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US deployed marines in Syria without permission of Damascus government

US deployed marines in Syria without permission of Damascus government

The United States deployed US marines to the Syrian city of Raqqa without the permission of the Damascus government, Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel said in a congressional hearing …

Elkhan Alasgarov: Baku expects adequate steps from Washington

Elkhan Alasgarov: Baku expects adequate steps from Washington

Azerbaijan expects the new US administration will take more adequate position on the developments in the South Caucasus and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in particular, head of the expert council of Baku Network, Elkhan …

U.S. aid group Mercy Corps says Turkey has revoked its license

U.S. aid group Mercy Corps says Turkey has revoked its license

Turkey has ordered U.S.-based Mercy Corps, one of the largest humanitarian organizations delivering aid to Syria, to immediately shut down its Turkish operations, the group said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Mercy Corps said the …

Wang Yi: China-Russia relationship is as strong as it has ever been

Wang Yi: China-Russia relationship is as strong as it has ever been

China, the United States and Russia should work with one another and pursue win-win outcomes, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday, In the new era, the China-US-Russia relations should not be a "seesaw" game. The three countries should ...

Tillerson tells Ukrainian counterpart Russia sanctions to remain in place

Tillerson tells Ukrainian counterpart Russia sanctions to remain in place

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin that anti-Russia sanctions imposed over Moscow’s alleged involvement in the conflict …

Priorities of Azerbaijan#039s foreign policy

Priorities of Azerbaijan's foreign policy

While on an official visit to Russia, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, deputy chairman of the Federation Council Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Prime Minister, co-chairman of the …

China Steps Into the Latin American Void Trump Has Left Behind

China Steps Into the Latin American Void Trump Has Left Behind

Beijing sees the region as a “land of vitality and hope.”

New Iraqi push on Daesh-held Mosul centre

New Iraqi push on Daesh-held Mosul centre

Iraqi forces have launched a new push in their battle to capture western Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS, Daesh), BBC reports. Joint operations command (JOC) spokesman Brig-Gen Yahya Rasool told state TV on …

Trump supporters declare pride in president, slam opponents

Trump supporters declare pride in president, slam opponents

From Colorado's state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Donald Trump, waving "Deplorables for Trump" signs and even carrying a …

US to separate migrant children from parents at border

US to separate migrant children from parents at border

In a bid to deter illegal immigration, the administration of US President Donald Trump is planning to separate women and children sneaking together into the country, officials say. The Department of Homeland Security …

Defining Objectives for the U.S.-Iran Relationship

Defining Objectives for the U.S.-Iran Relationship

Iran has attempted to expand its influence across the Middle East

Oil prices decline as U.S. stockpiles set record

Oil prices decline as U.S. stockpiles set record

U.S. crude stockpiles are jeopardizing OPEC’s efforts to drain a global surplus

Trump moves to name Fiona Hill as top Russia adviser

Trump moves to name Fiona Hill as top Russia adviser

US President Donald Trump is moving to name Fiona Hill, a former intelligence officer, as his top Russia adviser, according to a person familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported. Hill, a senior …

Obama getting closer to make political return

Obama getting closer to make political return

Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday, Politico reported. Holder said he’s been talking …

Al Qaeda confirms leader killed by drone strike in Syria

Al Qaeda confirms leader killed by drone strike in Syria

Al Qaeda confirmed on Thursday that a U.S.-led coalition drone strike had killed senior leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri in Syria, Reuters reported. A statement issued by the militant group's Maghreb and Arabian …

EU Army?

EU Army?

Brussels ‘to set up new military unit amid growing tensions in Europe

Turkey warns US against partnering with PYD

Turkey warns US against partnering with PYD

Turkey is continuing discussions with the U.S.-led coalition and Russia over possible scenarios on liberating Raqqa from Daesh

 Sharp rise in Iran#039s crude oil shipments to Europe

Sharp rise in Iran's crude oil shipments to Europe

Iran is making rapid forays into the European crude oil market

Iraqi forces advance to west Mosul along 3 axes, prepare for tough fight

Iraqi forces advance to west Mosul along 3 axes, prepare for tough fight

The Iraqi military is attacking Daesh in western Mosul from three directions and is likely to face fierce fighting, Operation Inherent Resolve commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said at a press …

Trump can’t do it all: Fight the Islamic State, counter Iran and put America first

Trump can’t do it all: Fight the Islamic State, counter Iran and put America first

There is no all-of-the-above option. Something will have to give

Azerbaijan, Tolerance Rules the Land

Azerbaijan, Tolerance Rules the Land

If we are to judge a country’s conscious and conscience by the way it treats its minorities, then Azerbaijan leads the way

US create new military alliance in the Middle East

US create new military alliance in the Middle East

Is A NATO-Like Alliance The Answer To Security Challenges In The Middle East?

Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Donald Trump

Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Donald Trump

Iran's ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad published Sunday an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming his criticism of the US political system but taking issue with his visa ban and attitude to women, NDTV …

Donald Trump calls on supporters to hold #039biggest ever rally#039

Donald Trump calls on supporters to hold 'biggest ever rally'

President Donald Trump wants his supporters to counter the massive protests against his administration by staging a rally of their own. The president tweeted on Saturday that a demonstration staged by his voters would be 'the …

Iranian-American space experts to step in for Farhadi at Oscars

Iranian-American space experts to step in for Farhadi at Oscars

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has chosen an Iranian-American female engineer and a former NASA scientist to represent his film "The Salesman" at Sunday's Oscar ceremony, which he is boycotting in protest over U.S. …

State Department news briefings to resume in early March

State Department news briefings to resume in early March

The State Department said it will resume regular news briefings early next month after facing criticism for not having held one since the Trump inauguration, NBC2 reports. The department said it will begin hosting the …

Trump proposal for terrorist listing of Iran Revolutionary Guard in limbo

Trump proposal for terrorist listing of Iran Revolutionary Guard in limbo

A proposal the Trump administration is considering to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization has stalled over warnings from defense and intelligence officials that the move could backfire, according to …

Witches gather at midnight to cast spell on Donald Trump

Witches gather at midnight to cast spell on Donald Trump

There was much fanfare when witches across the world pledged to stand together and cast a spell on US President Donald Trump on Friday night, Daily Mail reported. But it seems the self-proclaimed witches gathered …

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official. The suspect, Hamza …

Trump vows military build-up

Trump vows military build-up

President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative …