NATO aiming to deploy 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo courtesy of NATO. )2017 archives)

nsnbc : The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is aiming to increase the number of the international forces in the framework of the train, advise, and assist mission in Afghanistan to close to 16,000 during the year 2018. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo courtesy of NATO. (2017 archives) NATO (OTAN) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg More...

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Aftermath after Turkish "anti-terrorist" operations against Kurds in July 2016. Courtesy HRW
By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Turkey imposes kurfew in predominantly Kurdish Diyarbakir province

nsnbc : Turkey, on Wednesday, imposed curfews in dozens of villages and towns in the predominantly Kurdish Diyarbakir province, prompting fears of a new, intensified crackdown against PKK militants and Kurdish civil More...

Turkish military helicopter in Afrin, Syria (archives)
By nsnbc On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Turkish military helicopter downed in Syria’s Afrin, 11 soldiers killed

nsnbc : Eleven Turkish soldiers lost their lives on Saturday when a helicopter was downed in northern Syria’s predominantly Kurdish Afrin region in Rojava a.k.a. Syrian Kurdistan. On Monday the Syrian Democratic More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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Syria downs Israeli F-16, UN-Chief and Putin called for immediate deescalation

nsnbc : Syrian air defense forces downed an Israeli F-16 and apparently damaged one other jet during Israeli air raids in Syria. The air raid is the third of its kind in recent weeks. Israel claims it launched the More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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After their release, Turkish educators demand that they be reinstated to their jobs

nsnbc : Turkish educators who ended their hunger strike which they had begun demanding that they be reinstated to their jobs, on the 324th day, were discharged from hospital on Friday. Nuriye Gülmen, Semih Özakça, More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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Clashes between Turkey and SDF in Afrin continue, SDF reports masscre in Shkefteh village

nsnbc : Clashes between Turkish military forces and Turkey-backed insurgents on one hand, and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria’s Afrin continue. The SDF and the People’s More...

The ‘girl from Enghelab Street’, recorded holding her hijab aloft in protest in December 2017. The National via YouTube
By nsnbc On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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How Iran uses a compulsory hijab law to control its citizens – and why they are protesting

TC : Protests against Iran’s mandatory hijab law – which requires all women to wear it in public – have sprung up across Iran in the first few weeks of 2018. Women, acting individually, stood on utility boxes More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Lebanon stands united against Israeli attempts to annex land and offshore energy resources

nsnbc : Lebanon’s President, Prime Minister and Parliament Speaker, representing the country’s three most powerful population groups, stand united against Israel’s attempt to build a wall on Lebanese More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Israel attacks Syrian military research center

nsnbc : The Syrian Army Air Defense on Wednesday, confronted a new attack by Israeli forces on military positions in Damascus countryside report official Syrian sources. The target of the latest Israeli aggression More...

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Norwegian PM Erna Solberg speak at a press conference on Monday. Photo: Torbjorn Kjosvold | Norwegian Armed Forces
By nsnbc On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Events linked to Turkey’s invasion of Afrin are “gruesome”: NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg

nsnbc : Speaking at the annual conference of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee in Leagankollen on Monday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO is not considering the actions of Turkey in Afrin to be More...