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Group: International community must support Nigeria to defeat new threats

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) United Kingdom chapter says Nigeria needs the support of the world to overcome a new wave of terrorism in the country.

Iran promise to boost military links with Syria

Iran on Wednesday said it would assist Syria in boosting its air defence systems, the Chief of Staff of Iran’s armed forces said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem September 18, 2019. RONEN ZVULUN- REUTERS

Israeli premier warns Bashar al-Assad to keep out Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday he would be “risking the future” of his regime if he allowed Iran to be entrenched militarily in his country.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, on January 13, 2020. Pavel Golovkin-Pool via REUTERS

Turkey and Russia put off talks expected to tackle Libya and Syria

Russia and Turkey have postponed ministerial-level talks which were expected to focus on Libya and Syria, where the two countries support opposing sides in long-standing conflicts.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder out for rest of season with knee injury

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.

Man kills wife, two brothers, seven others

Lebanon has detained a man over the killing of 10 people including his wife, two brothers, and two Syrian children, a judicial source said Thursday, in a crime that shocked the country.
A team from Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital will test for the new coronavirus at a refugee camp on Wednesday after a resident was found to be infected, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said.

Lebanon to test for coronavirus at refugee camp after first case found

A team from Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital will test for the new coronavirus at a refugee camp on Wednesday after a resident was found to be infected, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said.

Kim Jong Un reportedly in critical condition after heart surgery

Fears were growing for Kim Jong-un’s health today after a US official said the dictator could be in ‘grave danger’ after heart surgery – although South Korea has played down the reports.

Syria reports first coronavirus death as government limits movement

Syria’s Health Ministry on Sunday reported its first death due to Covid-19.
Tulsi Gabbard during a Democratic presidential primary debate on 20 November 2019. Derek White-Rex-Shutterstock

Rep Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential bid, endorses Joe Biden

US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end “forever wars,” dropped her long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday and endorsed front-runner Joe Biden in a video posted on Twitter.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC pact with Russia falls apart, sending oil into tailspin

A three-year pact between OPEC and Russia ended in acrimony on Friday after Moscow refused to support deeper oil cuts to cope with the outbreak of coronavirus and OPEC responded by removing all limits on its own production.
A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said.

Turkey downs Syrian warplane, kills pilot

A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said.
A Turkey-backed Syrian fighter fires a truck-mounted gun towards the town of Saraqeb on Wednesday [Omar Haj Kadour-AFP]

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in northwestern Idlib province as Turkey vowed "to respond in kind" with attacks on "all" their positions.
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

Countries criticise Russia, Syria at UN over killing of Turkish soldiers

Russia and Syria on Friday came under strong criticisms from western countries in the UN Security Council over the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria on Thursday.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during the 56th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Feb. 15, 2020.

Turkey, Russia fear humanitarian disaster in Syria’s Idlib

A Turkish delegation will travel to Russia Monday to discuss the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there, Turkey’s foreign minister said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Syria says Turkish leader ‘disconnected from reality’ after threats

The Syrian government on Wednesday described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “disconnected from reality” after he threatened to attack regime forces “everywhere” in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Turkey threatens to attack Syrian forces ‘everywhere’

Turkey will strike Syrian regime forces “everywhere” if its soldiers come under renewed attack, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday and accused Damascus ally Russia of committing “massacres” in Idlib.

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