US officials say President Trump has been persuaded not to pull the military out of Syria immediately, despite his declaration last week that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”. Advisers reportedly convinced him that it could risk a resurgence by the Islamic State (IS) group. The White House said on Wednesday the US military mission in Syria was coming to a “rapid end”. But it has not announced a timetable for a full troop withdrawal.

Meanwhile, Iraqi President Fuad Masum on Wednesday called on Turkey to withdraw its troops from Iraq as major operations against the Islamic State (IS) are over. Masum said the Turkish government should remove its troops from Iraq, stating that “foreign troops have no excuses to remain on Iraqi soil,” stating that since the extremist group had been militarily defeated, the help of Turkish troops was no longer required.

The tonight show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, has never had a co-host in its long 64-year history. Until now. Record-breaking rapper Cardi B has been chosen as Jimmy’s first ever sidekick for the historic show on Monday 9 April. Cardi’s latest appearance is in support of her forthcoming debut studio album Invasion of Privacy, which drops on Friday.