Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement. Journalists from the Associated Press … Read More

Iraqi government seems powerless against protesters even as ‘unknown’ snipers take toll

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Iraqi security forces stand guard as demonstrators take part in a protest over unemployment, corruption, and poor public services, in Baghdad, Oct. 2, 2019. – REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily A video of a fearless teenager performing a dance from the popular multiplayer online game … Read More

All the president’s men now being dragged into the impeachment drama

President Trump, now sounding a cautionary note about “civil war,” is obviously at the white-hot center of the impeachment drama, just as he’s been at the center of American political and cultural warfare for four years. But others in his … Read More

Trump: ‘I have no intention’ of meeting with Iran at UN

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© Getty Images President Trump on Sunday said he has no plans to meet with the Iranian leaders at this week’s United Nations General Assembly. “Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran,” … Read More

Iran’s Foreign Minister Vows ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. or Saudis Strike

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, told CNN that Iran “won’t blink to defend our territory.”CreditCreditAbedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock A military strike against Iran by the United States or Saudi Arabia would result in “an all-out war,” the Iranian foreign … Read More

Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’ on policy

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he “disagreed strongly” with his suggestions on a range of issues. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” … Read More

US will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks following a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – Photograph: LUCAS JACKSON The United States will take every action it can … Read More

U.S. preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in initial deal with Taliban

Soldiers carry the casket of Spec. Michael Nance at Dover Air Force Base on July 31 in Delaware. Nance and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer were killed on July 29 in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province. (Steve Ruark/AP) The Trump administration is preparing to … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

US to do all to bring democracy back to Venezuela

US-built ‘great coalition’ in the region trying to find a solution to Venezuela’s crisis, says Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (FILE PHOTO) ANKARA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the U.S. will do whatever is necessary to … Read More

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