Circling around US embeds, Syrian forces reach Iraq border

Circling around US embeds, Syrian forces reach Iraq border

The two forces have clashed regularly in the area, with US aircraft twice striking Russian-backed forces the Pentagon said were threatening its local allies. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said dozens of soldiers and pro-government forces had arrived at the border. Surovkin added that Islamic State group attempts to flee south from Raqqa have met a punishing response from Russian troops who destroyed several convoys.

Who Is Really Behind The Qatar Crisis?

Trump spoke by telephone with the Emir of Qatar , Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, on Wedmesday and offered to host the meeting if it would help them resolve their differences, the White House said in a statement. The UAE and Saudi Arabia also accuse Doha of supporting figures who propagate extremist ideology that fuels backing for groups such as Al Qaeda and ISIL.

Hawaii Becomes First US State To Adopt Goals in Paris Climate Accord

In February 2016, the Mayor signed the Compact of Mayors, a global coalition of city leaders that launched at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit to address climate change. North Korea previously issued a "declaration of war" against deforestation, and the country reportedly embraces renewable energy. Trump also has said he is open to rejoining the accord if the United States can secure better terms, so it's possible-maybe even likely-that the country's actual absence from the accord ...

Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

His Excellency added that there was not a single piece of evidence that the State of Qatar was supporting radical Islamists, adding that official government bodies in the US praised the State of Qatar for its counter-terrorism efforts. "In all battlefields, there are adversaries", the foreign minister said. Qatar faced a similar crisis in 2014 that saw Arab countries pull their ambassadors from the country.

Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar

President Donald Trump contradicted his own secretary of state on Friday, hours after Rex Tillerson called on Gulf states to ease their blockade on Qatar. It wasn't immediately clear how Qatar, which hosts some 10,000 USA troops, might respond to Trump's critique. A group of Gulf nations led by Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties as well as land, sea and air travel with Qatar on 5 June, accusing the country of supporting Sunni extremist groups and Iranian-backed Shiite militants to ...

Philippine military launches new air raids in Islamist battle

Scores of people ran to freedom through a terrifying gauntlet of military air strikes and Islamist gunmen Saturday, almost two weeks after being trapped in a deadly battle for a Philippine city. The attack happened as the MNLF, whose 1996 peace accord has yet to see final implementation, felt left out of government talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, its splinter group.