relations with the European Union, AP reported Monday. Macron has invited Putin on Monday afternoon to his summer …

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Turkey, US Discuss the “Safe Zone” in Syria

Turkey

ANKARA – Turkish and US military officials will meet in Ankara next week to discuss the establishment of a security zone in Syria, according to an official statement released on Friday. The Turkish Ministry of National Defense said that US authorities would arrive to continue talks on August 5 on …

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Trump Threatened To Release Islamic State Fighters in Europe

Trump

WASHINGTON – US president Donald Trump on Friday threatened to release Islamic State fighters (ISIS) held in Syria in Europe if Europe did not bring them back voluntarily. “So, we want thousands of ISIS fighters to take Europe. And see if they take them,” Trump told a group of journalists …

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Syrian Government Accepts Idlib Truce If Buffer Zone Created

Idlib

DAMASCUS – The Syrian government has agreed to a truce deal in the country’s militant-held north-western province of Idlib on condition that a buffer zone is created between army troops and foreign-sponsored terrorists, Press Tv reported Friday. The official Syrian news agency SANA, citing an unidentified military source, announced on …

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Russian S-300 Systems in Syria Attacked for the First Time

S-300

ANKARA – Forces in opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime have attacked the S-300 “Favorite” anti-air missile systems, Al Masdar News reported Thursday. The attack was made using Grad missiles on 21 July. The S-300s are located near the city of Masyaf in the Hama province. Spokespersons for the Syrian army …

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US Syria Envoy in Turkey for Talks

Syria

ANKARA – The US special envoy for Syria is in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials over Syria, counter-terrorism and security, the US State Department said Sunday. James Jeffrey, who also serves as the US special envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, will have meetings on Monday and …

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Iran seizes British Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps announced that it has confiscated a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, Yenisafak announced on Saturday. “The British tanker Stena Impero has been arrested by the IRGC’s first Marine Division for failing to comply with the maritime rules,” the Iranian forces …

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US will Replace Troops in Syria with Mercenaries: Russia

Syria

MOSCOW – US Central Command replaces some of its regular troops in northern Syria with employees of Private Military Companies (PMC), said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a press conference in Moscow. “The number of PMC personnel in Syria exceeds 4,000, and it should be noted that it …

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