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WATCH Russian military police arrive in Manbij & Kobani after deal on Syrian-Turkey border (VIDEOS)

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RT’s video agency Ruptly has captured the arrival of Russian military to the Syrian frontier town of Kobani. Another unit was filmed arriving to Manbij, a key town some 30 km from the border with Turkey in the Aleppo province. The footage shows military police vehicles with Russian flags patrolling the streets of Manbij on Read More

Trump lifts Turkey sanctions as he claims ALL credit for Syria border de-escalation

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US President Donald Trump says he’ll lift sanctions on Turkey, unless he’s “not happy” with its actions in northern Syria, as he took complete credit for “saving” of Kurds, claiming the outcome was created by “no other nation.” Trump said Turkey had confirmed that it would make an earlier five-day ceasefire permanent and that it Read More

‘Taking legal action’: Iraq pleads with UN to kick unauthorized US forces out of country

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The Iraqi government is seeking international help after US troops withdrawing from Syria entered western Iraq without permission, with Baghdad now taking legal action against the uninvited presence. Baghdad did not give permission for US forces to stay in Iraq, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi reaffirmed on Wednesday. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that Read More

Turks appeased, Kurds saved, US gets breathing space: ‘Russia takes on job that US failed at’ in Syria

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A Russian-Turkish deal on security arrangements in northeastern Syria is a major win for Moscow’s diplomatic approach, but Washington was hardly crushed by it, Middle East experts tell RT. On Tuesday the security crisis in northeastern Syria, which was triggered by US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops embedded with Kurdish militias in the Read More

Russian military police move to Syrian-Turkish border as first phase of Erdogan-Putin deal

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A column of Russian military police has crossed the river Euphrates and started moving towards Syrian-Turkish border, Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed on Wednesday. The transfer marks a start of the implementation of the deal presidents Putin and Erdogan agreed on following their Tuesday meeting. “Units of Russian military police will assist in ensuring the Read More

EMERGING MARKETS-Brexit weighs on stocks; Russia deal lifts Turkish lira

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* UK parliament rejects swift decision on Brexit bill * Hong Kong legislature withdraws extradition bill * Russia, Turkey agree to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border * South African inflation slows in September; rand down By Susan Mathew Oct 23 (Reuters) – Emerging-market shares retreated from their highest in more than two months on Read More

Russia ‘filling the gap’ left by retreating US under Putin-Erdogan deal on Syria

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With the US disentangling itself from Syria and effectively leaving Kurds at the mercy of Ankara, Moscow has filled the gap, cementing its position in the region with a ‘historic’ deal, analysts told RT. “The Sochi agreement has cemented the Russian-Turkish cooperation in Syria, also effectively reducing the American influence in the country,” political analyst Read More

Trump donor to plead guilty to hiding work as foreign agent

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WASHINGTON— A prolific political fundraiser who raised millions of dollars for Democrats before donating large sums to President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee has agreed to plead guilty to multiple federal charges, including tax evasion and concealing his work as a foreign agent as he lobbied high-level U.S. government officials, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The Read More

‘Permanent’ Turkey-Syria cease-fire possible as temporary peace agreement ends, Pence says

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The120-hour cease-fire agreement between Turkey and Syria ended Tuesday, and U.S. officials including Vice President Mike Pence were optimistic that a permanent peace deal could emerge after days of turmoil. The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said its members have withdrawn from the20-mile-wide safe zone under Turkish military control, Pence said while speaking Read More

Assad visits frontline in Idlib, vows to retake all of Syrian land (PHOTOS)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has visited the frontline in the Idlib province – the last major stronghold of the militants. He then sent a clear message to Ankara that the Damascus intends to regain all of its land. Assad made the surprise visit to the frontline on Tuesday. He met the troops west of the Read More