Ankara considers the YPG a terror threat to Turkey and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK - a group that has waged an insurgency in southern Turkey. "I hope very much that this mistake will be reversed immediately", Erdogan said on Thursday. "Such a policy will not be beneficial; you can't be in the same sack as terrorist organizations".
Opposition from just one more Republican senator and all Democrats would be enough to block the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as the top trade negotiator for the USA, even if Vice President Mike Pence casts a vote in his favor. The vote was 82-14 to confirm Robert Lighthizer. We look forward to learning more about the Administration's trade agenda for the financial services industry and working with him to advance the interests of USA insurers and reinsurers globally.
Hamas has eased its stance on the Jewish state after having called for decades for its destruction, as the movement seeks to improve its global standing. "It's my honor to shoulder the responsibility of leading the political bureau of this large movement of holy resistance", Haniyeh said after arriving at the tent in downtown Gaza City.
Teams of global observers would monitor the safe zones. But there are also worrisome flaws that could doom the deal to the same fate as its predecessors. The area, south of Latamneh, is expected to be part of the deal. The Observatory and the Ghouta Media Center, an activist collective, said a child was wounded when government forces shelled the Damascus suburb of Kfar Batna.
Government forces also bombarded rebel-held neighborhoods of Damascus, the observatory said. The agreement will remain in place for six months, a period which could be extended automatically if the three guarantor countries agree. The agreement signed on Thursday by Iran, Russia and Turkey in the Kazakh capital, Astana, is the latest in a series of ceasefire proposals aimed at ending Syria's war, now in its seventh year.
You can never discount the home advantage that any side has on the football field. Regardless of the outcome, it should be an emotional game for the home crowd at the Calderon. - Madrid v Juventus will be eighth European Cup final fixture to be played twice, and the fourth in the Champions League era (also Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid , Barcelona v Manchester United, Liverpool v Milan).