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Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

10 October, 2019 8:18 am 8:18 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory. The truce was announced by US Vice President Mike Pence after … Read More


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Standoff: UK calls oil ship seizure ‘hostile act’ as Iran relea...

07 July, 2019 12:36 pm 12:36 pm

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom has denounced Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” and rejected Tehran’s explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards posted a video online showing speedboats pulling alongside the Stena Impero tanker, its … Read More


UK calls seizure of ship a ‘hostile act’, Iran releases video o...

07 July, 2019 10:45 pm 10:45 pm

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a ‘hostile act’ on Saturday, rejecting Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards posted a video online showing speedboats pulling up alongside the Stena Impero tanker, … Read More