Middle East

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Islamic State Convoy Continues Syrian Trek Despite US Threats

A convoy of Islamic State jihadists is continuing its trip across Syria after getting stuck in the country’s eastern region, and most have crossed over into areas controlled by the radical Muslim group near the Iraq border, despite U.S. threats to bomb the group. The group of about 300 militants and their families left the […]

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Iraqi forces poised for victory over IS in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces backed by local militia and a US-led coalition were poised Sunday to drive the Islamic State group from the city of Tal Afar, dealing another blow to the jihadists. Just a week after authorities announced an offensive to push the jihadists from one of their last major urban strongholds in Iraq, the Joint […]

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Report: Saudi, UAE weapons end up with armed groups

An investigative report by a Bulgarian journalist says Saudi Arabia and the UAE have supplied Eastern-European-made weapons to armed groups in Syria and Iraq using different intermediaries and diplomatic cover to mask their points of origin and final destinations. The report, authored by Dilyana Gaytandzhiev, claims Saudi Arabia, UAE, the US military and several countries […]

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Top US General Visits Pakistan’s Waziristan Region

U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel has concluded two days of talks with civilian and military leaders in Pakistan, underscoring the need for the two countries to work together to ensure “greater regional security ad stability.” “Military cooperation, and even stronger cooperation with Pakistan, is very important, and we deeply appreciate the hospitality and […]


Trump Says Decisions Made on War in Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration has made decisions on how to deal with the 16-year war in Afghanistan. One day after meeting at the Camp David presidential retreat with his national security team to consider strategic options, Trump tweeted, “Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented generals and […]