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The U.S. has started to pull its Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey, despite a recent appeal from Ankara to its NATO allies to keep the air and missile defense units at a delicate time on the border with Syria.
Tolga Tanış - WASHINGTON
Transfer of four separate defense system equipment Turkey demands from the United States is still pending, amid different approaches between the two NATO allies towards regional issues, particularly Syria
U.S. Air Forces Central Command has started deploying search and rescue helicopters and airmen at Diyarbakır Air Base in order to help with recovery operations in Iraq and Syria
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
French warplanes carried out a second wave of strikes overnight on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Oct. 9.
CHISINAU, Moldova - The Associated Press
In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.
OSLO - Reuters
Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 9 for its contribution to building democracy after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011, the Nobel Committee said.
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
While Russian President Vladimir Putin's air campaign in Syria may have other aims, one result seems to be that it is hitting Islamists from Russia's Caucasus, say analysts.
More than 70 percent of Russians support Moscow's bombing campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria but the danger of getting sucked into a protracted war is not lost on the public, a new poll showed Oct. 8.
Russia could implement US proposals aiming to coordinate Moscow's strikes in Syria with the Washington-led coalition, a Russian defence ministry spokesman said on Oct. 7.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
A large majority of Russia's military strikes in Syria have not been aimed at ISIL or jihadists tied to Al-Qaeda, and have instead targeted the moderate Syrian opposition, the State Department said Oct. 7.
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Russian military officials were to hold talks with their Israeli counterparts in Tel Aviv on Oct. 6 after the countries' leaders agreed to establish a mechanism to avoid accidental clashes in Syria.
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