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French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit “for the long term”. Earlier this month, Mr Trump declared that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”. Mr Macron said he also persuaded Mr Trump to keep the strikes limited. […]

President Donald Trump has warned Syria’s government the US is “locked and loaded” to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks. The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma a week ago. Syria denies any […]

The US says “all options are on the table” in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that a final decision on military strikes had not been taken but added that the US holds Russia and Syria responsible […]

A bomb attack has targeted a Kurdish refugee camp in Makhmur, southwest of Erbil, on Wednesday evening. The explosion damaged parts of the camp and resulted in a “large number” of casualties according to the mayor of Makhmur. Three people have been killed and seven injured, according to initial reports. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has condemned […]

US President Donald Trump is apparently going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr Trump is said to not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but the news comes ahead of an expected speech by the President today. Meanwhile, the 2017 Global Emotions Report indicates that Iranians and Iraqis are the […]

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement. Officials from Mr Saleh’s General People’s Congress party said he died in an attack south of the capital, Sanaa. The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly […]

The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional. The ruling comes nearly two months after the vote, in which 92% of Iraqi Kurds supported secession. Kurdistan Region’s former president Masoud Barzani however said the Iraqi Federal Court has no legitimacy to issue a ruling on the Kurdistan independence referendum and […]

Don’t forget to mark your calendars: President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has set November 1, 2017 for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in the Region. Barzani officially called the elections, saying the date was set in accordance with the presidential law passed by the Kurdistan legislature in 2005. The Kurdistan Region last […]

Don’t you wish you could block some people in real life? Well, seems President Donald Trump has taken it too far. Seven people in the US are suing Trump for blocking them on Twitter. The seven Twitter users involved claim their accounts were blocked by the president, or his aides, after they replied to his tweets […]

Free at last, free at last, they are free at last. The Islamic State has officially fallen in Mosul as Prime Minister Haider al-Aabdi arrived in the liberated city yesterday, and congratulated the Iraqi forces and people for achieving what his office described as the “great victory” over the group. Abadi toured districts in the […]


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