January 8, 2020

The following is a transcript of President Trump's remarks on Iran Wednesday morning:

As long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning. I'm pleased to inform you the American people should be extremely grate...

January 3, 2020

Baghdad — Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, Iraqi television and three Iraqi officials said.

The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed...

December 31, 2019

President Donald Trump has called on ‘millions’ of people in Iraq to resist Iran, as the fallout over US airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia brings Washington and Tehran one step closer to proxy war.

“To those many millions of people in Iraq who want freedom and who don...

December 29, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military carried out “precision defense strikes” in Iraq and Syria against a militia group following a string of attacks on Iraqi bases that host American servicemembers.

“In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that ho...

October 24, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin pried loose a couple of energy investment deals from Saudi Arabia on his latest visit to the region, on October 14 and 15 (TASS, Kommersant, October 14), but their total value reached only hundreds of millions of dollars, not the billion...

October 22, 2019

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in last minute talks before a Syrian ceasefire deal expires. The two leaders reportedly met in the Russian city of Sochi in discussions about normalizing the situation in Syria.

They also discuss...

October 13, 2019

A majority of voters polled by Rasmussen agree with President Trump's statement that "It is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. We will fight where it is to our benefit, and only fight to win."...

October 12, 2019

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Oct. 12 that securing prisons holding ISIS suspects is no longer its priority and that it’s more focused on fighting the Turkish forces and is defending its people.

“Securing ISIS detention centers or chasing sl...

October 12, 2019

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said that President Trump's decision to pull troops from northern Syria could lead to a comeback for the Islamic State.

"We have got to keep the pressure on ISIS so they don't recover," Mattis said in a Saturday preview for Sunday's...

October 12, 2019

Now, in day four of Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria following a US troop pullback from border areas, both Germany and France have announced they will halt all weapons sales to Turkey, citing the possibility they could be used in the offensive. This also...

October 11, 2019

US Special Forces have reportedly come under fire amid Turkey's ongoing shelling against Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria, Newsweek reported on Friday.

Citing a senior Pentagon official and an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official, Newsweek reported that the attack...

October 7, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on 5 October that Ankara could launch a military operation in neighbouring Syria, east of the Euphrates River, in the coming days in order to clear the border area of Kurdish militants and create a security zone, as well...

October 7, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed President Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northeastern Syria.

U.S. troops began backing out of northern Syria on Sunday ahead of an expected Turkish attack. Kurdish fighters, who have worked...

October 7, 2019

It’s time for the US to “get out of ridiculous endless wars,” President Donald Trump said ahead of a withdrawal of US troops from border areas in northeastern Syrian as the Turkish military prepares for an anti-Kurdish incursion.

“The United States was supposed to be in...

October 5, 2019

The Turkish leader said his country’s forces are on standby to move further east of Euphrates River in northern Syria, calling prospects of establishing a joint US-Turkey safe zone “a fairytale.”

Ankara believes that “land and air patrols with US were a fairytale; we car...

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