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Monday, 29 February 2016

Argentina, holdout creditors reach $4.6 bln agreement

Argentina and its main holdout creditors have reached a $4.653 billion agreement in principle to settle a 15-year-old sovereign debt default dispute, a deal that could help the country to return to international capital markets and revive its economy.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Saudi-led Airstrikes in Yemen Kill Over 30, Mostly Civilians

Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Iranian-allied Shi'ite forces in Yemen killed at least 30 people Saturday at a popular market northeast of the rebel-held capital, Sana'a, Yemeni security officials and residents said.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Saudi Warplanes Land in Turkey for IS Mission. Complications for US

Four Saudi warplanes landed at Incirlik military base in Turkey on Friday to join the U.S-led Western coalition aerial raids against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Turkish officials and news reports say.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

US doubts about cessation of hostilities agreement attempt to sabotage it. - Maria Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said it looks like some US officials are openly sabotaging the joint Russian-US agreement on cessation of hostilities in Syria by casting doubts on the agreement.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Belgium reinstates France border checks over Calais 'Jungle' fears

Belgium on Tuesday said it had temporarily reintroduced border controls with France to halt the arrival of migrants from the Calais "Jungle" camp, in a new blow to the EU's passport-free travel area.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Syria regrets Western countries’ stance against preventing an act of aggression

Syria regretted that the representatives of Western countries in the UN Security Council took a stand against the Russia-proposed draft resolution demanding that Turkey and other countries refrain from committing what would be an act of aggression against Syria.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Russia demands UN Security Council meet over Syria

Russia called for a UN Security Council meeting Friday over fears of a possible Turkish ground operation in Syria, after Ankara mooted a possible joint intervention with Gulf and Western allies. The meeting is due to begin at 9pm Paris Time (GMT+1).

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Kurdish party denies responsibility in Ankara bombing

The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Thursday denied Turkish accusations that Kurdish militants were behind the suicide bombing in Ankara on Wednesday that killed at least 28 people.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

At least 28 killed in bomb attack in Ankara

Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Turkish Military Shells Kurdish Militia Sites in Northern Syria

Turkey's military shelled Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on Saturday, a Turkish government source and a monitor group said, hours after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that Ankara would act if it faced a threat from across the border.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Lavrov, Kerry: UNSC resolution no.2254 does not allow any preconditions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the US Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed on Wednesday that the UN resolution no.2254 adopted by the UN Security Council on the formula of the Syrian-Syrian dialogue “does not allow any preconditions”.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Russia Blasts Erdogan’s Remarks on Its Role in Syria as "Absurd"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements about Russia's alleged occupation of part of Syria are absurd from the point of view of international law, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Canada To End Air Strikes In Iraq, Syria

Canada will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria and pull out six fighter jets within two weeks, Canada's prime minister announced on February 8.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Turkish border crossing closed as Syrians flee. Turkey must keep border open (EU/The Geneva convention)

Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday his country would keep its “open border policy” for refugees, but did not indicate when thousands of Syrians camped out near a closed frontier post could cross.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Saudi: ready to join ground operation in Syria

The spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s military said on Thursday the kingdom was ready to join any ground operation in Syria if required by the U.S.-led coalition.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Syrian Kurds - the latest battleground for US and Russia

The two world powers, the US and Russia, are seemingly very serious about carving out their spheres of influence in autonomous Kurdish districts of northern Syria.
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