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US groups urge Washington to end sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus

More than 70 civil society groups have urged the US to put an immediate end to its sanctions targeting Iran and other nations amid the coronavirus pandemic. “In a context ...

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Trump speaks with Turkey’s Erdogan amid growing tensions in Syria

President Trump spoke with Turkey’s president on Saturday just days after U.S. forces clashed with Syrian government forces near an area where Turkish forces are attempting to resettle thousands of ...

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Graham: I prefer go to Syria than Mexico

S Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he would prefer to travel to Syria, rather than visit some parts of Mexico. Graham added in press statements carried by the ...

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Hill: Trump wants to make al-Baghdadi raid a focal point of reelection campaign

President Trump is making the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a new focal point of his 2020 campaign. For the past week, Trump has boasted about the Oct. ...

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Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died after US raid in Syria

Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died after US raid in Syria

The fugitive leader of the Islamic State (IS) group killed himself during a US military operation in north-west Syria, President Donald Trump has said. Speaking from the White House, Mr ...

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James Clapper says US can’t stop worrying about ISIS after leader’s death

James Clapper says US can’t stop worrying about ISIS after leader’s death

Former National Director of Intelligence  Clapper warned Sunday that the U.S. can’t “stop worrying about ISIS” after the death of the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death. Clapper, who served ...

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Little backing for Trump’s Syria withdrawal

Few voters are on board with President Donald Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that also shows fatigue over the ...

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Pentagon chief: US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields

Pentagon chief: US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields

Even as American forces make a hasty and chaotic withdrawal from northeastern Syria, the U.S. is considering leaving some troops behind to secure oil fields in the region and make ...

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Trump: US never promised to stay in Syria for 400 years to Protect Kurds

Trump: US never promised to stay in Syria for 400 years to Protect Kurds

Earlier, POTUS faced backlash domestically over his decision to pull troops out from northern Syria, with some politicians arguing that Trump had “betrayed” the US’ Kurdish allies, who previously helped ...

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Pompeo: Trump fully prepared for military action against Turkey

Pompeo: Trump fully prepared for military action against Turkey

US President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to use military force against Turkey if “needed,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared, qualifying the statement by insisting Washington prefers to ...

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