Archives / 08 June 2018

  • Kurdish forces to withdraw from Syria's Manbij

    Kurdish forces to withdraw from Syria's Manbij

    The Manbij Military Council, a group allied to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, said last Wednesday that the Kurdish YPG militia would remove its military advisers from the flashpoint town in the coming days.

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  • US weighs expanding military role in Yemen war

    US weighs expanding military role in Yemen war

    The Trump administration is weighing an appeal from the United Arab Emirates for direct US support to seize Yemen's main port for humanitarian aid from Iranian-backed Houthi fighters, according to US officials - a move they worry could have catastrophic effects on the country.

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  • Israel fails to press Europe over Iran

    Israel fails to press Europe over Iran

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited last week Berlin, Paris and London in an attempt to persuade the Iranian nuclear deal signatories Britain, France and Germany to follow Washington's lead in scrapping the accord. Israeli Prime Minister is meeting opposition in European capitals to his aggressive stance against Iran, AP reported on Wednesday. The three European states seek to save the deal, saying it is not perfect but is the best chance to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.

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