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Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

BEIRUT: Almost eight years into Syria‘s devastating war, opponents of the regime are watching in dismay as President Bashar al-Assad‘s government looks set to secure its comeback at home and abroad. Holed up in the last major rebel stronghold or unable to return home after fleeing abroad, they are frustrated […]

Pentagon may let Kurdish militants in Syria keep weapons US gave them after troops withdraw

Pentagon may let Kurdish militants in Syria keep weapons US gave them after troops withdraw

US commanders planning the withdrawal of troops from Syria are recommending Kurdish militants battling Islamic State be allowed to keep US-supplied weapons, four officials said. Three of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the recommendation was part of discussions on a draft plan. It is unclear what […]

Ruling party picks ex-PM as Istanbul mayor candidate

Ruling party picks ex-PM as Istanbul mayor candidate

ISTANBUL: ‘s last prime minister was on Saturday chosen as the ruling party‘s mayoral candidate for Istanbul in a bid to ensure the country‘s biggest city remains in its hands after 2019 elections. Binali Yildirim, who served as prime minister between 2016 and 2018 under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had […]

Syria Kurds ask for regime help in facing Turkish threat

Syria Kurds ask for regime help in facing Turkish threat

BEIRUT: ‘s Kurds called on government troops on Friday to deploy alongside their own forces in the north to help counter a threatened Turkish offensive. The People‘s Protection Units (YPG), the main Kurdish militia in Syria, made its appeal following a shock announcement by its US ally last week of […]

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit‘ in protecting Kurd militia

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit‘ in protecting Kurd militia

ANKARA: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect a Kurdish militia in Syria, ‘s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite an imminent US withdrawal. Washington‘s decision to pull out 2,000 of his ground forces from Syria has […]