Home / United States

United States

Trump and Erdogan meeting comes to nothing

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, calling it a “very serious challenge” to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as “wonderful.” After the much anticipated meeting at …

Read More »

US now calling for early elections in Iraq

The United States has called on Iraq’s government to stop using violence against protesters, reform its electoral system and hold early elections, after weeks of unrest in which security forces have killed nearly 300 protesters. The protests that began on Oct. 1 were initially focused on a lack of jobs …

Read More »

17 rockets strike near US base in Iraq

A barrage of 17 rockets landed near a military base hosting U.S. forces in northern Iraq on Friday but caused no injuries or major material damage, an Iraqi military statement said. A security source said the rockets landed near the Qayyara military base. The statement and the source did not …

Read More »

Israel deports Arab-American human rights observer

The director of the Israeli office of Human Rights Watch lost his Supreme Court appeal on Tuesday against deportation over his alleged promotion of pro-Palestinian boycotts of Israel, his lawyer said. Omar Shakir, a U.S. citizen, had contested the revocation of his work visa and denied currently supporting anti-Israel boycotts. …

Read More »

Trump backs Egypt over Ethiopia dam talks

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday and voiced support for negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a giant hydroelectric dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, the White House said. Egypt’s foreign minister said last week the Trump administration had invited the three countries …

Read More »

Iranians commemorate US embassy seizure

Thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” near the old U.S. embassy on Monday, the 40th anniversary on the seizure of the mission and a day after Iran’s supreme leader vowed it would not lift a ban on talks with the United States. State television showed crowds packing the streets …

Read More »

ISIS hungry for revenge over slain leader

Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria, and vowed revenge against the United States. The Iraqi rose from obscurity to lead the ultra-hardline group and declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims, holding sway …

Read More »

US still eyeing Syrian oilfields

The United States is committed to reinforcing its military position in Syria with additional assets to prevent oilfields from being taken over by remnants of the Islamic State militant group or others, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not disclose what …

Read More »

Russia says US betrayed Kurds

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be mauled by the Turkish army. The comments by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov to Russian …

Read More »

Pentagon chief in Saudi Arabia

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with tensions simmering between the United States and Iran, and Russia seeking to increase its regional influence. Esper is likely to meet King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his first trip to the key Middle East …

Read More »

US forces making way to Iraq from Syria

United States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela border crossing in the northern province of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday. An Iraqi Kurdish security source also told Reuters that U.S. troops had crossed into the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. About 30 trailers and Hummers …

Read More »

US troops in Syria headed to Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and “to help defend Iraq.” On Thursday, Turkey agreed in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike …

Read More »

Nancy Pelosi in Jordan for royal talks

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials. Pelosi said in a statement the visit was at “a critical time for the security and stability of the region… With the deepening crisis …

Read More »

Turkey’s goals of its invasion of North Syria

Dr. Haytham Mouzahem, head of Beirut Centre for Middle East Studies talks to International Affairs Review on the current situation in Syria and the Turkish military operations and the implications for the region.   Please walk us through what is happening right now in north east Syria. Turkey has been invading areas …

Read More »

Another letter from The Beast

Ahoy, Yes, I am familiar with The Shipping Empire. I want to confess to you What I do with my massive Hoards of hidden CASH. First of all, It just sits in The Vault deep underground. It can sit there for years and years Because it does not decay or …

Read More »