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Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels from Sunday
PNA - The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said.
France seizes passports of six nationals heading for Syria
PNA - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that six French nationals, suspected of planning to leave for Syria, had their passports confiscated by the authorities. This is a first in France since the right to remove a passport was introduced as part of a counterterrorism law in November.
Turkey enters Syria to evacuate tomb
PNA - Turkish troops have crossed into Syria to relieve the garrison at the mausoleum of Suleyman Shah - a tiny enclave of Turkey where the forefather of the Ottoman empire is buried.
Hezbollah Militants fighting IS in Iraq
PNA - Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah is fighting the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, its chief Hassan Nasrallah revealed for the first time on Monday
4,000 US troops deployed to Kuwait, possibly to fight Islamic State in Iraq
PNA - A brigade of more than 4,000 US soldiers from will be deployed to Kuwait to create the largest U.S. ground force currently in the Middle East.
Washington denies 'coordinating' Syria air strikes with Assad
PNA - The United States denied that it was coordinating air strikes either directly or indirectly with the Syrian regime against Islamic militants and renewed calls for President Bashar al-Assad to go.
20,000 Foreign Fighters in Syria Fighting for Islamic State
PNA - Foreign fighters are flocking to Syria at an "unprecedented" rate, with more than 20,000 volunteers from around the world joining the Islamic State (IS) or other extremist groups, US intelligence officials said Tuesday.
Turkey tells PKK to lay down arms in Nawroz
PNA - Turkey’s government has demanded that the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) lay down its arms on March 21, the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz, and relaunch peace talks to end three decades of conflict.
Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
PNA - Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State.
Mubarak's sons released from Egyptian prison
PNA - The two sons of Hosni Mubarak have been released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.
US: The battle for Kurdish town of Kobane not over
PNA - The United States government on Monday declined to declare the battle for the Syrian town Kobani over or declare that Islamic State forces had been entirely pushed out
PM Davutoğlu Promises Kurdish Peace Process Success
PNA - Turkey is seeking a new Middle East that will be a home for Turks, Kurds and Arabs together, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, while pledging success in the ongoing efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue.
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