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Joint Israel-US Military Drill Begins

Reporting Israeli mass media, Sama said that the military drills simulate a comprehensive war and rocket attack from multiple fronts on Israel, mainly from the Southern and Northern fronts, Middle East Monitor reported. About 2,500 US soldiers and 2,000 Israelis are taking part in the drills,

Yemeni man pleads guilty in US to trying to join Daesh

A Yemen-born New York City resident on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to Daesh, admitting that he tried to join the organization and urged someone else to join too. Mohamed Rafik Naji entered his plea to one count of attempting to

Erdogan says US funding of YPG will impact Turkey’s decisions

The decision by the United States to continue to fund the YPG/PKK will affect Turkey’s decisions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. In his remarks to the governing Justice and Development

Syria says rare U.S. strike an effort to support terrorism

BEIRUT: Syrian state-run media said Thursday a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria killed and wounded dozens of tribal fighters, calling it a new effort “to support terrorism.” The U.S.-led coalition said its action was in “self-defense,” citing a major attack

Donald Trump shuts down CNN reporter once again

Asked to explain his “Are we living in Nazi Germany?” tweet earlier on Wednesday, Mr Trump said it was “a disgrace fake news was released to the public”. He added that it was something they did in Nazi Germany. He criticised the news outlet

US general says not planning Manbij troop withdrawal

The United States has no plans to withdraw troops stationed near the town of Manbij in northern Syria despite warnings from Turkey to remove its forces immediately, CNN quoted the US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel as saying. Pulling US forces from Manbij is “not something

Tougher screening for Middle East cargo flights to US

Cargo flights from five Middle East countries will have to undergo extra security screening when flying to the United States, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday. Flights originating from Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will have to undergo