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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-04 08:49:58
Russian jets bombed 24 targets in Syria Tuesday using coordinates supplied by "opposition representatives" -- the first time Moscow has claimed to work with opposition groups since the start of its air offensive. "The coordinates of all of these targets were given to us by opposition representatives," senior military official Andrei Kartapolov said, without specifying which groups Moscow had cooperated with. Kartapolov said Moscow's jets hit targets close to Palmyra, Deir Ezzor, Ithriya and eastern Aleppo with assistance from the opposition, destroying "terrorist" command posts, munition stores and anti-aircraft artillery. Moscow has been bombing targets in Syria since September 30, when it launched an offensive in support of forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad against Islamic State jihadists and other "terrorist" groups. "Our aim both in Syria and anywhere else is to fight terrorism first of all," Putin said in Moscow on Tuesday. But the US and its allies, who are involved in a separate air campaign against IS, have accused Moscow of primarily hitting more moderate groups fighting Assad's regime. Moscow said it had set up "working coordination groups" aimed at bolstering the fight against the IS, but said the identities of those involved were being kept secret. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-04 08:39:03
A U.S. fighter aircraft and a Russian fighter aircraft conducted a communication test in skies over south central Syria on Tuesday to validate safety protocols agreed between the two countries last month, a U.S. military official told Reuters. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-03 08:27:24
Lebanese judicial authorities charged a Saudi prince and nine other people with drug smuggling via Beirut airport, and referred the case to an investigating judge, judicial sources and the National News Agency reported on Monday. The prince has been widely identified in Lebanese media and by security officials speaking anonymously as Abdulmohsen bin Walid bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Lebanese authorities detained five Saudi citizens at the airport last week after finding two tonnes of Captagon amphetamine pills bound for Saudi Arabia on a private jet, security sources and the NNA said, the biggest smuggling operation ever discovered at the airport. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-03 08:15:17
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Monday on Saudi Arabia to end what he called the kingdom's "intrusions" in the Middle East in order to allow closer ties between the two regional rivals. "If Saudi Arabia's vision on the big regional questions confronts reality and it stops its intrusions, we can solve many problems, especially in our relations," Rouhani told a gathering of Iranian ambassadors in Tehran. Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia, the Gulf region's powerhouses, have long had an uneasy relationship and are backing opposing sides in conflicts in Syria and Yemen. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-02 08:45:04
The Turkish lira surged against the US dollar on Monday after President's Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) was returned to power in a stunning weekend election victory. The lira was quoted at 2.78 to the US dollar in early trade, up 4.4 percent, around its highest level in seven years. Sunday's election saw the AKP win back its overall majority in the Turkish parliament, paving the way for one-party rule once again after months of instability following an inconclusive vote in June. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-02 08:30:02
Turks woke Monday to a country once again under single-party rule, after the Justice and Development Party regained its parliamentary majority in a surprise election sweep that strengthens the hand of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The AKP party founded by the divisive strongman, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade, won 49.4 percent of the vote to secure 316 seats in the 550-member parliament with nearly all votes counted, easily enough to form a government on its own. The result is huge personal victory for 61-year-old Erdogan, who may now be able to secure enough support for his controversial ambitions to expand his role into a powerful US-style executive presidency. The AKP lost its majority for the first time in 13 years in June, when pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) entered parliament for the first time. Growing conflict with Turkey's largest minority remains a key challenge for the new government. Erdogan said voters had chosen "unity and integrity" in his first comments after the polls, although analysts said his surprise victory was largely down to mounting concern over renewed violence with Kurdish militants and a surge in bloody jihadist attacks. "Our people clearly showed in the November 1 elections that they prefer action and development to controversy," Erdogan said in a statement. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu welcomed the result, saying there were "no losers, but winners". Speaking to thousands of people who waited for hours in the cold to hear him speak from the balcony of the AKP headquarters in the capital, the premier vowed to protect the human rights of all of Turkey's 78 million inhabitants. "You saw the dirty games played in our country, and you have changed the game," Davutoglu said. The political landscape has changed dramatically in Turkey since June, with the country even more divided along ethnic and sectarian lines. Analysts said it appeared voters had turned away from nationalist and Kurdish parties, after the collapse of a truce with outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in July prompted a surge in bloody attacks. Erdogan said the result "delivered an important message for the PKK: oppression and bloodshed can not coexist with democracy". Support has also fallen for the HDP, which some accuse of being a front for the rebels, with Sunday's vote seeing the party only just managing to scrape past the electoral threshold of 10 percent to stay in parliament. But critics say Erdogan capitalised on public fear to regain a majority. "Erdogan rode the wave of violence back to power," said Aykan Erdemir of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and a former Turkish opposition MP. Underscoring one of the key challenges ahead for a new AKP administration -- the state of the Kurdish peace process -- clashes erupted briefly between police and protesters in the main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas said it was not a "fair election" after his party halted campaigning in the wake of the ISIS group attacks that targeted pro-Kurdish activists. "But it's still a big victory, we have lost one million votes but we have stood tall against this policy of massacres and fascism," he said, vowing to continue to the faltering push for peace between Ankara and PKK rebels. The threat of further jihadist violence also overshadowed the poll after a string of attacks blamed on ISIS jihadists, including twin suicide bombings at an Ankara peace rally last month that killed 102 people -- the bloodiest in Turkey's modern history. During the election campaign, Erdogan declared that only he and Davutoglu could guarantee security, criss-crossing the country with the message: "It's me or chaos." The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) scored about 25.4 percent of the vote, similar to its June result. Support for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) fell to just under 12 percent, with commentators suggesting its voters shifted to the AKP. The ISIS attacks have drawn Turkey even further into the quagmire in neighbouring Syria as it struggled with the burden of more than two million refugees and found itself at odds with its NATO allies over the conflict. After long supporting rebels fighting the Damascus regime, Ankara was cajoled into joining the US-led coalition against ISIS and launched its own "war on terrorism", also targeting PKK fighters and even US-backed Syrian Kurds. Erdogan, dubbed the "big master" or "Sultan" who has dominated Turkey's political scene for more than a decade, is revered and reviled in equal measure. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-01 08:18:26
A newly formed U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance on Saturday launched an offensive against Islamic State in the northeast province of Hasaka, a day after the United States said it would send special forces to advise insurgents fighting the jihadists. It was the first declared operation by the Democratic Forces of Syria, which joins together a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia and several Syrian Arab rebel groups, since it announced its formation earlier this month. World powers and regional rivals are convening in Vienna to seek a solution to the four-year conflict in Syria that has escalated since Russia intervened a month ago with an intense air campaign. Fighting in Hasaka had begun after midnight, a spokesman for the alliance said. A group monitoring the war reported fighting and coalition air strikes in the area. A video posted earlier on Youtube announced the offensive in southern Hasaka, and showed several dozen men in fatigues standing outdoors with yellow flags and banners carrying the name of the Democratic Forces of Syria in Arabic and Kurdish. The campaign would "continue until all occupied areas in Hasaka are freed from Daesh," a spokesman for the alliance's general command said in the video, using an Arabic name for IS. He urged residents to stay away from IS-controlled areas of Hasaka. Another spokesman later said alliance forces had already attacked Islamic State fighters. "The battle began after midnight," Talal Salu told Reuters via internet messaging service. "They were flanked by our forces... (who) thwarted a counter attack." UNITED STATES' SUPPORT The United States' decision to station ground troops in Syria comes after it dropped ammunition to rebel groups in northern Syria several weeks ago. Washington's strategy in Syria has shifted from trying to train fighters outside the country to supplying groups headed by U.S.-vetted commanders. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors developments on the ground, said fighting was raging on Saturday near al Hawl, a town close to the Iraqi border, accompanied by coalition air strikes. Hasaka province borders Iraq and territory there that is a crucial stronghold for Islamic State. One member of alliance, the Kurdish YPG has to date proved Washington's most effective partner on the ground against IS in Syria. It had pushed towards the border in previous fighting this year. The Raqqa Revolutionaries Front, one of the Arab groups in the alliance, on Thursday declared an imminent offensive against Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa province, which borders Hasaka. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-01 08:18:27
Air strikes by Turkish and U.S. aircraft in Syria on Saturday killed more than 50 Islamic State militants and wounded around 30, state-run Anadolu Agency quoted security sources as saying on Sunday. A senior government official told Reuters on Saturday that Turkish jets had bombed Islamic State targets in Syria, as before Turks prepared to vote in Sunday's parliamentary election. Six Turkish F-16 jets which took off from the Incirlik base in southern Turkey had been involved in the air strikes between 0900-1400 GMT on Saturday, as well as a drone belonging to the coalition, Anadolu said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-31 07:56:51
The United States will deploy dozens of special operations troops to northern Syria from next month to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State, a major policy shift for President Barack Obama and a step he has long resisted to avoid getting dragged into another war in the Middle East. The planned deployment, along with the U.S. decision this week to include Iran in diplomatic efforts to end the conflict, represents the biggest change in the United States' Syria policy since it began a bombing campaign against Islamic State targets there in September 2014. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-29 07:53:01
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Thursday that there must be a political solution to the crisis in Syria. China has repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of force to resolve the crisis in Syria, saying that a political solution was the only way out. Russia last month began air strikes on targets in Syria in a dramatic escalation of foreign involvement in the civil war. This has been criticized by the West as an attempt to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, rather than its purported aim of attacking Islamic State. Li said the urgency of resolving the Syria situation issue was rising. "The most important thing is to seize the opportunity to implement a political resolution and set up an equal, inclusive and open political dialogue," he told reporters. He said many global leaders had made suggestions about how to tackle the crisis. "We hope that we can put together these suggestions, and particularly through the United Nations, this organization, advance the resolution of the Syria issue," Li said, adding China would continue to play a "constructive role". "We need a diplomatic political solution," Merkel said. "It is urgent to find one. At least there are signs for a format of talks that will bring the necessary participants together." The United States and its allies have also been carrying out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State, and have supported opposition groups fighting Assad. While China generally votes with fellow permanent U.N. Security Council member Russia on the Syria issue, it has expressed concern about interference in Syria's internal affairs and repeatedly called for a political solution. China, a low-key diplomatic player in the Middle East despite its dependence on the region for its oil, has warned many times military action cannot end the crisis. Merkel is under intense pressure for her handling of a wave of refugees in Germany, mainly from Syria and Afghanistan. Berlin expects between 800,000 and a million migrants to arrive in Germany this year, twice as many as in any year before. Li said China was extremely concerned about the refugee crisis but that China expresses its "high degree of approval" to the relevant countries for their effort to appropriately settle the refugees and avoid a humanitarian crisis. "The European Union and Germany, with the efforts of the international community, have the ability to address this challenge." More»