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Mosul air attack killed at least 105, say U.S. commanders

The United States has previously acknowledged that it " probably " had a role in the civilian deaths, but it has always said this was unintentional. But, one is left to wonder whether residents of Mosul feel the same way . The US military has consistently said it did not know civilians were in the building.



United States grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

Trump initially sparked deep concern among Palestinians when he backed away from the long-established USA commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict. Instead, he focused on stamping out terrorism . In Bethlehem , Trump said he was "truly hopeful" for an end to the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, and added that goodwill from his visit would turn into peace talks .


Top Russians discussed how to influence Trump aides, say United States officials

Top Russians discussed how to influence Trump aides, say United States officials

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Republican John McCain pressed Director of National Intelligence Coats on the Washington Post report that Trump had asked Coats and Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency , to help him knock down the notion that there was evidence of such collusion.


Rouhani vows to continue ballistic missile program

Rouhani vows to continue ballistic missile program

They must refuse to heed the calls to isolate Iran and instead maintain dialogue and economic ties with Tehran . Neither Iran nor the other nations that negotiated the agreement have any interest in re-opening the deal, and USA companies could lose money if the deal is scuttled.


Iran Accuses US of 'Iranophobia,' Arming 'Dangerous Terrorists'

Iran Accuses US of 'Iranophobia,' Arming 'Dangerous Terrorists'

A senior European Union diplomat said yesterday (17 January) that the foreign policy team of US President-elect Donald Trump had misunderstood the Iran nuclear deal and that it was not up for renegotiation. "The U.S. leaders should know that whenever we need a missile test because of a technical aspect, we will test", he said. "We hope that one day Saudi Arabia to hold elections to put an end to the hereditary rulers making the country much more powerful", he said.


US Envoy: Leaks of Manchester bomb probe

US Envoy: Leaks of Manchester bomb probe "reprehensible", will stop

Leaked details about the probe, including the bomber's name and police pictures of the evidence, have incensed British investigators. These images leaked from inside the United States system will be distressing for victims, their families and the wider public.