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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said the kingdom is willing to send troops to Syria as part of a wider coalition, if proposed, according to Saudi state TV.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

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Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

Mueller, the special counsel, is looking at claims the UAE funnelled money to Donald Trump's campaign team during his successful election bid.

Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

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Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

Founder of private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, has suggested mercenaries should police migrants within Libya, ...

Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants' Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants'

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Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants'

Saudi's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir insisted that Hariri, who is a dual Saudi-Lebanese citizen "moves freely as a Saudi citizen and is able ...

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Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said Saad Hariri's failure to return to his country amounted to his detention in Saudi Arabia, contrary to the Vienna Convention.

James Snell

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the ...

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Trump set to outline new US strategy for Afghanistan

President Donald Trump is set to outline the Washington's latest strategy on Afghanistan following months of deliberation and policy review.

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Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

In-depth: Trump has assembled his national security team at Camp David as the administration remains split over what stance to adopt on the ...

US court overturns Blackwater guard's conviction over Baghdad massacre US court overturns Blackwater guard's conviction over Baghdad massacre

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US court overturns Blackwater guard's conviction over Baghdad massacre

A US appeals court has overturned a former Blackwater guard's conviction over the massacre of 17 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad in 2007.

David Isenberg

Erik Prince to Prince Zayed: The private military connection

Erik Prince is back. He's not only pitching colonial capitalism in DC, but huckstering ex-SF-led armies of sepoys to wrest ...

The UAE is 'employing' Blackwater to run its army

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The UAE is 'employing' Blackwater to run its army

Reports are emerging of ex-Blackwater CEO's increasing involvement in the UAE's military affairs, with few, if any, UAE citizens actually ...

Iraqi lawmakers demand inquiry into 'Blackwater-linked' security firm

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Iraqi lawmakers demand inquiry into 'Blackwater-linked' security firm

Iraqi parliamentarians have called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to scrap contracts with a US company over alleged connections to the ...

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

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The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against Qatar and ...

Blackwater guards jailed for 30 years over Iraq murders

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Blackwater guards jailed for 30 years over Iraq murders

A former Blackwater guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences for their roles in a 2007 mass murder in ...

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