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More than 100 vehicles carrying US troops crossed from Syria into Iraq’s northern governorate of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said.
Iran to restart activities at Arak heavy water facility
Tensions between Washington, Tehran escalating over Iran’s nuclear programme
Update came after US, Turkish Presidents agreed to carry out US’ withdrawal in way which serves both interests
Trump justified move with early-morning tweet claiming US defeated Islamic State in Syria
Exercises aim to combat terrorism, confront threats to security, stability of Gulf, Middle East
African forces are preparing to enter Gambia after President Yahya Jammeh refused to step down. Jammeh has ignored a midnight deadline to leave office and honor the results of a December election.
Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have been rising in recent weeks.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced the US will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help prepare for an Iraqi-led recapture of Mosul. Iraqi forces have made a series of recent gains against “Islamic State.”
Three explosions have rocked the southeastern Yemeni city of Mukalla, killing at least 13 government troops. Meanwhile, the Yemeni government and Iran-backed rebels held talks for a third consecutive day in Kuwait City.
The suggestion was discussed with Egyptian and Israeli officials
Putin has ordered the defense ministry to start the withdrawal of troops from Syria, but Russia will still maintain forces at two bases. The significance of the announcement is unclear.
Deployment of Gulf troops to Syria, which remains highly unlikely, would prevent that narrative from unfolding, says analyst
Deployment follows militant attack that injured six earlier in September
UN says 364 civilians dead have died so far in conflict
Opposition figures demand a joint transitional body based on Geneva I communiqué
Yemen’s major roads are blocked and shops are closed after the attack
Libyan delegate requested Arab states to provide arms to troops to end violence
AFP- Ukraine’s parliament on Monday approved the partial mobilisation of troops to counter “Russian interference” in the country, a day after Crimea voted to secede from Kiev and join Russia. A majority of deputies approved the motion, citing “the worsening political situation in the country… and Russia’s interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs.”
AFP – Russia has no need yet to send troops into Ukraine but reserves the right to use “all means” to protect citizens should the necessity arise, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “We reserve the right to use all means to protect” Russian and Ukrainian citizens in Ukraine, Putin said in comments live on state television, …
The fighting came on the third day of a regime attempt to clear rebel forces from the neighbourhood in northeastern Damascus
The move by Austria is “significant” because it provides such a large amount of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) force
While quenching the rumor, the military called on news services to be objective and accurate
The South’s Unification Ministry confirmed that the North appeared to have carried through on another promise to cut a telephone hotline between Pyongyang and Seoul.
The mandate, which is expected to be presented to parliament early next week, would run to January 31, 2014.
almost a year after Kenya sent troops to rout them, Al-Shebab fighters retreat to the port city of Kismayo
UN approval sought for troop deployment