US dropped a GBU-43/B (MOAB) "MOTHER OF All BOMBS"
2017-04-14 05:58:27 UTC
<h2>BREAKING NEWS:</h2><h3>U.S. 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants: defense ministry.</h3>
The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on ...
51% of Turks will vote "Yes" to grant Erdogan new powers: Poll
2017-04-13 08:39:33 UTC
A narrow majority of Turks will vote "Yes" in Sunday's referendum on changing the constitution to grant President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed.
The April 16 plebiscite will decide on the bigge...
Syria Crisis: Tillerson Struggling To Establish US Leadership
2017-04-11 18:25:44 UTC
By Steve Scherer and Andrew Osborn | LUCCA, ITALY/MOSCOW
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow on Tuesday, denouncing Russian support for Syria and taking up America's traditional role as lead...
Trump open to additional strikes on Assad's Syria
2017-04-10 21:06:15 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump is open to authorizing additional strikes on Syria if its government uses chemical weapons again or deploys barrel bombs in the country, the White House said on Monday.
"The sight of people being gassed and blown awa...
CIA Files Prove: US Supported Iraq's Use of Chemical Weapons Against Iran
2017-04-10 08:13:38 UTC
The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes in Syria. But a generation ago, America’s military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devast...
Deadly Blasts At Christian Churches In Egypt
2017-04-09 19:45:33 UTC
By Arwa Gaballa and Ahmed Tolba |
TANTA,EGYPT/CAIRO — At least 44 people were killed in bomb attacks on the symbolic cathedral seat of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and troop deplo...
No Income Taxes In Saudi Arabia, Says Saudi FinMin
2017-04-09 18:04:37 UTC
Saudi Arabia's finance minister said on Sunday that citizens would not pay taxes on income and Saudi companies would not see their profits taxed under sweeping economic reforms being introduced in the oil-rich kingdom.
The collapse in oil price...
Trump Wants “Regime Change” in Syria
2017-04-09 07:40:09 UTC
By Timothy Gardner |
WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration's priorities in the country wracked by civil war.
Erdogan Vows To Go "Into Syria And Iraq To Wipe Out Kurdish Fighters"
2017-04-07 23:17:02 UTC
By Daren Butler |
DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY — In rallies from the Kurdish southeast to the northern Black Sea coast, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has seemed to attempt the impossible: win over Kurds with threats to make spring a "black winter" ...
Trump Chose The Minimum Option For Punishing Assad
2017-04-07 22:21:02 UTC
By John Walcott and Steve Holland |
WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH — U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis presented Trump with three options, which were quickly narrowed to two: bomb multiple airfields or ju...
Bernie Sanders: It's easier to get into a war than to get out of one
2017-04-11 03:22:58 UTC
Sen. Bernie Sanders said he's "deeply concerned" that President Donald Trump's unilateral military action against the Syrian government will once again drag the U.S. "into the quagmire of long-term military engagement in the Middle East."
Trump's First Major Foray Into The Syrian Civil War Was At Risk OF Clashing With Russian Military
2017-04-07 18:32:46 UTC
By Steve Holland, Andrew Osborn and Tom Perry |
MOSCOW — U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base were one step away from clashing with the Russian military, Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said, underscoring risks in President Trump...
U.S. Warships Launched Missiles Striking Multiple Targets In Assad's Syria
2017-04-07 02:34:28 UTC
By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland |
WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, FLA. — U.S. Warships Launched Missiles Striking Multiple Targets In Assad's Syria, following a chemical attack on April 4, 2017.
U.S. officials said the military launched dozens of ...
U.S. Considering Military Action Against Assad
2017-04-06 22:33:12 UTC
By Steve Holland and Phil Stewart | ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "something should happen" with President Bashar al-Assad after a deadly poison gas attack in Syria, as the Pentagon and the ...
US Says 'Steps Are Underway To Remove Assad'
2017-04-06 21:44:40 UTC
Syrian Civil War —
U.S. President Trump's comments were his strongest suggestion yet that the United States may be edging toward a stronger stance against Assad, whose country has been torn apart by six years of civil war.
"I think what Ass...
U.S. Ambassador To UN: Assad No Longer 'Has to Go'
2017-03-31 04:08:55 UTC
By Michelle Nichols |
<h3>NEW YORK — The United States' diplomatic policy on Syria for now is no longer focused on making the war-torn country's president, Bashar al-Assad, leave power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursda...
US-Turkey Tensions Sharpen Over Syrian Kurdish Fighters
2017-03-31 04:08:23 UTC
By Lesley Wroughton and Ece Toksabay |
<h3>ANKARA — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Thursday that Washington faced difficult choices in the fight against Islamic State in Syria but sought to downplay differences with NATO...
Mosul: Weapon fired by US strike not big enough to collapse an entire building
2017-03-31 04:05:58 UTC
<h3>The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Tuesday said the type of weapon fired by the U.S.-led coalition in Mosul in a recent air strike should not have caused a blast big enough to collapse an entire building, a potential sign of Islamic State's rol...
ISIS Beheads Two For 'Sorcery' In Egypt's Sinai
2017-03-31 04:04:54 UTC
<h3>Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula posted a video on Tuesday depicting the beheading of two men the militant Islamist group said it had found guilty of practicing witchcraft and sorcery.</h3>
The video, posted on a Telegram c...
Kurdish Peshmerga and Arab militias took a military airport in Syria held by ISIS
2017-03-27 02:53:14 UTC
By Angus McDowall and Suleiman Al-Khalidi |
BEIRUT/AMMAN _ An alliance of Kurdish Peshmerga and Arab militias (SDF) took a military airport in northern Syria held by ISIS, close to the country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed and returns to his home
2017-03-24 18:16:56 UTC
By Lin Noueihed | Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed and returns to his home in Heliopolis.
CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, ...
Slaughter of innocent civilians continues in battle for western Mosul
2017-03-19 10:42:04 UTC
Slaughter of innocent civilians continues in battle for western Mosul
Rights groups have expressed concern over the mounting civilian death toll, as Islamic State fights from homes and densely-populated areas, a threat the Iraqi military and U....
Iraqi forces: ISIS leaders killed or retreated from Mosul
2017-03-14 21:24:37 UTC
By Patrick Markey and Abdelaziz Boumzar |
MOSUL, IRAQ, — Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq focused on a bridge crossing the Tigris...
ISIS leader Baghdadi escaped Mosul, hiding in the desert
2017-03-12 16:41:49 UTC
By Isabel Coles, John Walcott and Maher Chmaytelli |
MOSUL, IRAQ/WASHINGTON — U.S. and Iraqi officials believe the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left operational commanders behind with diehard followers to fight the ba...
US shouldn't assume OPEC would extend cuts to offset shale
2017-03-09 21:50:59 UTC
By Ron Bousso |
HOUSTON — Senior Saudi energy officials told top independent U.S. oil firms in a closed-door meeting this week that they should not assume OPEC would extend output curbs to offset rising production from U.S. shale fields, two i...