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Iraqi militant killed by US worked with Iran for decades...
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a veteran Iraqi militant who was closely allied with Iran, was killed overnight Friday in a U.S. strike that also felled Iran's top general
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-03 06:56 UTC
Pompeo: US will hold Iran 'accountable' for any 'malign activity,' after Baghdad embassy attack...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacted to the Tuesday attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad by suspected Iranian-backed militants, telling Fox News' Mike Emanuel that Tehran will always be held accountable for any
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-01 00:38 UTC
Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly strikes...
Iraq's government warned Monday that its relations with the United States were at risk after deadly American air strikes against a pro-Iran group sparked anger on the streets, with protesters torching US flags."American forces acted on their polit
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-31 01:58 UTC
US: Military strikes target militia in deadly Iraq attack...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it has carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for an attack that killed an American contractor.U.S. forces conducted...
By rjx32 on 2019-12-29 18:51 UTC
Lebanese TV publishes draft of Trump's Deal: Jerusalem to remain united in 'Deal of the Century' - report...
In the reported draft, Jerusalem would remain unified under shared control between a new Palestinian state and Israel.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-17 18:06 UTC
Rand Paul: 'We need to re-examine' US-Saudi relationship after Florida shooting...
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has called for the U.S. to "re-examine" its relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi national who was in the U.S. for aviation training allegedly carried out a fatal shooting at a Florida military base.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-12 00:06 UTC
In Landmark Decision, Restaurants in Saudi Arabia No Longer Need to Segregate Men and Women...
The norm has been that unrelated men and women are not permitted to mix in public
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-08 23:52 UTC
Anonymous attacks on faith-based aid groups show that no good deed goes unpunished...
The old adage "no good deed goes unpunished" was proved again last week when dozens of unnamed sources in the U.S. foreign aid community attacked Vice President Pence for his role in helping to provide relief to religious minorities in Iraq.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-22 16:38 UTC
US may now keep some troops in Syria, Kurds throw rotten potatoes at exiting troops...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. may leave some forces in Syria to secure oil fields and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-21 23:34 UTC
US preparing to evacuate troops from northern Syria...
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the United States is preparing to evacuate approximately 1,000 U.S. troops form northern Syria as quickly as possible.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-13 15:25 UTC
Syria: Hundreds of 'IS' supporters freed in Turkish incursion...
Clashes between Turkey and Kurdish fighters allowed some 950 terrorist sympathizers to flee a guarded camp in Syria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an immediate halt to the fighting.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-13 15:23 UTC
Trump says he's an 'island of one' on Syria...
Trump announced that he had directed $50 million in emergency aid for Syria to support Christians and other religious minorities there.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-13 14:36 UTC
Turkish forces intensify bombardment around Syrian town...
Turkish forces stepped up their bombardment around a town in northeast Syria on Saturday, the fourth day of an offensive against a Kurdish militia, after U.S. troops in the region came under artillery fire from Turkish positions.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-12 07:08 UTC
Turkey mistakenly bombs US Special Forces in Syria attack: Report...
The Turkish military shelled U.S. Special Forces during an operation that was an apparent mistake.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-12 06:44 UTC
No, We're Not Selling Out the Syrian Kurds. But We Should Mediate Their Conflict With Turkey....
Caught up in a conflict between long-standing NATO ally Turkey and a recently engaged Kurdish tactical partner in Syria, the Trump administration has accommodated the... Read More The post No, We're Not Selling Out the Syrian Kurds. But We Should Medi
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-12 06:39 UTC
The myths surrounding the US and the Kurds...
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are steaming mad at President Trump's decision to relocate a few dozen U.S. forces away from the Syrian-Turkish border. Lawmakers are demanding briefings from administration officials about what factors went i
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-12 06:37 UTC
Report: Lindsey Graham Undercut Own Support for Kurds During Prank Call...
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has criticized President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syrian because of its impact on the Kurds, reportedly privately undercut his own support for the ethnic group during what he believed
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-12 06:35 UTC
Trump: US Going Into Middle East Was 'Worst Decision Ever'...
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US President Donald Trump said Wednesday the US military becoming involved in the Middle East was the "worst decision ever made" and that he was ensuring the safe return of troops.Trump has faced a bipartisan storm of criticism since a surprise an
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-09 16:02 UTC
Trump Administration Appears to Reverse Syria Decision Following Backlash...
An official speaking for the administration pushed back on Trumps claims the U.S. was withdrawing from Syria.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-08 13:23 UTC
Donald Trump Defends Troop Withdrawal from Syria: Neocons in total meltdown...
President Donald Trump defended the decision he announced Monday to withdraw American troops from Syria, despite near-universal criticism.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-10-07 16:36 UTC
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