Turkish air strikes in Syria threatened safety of U.S. personnel -Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria have threatened the safety of U.S. military personnel and the escalating situation has jeopardized years of progress against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The public comments represent the strongest condemnation by the United States of NATO ally Turkey’s air operations in recent days … Read more

Russia keeps mum on CIA director’s warning over nuclear weapons

The head of the CIA sent a message to Russia Russia says sensitive issues were discussed Kremlin: Russia does not plan to use nuclear weapons LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Thursday declined to give details of a warning message sent by the CIA director to Moscow this week about the consequences of … Read more

Explainer: NATO’s Articles 4 and 5: How the Ukraine conflict could trigger its defense obligations

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A deadly explosion ripped through NATO member Poland near its border with Ukraine on Tuesday and the United States and its allies said they were investigating unconfirmed reports that the explosion was caused by stray Russian missiles. The explosion, which firefighters said killed two people, raised fears that Russia’s war … Read more

CIA boss talks nuclear weapons and prisoners with Putin’s spy chief

Burns to warn Russian spy chief not to use nukes Burns must also raise the issue of American prisoners The Kremlin confirms that an American-Russian meeting took place in Turkey LONDON/WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, was due to warn the head of President Vladimir Putin’s … Read more

CIA chief in Ankara meeting with Russian counterpart, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency William Burns is in Ankara for talks with his Russian intelligence counterpart to deliver a message about the consequences of any use of weapons nuclear weapons by Russia, a White House official said Monday. “He’s not conducting any negotiations. He’s not discussing the … Read more

Ahead of a tense G20 summit, Biden and Xi to meet for talks

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping will arrive on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden ahead of the tension-laden Group of 20 (G20) summit on Russia’s war in Ukraine. The two leaders are expected to discuss Taiwan, Russia’s invasion of … Read more

President Raisi says Iran thwarted U.S. destabilisation

Raisi speaks after Biden says US will ‘liberate Iran’ Those who create insecurity ‘must be dealt with’ – Raisi Sunni cleric says southeast protests are being dealt with ‘ruthlessly’ DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Ebrahim Raisi said Iranian cities were “healthy and healthy” after what he called a failed attempt by the United States … Read more

U.S. and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed Finland’s “progress in joining and Sweden to NATO,” the White House said in a statement. The two men, whose meeting had not been announced to the media beforehand, … Read more

Tillerson to be called as witness in Trump ally’s foreign agent trial

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be called as a witness by federal prosecutors in the trial of Tom Barrack, a former fundraiser for former President Donald Trump, accused of acted illegally as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates, a court filing revealed on Saturday. … Read more

U.S. candidate beats Russian to head U.N. tech agency

139 votes for the American candidate against 25 for the Russian ITU elections seen as symbolically important The American president, Blinken had supported the American candidate GENEVA, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A U.S. candidate decisively beat her Russian rival to become the next head of the UN’s top tech agency on Thursday in an election … Read more