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Germany Arrests Turkish Man Suspected of Spying for Turkey

BERLIN, Dec 16 – German police have arrested a 31-year-old Turkish man who is suspected of providing information on Kurds living in Germany to Turkish intelligence agencies, the German federal prosecutor’s office announced on Friday. The arrest could exacerbate tensions between NATO partners Germany and Turkey, which has accused Berlin of harboring militants from the

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Intelligence Gaps May Have Helped Afghan Taliban Breach NATO Fortress

By Mirwais Harooni and Qiamuddin Shams BAGRAM, Afghanistan, Nov 24  – In the year before Qari Naib blew himself up on Nov. 12 inside a NATO base near Kabul killing four Americans, Afghan intelligence warned the U.S. military at least twice that a worker could be planning an attack, government and security officials said. The

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Explosion at NATO Air Base in Afghanistan Causes Casualties

KABUL, Nov 12 – A Taliban suicide bomber dressed as a labourer blew himself up at the NATO air base at Bagram north of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least four people and wounding 18, officials said. “An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties,” the NATO-led Resolute

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Taliban Claim Deadly Attack on German Consulate in Afghanistan

By Abdul Matin and Sabine Siebold MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan/BERLIN, Nov 11 – A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a wall around the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late on Thursday, killing at least four civilians and wounding scores, officials said. A NATO spokesman said the explosion had

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Turkey Condemned Over Kurdish Lawmaker Arrests, as Car Bomb Kills Nine

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 4 – Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism probe on Friday, drawing European and U.N. condemnation of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, co-leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), were jailed pending trial after

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NATO Seeks Troops to Deter Russia on Eastern Flank

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Oct 26  – NATO will press allies on Wednesday to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow. With Russia’s aircraft carrier heading to Syria in a show of force along Europe’s shores, alliance defense ministers

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Spain Reviewing Refuelling Permission for Russian Warships

MADRID, Oct 26  – Spain is reviewing a request by a Russian flotilla to refuel in its North African enclave of Ceuta, the foreign ministry said, as NATO raised concerns that the warships headed for Syria could be used to target civilians in Aleppo. NATO is monitoring the progress of the eight-strong carrier battle group

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Turkey Purges NATO Military Envoys after Failed Coup

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Oct 12  – Turkey has fired hundreds of senior military staff serving at NATO in Europe and the United States following July’s coup attempt, documents show, broadening a purge to include some of the armed forces’ best-trained officials. In a classified military dispatch seen by Reuters, 149 military envoys posted to

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U.S. Elections: The Missing Point

Both U.S. presidential candidates must address the Middle East issue OP-ED by Ghanem Nuseibeh While the U.S. presidential election campaign continues to revolve around topics focusing on the character traits of the two presidential hopefuls—Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton—there has been a glaring omission from the first debate. Both nominees failed to have any serious discussion

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Afghan Police Battle Holdout Gunman After Suicide Attacks Hit Kabul

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Sept 6 – Afghan security forces sealed off the centre of Kabul on Tuesday as they battled gunmen who barricaded themselves inside the offices of an international aid group after a car bomb attack on Monday night. The attack in a prosperous business and residential area of the capital took place

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