Politics and Security

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:45
Turkey's Interior Ministry has dismissed 1,218 military personnel from the gendarmerie as part of the investigation into the movement allegedly behind the failed coup in July. Authorities have arrested close to 37,000 people and dismissed or suspended more than 100,000 personnel from government jobs in a purge to eradicate the network.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:42
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurdish and Arab armed groups said on Thursday it would reject Turkish involvement in the operation to drive Islamic State from its Syrian capital Raqqa.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:36
Iraq warned Wednesday that Turkey risks war over its threats to intervene militarily in northern Iraq even as Iraqi forces worked to secure a first foothold within Mosul against the Islamic State.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:35
The presidents of Colombia and Mexico have promised to deepen cooperation on matters of organized crime and security as both countries continue to struggle with longstanding problems related to criminal groups.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 08:02
"Work of US with Kyrgyzstan on ensuring security in Afghanistan continues," the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said today, speaking to students at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA).
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:40
In the likely event of a Hillary Clinton win, her administration will no longer be able to count on New Delhi displaying what is known as strategic restraint; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dramatically altered the traditional Pakistan doctrine with several high-risk firsts.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:39
The South Sudan government has finally acknowledged the presence of Sudanese rebels inside its territory and promised to flush them out to maintain good relations between the two countries.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 06:52
Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly declared that the country has suffered a coup after the government blocked efforts to push for a recall of the president, deepening a political crisis that is fueling criminal activity in Venezuela.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 06:32
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has given Juba two months to force Sudanese rebels operating inside South Sudan to leave the country. Bashir made the remarks in Khartoum over the weekend after the U.S. State Department issued a statement last Thursday indicating the South Sudan government is harboring Sudanese rebels.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:54
Iraq’s prime minister on Saturday rejected the possibility of Turkish involvement in the current campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State, just a day after Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that he had reached an “agreement in principle” with Turkish officials that would allow Turkey to participate in the battle.