Sunday, February 23, 2020

Middle East & Turkey

The us won’t be able to have a whack-a-mole Iran approach

Chris Coons represents Delaware in the US Senate. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)On January 7, hours after Iran fired missiles at a base in Iraq housing American troops, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, said that was the end of his country's response to the…

Kushner suggests UN should crack ‘habits’ as he defends Center East prepare

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Donald Trump's son-in-law and architect of the new US peace plan for the Middle East, Jared Kushner, has called on the UN Security Council to break its "habits" and solve the "hardest problem in the world", in a rare interview.Kushner on Thursday presented the US peace plan to the…

Coronavirus: WHO issue at cases outside China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cases of coronavirus have risen sharply in South Korea, where the outbreak is worsening The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern at the number of coronavirus cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed cases.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the window of opportunity…

All which is missing from Trump’s ‘overly good’ Middle East program is Palestinians

newly unveiled peace plan “overly good” to the Palestinians but it was the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who was at his side, grinning broadly.Related: 'Don't talk about history': how Jared Kushner crafted his Middle East 'peace' planThe unusually detailed 80-page proposal to resolve decades of conflict fulfilled a wishlist of Israeli demands made over…

Turkish help teams making properties in Syria for Idlib’s displaced

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish aid groups have begun building more than 10,000 houses in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib to shelter growing numbers of people displaced by fighting, while Turkey seeks to prevent a new influx of migrants fleeing from Syria.The houses are being erected near a Syrian village next to the Turkish border, an…

Greek PM says no EU offer on Libya unless of course Turkey accord scrapped

By Greg RoumeliotisDAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The European Union will not agree to a political solution to Libya's factional conflict unless Turkey and Libya abandon a maritime accord they signed in November, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.Libya's internationally recognized prime minister, Fayez al-Serraj, said this week that his country will face a…

Iran plane downing: Iran ends co-operation with Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption All 176 people on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 died when Iranian missile fire hit the plane Iran has ceased co-operation with Ukraine in its investigation into the downing of Ukrainian passenger jet PS752 by Iranian missiles last month.It comes after leaked remarks suggested Iran knew immediately that it had…

Islamist militant Krekar to be extradited from Norway to Italy

OSLO (Reuters) - An Iraqi Kurdish Islamist suspected of plotting attacks in Europe and the Middle East will be extradited from Norway to Italy, the Justice Ministry in Oslo said on Wednesday.Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, better known as Mullah Krekar, a former leader of the Ansar al-Islam militant group, won refugee status together with his family…

The Turkish Female Who Fled Her Region only To Get Sent Back

Ayşe Erdoğan, a math teacher from Turkey, fled to Greece to apply for asylum. Instead, she was apprehended and returned to the Turkish side of the border. Forensic Architecture For our Global Societies project, reporters around the world will be writing about societal problems, sustainability and development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The…

An attack on US forces in Africa hints at a looming surge by an Al Qaeda affiliate

assessmentsGlobal Security Analyst, StratforSmoke rises from a U.S. military base in Lamu County, Kenya, on Jan. 5, 2020, after an al Shabaab attack.(Xinhua/Xin Huashefa via Getty Images)The first-ever attack by the Somali militant group on a U.S. base in Kenya portends greater insecurity in East Africa.... TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Continue reading your article…

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Trump calls for probe into leak of intelligence on Russian election interference

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence from a briefing for lawmakers on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

The us won’t be able to have a whack-a-mole Iran approach

Chris Coons represents Delaware in the US Senate. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)On January 7, hours after Iran fired missiles at a base in Iraq housing American troops, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, said that was the end of his country's response to the…

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus attends a press briefing by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is “deeply concerned” about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help…