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Dec22

Turkey pledges to take over ISIS fight after US withdrawal

By: Reuters Source: Jordan Times ISTANBUL/BEIRUT – Turkey will take over the fight against ISIS militants in Syria as the United States withdraws its troops, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, in the latest upheaval wrought by Washington’s abrupt policy shift. The surprise announcement by US President Donald Trump this week that he would withdraw roughly 2,000 troops has felled a pillar of American policy in the Middle East. Critics say Trump’s decision will make it harder to find a diplomatic solution to Syria’s seven-year-old conflict. For Turkey, the step removes a source of friction with the United States. Erdogan has long castigated his NATO ally over its support for...

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Dec14

Twitter CEO acknowledges plight of Rohingya Muslims

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey is under fire for failing to address the humanitarian crisis involving the Rohingya Muslims during his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar. Dorsey published a thread on his Twitter page last Sunday praising Myanmar’s people as “full of joy,” and heaping equal praise on the nation’s cuisine. Critics angrily accused Dorsey of ignoring the plight of more than 700,000 Rohingyas who fled from northern Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh to avoid a scorched earth campaign launched by the military in response to a series of attacks by Rohingya militants on security outposts. A special United...

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Dec07

Pakistan urges US to exit Afghanistan as “friend” not “failure”

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s military says it is taking “every step” required to help the United States successfully achieve a political reconciliation in Afghanistan and exit the war-shattered country “as friend of the region, not as a failure.” The statement comes a day after U.S. special envoy for Afghan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad and sought cooperation from the Pakistani leadership for Washington’s renewed push for finding a negotiated end to the 17-year-old war with the Taliban. Army spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor told reporters in Rawalpindi, where the military is headquartered, that...

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