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Erdogan: Turkey to develop unmanned tanks

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Erdogan: Turkey to develop unmanned tanks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey will develop unmanned tanks to minimise soldier deaths and injuries in combat.

US says ready to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

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US says ready to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been deadlocked since a major push by the administration of Trump's predecessor Barack Obama ended in ...

The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

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The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

Agendas in northern Syria appear to be converging into a single policy: Maintaining long-term foreign presences on the ground, writes Paul ...

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The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

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Turkey renames US Embassy street to spite Washington

Turkey renames the street the US Embassy in Ankara is located in after Operation Olive Branch.

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Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

A dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar has simmered down amid signs there is a desire to end the rift, France's special envoy for the Gulf ...

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Washington official: 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons

Washington has leapt to Ankara's defence after allegations Turkey launched a gas attack against Kurds in Syria's Afrin.

Nasrallah says US cannot fairly mediate Lebanon-Israel gas dispute Nasrallah says US cannot fairly mediate Lebanon-Israel gas dispute

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Nasrallah says US cannot fairly mediate Lebanon-Israel gas dispute

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has accused the US of taking Israel's side in an ongoing dispute over offshore drilling rights.

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US senator ends block on arms sales to GCC

Republican Senator Bob Corker said he will end the arms sales block which was a bid to pressure the Gulf states to find a solution to the ...

Ankara proposes joint US-Turkish presence in Syria's Manbij

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Ankara proposes joint US-Turkish presence in Syria's Manbij

The proposal, which US officials are reportedly considering, would have the YPG withdraw its forces to east of the Euphrates river.

US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria: <em>Tillerson</em> US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria: Tillerson

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US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria: Tillerson

Rex Tillerson said the US will work with Turkey after tensions spiked over American policy in Syria and its support for a Kurdish ...

<em>Tillerson</em> blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric Tillerson blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric

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Tillerson blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric

During his trip to Beirut, the US secretary of state said that Hizballah's foreign entanglements aren't in the interests of Lebanese people.

<em>Tillerson</em> demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

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Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

The US diplomat voiced his concern over Iran's military presence in Syria, citing the recent confrontation between Israel and Iran as an ...

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US to boost Jordan aid despite Trump's threats

The US will increase its foreign aid to Jordan, despite Trump's threats to cut support for countries that choose to criticise his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Tillerson: Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process

Despite its designation as a 'terrorist group', Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process, and the Trump administration must 'acknowledge ...

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Turkey's moves dependent on US support for YPG: Erdogan

Turkey's president has warned the US ahead of a visit by its Secretary of State that any future moves depend on whether it will continue funding ...

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Tillerson meets Syria opposition in Amman

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Syrian opposition negotiators in Amman on Wednesday in the wake of UN-led talks in Vienna which ...

US urges allies to remain focused on IS threat US urges allies to remain focused on IS threat

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US urges allies to remain focused on IS threat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged countries to focus their efforts on fighting the Islamic State group, saying that Turkey's ...

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US-Turkey tensions overshadow appeal for anti-IS unity

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged allies on Tuesday to stay focused on fighting IS, saying Turkey's military offensive in ...

<em>Tillerson</em> praises military, encourages fair elections during Egypt visit

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Tillerson praises military, encourages fair elections during Egypt visit

The US envoy voiced his support for fair elections in Egypt, but made no mention of human rights or the political situation during his meeting ...

Turkey warns 'make or break' for strained US ties

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Turkey warns 'make or break' for strained US ties

Ties between the NATO allies have strained badly over the Turkish military assault in Syria's Afrin region.

Israel warns over Iran's presence in Syria after airstrikes

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Israel warns over Iran's presence in Syria after airstrikes

Israel has reiterated its refusal to accept Iranian military domination in Syria after an Israeli war-plane was shot down.

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