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US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north Tue, 15 Oct, 2019

The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters, accusing its NATO partner of putting civilians at risk and allowing the release of Islamic State extremists.
Europeans fear IS comeback after Trump pullback from Syria

Europeans fear IS comeback after Trump pullback from Syria Mon, 07 Oct, 2019

European powers  warned against a threatened Turkish offensive in northern Syria, saying the move, which has been facilitated by a US pullout, would boost the Islamic State group and spark a new refugee crisis.
North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies

North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies Sun, 06 Oct, 2019

North Korea said  it has "no desire" to continue nuclear talks unless the United States takes steps to end hostilities, a day after negotiations in Sweden broke down.

Trump openly calls on Ukraine, China to investigate Biden

Trump openly calls on Ukraine, China to investigate Biden Fri, 04 Oct, 2019

US President Donald Trump openly called on China as well as Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden, doubling down as Democrats began interviewing witnesses in an impeachment investigation that has rocked the White House.
France sees one-month window for US and Iran to engage talks

France sees one-month window for US and Iran to engage talks Wed, 02 Oct, 2019

France's top diplomat judged   that Iran and the United States had just over a month to try to start a dialogue on easing tensions in the Middle East, before another expected move by Tehran to ramp up its nuclear activities.
Iran issues 'battlefield' warning as US deploys troops

Iran issues 'battlefield' warning as US deploys troops Sat, 21 Sep, 2019

Any country that attacks Iran will become the "main battlefield", the Revolutionary Guards warned  after Washington ordered reinforcements to the Gulf following attacks on Saudi oil installations it blames on Tehran.
United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack

United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack Sat, 21 Sep, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump  approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran.
Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike

Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike Fri, 20 Sep, 2019

Children in Australia and the Pacific Islands kicked off a millions-strong global climate strike -- heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster.
Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition after attack

Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition after attack Wed, 18 Sep, 2019

 Saudi Arabia said  it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.
US sanctions Italy, Panama and Colombia firms over Venezuela ties

US sanctions Italy, Panama and Colombia firms over Venezuela ties Wed, 18 Sep, 2019

The United States  imposed sanctions on 16 companies linked to Colombian businessman Alex Nain Saab Moran, an associate of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi attacks

Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi attacks Sun, 15 Sep, 2019

Iran dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic.
Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 9/11

Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 9/11 Wed, 11 Sep, 2019

 President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban "harder" than ever as America marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan.
Rouhani says US 'warmongering' against Iran will fail

Rouhani says US 'warmongering' against Iran will fail Wed, 11 Sep, 2019

 President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States would fail with its "warmongering" and warned that Iran was ready to further reduce its nuclear commitments in response.
Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable

Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable Mon, 09 Sep, 2019

 Stunning the world by saying he was canceling secret talks with the Taliban, President Donald Trump is again displaying his trademark unpredictability -- at the cost, critics say, of weakening US credibility.
Trump cancels peace talks with Afghan and Taliban leaders after bomb attack in Kabul

Trump cancels peace talks with Afghan and Taliban leaders after bomb attack in Kabul Sun, 08 Sep, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week for an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.
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