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UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack: Johnson

Reuters - 2017-04-27 10:49
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign min ...

Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

Reuters - 2017-04-27 03:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the re ...

U.S. defense secretary in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to craft policy

Reuters - 2017-04-24 10:30
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday as President Donald Trump's administration looks to construct its strategy for the war-torn country, where resurgent Taliban militants continue to make gains. ...

President Trump on NATO—Never Mind?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-04-14 19:02
While watching President Trump’s April 12 press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, I was reminded of a famous quotation often (thought probably erroneously) attributed to Mark Twain: The post President Trump on NATO—Never Mind? appe ...

U.S.-Russia relations at another low after Syria attacks

Reuters - 2017-04-13 00:59
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off o ...

May, Trump agree Russia should break ties with Assad: UK PM's office

Reuters - 2017-04-11 00:34
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump and agreed that "a window of opportunity" now exists to persuade Russia to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, May's office said. ...

Trump aides differ over Assad's future after Syria attack

Reuters - 2017-04-10 04:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to President Donald Trump demurred on Sunday over where U.S. policy on Syria was headed after last week's retaliatory missile strike, leaving open questions about whether removing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from power w ...

World Leaders Weigh In on US Missile Strikes Targeting Syria

BAS News - 2017-04-07 14:17
ISTANBUL — Following the US President Donald Trump’s sanctioned 60 missile strikes at Syria over the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Idlib, world leaders are weighing in with their two-cents. While some leaders such as those of the UK ...

In abrupt shift on Syria, Trump turns to military advisers

Reuters - 2017-04-07 10:31
WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH (Reuters) - Hours after a poison gas attack in Syria killed dozens of civilians on Tuesday, President Donald Trump's intelligence advisers provided evidence Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was behind the atrocity, officials said. ...

Trump son-in-law, top US officer meet Kurdish officials in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and the US’s top military officer met with Kurdish leaders in Erbil on Tuesday, the second day of their visit to Iraq. His inclusion in the US delegation is a sign of the in ...

Trump steps up Syria rhetoric, says 'something should happen' with Assad

Reuters - 2017-04-06 22:33
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "something should happen" with President Bashar al-Assad after a poison gas attack in Syria, as the Pentagon and the White House launched detailed discussions on ...

Trade, North Korea pose challenges as Trump prepares to meet China's Xi

Reuters - 2017-04-06 12:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump holds his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday facing pressure to deliver trade concessions for some of his most fervent supporters and prevent a crisis with North Korea from spiral ...

In Iraq, Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, upbeat on Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-05 02:25
QAYYARA WEST AIRFIELD, Iraq (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, voiced optimism about the long-term U.S. alliance with Iraq's military and its campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State on Tuesday, as he visited a base about 1 ...

US President Adviser to Meet Barzani in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-04-04 17:22
ERBIL — Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the US President Donald Trump, is set to visit Erbil on Tuesday during his first visit to Iraq and he will meet the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. Kushner traveled to Iraq along with Gen. Joseph Dunf ...

'Not natural friends': Trump, Xi will be 'odd couple' at first summit

Reuters - 2017-04-03 23:21
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - When U.S. President Donald Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, their summit will be marked not only by deep policy divisions but a clash of personalities between America’s brash “tweeter-in-chief” and Beijing ...

Trump son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner visits Iraq

E-Kurd - 2017-04-03 14:59
WASHINGTON,— Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and top aide to President Donald Trump, is in Iraq on an official visit, a senior administration official said on Sunday. Kushner was traveling with General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wh ...

U.S. troops ‘fighting like never before’ in Iraq, Trump says

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump offered rare public remarks about Iraq Tuesday, declaring to a group of senators gathered at the White House that the US is performing “very well” in the country, which remains besieged by violence. “We’re doing v ...

Trump Confirms US Support for Iraq in Combating ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-03-30 17:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The US President Donald Trump thanked the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for his latest visit to Washington describing it as a “productive visit”, according to the White House readout on March 29. In a phone call made between Trump and ...

U.N. looks for Trump foreign policy hints from tough-talking envoy

Reuters - 2017-03-30 13:38
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nikki Haley has made a tough-talking debut as U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations but her counterparts on the powerful Security Council are waiting to see if that will translate into policies differing from ...

Trump And Abadi Reiterate Cooperation in Fight Against IS

BAS News - 2017-03-30 11:49
The two leaders spoke on the phone on March 29 ERBIL — The US President Donald Trump thanked the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for his latest visit to Washington describing it as a "productive visit", according to the White House readout on March ...

Obama's defense chief doesn't see big changes in Iraq campaign

Reuters - 2017-03-29 01:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ash Carter, who until January was U.S. defense secretary, said on Tuesday he did not see major changes in the campaign against Islamic State since President Donald Trump took office, amid accusations the U.S. military may be relaxin ...

Iraqi PM Abadi to meet U.S. president Trump on Monday

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday. As he left Iraq for the United States Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of ISIS and that he would talk to the U ...

Iraq’s Abadi meets with U.S. president Trump at White House

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants in talks on Monday with President Donald Trump and top advisers, but cautioned that military might alone would not be suf ...

Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

Reuters - 2017-03-22 05:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from 68 countries meet in Washington on Wednesday to agree on the next steps to defeat Islamic State, the first such gathering of the U.S-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in Novem ...

KRG Envoy Attends Abadi, Trump Meeting

BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s envoy attended a meeting between the US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington. According to a press release by Abadi’s office, the discussions were focused on continued cooperation in the ...

Trump and Abadi Meet in Washington

BAS News - 2017-03-21 01:09
LEEDS — The President of the United States Donald Trump met with the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi on Monday, two days ahead of a ministerial which will discuss the ongoing global military campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group ...

It is friendships and alliances that will protect the USA

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Harun Yahya | Ekurd.net The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. The executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” signed last week by US President Donald Trump suddenly came to ...

Syrian Kurdish safe zones could thwart Iranian threat to Israel: experts

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
JERUSALEM,— In an exclusive interview with JerusalemOnline, Middle East experts David Keleti and Jerry Gordon stated that in last month’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, the two discussed ways of m ...

Abadi Left for Washington

BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
He will be meeting with President Trump ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday headed to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump and other officials, The premier’s office said. Abadi will also meet with Vice President Mike Pence ...

Missing from Trump's grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

Reuters - 2017-03-17 11:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump says he wants to build dozens of new warships in one of the biggest peace-time expansions of the U.S. Navy. But interviews with ship-builders, unions and a review of public and internal documents show maj ...

U.N. warns more than military spending needed to fight terrorism

Reuters - 2017-03-16 18:24
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that "more than military spending" is needed to combat terrorism, after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an extra $54 billion in military spending in 2018. ...

US federal judge in Hawaii halts Trump’s second travel ban

Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: A federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday halted Donald Trump’s revised executive order temporarily closing US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating fresh defeat. US District Ju ...

Trump Paid $38M in Taxes, Made More Than $150M in 2005

Waar Media - 2017-03-15 16:38
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump earned more than $150 million and paid $38 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to highly sought-after tax documents ...

PM Abadi and Kurdistan Region Representative to Meet US President

BAS News - 2017-03-15 15:49
Kurdistan Region will be represented at the global coalition's meeting in Washington ERBIL — The US President Donald Trump will meet with the Iraqi delegation consisting of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Kurdistan Region representative next week. A s ...

Trump meets with Saudi deputy crown prince at the White House

Reuters - 2017-03-15 02:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on Tuesday for a discussion likely to touch on economic relations and efforts to stop the war in Syria. ...

Assad says yet to see real steps from Trump on Islamic State

Reuters - 2017-03-11 11:45
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he yet to see "anything concrete" from U.S. President Donald Trump over his vow to defeat Islamic State and called U.S. forces deployed in Syria "invaders" because they were there without government ...

Has President Trump changed the media landscape?

BBC - 2017-03-10 17:56
President Trump has repeatedly attacked the authenticity of a number of mainstream media outlets since he took office but what effect have his attacks had on journalists? ...

Trump signs revised travel ban excluding Iraq

E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked i ...

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi to visit White House later in March

E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
WASHINGTON,— US President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington this month, the White House said Tuesday, a fence-mending meeting as the two countries fight the Islamic State group in Mosul. Press secretary Sean Spicer ...

US President Stresses Partnership with Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-03-06 17:14
Donald Trump sent a letter to Barzani ERBIL — The United States President Donald Trump has stressed on the partnership and cooperation with the Kurdistan Region in his letter to the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, said Kurdistan Region Preside ...

White House Source: Trump to Leave Iraq off New Travel Ban Order

Waar Media - 2017-03-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump will remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a US travel ban when he is expected to sign a new executive order on Monday after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts, a White House source sai ...

Cuba’s Raul Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall and trade policy

Reuters - 2017-03-06 05:15
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro harshly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration, trade and other policies on Sunday as Trump reviews a fragile detente with Communist-run Cuba begun by his predecessor Barack Obama. ...

Merkel will meet Trump next week

Waar Media - 2017-03-05 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to hold her first meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on March 14, the White House confirmed, adding that a joint press conference was likely. While former US president Barack Obama had la ...

New Trump entry ban expected to be unveiled on Monday

Waar Media - 2017-03-05 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The White House is expected to unveil a new entry ban executive order on Monday, according to senior administration officials. The order is expected to be a revised version of an entry ban that President Donald Trump signed in January, which ...

New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list: officials

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, U.S. officials said Tuesday, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign t ...

U.S. commander downplays chance of big Iraq, Syria troop hike

Reuters - 2017-03-01 18:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Wednesday downplayed the chances that the United States would deploy a large number of additional coalition forces to battle the Islamic State, even as President Donald Trump weighs options to speed ...

Iraq to be excluded from Trump’s new travel ban

Waar Media - 2017-03-01 11:32
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a controversial travel ban targeting Muslim majority countries, US officials said on Wednesday. The administration’s decision follo ...

Trump speech to Congress promises ‘renewal of American spirit’

Waar Media - 2017-03-01 11:32
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump pledged a “renewal of the American spirit”, as he tempered his most inflammatory rhetoric while fleshing out his nationalist agenda during a landmark speech to Congress. Transposing hard line campaign promises into a pr ...
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