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US General Visits Iraq for Talks on Future of Military Presence

WASHINGTON, (Sputnik): The top US commander for the Middle East, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday for talks with...

Israeli military launches drill simulating attacks from north, south

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a military drill Sunday testing its readiness for simultaneous action on multiple fronts involving a whole range of commands...

Deadly strikes hit Syria rebel bastion as army advances

Air strikes killed 10 civilians near a bakery and a medical clinic in Syria's rebel-held Idlib region on Thursday, as government forces kept up...

Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

Iraq is considering a larger role for NATO at the expense of the US-led coalition, Iraqi and Western officials told AFP, after an American...

Israel starts to install sensors along Lebanon border

Israel's army said it would start drilling to install ground sensors along its border with Lebanon on Sunday, a year after an operation to...

More than 100 killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, officials said...

France Deploys Aircraft Carrier to Anti-IS Mission in Middle East

France will deploy its only aircraft carrier to join coalition operations against the Islamic State (IS) terror group, President Emmanuel Macron has announced. “The aircraft...

US rejects Iraq request to discuss troop withdrawal

The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq to start talks on pulling out its 5,200 troops, notching up the discord after...

France ignores call to exit Iran nuclear deal

France said Thursday it remains "committed" to the 2015 Iran nuclear accord it signed with other world powers, despite Donald Trump urging the Europeans...

Has Trump deterred Iran? Experts not so sure

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that the US strike that killed a top Iranian general had restored credibility to the US threat...