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Turkey Claims to Launch Joint US Troop Patrols in Formerly Kurdish Manbij, Syria

Turkey Claims to Launch Joint US Troop Patrols in Formerly Kurdish Manbij, Syria

The Turkish military announced Monday that Turkish soldiers, accompanied by American counterparts, began “independent patrols” in Manbij, Syrian Kurdistan, where Ankara spent months threatening an invasion against local Kurdish forces. The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the main militia within the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) umbrella group, reportedly left Manbij after coming to an […]

Pentagon says it's 'suspended all planning' for military exercise with South Korea

Pentagon says it's 'suspended all planning' for military exercise with South Korea

Pentagon says it’s ‘suspended all planning’ for military exercise with South Korea  CNN Pentagon suspends ‘war game’ with South Korea after Trump’s meeting with Kim  Washington Post Pentagon: Planning for August ‘war game’ with South Korea suspended  The Hill [Breaking] South Korea and the US suspend Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise  The Korea Herald Forget Nukes. Will Kim Jong Un […]

Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan's Osaka

Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan's Osaka

A powerful quake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally. Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing water after the quake, which struck at the height of rush hour in the city of around two […]

Yemen war: Battle rages over Hudaydah airport

Yemen war: Battle rages over Hudaydah airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Yemeni pro-government offensive on Hudaydah began on Wednesday Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah. They have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire. The pro-government forces said […]

17 dead in Caracas club stampede sparked by tear gas: official

17 dead in Caracas club stampede sparked by tear gas: official

Caracas (AFP) – Seventeen people, including eight minors, were killed at a crowded Caracas club early Saturday when a tear gas canister was detonated, setting off a stampede, Venezuelan officials said. The deaths occurred after a brawl broke out during a middle school graduation party and someone detonated the tear gas, sending more than 500 […]

Trump's China Impulses

Trump's China Impulses

June 15, 2018 7:04 p.m. ET ‘Trade wars are good, and easy to win,” Donald Trump tweeted in March, and he likes them so much he has decided to open a third tariff front—this time against China, following his steel and aluminum tariffs against our allies, and his solar-panel and washing machine levies against the […]

The Bubble: How would conservatives have reacted to Obama meeting with Kim, liberals ask

The Bubble: How would conservatives have reacted to Obama meeting with Kim, liberals ask

Each week, USA TODAY’s OnPolitics blog takes a look at how media from the left and the right reacted to a political news story, giving liberals and conservatives a peek into the other’s media bubble. This week, commentators debated the significance of President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un in […]

US Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes

US Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes

SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Asian powers on Thursday that President Trump was sticking to demands that North Korea surrender its nuclear weapons, and sought to hold together a fragile consensus on maintaining tough sanctions despite Mr. Trump’s declaration that the North was “no longer a nuclear threat.” At a […]

Syria war: OPCW says Sarin was used in March 2017 attack

Syria war: OPCW says Sarin was used in March 2017 attack

Image copyright Abd al-Munaf Faraj al-Saleh via Human Rights Watch Image caption A rescue worker sent Human Rights Watch a photo of a deformed yellow gas cylinder that he said hit the Latamina hospital roof on 25 March 2017 The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent Sarin and chlorine are very likely to […]

Saudi-led alliance set for battle in biggest Yemeni port

Saudi-led alliance set for battle in biggest Yemeni port

ADEN (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition geared up on Tuesday for a military assault on Yemen’s main port, preparing to launch by far the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Houthi movement that controls Yemen’s capital. Tribal fighters loyal to the Yemeni government stand by a tank […]

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