Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Iran ‘standing down’ after missile strikes – Trump

Iran ‘standing down’ after missile strikes – Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Iran appears to be standing down' - Trump delivers a statement at the White HouseUS President Donald Trump has said Iran "appears to be standing down" after it fired missiles at air bases housing US forces in Iraq.Mr Trump, in a televised address from the White House,…
France’s Macron discusses Middle East tensions with Iraq’s Salih and UAE

France’s Macron discusses Middle East tensions with Iraq’s Salih and UAE

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou (not pictured) give a news conference during a ceremony paying homage to Niger soldiers killed in an attack on a military camp which Islamic State claimed responsibility for in Niamey, Niger December 22, 2019. REUTERS/ Tagaza DjiboPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with his…
Turkey in touch with Iran, U.S. and aims to cool tensions

Turkey in touch with Iran, U.S. and aims to cool tensions

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will work to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States and has been in contact with both parties after U.S. forces killed a top Iranian military commander last week, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to media next to Foreign Minister…
CONTEXT: US-Iran relations – a brief history

CONTEXT: US-Iran relations – a brief history

From the CIA-orchestrated overthrow of Iran's prime minister in 1953, to tension and confrontation under President Trump, a look back over more than 65 years of tricky relations between Iran and the US.1953: Overthrow of Mossadeq Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS-Iran relations: A guide to 60 years of tricky relationsUS and…
Libya makes formal request for Turkish military support: official

Libya makes formal request for Turkish military support: official

FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan leaves 10 Downing Street after meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other heads of state, ahead of the NATO summit in London, Britain December 3, 2019. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERSTRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s internationally recognized government has formally requested from Turkey “air, ground and sea” military support…
Philippines prepares to evacuate workers in Middle East on rising tensions

Philippines prepares to evacuate workers in Middle East on rising tensions

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to evacuate thousands of Filipinos working in the Middle East as regional tensions rise following the killing of a top Iranian commander by the United States. FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his fourth State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon City,…
To Break the Pacifier Habit, Poke a Hole in It

To Break the Pacifier Habit, Poke a Hole in It

Photo: ShutterstockThe pacifier is a wonderful thing. It helps our littlest ones soothe themselves to sleep when nothing else will quite do the trick. Eventually, though, you want them to be able to self-soothe. They grow from babies into toddlers and you pine for one picture without the binky in the mouth. And as tooth…
Japan PM Abe sticks to plan to deploy Self-Defense Forces to Middle East

Japan PM Abe sticks to plan to deploy Self-Defense Forces to Middle East

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question during a news conference at the 8th trilateral leaders' meeting between China, South Korea and Japan in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province December 24, 2019. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERSTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated his plans to deploy the Self-Defense Forces…
Iran attack: Who are the winners and losers in the crisis?

Iran attack: Who are the winners and losers in the crisis?

Image copyright NurPhoto Image caption Protestors in Tehran take part in an anti-US rally following the killing of Qasem Soleimani The US killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iran's retaliatory missile attack have heightened fears of a conflict with far-reaching implications.Who loses or gains from the crisis could change rapidly depending on what…
‘Magazines quiver fast’? Or just a ‘festive anagrams quiz’?

‘Magazines quiver fast’? Or just a ‘festive anagrams quiz’?

Turkey, presents and football - the Christmas season is upon us.To help get us in the spirit, we have created a festive quiz to test your knowledge of current and former Premier League players.So which footballers are hiding behind these eight anagrams? You have five minutes...Score: 0 / 805:00 You scored 0/8Share your score with…