Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis holds a news conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Updated 08 May 2017
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Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the US will take a close look at Russia’s plan to create several safe zones in Syria.
Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to enforce a cease-fire between Syrian government and opposition forces in four locations. Russia says map details won’t be published until early June.
Traveling with reporters to Copenhagen, Mattis tells reporters that the “devil is always in the details.”
Mattis says of the proposed safe zones: “Who is going to be ensuring they’re safe? Who is signing up for it? Who is specifically to be kept out of them? All these details are to be worked out and we’re engaged.”


Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in UAE on state visit

Updated 20 September 2018
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in UAE on state visit

Pakistan’s new prime minister, former cricket player Imran Khan, has visited the United Arab Emirates on his first official overseas trip, after concluding a state visit to Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi held talks on Wesdneday Khan on regional and international issues of mutual interest as well as ways to enhance bilateral ties.

While in Saudi Arabia, Khan met with King Salman at a luncheon at Al-Salam Palace.