A contingent of 350 Australian soldiers and sailors left Sydney today to join US forces in the Arabian Gulf. Australia already deployed two ORION surveillance aircraft and two Navy frigates to the American assault force.
Members of the elite SAS regiment will be farewelled in Perth Friday. Defence analysts are essentially certain that the war against Iraq is now inevitable.
Henry L. Marconi PRAVDA.Ru Sydney
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America