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Trump hails death of ‘depraved’ Islamic State leader Baghdadi in U.S. raid

Trump hails death of ‘depraved’ Islamic State leader Baghdadi in U.S. raid

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, President [more…]

Trump suggestion of taking Syrian oil draws rebukes

Trump suggestion of taking Syrian oil draws rebukes

Published 27/10/2019

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion on Sunday that Exxon Mobil or another U.S. oil company operate Syrian oil fields drew rebukes from legal [more…]

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Published 27/10/2019

(Reuters) - The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once [more…]

Timeline: Anatomy of a raid – how the United States took out Baghdadi

Timeline: Anatomy of a raid – how the United States took out Baghdadi

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of violent jihadist group Islamic State, died during an overnight [more…]

Saudi crown prince warns of escalation with Iran, says he prefers political solution

Saudi crown prince warns of escalation with Iran, says he prefers political solution

Published 30/09/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in an interview broadcast on Sunday that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if the [more…]

Merkel: We’ll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid…

Merkel: We’ll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid…

Published 11/09/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Europe had decided to uphold the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and would keep trying to [more…]

Iran tanker heads to Greece after release, Iran warns U.S against…

Iran tanker heads to Greece after release, Iran warns U.S against…

Published 19/08/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian tanker sailed through the Mediterranean toward Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said [more…]

Iran warns U.S. against seizing released Iranian oil tanker

Iran warns U.S. against seizing released Iranian oil tanker

Published 19/08/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has warned the United States against any new attempt to seize an Iranian oil tanker in open seas after it left [more…]

Iran says meeting with parties to nuclear deal ‘constructive’

Iran says meeting with parties to nuclear deal ‘constructive’

Published 29/07/2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - An emergency meeting with parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal was constructive but there are unresolved issues and Tehran will continue to [more…]

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British…

Published 29/07/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards published footage on Monday purportedly showing the Guards warning off a British warship during their July 19 seizure [more…]