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Trump’s Golan Heights Tweet Disregards History, Law and Ethics

On March 22, 2019, President Donald Trump unceremoniously tweeted that the United States would recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights. He explained that such sovereignty “is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability.” Everything


Israel says Trump to sign Golan sovereignty decree on Monday

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will on Monday sign a decree recognizing Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights while hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Israel’s acting foreign minister said.


Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated says US ally in Syria

US backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over a self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting.


US-backed Syrian Democratic Force Liberates Last ISIS-Held Village in Syria

The U.S.-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) has announced that the last area held by the Islamic State terrorist organization in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz has been liberated.


Iran to cement ties with Lebanon, Hezbollah despite U.S. pressure

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would expand its ties with Lebanon in spite of the “provocative and interventionist” call by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for Beirut to choose sides, Iranian state television reported.


Trump’s Pointless Provocation on the Golan

President Trump’s proposed reversal of decades of American policy on the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights has more to do with Israeli politics than American interests — or good sense.


Israel didn't 'seize' the Golan Heights. It was won in a war for the country's survival

To the editor: The Golan Heights was not seized from Syria in 1967. It was captured in a war instigated by the surrounding Arab countries that were threatening to destroy Israel. Who knew that tiny Israel would win that war?


Are we the next Syria?

The White House had a clear stance on demanding Myanmar’s human rights improvements during the administrations of 41st President HW Bush and 43rd President GW Bush. Bush Senior sent generous financial aid to the Rohingya refugees and pressed Myanmar on human rights and democracy expectations.


Entire territory of Syria, Iraq now liberated from Islamic State — Trump

An Islamic State militant flag lies in a tent encampment after the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of Baghuz, the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria on Saturday, March 23 WASHINGTON, March 23. /TASS/. The United States and its partners in the international anti-terrorist co


Iranian cleric confirms his government hacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife and son's phones

An Iranian cleric has confirmed rumours that the country's government hacked the phones of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family. Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, who is custodian of the shrine in Mashhad, said Iran had 'accessed all information' on Netanyahu's wife Sara and 27-year-old son


ISIS Plotted Attacks Across Europe While Clinging to Final Stronghold in Syria: Report

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) continued to plan attacks in Europe, according to a trove of documents seen by British newspaper The Sunday Times, which describes them as like a business plan. The files suggest the group are plotting to carry out attacks using members already on the continen


Despite White House declaration of victory over ISIS, fighting persists in Syria

President Trump declared ISIS was entirely defeated in Syria on Friday. NBC News’ Matt Bradley reports from Baghouz, where the sound of airstrikes and gunfire can still be heard.


ISIL defeated in final Syria victory: SDF

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announce elimination of ISIL in Syria, ending four-year battle. The US-backed fighters in Syria have declared military victory over ISIL on Saturday, ending a four-year battle against the group that once held territory spanning a third of Syria and Iraq.


Kurds declare ISIS control in Syria over

The announcement marks a historic moment in the war against the terrorist group that controlled an estimated 34,000 square kilometres of Iraq and Syria and ruled over some 10 million people. Half buried in the dirt was a tattered shred of ISIS notorious black flag, while a giant yellow flag belongin


Driver working with NBC News killed in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria – The president of NBC News says a driver working with its reporters in Syria was killed by an explosive device. Noah Oppenheim said in a statement Sunday that NBC employees escaped unharmed, and expressed "deepest sympathies" to the driver's family and loved ones. Oppenheim says "we


NBC News team reportedly injured in IED explosion in eastern Syria

Members of an NBC news team was reportedly injured on Saturday night in an IED explosion in Baghouz in eastern Syria. It's reported the team drove over the explosive device while traveling in the area.


Syria's return to Arab League not on summit agenda: spokesman

The Arab League said Sunday it was not planning to discuss reinstating Syria's membership at a summit later this month, more than eight years after suspending it as the country descended into war.


US-allied force declares victory over Islamic State in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.


Syrian fighters clear explosives in area retaken from IS

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from the Islamic State group on Sunday, a day after declaring military victory over the extremists and the end of their self-styled caliphate.


US Has a Plan for Eastern Syria, and It Relies on ISIS

After over a month of fierce clashes in the last stronghold of Islamic State in Baghuz village, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have announced “final defeat” of the terror group.