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Friday, 9 February 2018

Trump extends Obama-imposed sanctions against Libya

sanctions against Libya
President Donald Trump on Friday extended the state of emergency that imposed unilateral sanctions on Libya, a measure ordered by former President Barack Obama nearly seven years ago.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Mattis: U.S. considering sending weapons to Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday the Trump administration is considering supplying weapons to Ukraine after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

US decision to shut down training program of “Syrian opposition” enhances Russian-US cooperation

Syrian opposition
The Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Upper House of Parliament Konstantin Kosachev said the U.S. decision to shut down the US Central Intelligence Agency’s program to equip and train “moderate opposition” in Syria opens new opportunities for Russian-US cooperation in the war on terrorism in the country, SANA reported.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Japan says no to THAAD battery as China announces drills

Japan's defense ministry has ruled out the deployment of a U.S. THAAD battery on Japanese soil, two months after the U.S. military installed the missile defense system in central South Korea.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Turkey blasts US for ‘extremely dangerous’ arming of Kurds in Syria

The US’ decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria is an “extremely dangerous” mistake that should be reversed, Turkey’s foreign minister has said. Earlier on Tuesday, the US announced that it was starting to deliver weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militia.

Monday, 22 May 2017

US stirring up ‘Iranophobia’ to boost arms sales to Arab nations : Tehran

US President Donald Trump has deliberately accused Tehran of sponsoring extremist groups in the Middle East in order to stir up “Iranophobia” and boost American arms sales in the region, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Trump signs $110M defense deal after arrival in Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia after arriving in Riyadh on Saturday to start his first trip abroad as president, focusing on strengthening ties to combat terrorism.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Lavrov warns Kerry against bringing US’ domestic agenda to UN SC

Attempts to use the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council is bickering between the Democrats and the Republicans are harmful, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Russian Defense Ministry: We won’t allow additional arms supplies to areas controlled by militants in Aleppo

Russian Defense Ministry affirmed on Friday that Russia will not allow under any circumstances additional arms supplies to the areas controlled by militants in Aleppo, noting the possibility of opening humanitarian corridors not only from the city of Aleppo, but into the city if necessary.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

NATO calls on its members to get rid of dependencies on Russian weapons

NATO welcomes the efforts of its members to overcome their dependencies on Russian military equipment, the alliance said in the Warsaw Summit Communique adopted on Saturday at the end of the two-day Warsaw summit.

Monday, 4 July 2016

US-backed militias face second ISIS counter attack

Syrian militias backed by US-led air strikes have repelled a second ISIS counter attack in 24 hours near a city being targeted in a major offensive against the militant group, an official and a monitoring group said on Monday.

Monday, 16 May 2016

World powers agree to arm Libya in fight against ISIS group

The United States, Italy and Libya's friends and neighbours agreed Monday to arm the war-torn country's fledgling unity government to fight the Islamic State threat.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Kremlin says Foreign Ministry provided full information on Russian military in Syria

Kremlin believes, the Russian Foreign Ministry provided full information on the Russian military who allegedly were dispatched to Syria and it does not comment on the media reports on an increase in the number of Russian soldiers there, President Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Obama to weigh next steps on Ukraine 'in next few days' (John Kerry)

U.S. President Barack Obama will evaluate the next steps in dealing with the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the coming days, including arming Ukrainian forces and sanctions against Moscow, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Obama says has not made a decision on lethal weapons for Ukraine

US President Barack Obama said on Monday his administration is looking at all options in handling the crisis in Ukraine, but he has not yet decided whether the United States will provide arms.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Peshmerga fighters to deploy to Kobane with heavy weapons: Kurdish officials

An agreement regarding the route for the deployment of Peshmerga fighters to the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane has been reached and troops are on the verge of departing, officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) told Anadolu Agency on Oct. 28.

The spokesman of the KRG’s Peshmerga Ministry said discussions had dragged on because of negotiations regarding the heavy weaponry that the troops from Arbil will bring to assist Kurdish fighters in Kobane in their struggle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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