Turkey's direct military involvement in the push against IS began late last month, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - responding to a civilian massacre in Turkey's southeast - sent warplanes, tanks and artillery to crush terror threats on the border.
Also on Friday, China's Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing firm opposition to the nuclear test and commitment to settle the problems through the six-party talks on Pyongyang's denuclearization. South Korea regards the latest test as the most powerful. The MEP has started radiation monitoring at the country's northeastern border. In a hastily convened press conference, Japan's top government spokesperson Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the government here is ...
Mr Trump's willingness to air political dirty laundry on the RT network, a 24-hour news channel that airs programmes in both Russian and other languages to audiences mostly outside Russia itself, has reinforced impressions of his wanting to cozy up to the Moscow authorities.
Kodmani said mechanisms will need to be put in place to enforce the ceasefire, including the "cessation of hostilities and the grounding (of) regime air forces". Insurgents said they were planning a counter-offensive. Kerry and Lavrov met four times since a previous Geneva meeting on August 26, and Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin discussed the matter at a summit in China.
There were no immediate reports of injury following Israel's retaliation. On August 22, the air force hit what it said was a Syrian army rocket launcher in response to "stray fire from Syrian conflict". Similar attacks had been carried out against Syrian military positions on Thursday under the same pretext. "The IDF holds the Syrian government accountable for this blatant breach of Israeli sovereignty, and will continue to act in order to safeguard Israel", the army said in a statement.
North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test earlier this year, part of its push for a nuclear-armed missile that could one day reach the USA mainland. NHK says Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is now analyzing radiation levels at monitoring stations nationwide to see if there is any change. Six months after those sanctions, North Korea is only increasing its missile launches and test frequency.