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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis renders honors during an enhanced honor cordon for Spains Minister of Defence Mara Dolores de Cospedal at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2017.
Afghan Taliban   Ashraf Ghani   Jim Mattis   Photos   Wikipedia: AfghanistanUnited States relations  
Mattis meets top Afghan officials
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit yesterday, an American defense official confirmed, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban atta... (photo: US DoD / Amber I. Smith)
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The walls of the citadel in Irbil, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, are seen, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008
Citadel of Erbil   Mosul offensive (2016)   Photos   UNESCO   Wikipedia: Mosul offensive (2016)  
City Works To Restore Ancient Citadel Amid Turmoil Of Iraq War
| Amidst the turmoil raging in northern Iraq, workers are trying to save the ancient citadel above the Kurdish capital of Erbil, Reuters reports. | The structure is located high on a rocky outcrop, ju... (photo: AP / Elena Becatoros)
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Team of iron binders on a construction site in Northern China. China Bars Its Construction Workers From Israeli Settlements
| China and Israel have agreed to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel under the Chinese stipulation workers are prohibited from building in West Bank settlements, the Associated Press reporte... (photo: Creative Commons / RudolfSimon) WorldNews.com
China   Israel   Photos   Settlements   Wikipedia: Israeli settlement  
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Report: Trump Blasts Weekend Polls, Concedes 'Some Very Positive Info'
| U.S. President Donald Trump blasted as “fake news” two new polls released over the weekend by major news outlets, although he conceded they contained “some very positive info,” Politico repo... (photo: Creative Commons / Michael Vadon) WorldNews.com
Approval Rating Down   Donald Trump   Photos   Presidential Polls   Wikipedia: Donald Trump  
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Army Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support commander, meet with some of the mission's senior leaders and commad staff at the Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2017. Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. mi... (photo: US DoD / Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley) Richmond Times Dispatch
Afghan War   Photos   Russia-US Relations   Taliban   Wikipedia: War in Afghanistan (2015present)  
Armenian Genocide: Armenian civilians, escorted by Ottoman soldiers, marched through Harput (Kharpert) to a prison in nearby Mezireh (present-day Elazig), Turkey, April 1915. Will Donald Trump have the guts to call the Armenian genocide what it was?
Well, it’s now Trump’s moment of masculinity. Will he – or will he not – have the guts to call the 1915 Armenian genocide a genocide? A small matter for a guy who... (photo: Public Domain) The Independent
Armenian Genocide   Donald Trump   Photos   Turkey-US Relations   Wikipedia: Armenian Genocide  
A volunteer carries a young boy after a boat with refugees and migrants sank while crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. 15 drown as refugee boat sinks off Greece’s Lesbos
Greece's coastguard says at least 15 people, including children, have died in a suspected refugee boat sinking off the Aegean island of Lesbos. | Eight of the bodies ... (photo: AP / Santi Palacios) Press TV
EU Migrant Crisis   Greece Lesbos Refugees Bodies   Greek Coast Guard   Photos   Wikipedia: European migrant crisis  
File - An Afghan refugee woman holding her daughter rests while waiting to board a train heading to the Austrian border, in Roszke, southern Hungary, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Hungary is set to introduce much harsher border controls at midnight  laws that would send smugglers to prison and deport migrants who cut under Hungary's new razor-wire border fence. Germany ‘rejects most Afghan asylum requests in 2017’
Germany has in the span of two months rejected the asylum requests of more than half of the Afghan refugees who had traveled 7,000 kilometers in search of a better life i... (photo: AP / Muhammed Muheisen) Press TV
Afghan Refugees   EU Migrant Crisis   Photos   Refugees In Germany   Wikipedia: Afghan refugees  
President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, 24 February 2017 Trump denounces anti-Semitism in Holocaust Remembrance Day message
US President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out anti-Semitism in a message to mark Israel's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day after his administration was criticised f... (photo: Creative Commons / Gage Skidmore) RTE
Holocaust   Israel Holocaust Remembrance Day   Photos   President Donald Trump   Wikipedia: Holocaust Memorial Days  
In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, migrants and refugees wait to be helped by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, as they crowd aboard a rubber boat sailing out of control in the Mediterranean Sea about 21 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Italy migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers
An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. | Carmelo Zuccaro told La S... (photo: AP / Emilio Morenatti) BBC News
EU Migrant Crisis   Humanitarian Aid   Libya Refugee   Photos   Wikipedia: European migrant crisis  
An Israeli soldier directs a tank near the border with Syria in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Israel kills three in attack on pro-regime Syria camp
Israel targets ‘weapons warehouse’in Al-Fawwar pro-regime army base near Golan Heights, three fighters killed. ... ... (photo: AP / Ariel Schalit) Middle East Online
Golan Heights   Israel military   Photos   Syria civil war   Wikipedia : Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War  
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Egyptian Gen. Ayman Abdel Hamid Amer, commander of the Central Military Zone, lay wreaths at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo, Egypt, April 20, 2017. Human Rights Watch calls for end to Egypt military aid
US and others urged to cut military aid to Egypt after video of apparent summary executions surfaces. ... ... (photo: US DoD / Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley) Al Jazeera
Egypt Democracy   HRW   Military Aid   Photos   Wikipedia: Human rights in Egypt  
Iraq Saudi Arabia
Turnbull visits troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
Malcolm Turnbull visits Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of Anzac
From Shanghai to Sydney to Baghdad: Captain Feng's own A
Turkish Forces Destroy Four PKK Targets in Northern Iraq
The walls of the citadel in Irbil, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, are seen, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008
City Works To Restore Ancient Citadel Amid Turmoil Of Iraq War
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Saudi King reverses public sector pay cuts
Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's council despite gende
HSBC wins mandate on $100bln Saudi Aramco IPO
Pak cueists inch closer to knockout phase
A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Asian shares were mostly down with investors cautious due to the plunge in oil prices
Oil recovers lost ground, but market remains under pressure
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Syria Kuwait
US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin
Donald Trump attacks UN officials over North Korea and Syria
Syrian cooperation with war crimes investigation reduced to
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri says to prepare for long Syr
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Syrian President Bashar Assad, second left, shakes hand with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, as Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, looks on in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
U.S. Treasury Department Imposes 'Sweeping Sanctions' Against Syrian Officials
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Russia indicates it can lift oil output if deal on curbs lap
Qatar Airways accuses US carriers of ‘bullying’
US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports
Kuwait: Environmental remediation programme consultancy
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UAE Egypt
'Tramp!' Kim Kardashian bursts into Scott Disick'
Dubai joins jet-lease elite as AWAS deal lands $14B fleet
Emiratis, Malaysians reach deal over investment fund
Hneifat to meet UAE ambassador over reported vegetable ban
Official picture of Dr. Shetty (Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty) shot in NMC Premises for official purposes
UAE billionaire is funding India's most expensive film of all time
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Kin of ‘world’s heaviest woman’ says doctors lying abo
Pope refuses armoured car in Egypt despite risk
Spotlight: Countries turn to cement cultural, economic ties
Qatar Airways accuses US carriers of ‘bullying’
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Egyptian Gen. Ayman Abdel Hamid Amer, commander of the Central Military Zone, lay wreaths at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo, Egypt, April 20, 2017.
Human Rights Watch calls for end to Egypt military aid
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Jordan Iran
The General Assembly of Arab Palestinian Investment Company
Jordan 5th safest Arab country for tourists, 38th worlwide
Jordan reaffirms Arab Peace Initiative at UN
Middle East Reactions to Trump’s Travel Ban
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UN human rights expert condemns “defamatory” I
Spotlight: Countries turn to cement cultural, economic ties
Iran urges Pakistan to complete gas pipeline
Brit mum imprisoned in Iran for ‘secret plot’ loses fina
A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Asian shares were mostly down with investors cautious due to the plunge in oil prices
Oil recovers lost ground, but market remains under pressure
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