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January 10, 2019 2:38 PM Turkey FURY at US over bid to block Russian fighter jets purchase

TURKEY has reacted with outrage after the US tried to stop it from buying a high-tech missile system from Russia. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had threatened to launch another operation in Syria targeting the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as a terrorist group. Turkish officials had a tense meeting this week with Trump’s 156

January 7, 2019 3:25 AM World War 3 fears SURGE as China tests MASSIVE 'mother of ALL bombs' in challenge to US

CHINA has tested its largest non-nuclear bomb, nicknamed the ‘Mother of All Bombs’, which is designed to obliterate fortified targets and could be up to 20 feet long. According to Afghan officials, between 32 and 92 Isis fighters were killed, though as they were buried an official casualty count was not conducted. According to Mr Wei’s analysis the Chinese 147

January 6, 2019 6:16 AM ISIS attack: Two British special forces soldiers ‘seriously injured’

TWO British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Syria. The soldiers were attacked in Deir al-Zour, the BBC reports, while other media said the incident took place in Al-Shafah, a town near Syria’s border with Iraq. The two soldiers have been airlifted to hospital by a US helicopter. It is believed 113

December 13, 2018 6:43 PM World War 3 fears as Turkey begins MILITARY OPERATIONS against US-backed Kurdish fighters

TURKEY will launch a new military operation in Syria against the US-backed Kurdish militia, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh fears of World War 3. “Our partners in the US led coalition are well aware of these Turkish moves because a Turkish attack against us can also impact the US efforts to defeat terrorists.” Turkey and the United 89

November 29, 2018 8:42 AM Russia THREAT: Putin to resume Syria airstrikes

RUSSIA has threatened to resume its bombing campaign against “Islamist insurgents” who have failed to withdraw from their Syrian enclave as a ceasefire deal struck with Turkey teeters on the brink of collapse. Kremlin envoy Alexander Lavrentyev said 15,000 fighters aligned with the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate that has since been renamed itself 82

October 27, 2018 12:20 PM Putin, Erdogan, Merkel and Macron arrive at Syria summit as Middle East tensions peak

VLADIMIR Putin, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have arrived to Istanbul for a four-way summit with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bid to find a political resolution to the conflict in Syria. The four leaders pledged to sit at a negotiating table to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war that has been ravaving the country 80

October 25, 2018 9:24 PM Syrian first lady Asma al Assad seen in headscarf amid cancer treatment

The former investment banker is shown speaking to women at a cancer centre as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. Asma al Assad, the 43-year-old British wife of President Bashar al Assad. was seen speaking to women at the facility in the capital Damascus on Thursday in footage released by the Syrian presidency. A post from its Twitter account 499

September 26, 2018 3:23 PM Donald Trump UN speech: Deal with Iran and 'face SEVERE CONSEQUENCES' warns president

DONALD Trump has accused Iran of “enabling Syria’s butchery” as he warned he will never allow Tehran to acquire nuclear weapons. In a furious speech to the UN Security Council, Mr Trump said the US would pursue “tougher than ever before” sanctions against the Islamic Republic. He branded Iran the “world’s leading sponsor of terrorism” and accused the country’s 64

September 18, 2018 3:29 PM Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but 'expresses sorrow'

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel "expressed sorrow" for the deaths but blamed "extensive and inaccurate" Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia initially blamed 64

September 18, 2018 8:25 AM Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Russia has said Syria shot down one its military planes - but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. The defence ministry said Israeli jets forced the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems on Monday after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. The Il-20 disappeared off the radar 63