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Turkey unease over US training Kurdish militia as border force

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Ankara, Jan. 15 (IANS): Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the US move to establish a border control force in northern Syria is a “unilateral decision”. In a written statement, the ministry noted that it was not clear with which coalition members the US consulted and has taken the decision to establish such a force, […]

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Pakistan urges US to advance bilateral ties

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Islamabad, Jan. 15 (IANS): Pakistan on Monday urged the US to take their bilateral relationship forward during the first visit by a US delegation since the suspension of security aid to the South Asian country over its perceived inaction against terror groups. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, Alice G. Wells — […]

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Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

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Baghdad, Jan. 15 (PTI/AP): Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad today, in back- to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said. The attackers struck during rush hour in the city’s Tayran Square, which is usually crowded by laborers seeking work. The […]

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Syria government to end US presence in country

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Damascus, Jan. 15 (IANS): Stressing its resolve to end the US presence in Syria, Damascus on Monday slammed the US bid to form an armed militia in northern Syria as a flagrant violation to the country’s sovereignty, media reports said. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said the US declaration constitutes a flagrant aggression on the unity […]

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Indian Army chief’s comments will hurt peace — China

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Beijing Jan. 15 (IANS): China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat’s recent remarks, saying such “unconstructive” comments defy the consensus to maintain peace and would rather hurt it. At a press conference last week, Gen Rawat said it was time India shifted its focus from the western border with Pakistan to […]

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NATO chief: UN convention won’t rid world of nuclear arms

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Stockholm, Jan. 15  (PTI/AP): NATO supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn’t believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through the United Nations convention on nuclear weapons, the military alliance’s top official said today. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a speech at a security conference in Sweden that […]

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N. Korea slams South for praising US role in inter-Korean talks

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Pyongyang, Jan. 15 (IANS): North Korea on Sunday slammed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for praising US roles in pressuring Pyongyang to the recent inter-Korean talks. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a commentary that “ill-boding remarks chilling the atmosphere for reconciliation are heard from South Korea” during Moon’s new year press […]

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Myanmar says camps for Rohingya will be ready next week

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Bangkok, Jan. 15 (PTI/AP): Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. Myanmar and Bangladesh had agreed in November to repatriate Rohingya and had set up a working group last month to oversee the repatriation of people who […]

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Russia strongly opposes US attempt to renegotiate Iran n-deal

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Moscow, Jan. 14 (IANS): Moscow has a critical attitude toward the latest US statement on reviewing the Iran nuclear deal and will do all it can to resist any attempt to scrape the deal, Russian authorities said on Saturday. Russia is concerned over the US announcement on holding negotiations with its European allies to revise […]

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N Korea urges South to work toward national reunification

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Pyongyang, Jan. 14 (IANS): North Korea on Sunday continued its public relations offensive on South Korea, calling on Seoul to work with the North in creating conditions for future national reunification. “To the Korean nation that has undergone the tragedy of division for many years, it is a vital demand which can no longer be […]

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