Turkey’s Erdogan says no going back from S-400 deal with Russia: NTV

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will not turn back from its deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday, a day... Read more »

Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey

FILE PHOTO: Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Satterfield, prepares ahead of his address to the 11th Annual International Institute for National Security Studies... Read more »

Infantino defends FIFA from criticism over Bahraini footballer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended world soccer’s governing body over its perceived lack of action in the case of refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al... Read more »

Russia to Turkey: You can’t have Syrian safe zone without Assad’s consent

MOSCOW/SOCHI (Reuters) – Russia told Turkey on Thursday it had no right to create a “safe zone” inside Syria unless it sought and received the consent of President Bashar... Read more »

Coalition warplanes hit last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State’s last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as U.S.-backed fighters... Read more »

Huawei presence complicates country partnerships with U.S. – Pompeo

BUDAPEST, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The United States will share its knowledge of risks involving Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei with countries such as Hungary, U.S. Secretary of State... Read more »

At Khomeini’s Iraqi place of exile, Iranians remember revolution’s leader

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – On a backstreet in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf, Iranian pilgrims shuffle in and out of a small doorway, making a short but important detour.... Read more »

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches ‘final battle’ against Islamic State

QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the... Read more »

U.S. military aims to withdraw from Syria by April: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: A U.S military vehicle travels in the town of Amuda, northern Syria April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo ANKARA (Reuters) – The U.S. military is preparing to... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-EM stocks, FX fall as mood dampens over trade war, global growth fears

* EM stocks to see first weekly decline in 7 weeks * Stocks in S.Korea fall over 1 pct on intensifying trade tensions * Russia’s rouble softens ahead of... Read more »