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Ties too strong: Turkey dismisses Macron claim that Ankara and Moscow ‘separated’ over Syria strikes

France, the US and the UK did not manage to drive a wedge between Turkey and Russia in the latest confrontation over Syria, senior Turkish officials said, refuting French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim. Macron on Sunday defended his decision to use military force together with the US and the UK against Syria. The pretext for the Friday night attack was ...

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Danger of miscalculation: Escalation over Syria could lead to major conflict – Israeli Air Force vet

Even though the continued escalation of tensions over the situation in Syria is unlikely to spiral into a full-scale world war, it can still lead to a major regional conflict, Reuven Ben-Shalom, an Israeli Air Force veteran, said. Read more The conflict in Syria remains a source of a major international security concerns as “global powers are at play” there, ...

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UK government's reputation at stake over Skripal case – Russia's envoy to Britain

The Skripal case has raised a lot of questions, which are posed not only by Moscow, but by the British people, the Russian ambassador to the UK told RT, and failure to answer them puts the UK government’s reputation on the line. “We have the strategic patience and what we’re going to do is to just press the British government, ...

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Germany supports allies but won't bomb Syria over alleged chemical attack – Merkel

Berlin and its allies have “tremendous” unity on Syria, but Germany would not join strikes on the country over the alleged chemical incident in Douma, Angela Merkel said. Germany expects to be “consulted” before any attack. “Germany will not take part in possible – there have not been any decisions yet, I want to stress that – military action,” Chancellor ...

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Cossacks strip Trump of honorary title over ongoing Russia-US row

A Cossack society in St. Petersburg, Russia has voted to recall the honorary membership given to US President Donald Trump and plans to burn him in effigy in protest over “insults to the nation.” The head of the Irbis Society, Andrey Polyakov, told reporters that Donald Trump was awarded the “honorary Cossack” title following the 2016 US presidential election. Read ...

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Kuwait Airways suspends flights to Lebanon over ‘serious’ threats to security

Kuwait Airways, the country’s national carrier, has announced it will cease all flights to Beirut starting Thursday. The decision was made in light of a security warning that came from the Cyprus government, it said. The company announced on Twitter that it made a decision to stop all flights bound for Lebanon “on the basis of serious security warnings,” adding ...

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Saudi Arabia intercepted ‘Houthi missile’ over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted a missile over Riyadh on Wednesday, state media reports. Houthi rebels reportedly fired a number of missiles towards a Saudi government building. The announcement came after three blasts and clouds of smoke were seen in the sky in Riyadh. Snapchat footage taken in Riyadh shows distinctive white and brown clouds of smoke in the ...

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‘We don’t do Twitter diplomacy, need serious approach’ – Putin’s spokesman to Trump over Syria rant

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed Donald Trump’s attempts to talk to Russia through a barrage of tweets on Wednesday, and warned that the US president risked worsening “an already fragile situation.” READ MORE: Putin: The world is getting more chaotic, but we hope that common sense will prevail “We don’t do Twitter diplomacy. We are proponents of a serious ...

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‘I’m in Ramallah’: Israel bans Irish mayor over BDS, learns on Twitter he’s in Palestine

Israel learned its efforts to ban the Dublin mayor from entering the country over his support for the pro-Palestinian BDS movement had failed – after the mayor tweeted to tell them he was already in Ramallah. Dublin City Council voted this week to endorse the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, a global campaign to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land ...

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‘No one wants war, but…’ Gorbachev hits out at Trump & Putin over ‘lack of diplomatic skills’

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to stage direct negotiations, warning that an incidental clash between American and Russian forces could lead to open warfare. ‘Return to sanity’: Gorbachev calls for US-Russia summit amid fears of nuclear treaty collapse “I am very alarmed,” Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union between 1985 and 1991, told ...

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