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Why is Iran deploying troops on its border with Azerbaijan?

Tehran is not happy about Azerbaijan’s victory in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh against Armenia. And Baku’s restrictions on Iranian trucks entering the region escalated tensions between the neighbours. When countries do military exercises close to another country’s border like Iran is doing now near the Azerbaijani border, it’s often perceived as an alarming sign, a warning […]

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US: No plans to normalise or upgrade diplomatic ties with Syrian regime

The statement comes as questions are raised over whether Washington was encouraging and supporting a rapprochement between Jordan and Syria after Jordan fully reopened its border-crossing with its neighbour. The State Department building is pictured in Washington, US on January 26, 2017. (Reuters) The US has no plans to “normalise or upgrade” diplomatic relations with […]