U.S. looking to help Turkey in Syria via info-sharing, equipment: U.S. official
Friday, 28 February 2020 The United States is looking to help Ankara urgently to support it against Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib province with the sharing of information and equipment, a senior State Department official said on Friday.
An Istanbul court on Tuesday sentenced a local U.S. consulate employee to jail for aiding the network Ankara accuses of attempting a 2016 coup, in a verdict that could further strain ties between Turkey and the United States. Olivia Chan reports.
Fathi the robot emerged a year ago as a toy designed by engineer Youssef al-Qalam with the help of his classmates. It quickly developed to become an educational robot that has created a unique learning atmosphere for Syrian students.
Every year, Syrian housewife and mother of two, Janette Elias, buys enough aubergines to make a year's supply of the famous local dish 'Makdous'. But this year, as economic burdens pile and sanctions drive prices up, Elias's family was only able to afford around half of their usual supply.
India has really emerged on the world stage and has become an important global player, said Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, adding that US needs India to face the emerging global challenges including China. "We welcome the fact that India is now such an important global player. There are many global challenges that the US faces, we cannot face them alone. We need India, we need the partnership," Ortagus told ANI on October 28 after the successful conclusion of the third 2+2 dialogue between the two countries in New Delhi.
After the conclusion of 2+2 dialogue between India and US in New Delhi, the Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, said the India-US relations go beyond political parties and that the bilateral cooperation between New Delhi and Washington DC will remain important irrespective of the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections. "It's incredibly important for Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper to go to India, and have this 2+2 (dialogue). Our relationship between the United States and India has been around for very long time and will be around for decades and much longer in the future. The relationship goes beyond political parties...We believe that the values that bind us together will be important for whoever wins this presidential election," Ortagus told ANI on October 28.
The United States has reiterated its call urging China to allow scientists and doctors to investigate the origins of COVID-19, the pandemic which emerged from China. "There are global challenges in Asia where CCP broke their promises... COVID, that we are all dealing with, emanated from China. We continue to call on them to be transparent and open to allow scientists and doctors to investigate," said Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson, US State Department.
The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Russian national carrier Aeroflot employees in connection with smuggling stolen goods. 10 people have been arrested for using current and former Aeroflot Airlines crew members to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronics to Russia. An inspection of crew members' luggage found millions of dollars of electronic devices--many of which had been stolen. Business Insider reports the devices included iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.