BRUSSELS, June 14 (UPI) -- Suddenly the European Union finds itself in "the thick of it" as it ponders what to do next after U.S. President Barack Obama decided for Western alliance that chosen rebel groups in Syria will be armed to topple Bashar Assad.
ERBIL, Iraq, June 12 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's weekend visit to Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish enclave did not produce any visible sign of a breakthrough in Baghdad's feud with the independence-minded Kurds who're now exporting oil through neighboring Turkey.
ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 7 (UPI) -- Europeans are worried Turkey's controversial handling of protests over a minor urban development in Istanbul is damaging the whole EU-NATO peacemaking and security project in Syria.
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