International Issues

U.S. House recognises ‘Armenian genocide’

Ankara slams the move, says Turks too died during the war Armenia rejoiced but Turkey was furious on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic resolution recognising mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide. With tensions already high over Turkey’s assault on Kurdish-controlled areas of …

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Impeachment proceedings unveiled

The House Democrats in the United States have unveiled plans to open up the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump with public hearings, after criticism from Republicans that the process has been overly secretive. The White House responded that it still considers the proceedings a “scam,” signalling no let-up in …

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Islamic State after Baghdadi

His death is a blow to IS, but insurgency is likely to continue The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder leader of the Islamic State (IS), is a signal moment in the fight against terrorism. Baghdadi blew himself up in an underground tunnel in a Syrian village where he …

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House to vote on impeachment probe

In a change in strategy, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced that the House will hold a formal vote on the impeachment inquiry. The vote, which is planned for Thursday, comes some five weeks after House Democrats launched an inquiry into whether President Donald Trump …

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IS chief Baghdadi killed in U.S. raid

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the Islamic State (IS) group’s elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed, dying “like a dog” in a night raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria. Mr. Trump told the nation in a televised White House address that a “large …

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Turkey defiant on Syria offensive

Trump sends Pence, Pompeo to negotiate with Erdogan Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Ankara to demand a ceasefire. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected any negotiations, telling Parliament …

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