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Japan’s Precarious Position in the Asia

Japan’s Precarious Position in the Asia

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-01-11 21:16
Over the last few years, Japan’s foreign policy gained a coherence rarely seen in decades. No doubt pressure from Japan’s natural rivals in Asia—a rising China and a recalcitrant Russia—have helped to focus the minds of Japanese policymakers. Certainly t ...
Japan’s Precarious Position in the Asia - Foreign Policy Research Institute

Trump, in phone call with China's Xi, agrees to honor 'One China' policy

Reuters - 2017-02-10 05:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to honor the United States' "One China" policy during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said on Thursday, as he took steps to improve ties after angering Beijing by ta ...

5,300 Iraqi Turkmen Resettled in the Kurdish areas of Southern Turkey

BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — A camp built for more than 5,300 Iraqi Turkmen in the predominantly Kurdish Sivricehoyuk village in the province of Kahramanmaras received its first wave of refugees fleeing from the Islamic State (IS)-held town of Tal Afar and the city of Mosul ...

ISIS security chief killed in Syrian army attack near Homs

Aranews - 2017-01-12 04:15
ARA News Homs – Syrian regime’s army forces on Thursday launched an offensive on Islamic State’s (ISIS) strongholds in the central governorate of Homs, killing and wounding several militants, activists reported. At least four ISIS jihadists were killed an ...

Austria police investigate Afghans over New Year's sexual assaults

Reuters - 2017-01-09 19:33
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police are investigating six Afghan refugees over sexual attacks on 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations in the western province of Tyrol, a police officer involved with the case said on Monday. ...

Turkey and Russia have ceasefire plan for Syria, says Ankara

Reuters - 2016-12-28 14:02
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia have prepared an agreement for a ceasefire in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said, adding Ankara would not budge on its opposition to President Bashar al-Assad staying in power. ...

Kurds in Germany: Fear in the air of Turkey’s Erdogan supporters

E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BERLIN,— Following the attempted coup in July, the tense situation in Turkey has been mirrored within Germany. The Kurdish community here is growing increasingly afraid. Ali Toprak doesn’t know where to begin. The chair of Germany’s Kurdish community advo ...

Iraqi Kurdish KDP welcomes Putin’s recent comment on the rights of Kurds

E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
MOSCOW,— Iraq’s Kurdistan region welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comment on the rights of Kurds, who have always appreciated relations with Russia, a member of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Russia said Friday. “The Russ ...

IFJ/EFJ: We'll denounce Maxime Azadi's arrest in the Council of Europe

ANF/English - 2016-12-21 21:58
The International and European Federations of Journalists described the arrest of ANF News Director Maxime Azadi in Belgium as "a dangerous precedent and is likely to threaten the security of Kurdish and Turkish exiled journalists in Europe”. ...

Russia: too early to say who behind ambassador’s killing in Turkey

Waar Media - 2016-12-21 19:20
Waar, Duhok: Russian government said on Wednesday it was too early to say who was behind the murder of their ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, who was shot dead by a gunman at an art gallery in Ankara on Monday. Turkey said it thinks that followers of ...

March in Hamburg against the isolation of Öcalan

ANF/English - 2016-12-14 10:37
Led by the Free Youth (Civanên Azad), Kurdish people and their allies marched in Hamburg, Germany to protest the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...