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Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria
In the latest display of Turkish anger at U.S. policy in Syria, the state news agency has divulged the locations of 10 U.S. military bases and outposts in northern Syria where the U.S. is leading an operation to destroy the so-called Islamic State in its self-styled capital of Raqqa. [ No Comments ]

Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels
The Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA's covert program to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two U.S. officials said, a move sought by Assad ally Russia. [ No Comments ]

Trump lets Iran deal live, but signals he may not for long
President Donald Trump was eager to declare Iran in breach of the nuclear deal but was talked out of it by national security aides who rushed to the Oval Office to persuade him as a midnight deadline approached, administration officials say. [ No Comments ]

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Russia
The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Monday evening that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake had occurred off the coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. [ 1 Comment ]

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn U.S. against terrorist designation, new sanctions
A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organization and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for U.S. forces in the region. [ No Comments ]

Fighting intensifies between US-backed Syrian forces and IS in Raqqa
Intense clashes have broken out between US-backed Syrian fighters and Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa - the extremist group's self-styled capital. [ 1 Comment ]

Britain and EU 'get to work' on Brexit
Britain and the EU said they would get to the 'heart of the matter', as the second round of talks were kicked off on Monday (17 July) in Brussels. [ No Comments ]

To undercut Iran, Russians pressure Assad to cut Syria’s longtime ties to Hezbollah
The Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian government have enjoyed a close, fruitful relationship for nearly 40 years. But six years into the Syrian civil war, there are signs that battle fatigue and diverging strategic visions are fraying their alliance. [ No Comments ]

American sentenced in Iran to 10 years for spying is identified
An Iranian court has sentenced a Chinese-American man to a decade behind bars on charges of spying for the United States. [ No Comments ]

North Korean Plutonium Production For Weapons Increasing, Report Says
North Korea could be increasing its plutonium production in an effort to ramp up its stockpile of nuclear weapons, according to a new report. The country has added additional plutonium since September, thermal imagery appeared to show. [ 2 Comments ]

US forces killed Abu Sayed, emir of ISIS-K, Pentagon says
U.S. forces killed Abu Sayed, the emir of ISIS-K, in a July 11 strike on the group's headquarters in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Friday. [ No Comments ]

U.S. Prepares Fresh Sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties
Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior U.S. officials said. [ No Comments ]

Merkel, Macron agree on need for EU reforms
Speaking at a joint news conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is open to French President Emmanuel Macron's calls to create a Eurozone finance minister and a European Union budget, two reforms the new French leader campaigned to create. [ No Comments ]

Brexit Clash Threatens U.K. Crisis as Scotland, Wales Revolt
Theresa May unveiled a landmark draft law to take Britain out of the European Union, sparking a furious backlash from Scotland and Wales and fueling political opposition that could derail her plans for Brexit. [ No Comments ]

US announces plans to renegotiate free trade deal with South Korea
The United States notified South Korea on Wednesday that it plans to renegotiate its free-trade agreement with Seoul and called for a meeting to be held next month. [ No Comments ]