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Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]

Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

Published 01/08/2017

Employees of customer support team of the Wnet internet provider work at the company's headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine July 26, 2017.

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn't the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks.

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Turkey sent some 200 cargo planes to Qatar since dispute began: minister

Turkey sent some 200 cargo planes to Qatar since dispute began: minister

Published 12/07/2017

Turkey has sent 197 cargo planes, 16 trucks and one ship to Qatar to meet its daily needs since a dispute broke out last month between Qatar and other Gulf states, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday.

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Before Putin talks, Trump plays down interference in U.S. election

Before Putin talks, Trump plays down interference in U.S. election

Published 06/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on January 17, 2017 and U.S. President Donald Trump seen at a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20, 2017, as seen in this combination photo. ... REUTERS and Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout/File photos via REUTERS

One day before his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that no one knows for sure whether Moscow intervened in the 2016 U.S. election but that he suspected Russian involvement.

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Take Two for Trump in talks with unnerved European allies

Take Two for Trump in talks with unnerved European allies

Published 05/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a working dinner meeting at the NATO headquarters during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Matt Dunham/Pool/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump will get a chance to patch up trans-Atlantic ties this week when he meets with NATO allies still rattled by his failure on an earlier trip to embrace the principle that an attack against one member is an attack against all.

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In Afghanistan, U.S. senators call for coherent policy from Trump

In Afghanistan, U.S. senators call for coherent policy from Trump

Published 04/07/2017

U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan on Tuesday called for a new strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in U.S. history.

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Turkey protests Berlin art installation targeting Erdogan

Turkey protests Berlin art installation targeting Erdogan

Published 04/07/2017

Turkey on Tuesday condemned as incitement to violence an art installation in front of the German Chancellery that portrayed President Tayyip Erdogan as a dictator, a few days before he is due to attend a G20 summit in Germany.

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Turkey welcomes U.S. pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey welcomes U.S. pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Published 23/06/2017

Turkey regards as a "positive step" a U.S. pledge to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria after the defeat of Islamic State and said its implementation was essential, Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

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Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Published 23/06/2017

Turkey's defense minister said on Friday his country had no plans to review its military base in Qatar and that any demand for its closure would represent interference in Ankara's relations with the Gulf state.

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Trump gives U.S. military authority to set Afghan troop levels: U.S. official

Trump gives U.S. military authority to set Afghan troop levels: U.S. official

Published 14/06/2017

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, opening the door for future troop increases requested by the U.S. commander.

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