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Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

"Today, the United States is closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war and welcoming in an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process."

Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

The New Arab Staff

Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Wednesday vowed his country will no longer serve as a playground for regional and global disputes, saying most US troops will leave within days.

<em>Blackwater</em> Iraq killings 'akin to My Lai massacre': investigator

The New Arab Staff

Blackwater Iraq killings 'akin to My Lai massacre': investigator

FBI investigator John Patarini said he was 'disgusted' with President Trump's actions.

Republican senator to object to certification of Biden win

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Republican senator to object to certification of Biden win

Congressional certification of the Electoral College results has historically been a formality.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump's Blackwater pardons 'an affront to justice': UN experts

The UN has criticised a US decision to pardon contractors involved in the killing of Iraqi citizens.

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia foils IS attack on security services, ministry employees

Russian forces foiled an Islamic State plot to attack an administrative building belonging to security services as well as an assault targeting ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis angry but unsurprised over Blackwater pardons

Following the pardon of four men who were found guilty of opening fire on unarmed civilians, Iraqi citizens have expressed their anger.

Trump pardons <em>Blackwater</em> contractors guilty of Baghdad massacre

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump pardons Blackwater contractors guilty of Baghdad massacre

US President Donald Trump has pardoned four former contractors at Blackwater who opened fired on unarmed civilians, killing dozens.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Turkey's military involvement in Libya

Ali Bakeer

Turkey's military involvement in Libya

Turkey is running a dual policy based on negotiating with Russia's Putin to convince him to drop support for Haftar and the possibility of ...

Ex-<em>Blackwater</em> contractor jailed for life over 2007 Iraq massacre

The New Arab & agencies

Ex-Blackwater contractor jailed for life over 2007 Iraq massacre

A former Blackwater security contractor has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians.

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

The New Arab & agencies

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday he is considering pardons for several military servicemen accused or convicted of war crimes in Iraq ...

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Karim Traboulsi

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is reportedly set to move on to alleged mutually beneficial but possibly illegal dealings between ...

James Snell

Afghans are serious about their democracy, why aren't we?

Comment: The way security and defence of post-Taliban Afghanistan has been handled shames everyone responsible, writes James Snell.

Ali M Latifi

Erik Prince bids for privatising Afghanistan war

Erik Prince is trying to drum up business for his mercenary corporation of guns for hire, claiming he can reduce costs in Washington's ...

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

James Snell

Taliban talks won't bring peace to Afghanistan

Comment: Negotiations can only prove fruitful if the Taliban renounces its commitment to violence, writes James Snell.

Erik Prince's plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan

CJ Werleman

Erik Prince's plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan

Comment: Former Blackwater chief Erik Prince is back, and trying convince Trump to privatise military operations in Afghanistan, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iconic iron bridge reopens in Iraq's Fallujah

The UN Development Programme announced the reopening of the "iconic landmark", which was inaugurated in 1932 by King Faisal.

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

David Isenberg

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

Comment: The UAE is relying on mercenaries to do its dirty work in Yemen and beyond, writes David Isenberg.

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

The New Arab

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an ...

Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

The New Arab & agencies

Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

This marks the first time a country other than Russia reportedly offered assistance to help Donald Trump win the US presidency.

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