Military Conflicts

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions- Tehran dismisses…

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions- Tehran dismisses…

Published 24/06/2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any [more…]

Kushner’s economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

Kushner’s economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

Published 24/06/2019

RIYADH/AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump’s $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, [more…]

Trump to visit South Korea this week for summit with Moon: Blue House

Trump to visit South Korea this week for summit with Moon: Blue House

Published 24/06/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this week to discuss ways to revive nuclear talks with North Korea, the South’s [more…]

Pompeo says hopes Trump letter to North Korean leader can restart…

Pompeo says hopes Trump letter to North Korean leader can restart…

Published 23/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean [more…]

In border camps, Syrians rely on doctors in trucks and tents

In border camps, Syrians rely on doctors in trucks and tents

Published 23/06/2019

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian war has inflicted all kinds of hardships on Najwa Abdelaziz but she still manages to make light of one [more…]

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what [more…]

Jury chosen for Navy SEAL’s war crimes trial, opening arguments on…

Jury chosen for Navy SEAL’s war crimes trial, opening arguments on…

Published 18/06/2019

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Opening arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialed on charges of murdering [more…]

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Saudi press [more…]

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event:…

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event:…

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East – sources

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East – sources

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington [more…]