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Syrian government, allies advance before UN council votes

BEIRUT: Syrian government forces recaptured territory from insurgents in several western areas on Saturday as the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on rival French and Russian draft resolutions urging an immediate ceasefire. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters on the ground, hold the upper hand… Read More »

Biden vows 'rock solid' NATO ties as allies slam Trump

RIGA: US Vice President Joe Biden promised unwavering commitment to NATO’s collective defence on Tuesday (Aug 23) as he sought to reassure Baltic allies spooked by a resurgent Russia and White House hopeful Donald Trump. “Let there be no doubt – America’s Article 5 commitment is rock solid and unwavering,” Biden said, referring to a… Read More »