Kurdish-led Fighters in Syria Fights Back on Syrian Border
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Kurdish-led fighters in Syria attempted on Tuesday to retake the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain from Turkish-led forces, as Kurdish and Syrian government troops sought to repel a Turkish incursion in northern Syria. The Kurdish counteroffensive came as Syrian government troops were deployed inside the... Read more
Turkey-Syria Offensive: US Sanctions Turkish Ministries
  The US has sanctioned two Turkish ministries and three senior government officials in response to the country’s military offensive in northern Syria. President Donald Trump also phoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to demand an immediate truce, Vice-President Mike Pence said. Mr Pence said he would travel... Read more
Tunisia Presidential Election: Kais Saied Declared Winner
Kais Saied has promised to fight corruption and support decentralisation Independent law professor Kais Saied has won Tunisia‘s presidential election with 72.71 percent of votes, the country’s electoral commission has confirmed. Saied secured 2.7 million votes against one million received by his opponent, Nabil Karoui, in Sunday’s... Read more
Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.
President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only one week’s time turned into a bloody carnage, forced the abandonment of a successful five-year-long American project to keep the peace on a volatile border, and given an unanticipated victory to four American... Read more
Talks Under Way Between Sudan Transitional Government and Rebels
The meeting has come after some rebel groups signed a draft agreement in Juba last month, detailing a plan for the talks, trust-building measures Peace talks between a delegation from Sudan‘s newly created sovereign council and a number of rebel leaders are under way in South Sudan’s... Read more
Refugee Boat Sinks Off Turkey Coast
Turkey has been a key transit point for migrants and refugees aiming to cross into Europe A rubber boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off the coast of western Turkey on Monday, leaving one child dead and another missing, security sources said. The Turkish coastguard... Read more
Libyan Rivals Divided Whether to Stand With Turkey or Kurds
Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, officially informed Germany his objection to Turkey and Qatar’s participation in the international conference organized by the UN Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to resolve the Libyan crisis, announced an official close to Haftar. The LNA official, who asked not to... Read more
Turkey-Syria Offensive: Kurds Reach Deal with Syrian Army
The Kurds in Syria say the Syrian government has agreed to send its army to the northern border to try to halt Turkey’s offensive against them. Syrian state media earlier reported that government forces had been deployed to the north. It follows the US decision to pull all its... Read more
Exit Polls Project Saied to Become Tunisia’s New President
Independent candidate Kais Saied has pledged to fight corruption and support decentralisation Independent law professor Kais Saied looked set ot win Tunisia‘s presidential runoff, as exit polls forecast an overwhelming victory against his rival. Polls carried in Tunisian media on Sunday projected that Saied would win with... Read more
US ‘To Evacuate 1,000 Troops’ as Turkey Advances
  The US is pulling out all of its troops from northern Syria as Turkey advances its operation against the Kurds. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Turkey “likely intends” to extend its attack further than originally planned. The assault is aimed at forcing out Kurdish forces – the main... Read more