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Syria's new emerging wars

Added: 22.02.2018 23:45 | 14 views | 0 comments

February 23, 2018 7:45 AM
ABU DHABI (SYNDICATION BUREAU) - The idea that the Syrian conflict was "winding down" was so widely believed that even sober-thinking analysts found it difficult to challenge. But what a difference a week can make. The war, instead, has reached a new peak. Within the space of a mere few days, Syrian rebels shot down a Russian jet, Kurdish fighters downed a Turkish helicopter and pro-government groups attacked United States-backed forces. Meanwhile, the US killed tens of pro-Assad fighters and over a dozen Russian citizens, the Syrian army shot down an Israeli F-16 and Israel downed an Iranian drone and launched its largest air strikes on Syria in decades. All that happened against the background of intensive regime attacks on opposition pockets in Ghouta and Idlib, which led to the death of an estimated 1,000 civilians in one week alone. No, war in Syria is far from winding down; instead, the last week has demonstrated how it has become a lot more complicated.

Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

Added: 22.02.2018 23:39 | 14 views | 0 comments

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawmakers in the Netherlands overwhelmingly voted Thursday to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. Turkey condemned the move, which is likely to further ratchet up diplomatic tensions between the two countries. Despite the vote in the lower house of the parliament, acting Foreign Affairs Minister Sigrid Kaag said that the Dutch government wouldn't follow the parliament's lead. Kaag says the Cabinet will "continue to...

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Study: Asian Elephants Have Complex Personalities

Added: 22.02.2018 17:37 | 18 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and the University of Turku, Finland, has investigated the personality structure of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and discovered that personality in these elephants manifests through three different factors: attentiveness, sociability, and aggressiveness. As is commonly known, people have different personalities, and the structure of human [...]


Victoria of Wight floats out for first time

Added: 22.02.2018 16:47 | 2 views | 0 comments

Wightlink’s new environmentally friendly ferry, Victoria of Wight, went down the slipway at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, earlier to cheers from Wightlink staff and hundreds of shipyard workers. She will become the company’s flagship on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.


Turkey says won't allow 'one-sided' gas search off Cyprus

Added: 22.02.2018 16:42 | 1 views | 0 comments

Turkey's energy minister says his country won't allow Cyprus' government to carry out a "unilateral" gas search off the east Mediterranean island.


Refugee returns expected after Afrin operation: Turkey

Added: 22.02.2018 15:57 | 2 views | 0 comments

Turkish officials say infrastructure will be rebuilt in Afrin for voluntary returns after military offensive ends.

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Cyprus accuses Turkey of obstructing gas exploration

Added: 22.02.2018 12:39 | 2 views | 0 comments

Turkish Cypriots want a revenue-sharing agreement to be finalised before any drilling off the divided island can start.

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US ally Saudi Arabia joins China, Turkey to block Trump admin's move placing Pak on terror-financing watch list: Report

Added: 22.02.2018 10:09 | 25 views | 0 comments

Washington: China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - the three close allies of Pakistan - have joined hands to block a move by the Trump administration to place Islamabad on an international terror-financing watch list, a US media report said today.


Oman Air unveils departures to Istanbul, Casablanca, and Moscow for 2018

Added: 22.02.2018 8:43 | 9 views | 0 comments

Oman Air is launching three new routes this year: to Istanbul, Turkey in June, Casablanca, Morocco in July, and Moscow, Russia in October. While Istanbul and Moscow will be served by Oman Air’s Boeing 737-800, Casablanca will be served by 787-8.


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