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Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media. UK officials were “furious” when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in American media. The prime minister is expected to raise the issue with the US president when they meet at a […]

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May. Military personnel will now be deployed to protect key sites under the new threat level. The change in terror threat comes after investigators were unable to rule out […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated after talks in Washington that he will never accept a US alliance with Kurdish forces fighting in Syria. Despite this, the two leaders pledged to strengthen bilateral relations. You can see the joint conference here. Over in Iraq, the Iraqi army has claimed that more than 16,000 ISIS […]

  North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test, days after South Korea elected its new president. The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. The White House said US President Donald Trump “cannot imagine Russia is pleased” because the missile landed not far […]

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria. The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations. White House and Kremlin statements suggested a productive conversation. Meanwhile, the […]

According to CNN, an FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate. The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation, according to federal court […]

Turkey’s police force has suspended more than 9,000 officers over alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security. President Tayyip Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of instigating a failed coup against him last July – a charge the cleric denies. The nationwide […]

The US has expressed “deep concern” at Turkish air strikes that killed about two dozen Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. The US-backed Popular Protection Units (YPG), fighting against IS, said their positions were hit multiple times. A woman addressing visiting US forces described Syrian Kurds as “mothers of martyrs” Turkey will resume its military […]


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