EU countries stop short of arms embargo for Turkey

A French diplomatic official says his country has no choice but to pull out its troops from Syria. (File/AFP)
Updated 14 October 2019

EU countries stop short of arms embargo for Turkey

  • The European Council, the grouping of the EU’s 28 governments, said in a statement that Turkey’s military action in northern Syria had “dramatic consequences”

LUXEMBOURG: European Union countries committed on Monday to suspending arms exports to Turkey, but stopped short of the EU-wide arms embargo that France and Germany had sought.

The European Council, the grouping of the EU’s 28 governments, said in a statement that Turkey’s military action in northern Syria had “dramatic consequences” and noted that some EU countries had halted arms exports.

“Member states commit to strong national positions regarding their arms export policy to Turkey,” EU foreign ministers said after a meeting in Luxembourg.


Dozens killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib

Updated 54 min 24 sec ago

Dozens killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib

  • Reports say nearly 30 military personnel killed

MARIB, Yemen: Iranian-backed Houthi militia attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing dozens of people, according to reports.

Medical sources in Yemen told Reuters nearly 30 military personnel had been killed.

The strike follows a similar attack in November last year, when Houthi militants fired a missile at the headquarters of the Arab coalition fighting to support the internationally-recognized government of Yemen, which killed seven Yemeni soldiers and injured at least 12.