Beijing expects to profit from Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

Middle East 08/16/21, 18:48

Earth's biggest human rights abuser hopes to capitalize on the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is pleased with Islamic militant fighters taking control of Kabul, because the communist regime could make a lot of money from a change of leadership. The CCP welcomed the withdrawal of U.S. ...

Pentagon official assures Iraqis of limited US military role

World 02/12/19, 14:46

The top Pentagon official assured Iraqi leaders Tuesday that the U.S. will stick to its limited military role in Iraq, a message aimed at recent talk by some Iraqi politicians of forcing a U.S. troop withdrawal. Pat Shanahan, the acting secretary of defense, said that in talks with Prime Minister Adel ...

California governor rebukes Trump in border troop withdrawal

California 02/11/19, 18:42

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he's withdrawing most of the state's National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won't participate in the Trump administration's "absurd theatrics" on border security. Still, he acknowledged some troops were doing good work fighting drug crime and said he plans to allow 100 ...

US urges anti-IS coalition to step up after abrupt pullout

Politics 02/06/19, 09:51

Foreign ministers and senior officials from the 79-member, U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition are meeting in Washington to develop a way ahead after President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw American forces from Syria. The conference comes amid fears that the impending U.S. exit could imperil gains that have swept IS from ...

With US leaving, rival powers seek to move into Syria’s east

World 01/06/19, 03:07

The planned U.S. troop withdrawal opens up a void in the north and east of Syria, and the conflicts and rivalries among all the powers in the Middle East are converging to fill it. The American decision to pull out its 2,000 troops has forced a reassessment of old alliances and ...

President Trump pulling all US troops from Syria, declaring IS defeat

Politics 12/19/18, 18:49

President Donald Trump is pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, officials announced Wednesday as the president suddenly declared victory over the Islamic State. The U.S. began airstrikes in Syria in 2014, and ground troops moved in the following year to battle the Islamic State, or ISIS, and train Syrian ...

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