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Matilda statue stands up to President Donald Trump - BBC News

Matilda statue stands up to President Donald Trump - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-08 16:19

Matilda statue stands up to President Donald Trump - BBC News - BBC

South Korea Signs Deal to Pay More for U.S.Troops After Trump Demand

Waar Media - 2019-02-10 09:13
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for the South to pay more ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces ready for push on last Islamic State pocket

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria prepared Friday for a push on the last remaining speck of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” where diehard jihadists and their families are holed up. US President Donald Trump predicted ...

Trump: End of Daesh territory to be announced next week

Waar Media - 2019-02-07 11:27
WAAR_DUHOK The formal end to Daesh’s territorial holdings in Iraq and Syria is likely to be announced as soon as next week, President Donald Trump said Wednesday as U.S. partners fight to rid the terror group from its final bastions in Syria. The preside ...

Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Indirectly Responds to Trump on US Military Presence

BAS News - 2019-02-06 21:07
ERBIL - Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who is the highest level Shi’ite religious authority in Iraq, has indirectly responded to US President Donald Trump's statement on keeping the forces in Iraq to watch over Iran. The Shi'ite leader made the comments du ...

Trump says second US-DPRK meeting to be held in Vietnam

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 10:56
WAAR_DUHOK The second summit between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart will be held in Veitnam late this month, Trump announced Tuesday. Trump did not specify which city the meeting will be held in but said it will take place Feb ...

Trump Taps New Head for Interior Department

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 11:02
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday nominated acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former fossil fuel lobbyist, to lead the department in charge of administering and conserving federal lands. If confirmed by the Senate, Bernhardt wil ...

Iraq Should Not be Viewed as a US Military Base: Iranian Ambassador

BAS News - 2019-02-04 23:48
ERBIL - The United States cannot view Iraq as one of its military bases, said Iranian Ambassador Iraj Masjedi on Monday, in response to President Donald Trump's statement of keeping the US forces in Iraq to watch over Iran. "Only Iraq can deal with its l ...

Trump says he would return troops to Syria if needed

Waar Media - 2019-02-04 14:13
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. would return its forces to Syria if Daesh makes a comeback in the war-torn country, President Donald Trump said Sunday. Asked about a possible resurgence of the terror group, Trump told CBS News “we’ll come back if we have to.” “We ha ...

Iraqi Deputy Parliament Speaker Responds to Trump

BAS News - 2019-02-03 19:49
Trump said he would keep US forces in Iraq to watch Iran. ERBIL - Iraqi Deputy Parliament Speaker Hassan Kaabi has responded to US President Donald Trump's decision of keeping forces in Iraq to watch Iran, arguing that it is a "violation to Iraq's sovere ...

Trump Says He Will Keep Forces in Iraq to Watch Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 18:02
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has said that he wish to keep his country's forces in Iraq so as to watch Iran. Trump made the remarks during an interview with CBS on Sunday, where he pointed out that part of the troops, who are going to withdraw from ...

Moth with 'golden flake hairstyle' named after Donald Trump - BBC News

BBC - 2019-01-25 01:53

Trump makes surprise visit to MLK memorial

Waar Media - 2019-01-22 10:47
President Donald Trump made a surprise, but brief visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in the nation’s capital Monday as the U.S. remembered the civil rights icon on his holiday. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence participated in a moment of si ...

7 Major Foreign Policy Challenges Facing President Donald Trump - ABC News

GO - 2019-01-21 19:50

Trump to hold second summit with NKorea’s Kim next month

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 09:45
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit “near the end of February,” the White House announced Friday amid Washington’s continued push to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Trump earlier Friday met with Ki ...

NBA's Kanter urges Trump to act on Turkey's human rights record

Reuters - 2019-01-17 22:42
New York Knicks player Enes Kanter urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be more vocal about human rights in Turkey, after prosecutors in Istanbul requested the basketball player's arrest and extradition over his ties to a U.S.-based cleric. ...

McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump - BBC News

BBC - 2019-01-17 00:00

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-01-14 17:09
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. ...

Trump vows to “devastate Turkey economically if Kurds are hit"

ANF - 2019-01-14 12:41
US President Donald Trump threatened Turkey that they will “devastate Turkey economically” if Turkey was to hit Kurds. ...