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Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the U.S. has spent billions of dollars and lost […]

UN taps Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag to lead mission to destroy Syria’s … – Fox News

UNITED NATIONS –  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday to lead the team charged with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons and announced stepped up efforts to hold a peace conference on Syria in mid-November. The U.N. chief appeared with Kaag shortly after U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky announced her appointment and the […]

Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the U.S. has spent billions of dollars and lost […]

Ban Ki-moon appoints Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag to lead Syria chemical … – Chattanooga Times Free Press

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday to lead the team charged with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons and announced stepped up efforts to hold […]

Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the U.S. has spent billions of dollars and lost […]

UN taps Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag to lead mission to destroy Syria’s … – Fox News

UNITED NATIONS –  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday to lead the team charged with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons and announced stepped up efforts to hold a peace conference on Syria in mid-November. The U.N. chief appeared with Kaag shortly after U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky announced her appointment and the […]

US still vulnerable to Mid East oil price shocks – Midland Reporter-Telegram

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the start of the OPEC oil embargo left the U.S. with iconic images of gas lines, America is still susceptible to price shocks stemming from decisions made on the other side of the world, according to a report issued Tuesday. In the 52-page policy paper, former high-ranking military officers, cabinet […]

Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as […]

The Turkey-China Alliance against the US – National Review Online (blog)

The Turkey-China Alliance against the US – National Review Online (blog)}

UN taps Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag to lead mission to destroy Syria’s … – Fox News

UNITED NATIONS –  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday to lead the team charged with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons and announced stepped up efforts to hold a peace conference on Syria in mid-November. The U.N. chief appeared with Kaag shortly after U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky announced her appointment and the […]