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Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia and the US appear to have agreed a deal to secure the Golan border, illegally occupied by Israel, during a meeting between Putin and Trump in Helsinki.

Rights group urges UAE to stop 'Yemeni prisoner abuse'

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Rights group urges UAE to stop 'Yemeni prisoner abuse'

Human Rights Watch is urging the United Arab Emirates to investigate and stop alleged mistreatment of prisoners in informal jails they oversee in Yemen

Iraqi troops take major Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

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Iraqi troops take major Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

Iraqi forces have continued their assault on the disputed region of Kirkuk, capturing two key oil fields from the Kurds, as the US warns of ...

Iraqi forces take key Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

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Iraqi forces take key Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

Iraqi forces have continued their assault on the disputed region of Kirkuk, capturing two key oil fields from the Kurds, as the US warns of ...

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 cards, writes James Snell.

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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 ...

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US military to create separate unified cyber warfare command

The US signalled toward a new strategic emphasis on electronic warfare on Friday, after President Donald Trump ordered the US military to ...

An American century in Iraq?

Paul Iddon

An American century in Iraq?

Analysis: Washington has been involved in Iraq for at least a quarter of a century already, notes Paul Iddon.

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Veteran US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Often viewed as a hawk, US senator John McCain has also won praise from both sides of the house for his principled stance ...

UAE 'transferred Yemen terror suspects to secret Eritrean prison'

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UAE 'transferred Yemen terror suspects to secret Eritrean prison'

Two investigations uncovered cases of 'torture and forced disappearances' by UAE forces in Yemen, a leading human rights group has said.

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

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Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Yemen’s internationally-recognised government on Saturday ordered an investigation into reports that US military interrogators worked with ...

US lawmakers call for investigation over UAE torture black-sites

Robert Cusack

US lawmakers call for investigation over UAE torture black-sites

A number of US senators wrote a letter to the Defense Secretary on Thursday in response to an AP investigation that found evidence of US ...

The end of Pax Americana

Mustafa Gurbuz

The end of Pax Americana

Comment: Trump's antics are depriving the White House of its ability to focus on long-term strategic vision, and making it susceptible to ...

The New Arab & agencies

US stock market plummets over low confidence in Trump

The Dow and the S&P 500 both took hits on Wednesday, as investors appear concerned over the likelihood of passing pro-business legislation.

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Trump 'shared classified intelligence' with Russia

Donald Trump gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moscow's envoy to the US Sergey Kislyak details about a specific terror threat ...

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Assad's 'murderous rampage' must be stopped: McCain

US Senator John McCain has demanded the end of Damascus' 'murderous rampage', calling on Moscow to cease its support of the ...

Paul McLoughlin

A changed man? Syrians reassess 'villain' Trump's moral fibre

Syrians warmly welcomed a series of US missiles strikes on a Syrian base said to be responsible for a chemical attack on an opposition town, but ...

US Congress debates the possibiliy of more Syria airstrikes

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US Congress debates the possibiliy of more Syria airstrikes

US lawmakers will debate the legality of Friday's cruise missile attack on Syria and discuss the next step in an attempt to exert Congress' ...

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US-backed SDF enters key IS-held airbase near Raqqa

SDF forces, backed by US-lead coalition airstrikes, are closing in on IS de facto capital of Raqqa, preparing for a decisive battle set to begin ...

Spotlight falls on Raqqa as Tillerson to visit Turkey

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Spotlight falls on Raqqa as Tillerson to visit Turkey

Turkey is a key NATO ally to the US. However Washington's faith in Kurdish forces currently marching on IS de facto capital threatens to derail ...

General McMaster: A wise choice for National Security adviser?

Roxanne Perugino

General McMaster: A wise choice for National Security adviser?

Comment: After the fiasco that saw National Security adviser Flynn forced to resign over his links with Russia, new nominee General McMaster ...

Dead SEAL's father refused to shake hands with Trump

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Dead SEAL's father refused to shake hands with Trump

The father of a US Navy SEAL killed in a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation and criticising President Donald Trump for approving the ...

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