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Turkey to halt troop transfers to Iraq after angry objections from Baghdad

Turkey has promised to stop deploying troops to northern Iraq after Baghdad threatened to appeal to the UN Security Council to force the soldiers out. Iraq’s government says Turkish forces entered the country illegally. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu assured Iraq on Sunday that no more troops would be sent across the border until Baghdad’s …

Deutsche Welle

Over 50 killed after gov't forces repel Taliban attacks in southern Afghanistan

Scores of Afghan soldiers defect to Taliban during battle

At least 65 Afghani troops, including several commanders, have joined the Taliban forces in the volatile Helmand province, officials said. The government troops have been clashing with insurgents in the area for weeks. The authorities launched an investigation into the incident, Helmand province governor Mirza Khan Rahimi said on Saturday. “Soldiers from an Afghan army …

Deutsche Welle

Syrian ground offensive advances on Aleppo under Russian cover

Ground offensives led by the Syrian army and their allies have continued into the start of the week. Three rebel groups affiliated with the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) reportedly received munitions from the US. Syrian government troops and their allies pushed on with their offensive a few kilometers south of the northern city of Aleppo …

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine parliament approves partial mobilisation of troops

AFP- Ukraine’s parliament on Monday approved the partial mobilisation of troops to counter “Russian interference” in the country, a day after Crimea voted to secede from Kiev and join Russia. A majority of deputies approved the motion, citing “the worsening political situation in the country… and Russia’s interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs.”

Daily News Egypt

No need yet to send troops to Ukraine: Putin

AFP – Russia has no need yet to send troops into Ukraine but reserves the right to use “all means” to protect citizens should the necessity arise, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “We reserve the right to use all means to protect” Russian and Ukrainian citizens in Ukraine, Putin said in comments live on state television, …

Daily News Egypt