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Wagner and its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, are already sanctioned by multiple countries around the world, mainly linked to the PMC’s operations as part of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The United States State Department has claimed that Russian private mercenary force Wagner is attempting to acquire military equipment internationally and transit it through Mali for use in the war in Ukraine.
Warning picks up on growing worries of Islamic militant infiltration into Russia’s Central Asian backyard.
Some armed looters open fire on soldiers. Anger among survivors, meanwhile, mounts as days of waiting for help to rescue loved ones come to nothing.
Incidents follow successful escape made by 20 suspected jihadists from Syria prison across the border.
Professor also says she expects Iran to carry out land operation in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Erdogan says ground offensive is next. Kurdish groups accuse Ankara of using Istanbul bombing as pretext for military incursion.
President Erdogan will soon come to accept he’s already lost at the ballot box. But he won’t accept that it’s all over. Watch closely.
Attacks come as Turkey’s president Erdogan prepares country for another dizzying U-turn when it comes to Syrian counterpart and foe Assad.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took to the road this week and toured Africa to build closer ties with non-aligned nations.
Statement might explain why Tashkent denied there was any evidence of an incident and may rekindle fears terrorists in Afghanistan have started to target Central Asia.
A regional affiliate of Islamic State on April 18 reportedly said it had carried out a rocket attack on Uzbekistan from neighbouring Afghanistan. If confirmed, it would be the first strike by the terrorist group against the Central Asian nation.
Foreign Minister Lavrov says plans of Islamic State and build-up of detachments of Jamaat Ansarullah and Islamic Movement Uzbekistan around Afghan-Tajik and Afghan-Uzbek borders “are an alarming sign”.
Moscow seems willing to tolerate Taliban rights abuses, if the movement can get the job done.
Dushanbe reportedly has also offered to transfer full control of existing, unacknowledged, base to Beijing. Chinese worried Afghanistan situation could benefit separatist East Turkistan Islamic Movement.
Wayward monetary policy dives deeper into uncharted territory. Turkey may be in for a “hardcore” crisis. The Erdogan succession talk is growing louder.
Russian media say group may be beyond Taliban’s control. Moscow says Russia stands ready to protect its ally from any incursion.
With Afghanistan on brink of humanitarian and economic hell, it might be that only access to capital frozen abroad can stop the country becoming an incurable narco-state that is a hive of terrorism.