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Mattis Makes Clear US Commitment to Protecting Turkey

But this sparked ire from Turkey, which regards the YPG as the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey, leaving tens of thousands dead. A senior American official said the USA will step up joint intelligence-sharing with the Turks to help them better target terrorists. The official, who wasn't authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the USA has yet to provide the weapons.


S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

According to the agency, Moon Jae-in is in favour for engagement with Pyongyang for peace - this is quite in contrast to the rhetoric from the Donald Trump administration in recent weeks. It remains to be seen whether Seoul's new government might reverse the deployment following a re-think promised by Moon's Democratic Party. "If the Korean Peninsula again suffers the ravages of war, I myself will hold up a gun to protect our nation and the lives of our people".


Russian photographer may have breached Oval Office security

Russian photographer may have breached Oval Office security

Donald Trump urged Russian Federation and Ukraine to "make peace", in a tweet accompanied by two photos of the U.S. president posing with top diplomats from the rival countries. By barring all press but a Russian photographer from President Donald Trump's meeting with Kremlin officials this week, the White House opened itself up to more Russia-related criticism from observers.



May and Corbyn to trade blows as General Election campaign turns nasty

Speaking afterwards, Corbyn said participants had "amended a draft document that was put forward" and reached unanimous agreement. Senior Labour figures gathered Thursday for a meeting to finalise the manifesto for the June 8 vote, ahead of its publication next week.


China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system

China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system

The THAAD deployment was agreed upon by Moon's predecessor, conservative leader Park Guen-hye. But ties have plummeted. The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which would intercept attacks from North Korea, became operational in South Korea last week.


Death toll in Pakistan bomb attack at 25

Death toll in Pakistan bomb attack at 25

Citing sources, Geo TV said Haideri has been shifted to the civil hospital. He himself was rushed to hospital and sustained only minor injuries. "The explosion happened on my auto. He has been the deputy chairman of the Senate since 2015. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which underscored the militants' continued ability to carry out high-profile attacks despite a protracted military crackdown that's underway in several parts of the country, including Pakistan's ...