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U.S. raises $300 million from allies for Syria stabilization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it had secured $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize parts of Syria retaken from Islamic State, after President Donald Trump demanded that allies help carry the costs of the war. FILE PHOTO: People walk through debris in the center of Afrin, Syria March 24, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo The ...

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U.S. welcomes Saudi Arabia’s pledge of $100 million for Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia’s contribution of $100 million to help stabilize parts of Syria no longer held by Islamic State, which comes as the Trump administration looks to cut back on foreign aid. FILE PHOTO: A view of tents at a refugee camp for the internally displaced Syrians in Idlib province, Syria July ...

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Pompeo, Saudi crown prince discuss Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by phone on Monday to discuss the situations in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves to the media before his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan says finalised preparations to make more safe zones in Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has finalised preparations to make more safe areas inside Syria as it did via two military incursions in the north of the country it borders, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Rize, Turkey August 11, 2018. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS Speaking at his AK Party’s provincial headquarters ...

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Russia downs drone near its Syria air base: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s military said it had shot down a drone that came close to its Syrian air base at Hmeimim on Saturday and was launched from the Idlib “de-escalation” zone controlled by what Moscow calls “illegal military groups”, TASS agency reported. The drone caused no casualties or damage, and the Hmeimim air base is operating as normal, the ...

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Turkish, U.S. defense ministers discuss defense deals, Syria, counterterrorism: broadcasters

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and U.S. counterpart Jim Mattis speak over phone and discuss bilateral defense deals, Syria and counterterrorism, Turkish broadcasters and the state news agency said, without citing their source. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis attends the swearing in ceremony for new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie in the ...

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Russia confirms proposed Syria cooperation with United States

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday that it had proposed cooperating with the United States on Syrian refugees and de-mining in a letter sent to the top U.S. general in July. The proposals on refugees concerned a refugee camp in Rukban, the ministry said in a statement. In the letter, Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian military’s ...

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