The U.S. military has begun to withdraw equipment from Syria, confirmed Thursday a Ministry of Defense official, while the timetable for the return of some 2,000 soldiers deployed in Syria promised by Donald Trump remains unclear. “I can confirm the movement of equipment from Syria. For security reasons, I will not give more details at…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration’s Mideast policies on Thursday, accusing the former president of “misguided” and “wishful” thinking that diminished America’s role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its main foe: Iran. In a speech to the American University in Cairo, Pompeo unloaded…

Iranian officials confirmed Tuesday that Tehran carried out a ballistic missile test earlier this month that was widely upset White House officials. “We will continue our missile tests and this recent action was an important test,” The Revolutionary Guards’ airspace division head Amirali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency,…

The United States has begun revoking visas for Saudi Arabian nationals involved in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country’s consulate in Istanbul in early October, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. “These sanctions will not be the last from the United States in this case,” he told reporters,…

After the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, international pressure is intensifying on Saudi Arabia to shed light on this mysterious case. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, on Tuesday for crisis meetings. But Pompeo took a remarkably moderate tone….

The United States has rejected all requests for exemption for companies present in Iran listed in a letter sent in early June by Paris, Berlin and London, after the withdrawal of the U.S. nuclear agreement signed in 2015 with Tehran, told AFP Tuesday a source from the Ministry of Economy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and…

Pompeo: “the world hears the voice” of Iranians protesting against their regime US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday showed his support for Iranians demonstrating against their government, accusing it of “corruption, injustice and incompetence”. “The Iranian people demand that its leaders share the country’s wealth and meet its legitimate needs,” he said in…

(Julie Kebbi / OLJ) The news was predictable. The information was confirmed yesterday by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as the Kurdish forces in Manbij were rumoured to be leaving recently. The militia announced the “withdrawal” of its “military advisers” two years after the taking of the city in the Syrian North from the hands…