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Turkey, Yemen in talks to expand military ties

CAIRO — Turkey and Yemen plan to bolster military cooperation. Officials said Turkey and Yemen discussed options for defense and military cooperation. They said the talks focused on Turkish aid to help Yemen’s military in the technical field. SUBSCRIBE l LOGIN

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Turkey, Saudi Arabia agree to defense industrial collaboration

ANKARA — Saudi Arabia and Turkey have signed a defense cooperation agreement. The Turkish parliament has approved a defense cooperation accord between Ankara and Riyad. Under the agreement, Turkey and the Saudi kingdom would plan defense industry ventures that could include development and coproduction. SUBSCRIBE l LOGIN

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Hizbullah consolidates territory in Syria connecting Jordan, Turkey

Hizbullah consolidates territory in Syria connecting Jordan, Turkey

WASHINGTON — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has helped gain control an area of Syria that includes much of the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. A former U.S. senior diplomat said that Hizbullah was remapping the Levant amid the Sunni revolt in Syria. Frederic Hof, who served as President Barack Obama’s envoy to Syria, said Hizbullah was […]

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Assessing the near-term prospects as Syria enters post-Assad era

Assessing the near-term prospects as Syria enters post-Assad era

By Brian M Downing In recent weeks the Assad government has lost control of more cities and border checkpoints. Its army is unable or unwilling to retake them. The Kurdish people to the east, though divided on their political future, are slipping out of Damascus’s authority – and with them, much of the country’s limited […]

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Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters of Turkey, Egypt, […]

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Memo to Tom Friedman and liberal experts: Explain again why 'Arab Spring' was a dream come true

Memo to Tom Friedman and liberal experts: Explain again why 'Arab Spring' was a dream come true

By Ed Koch The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., The New York Times’ Tom Friedman and many others, are perhaps now wondering if they were right to do so. Hosni Mubarak was certainly an authoritarian ruler. His […]

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Turkey, playing go between with West, warns of 'prolonged civil war' in Syria

WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey’s intelligence community has assessed that the revolt in Syria could last for months. Officials said the intelligence community has determined that the revolt within Syria would not be rapidly quelled by President Bashar Assad. They said Assad’s military and security forces have failed to defeat the rising protest movement, which has […]

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U.S. acknowledges intel failure in Syria; Consults with UN, Turkey, Saudis

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has ruled out military intervention to stop the killing of protesters in Syria. Officials acknowledged that the U.S. intelligence community underestimated the determination of the opposition within Syria as well as Assad’s hesitation. They said the administration had sought to maintain a low profile and avoid […]

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Strategist: Obama handling of Libya polarizes NATO, pushes Turkey into anti-U.S. camp

Strategist: Obama handling of Libya polarizes NATO, pushes Turkey into anti-U.S. camp

Gregory Copley, Global Information System The U.S. Obama Administration’s lack of leadership in helping to resolve the Libyan civil war has, among other things, widened the rift between the U.S. and European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and has made the U.S. increasingly less influential in global strategic issues. The confused and […]

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Greece plans wall on Turkish border, 'can't take' influx of illegals

WorldTribune.com ATHENS — Greece, inundated by illegal migrants, plans to build a wall along its border with Turkey. Officials said the Athens government would build a security barrier along Greece’s 206-kilometer border with Turkey. They said the barrier would contain advanced sensors and monitored by unmanned aerial vehicles and other platforms. “Greece can’t take it […]

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