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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria "very soon" was at odds with his own policy, but it was not a one-off. U.S. officials say that for weeks, top advisers have been fretting about an overly hasty withdrawal as Trump has increasingly told them ...
France's Macron gives backing to Syrian Democratic Forces. 11 hrs ago. PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged support to the Syrian Democratic Forces, members of whom he met with in Paris to discuss the conflict in northern Syria. In a statement Friday, the Elysee said Macron praised the group ...

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — The U.S. military said Friday that two coalition personnel have been killed and five were wounded by a roadside bombing in Syria ... The military did not say where the incident occurred but it came hours after a local Syrian official said that a roadside bomb has exploded in the tense, ...
KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Two British members the Islamic State group believed to have belonged to a cell notorious for beheading hostages in northern Syria said Friday that their home country's revoking of their citizenship denies them the possibility of fair trial. One of them said the killings of captives was ...
... Crucis procession and a new communications controversy at home. Italian police, carabinieri and soldiers were on alert, with Holy Week coinciding with a spate of arrests of suspected Islamic extremists around Italy and warnings from law enforcement about the return of foreign fighters from Iraq and ...
MANBIJ, Syria (AP) — A rowdy mob of over two dozen men on motorcycles streamed into the small square in the center of Manbij. They cheered and waved jerseys of their local soccer team, which had just beat the town's top club. The upset victory was sweet, and their wild chants reverberated, "My people!

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media says more than 13,000 fighters, their family members, and other civilians have been bused out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus. The SANA news agency says 6,749 people, among them 1,620 fighters, were taken out on buses ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a ceremony for judicial appointments in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, March 19, 2018. Erdogan says following victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country will expand its military operations into other Kurdish-held areas in Syria as well as in Iraq's Sinjar region.
Trump said that he and Putin would meet to discuss “Ukraine and Syria and North Korea and various other things,” including what he called a burgeoning arms race. But he was quick to add that, militarily, “we will never allow anybody to have anything even close to what we have.” Putin announced earlier ...
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syria war monitoring group says Turkish-allied militiamen are looting the northern Syrian town of Afrin after the Turkish military and allied Syrian fighters seized control of it. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday the looting began on Sunday, after the Turkish ...
Demonstrators carry flags of the Yekineyen Parastina Gel, YPG, militia, as they protest against the Turkish military intervention in northern Syria, ... ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news agency and Syrian activists say Turkey-backed forces have reached the center of the Syrian town of Afrin, the target of a ...
Syria's President Assad visits troops on Ghouta's front line. 20 hrs ago. DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad visited troops Sunday on the front line in the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, according to images broadcast on state media and on the presidency sites.
According to a Reuters report, Eastern Ghouta is one of the few rebel-controlled areas remaining as the nation's brutal civil war drags on. Russia is the primary backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The U.S. has backed military forces in the country, but their primary purpose is to fight the Islamic State.
10, in which Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the Israeli F-16, marked the first direct military conflict between Israel and Iran. Israel's military said it targeted a command-and-control facility located at a Syrian air base near Palmyra that Iran had used to launch the drone. Some residents in Lebanese villages ...
This photo released Tuesday, March 13, 2018, by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the White Hemets removing a body after airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government and the Russian ...
FILE - This Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad watching troops march at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. In comments published on the official presidency Telegram channel Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Assad said his country's war ...
Goal worker in Syria, Derek O'Rourke from Kells with area co-ordinator, Kasem Hijazy. ... I work with almost 400 fellow Syrian in Syria and I also travel regularly to Turkey, where a further 90 national and international GOAL staff are located, including my colleague and good friend, Derek O'Rourke, from ...

National security adviser H.R. McMaster on Thursday called for further U.S. action against Russia as punishment for crimes in Syria, in a fiery address at an event marking the seventh year of the Syrian Civil War. McMaster also forcefully condemned the Syrian government and its allies in Iran, advocating a ...
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians were bused out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus on Sunday after rebels agreed to leave several towns and villages after years of siege and weeks of heavy bombardment. Close to 900 people were evacuated ...
Thousands expected to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta. 37 min ago. BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that some 7,000 members of a rebel group and their relatives are getting ready to leave eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus to opposition-held areas north of the country.
Declarations that the Islamic State is on the verge of defeat keep piling up. During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said he was proud to report that "the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria." In Iraq, Prime ...
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior lawmaker says the Russian parliament is working on a bill to regulate private military companies, amid reports about an unknown number of Russian military contractors killed in a U.S. strike in Syria. Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense committee in the lower ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a scenario many feared in the fog of Syria's multi-front war: a confrontation in which U.S. forces, responding to a provocation, kill Russian soldiers or mercenaries on a crowded battlefield. Russian news reports Tuesday described just such a scenario, with an unknown number of ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to name a onetime adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney as its next envoy for the Syrian crisis. John Hannah was Cheney's national security adviser and specialized in the Mideast. He also worked in the State Department during the Clinton ...
Set in a world fuelled by the gig economy, Collateral's central plot follows detective Kip Glaspie's (Carey Mulligan) as she investigates the murder of a Syrian pizza delivery man. It's a case which swiftly turns out to have a far wider impact than might initially appear. There are hints of government corruption, ...
ROME (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says allied nations must take responsibility for their citizens who have been detained as foreign fighters for the Islamic State group in Syria. Mattis says "doing nothing is not an option," even as some governments have expressed little interest in having such ...
by Derek Davison. Last year, to mark the end of the Obama administration, LobeLog spoke with foreign policy analysts Andrew Bacevich, of Boston .... Moreover, the Islamic State [ISIS or IS] moved into Syria and occupied a huge chunk of Syrian territory, which forced the United States to go to war in Syria.
In Cairo and Amman, Pence will discuss ways to continue countering Iran's sponsorship of terrorism, address the refugee crisis in war-torn Syria, and protect ... "If one of the administration's goals is to jump-start Middle East peace talks, it's kind of hard to do that if you're only talking to one side," said Derek ...
They don't make them like former Canadian diplomat Derek Burney anymore, Rick Salutin says about today's government mandarins and bureaucrats. ... When an early initiative, Syrian refugees, hit some bumps, they messaged Trudeau into Pearson airport to greet the arrivals, and smoothed it all out.
Ryan Dillan, spokesman for the US-led anti-IS coalition, said contacts with Russia were continuing to avoid friction on the ground around Syria's Al-Omar oil field, which was seized by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces on Sunday. But he indicated the coalition was prepared for any possibility.
The United States formed a coalition, which includes Canada, that has launched unrelenting airstrikes against ISIS positions across Syria and Iraq. Russia joined the fray. Iraqi and Syrian government forces took aim at ISIS as well — in a battle that has also involved other regional players, including Turkey ...
American military gains in Syria have far outpaced any diplomacy toward a political settlement of the Syrian civil war. ... “One of the last things Obama wanted was to get into a shooting war with Russia over Syria,” said Derek Chollet, Mr. Obama's assistant secretary of defense for international affairs.
Roman Filipov bailed out successfully Saturday from the burning plane over Syria's northern Idlib province, but was surrounded by al-Qaida-linked militants when he landed. The Russian Defense Ministry said he engaged in a gun battle with the militants and then blew himself up with a hand grenade when ...
FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, image from drone video, shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said military operations to oust the Islamic State group ended. A U.S. military official says that the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in January 2018 captured ...
The Pentagon insists it is keeping its focus on defeating IS, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday U.S.-backed fighters in eastern Syria faced a "perplexing" overnight assault by about 300 pro-Syrian government fighters whose nationalities, motives and makeup he could not identify. A number of ...
Others deserving mention include Himanjali Sarkar's "Mrs C Remembers" on ravages of mental illness, Shirish Thorat's enthralling "Ticket to Syria" about ... "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty ( Jan 12 ), Nobel-winning St Lucian poet Derek Walcott ( March 17 ), Colin Dexter, the creator of "Inspector ...
*The Stittsville District Lions Club has turned over $4,000 to the Stittsville Food Bank, the funds collected by club members as they canvassed along the Parade of Lights route on Dec. 2. *The Catch the Ace lottery being run by the Stittsville District Lions Club has had a grand prize winner. The ace of spades was picked.
More than a month after learning her son, Nazzareno Tassone, was killed fighting ISIL in Syria, Tina Martino was still awaiting word on when Nazz's body would be returned to Canada. • With the .... In addition, hockey legends Derek Sanderson and Marcel Dionne were also named as grand marshals.
by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe ... Maintaining Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen in their existing forms is unnatural and serves Iran's interests. ... Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen are not nation-states as Americans understand them, but rather post-World War I artificial constructs, mostly created out of the ...
One of them was Ali Fayad, a senior weapons supplier to Syrian regime President Bashar Assad who reports directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... Fayad was ultimately sent to Beirut and is now believed to be back in business, supplying arms to militant groups in Syria and elsewhere with the ...
It is called Zhangal and is divided into areas according to nationalities – Afghan, Kurdish, Iraqi, Eritrean, Syrian and Sudanese. ... child from Syria washed up on a beach – went viral, British volunteers start to arrive: middle-class teens Beth and Sam, older politicos such as Derek and aid workers like Paula, ...
Even the infamous “red line” outcome, which most decry as Obama's most glaring failure, left Israel safer — the security of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile was an existential threat to Israel for which it had no military answer. (Recall that in the months before Syria's chemical weapons were removed, ...
The court issued two stays toward two lower court injunctions in Hawaii and Maryland that hamstrung the administration's efforts to restrict travel from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen into the United States. The Hawaii judge, Derrick Watson, ruled in October that the travel ban was ...
For now, most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be barred from entering the United States, along with some groups .... Similarly, Judge Derrick K. Watson of the Federal District Court in Honolulu found that the September proclamation “suffers from precisely the same ...
In particular, it frequently supports armed non-state actors that serve as alternate sources of power inside their countries—Yemen's rebels, militias in Syria and Iraq, and Hezbollah in Lebanon. But Iran is not the only or even the biggest contributor to Middle Eastern instability. In this area its contribution is at ...
The people of Jordan are no strangers to challenges, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the west, a Syrian civil war to the north, instability in Iraq to the east and recent political disruption in Saudi Arabia to the south. Jordan has been at the crossroads of conflict for millennia. This history has created a ...
The winner of the 2017 Derek Jarman award is remembering growing up in Jerusalem, where she was born in 1966. “I had rage about everything,” ... The fragment contained stories of Syrian refugees and the people trying to help them, recorded in a darkened room in Thessaloniki, Greece, earlier this year.
by Paul R. Pillar Anyone willing to think carefully and critically about the use of armed force against a target such as the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) would do well to read the intensively researched piece in The New… Continue Reading ...
The action means the ban will apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad who do not have connections to the United States. Those connections are defined as family relationships and “formal, documented” relationships with U.S.-based entities such as universities and resettlement ...
“The Putin Challenge” panel consisted of, from left, Eric Edelman, Derek Chollet, Allen Lynch, Hal Brands and Eugene Rumer. ... smaller economy than the United States, that the U.S. is a global power, with 180 military bases around the world, while Russia's sole base outside its own territory is in Syria.


 

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