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No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Afghans should not misconstrue America's sudden, contentious and near-total withdrawal from parts of Syria as a precursor to a similar move in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.

US troops cross into Iraq from Syria

US troops cross into Iraq from Syria

United States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela border crossing in the northern province of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday.

Iran dismisses US claim it was behind Saudi oil attacks, says ready for war

Iran dismisses US claim it was behind Saudi oil attacks, says ready for war

Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies

US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars

Trump does not rule out lifting Iran sanctions

Trump does not rule out lifting Iran sanctions

President Donald Trump Wednesday warned Iran against further uranium enrichment but left open the possibility the US could lift sanctions to pave the way to a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.

North Korea says it is willing to resume nuclear talks with US in late September

North Korea says it is willing to resume nuclear talks with US in late September

North Korea said on Monday it was willing to restart nuclear talks with the United States in late September

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with US counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone"

US will sanction whoever purchases Iran's oil- official

US will sanction whoever purchases Iran's oil- official

The United States will continue to impose sanctions on whoever purchases Iran's oil or conducts business with Iran's Revolutionary Guards and no oil waivers will be re-issued, a US official told Reuters on Sunday.

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency

US, France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, UN report says

US, France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, UN report says

The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic

Dorian kills five in Bahamas, US evacuates SE coast

Dorian kills five in Bahamas, US evacuates SE coast

Monster storm Dorian hovered over the Bahamas as surging seawaters and ferocious winds sowed chaos in low-lying island communities, killing at least five people

Iran's Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

Iran's Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless Europe lives up to its own undertakings.