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We will stay in Iraq for a while longer, says US defense secretary

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes US forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against ISIS militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations. Speaking at the end of a day of

Assad rejects safe zones, hails US fight against terror

President Bashar al-Assad rejected the creation of safe zones for refugees and displaced people in Syria, an idea supported by US President Donald Trump, according to a transcript from an interview with Yahoo News released on Friday. He signaled he

Yemen seeks ‘reassessment’ of deadly US raid

Yemen’s foreign minister says it has asked for a “reassessment” of a US raid last month that killed several women and children, but denies reports that his government has requested a suspension of American ground operations. Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi said Wednesday

Khamenei tells Trump ‘no enemy can paralyze’ Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed US President Donald Trump’s warning to Tehran to stop its missile tests, and called on Iranians to respond to Trump’s “threats” on Friday’s anniversary of the 1979 revolution. “No enemy can paralyze the

Trump: U.S. will win appeal of judge’s order

The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration ban and filed notice it would appeal a judge’s order, plunging the new administration into a crisis that has challenged Trump’s authority — and ability to fulfill

Putin’s phone call with Trump display of mutual respect

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The phone call between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday was a display of mutual respect between the two men, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. In the call, their first conversation since

Iraq military: Troops have ‘full control’ of eastern Mosul

US-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in “full control” of eastern Mosul after routing ISIS militants from that part of the northern city, three months since the major operation started. The achievement was a “big victory,” said

US delivers two more patrols boats to ally Tunisia

Tunisia’s army on Monday received two American patrol boats as part of a deal concluded with the United States to help battle terrorism and illegal migration. Tunisia has suffered from a wave of militant violence since the 2011 revolt that

Another Saudi college student survives attack in the US

Saudi student Mohammad Zaid al-Fadheel was recently assaulted by an unidentified group in the state of Kentucky while driving his car. His father, Dr. Zaid, confirmed the news of the attack to Al Arabiya, saying his son was either attacked

Erdogan sees better ties with US under Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he believed relations with Washington would improve under President-elect Donald Trump and that the two NATO allies would reach an easier consensus on regional issues. Ties between the United States and Turkey –

Saudi airports set up US custom clearance facility

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have established United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at airports in Riyadh and Jeddah, a newspaper report has revealed. According to a report in the Okaz newspaper, the facility is already proving to be

US air strikes pound Libya’s Sirte to oust ISIS militants

US aircraft hit ISIS targets with more 30 strikes over the last three days on the Libyan city of Sirte as pro-government forces push into its last militant-held districts, the US military said on Monday. Libyan forces are close to

East-West tensions ‘more dangerous’ than Cold War: Germany

The mounting tensions between the United States and Russia have created a situation that is “more dangerous” than the Cold War, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview published Saturday. Relations between the two have nosedived since a

Senate votes to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put US troops and interests

3 Al-Qaeda suspects killed in drone strike in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say a suspected US drone has struck a car traveling in eastern Yemen, killing three suspected Al-Qaeda fighters. They said the car targeted in the Friday attack was traveling in the province of Marib. The officials spoke

Syrian army opens new front against ISIS, edges towards Raqqa province

The Syrian army backed by Russian air strikes has advanced towards ISIS-held Raqqa province in a new offensive, a group monitoring the war said, nearing a region where US-backed militias have also attacked the militant group. Heavy Russian air strikes

Muslim couple found dead in San Jose home with disturbing message

A Bangladeshi Muslim couple were found shot dead in their San Jose home in California, with a disturbing note left behind reading: “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy,” local media has reported. The chilling message was found scribbled in black

Sending troops to Syria would be ‘mistake’, Obama warns

US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that it would be a “mistake” to send Western troops into Syria to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. In an interview with the BBC, he said the United States would continue strikes

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