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 militants have been killed since the offensive to recapture Mosul from ISIS began last October. The US coalition spokesperson has also said that fewer than 1,000 militants are left in the city fighting in the last remaining districts of Western Mosul. The Iraqi Official also said 394 ISIS militants have been taken as prisoners.


Lastly, Film studio Disney is the latest hacking victim, as hackers have threatened to release one of the studio’s forthcoming movies unless it pays a ransom. Disney CEO Bob Iger did not name the film, but some reports suggest that it is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Mr Iger said Disney is refusing to pay, and that the studio is working with federal investigators.