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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the so-called safe zone in northern Syria and the United States “is continuing our deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria.”
00:10, Sunday, 20 October, 2019
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Friday said Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, insisting that a ...
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Trump says 'pause' in fighting in northeast Syria is back on
11:00, Saturday, 19 October, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a five-day ceasefire along the Syrian-Turkish border had resumed, despite shelling and machine-gun ...
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Merkel assesses role of Russia and Iran in Syria
16:15, Thursday, 17 October, 2019
The role of Russia and Iran has strengthen in the region after the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.Merkel said in a ...
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Fourth man held in campaign fraud case involving Rudy Giuliani associates
15:50, Thursday, 17 October, 2019
A Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani is in federal custody after flying Wednesday to Kennedy ...
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Turkish president Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'
14:55, Thursday, 17 October, 2019
In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a ...
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Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies
14:20, Thursday, 17 October, 2019
Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures ...
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Trump wrote letter to Erdogan telling him 'don't be a fool'
10:55, Thursday, 17 October, 2019
In an extraordinary letter sent to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week, President Donald Trump warned that he could destroy Turkey's ...
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Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say
23:00, Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, ...
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Erdogan says Turkey's Syria offensive will end if Kurdish fighters withdraw
18:20, Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
Turkey’s offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned “safe ...
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Biden warns Trump's re-election will bring the end of NATO
16:40, Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
If President Trump is re-elected, the 29-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be a thing of the past, former Vice President Joe ...
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Show of force' in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came close to U.S. troops: official
10:50, Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
U.S. military aircraft carried out a “show of force” in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to American forces ...
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Trump says let ''Napoleon Bonaparte'' rescue Kurds
17:10, Tuesday, 15 October, 2019
US President Donald Trump suggested Monday that Syria’s formerly US-allied Kurds could look to 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte ...
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Exclusive: U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days - officials
16:15, Monday, 14 October, 2019
The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in the coming days, two U.S. officials told ...
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Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in American Foe
11:50, Monday, 14 October, 2019
Kurdish forces long allied with the United States in Syria announced a new deal on Sunday with the government in Damascus, a sworn enemy of ...
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Esper defends U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria as Trump decries 'Endless Wars,' touts sanctions on Turkey
10:25, Monday, 14 October, 2019
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper defended President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria as Turkey continues to attack the ...
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Esper defends U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria as Trump decries 'Endless Wars,' touts sanctions on Turkey
10:20, Monday, 14 October, 2019
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper defended President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria as Turkey continues to attack the ...
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IS members escape as Turkish forces approach key Syrian town
18:40, Sunday, 13 October, 2019
Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters ...
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The US to allocate $50 million for demining and human rights activities in Syria
15:45, Sunday, 13 October, 2019
Washington also called on its regional and international partners to continue to contribute to the stabilization process in the region. President ...
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Donald Tusk tells Turkey: don’t ‘weaponise’ refugees
21:20, Saturday, 12 October, 2019
European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat of “opening the gates” ...
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Turkey attacks US Special Forces in Syria, apparently by mistake
12:05, Saturday, 12 October, 2019
Acontingent of U.S. Special Forces was caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President ...
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Pentagon Urges Turkey to Halt Its Invasion Into syria
11:00, Saturday, 12 October, 2019
An “impulsive” decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invade northern Syria will further destabilize a region already ...
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Russia Was Behind Giuliani’s Invitation to Армения. Polygraph.info
12:30, Wednesday, 09 October, 2019
On September 27, the Washington Post reported on the scheduled appearance of Rudolf Guiliani, U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, ...
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Azerbaijan escalates punctuation war with Armenia. Eurasianet
19:45, Tuesday, 08 October, 2019
Two months after Armenia’s prime minister controversially declared that “Karabakh is Armenia – period,” Azerbaijan’s ...
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Boris Johnson to seek Supreme Court ruling on no-deal Brexit
15:05, Monday, 07 October, 2019
Boris Johnson is prepared to launch a legal action in his attempts to ensure Britain can leave the European Union this month with no ...
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AP sources: Trump allies sought changes at Ukraine utility
14:35, Monday, 07 October, 2019
As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of ...
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Prince Harry launches phone-hacking case against Sun and Mirror owners
18:25, Saturday, 05 October, 2019
Prince Harry has issued legal proceedings against the owners of the Sun and the Daily Mirror over alleged phone hacking, in an escalation of his ...
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Boris Johnson Has a Plan B for Brexit If the EU Rejects His deal
15:05, Friday, 04 October, 2019
Boris Johnson is trying to reach a Brexit deal with the European Union, but his first effort at compromise looks too tough for Brussels to ...
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Trump Ordered Ukraine Ambassador Removed After Complaints From Giuliani, Others
14:05, Friday, 04 October, 2019
President Donald Trump ordered the removal of the ambassador to Ukraine after months of complaints from allies outside the administration, including ...
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Trump Envoys Pushed Ukraine to Commit to Investigating Biden
11:15, Friday, 04 October, 2019
Two of President Trump’s top envoys to Ukraine worked on a statement for the country’s new president in August that would have committed ...
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Smiling Rouhani and a far less impressed Putin pose for bizarre selfie taken by Armenia's PM
15:15, Thursday, 03 October, 2019
The picture was posted on Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's Facebook page with the caption translating as: 'Road selfie During this time we ...
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