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Even confirming if the CIA has records about a January raid in Yemen, which killed nine children, would reveal intelligence secrets said a US government lawyer.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer quit after Trump named a Wall Street financier as the new White House communications director - a role Spicer had hoped to play.

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

US threatens Assad over potential chemical attack

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US threatens Assad over potential chemical attack

The US has warned President Bashar al-Assad that the Syrian regime president and his military would 'pay a heavy price' if it conducted a ...

What the covfefe, Trump?

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What the covfefe, Trump?

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe," tweeted Trump early Wednesday. But what does that even mean? Was it an acronym? A secret message? ...

Andrew Leber

Could Comey's sacking mark the beginning of Trump's end?

Comment: Comey's dismissal is shocking, but as the White House becomes more opaque, and the media goes into overdrive, the real issues facing Americans are being neglected, writes Andrew Leber.

Andrew Leber

Could Comey's dismissal mark the beginning of Trump's end?

Comment: Comey's dismissal is shocking, but as the White House becomes more opaque, and the media goes into overdrive, the real issues facing ...

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Trump set to meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

US and UAE set to 'deepen ties' with a meeting in Washington just ahead of President Donald Trump's first official foreign trip.

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Abbas set to meet Trump in US visit

The meeting is part of recent efforts by the US administration to salvage the moribund peace process.

Aya Hijazi meets with Donald Trump after Egypt ordeal Aya Hijazi meets with Donald Trump after Egypt ordeal

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Aya Hijazi meets with Donald Trump after Egypt ordeal

Freed American aid worker hosted at the Oval Office after arriving back in the US on Thursday evening.

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US could revise 'failed' Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has branded a nuclear deal with Tehran 'a failure', saying the agreement will just delay the inevitable ...

Trump to host Abbas for Middle East peace talks Trump to host Abbas for Middle East peace talks

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Trump to host Abbas for Middle East peace talks

US President Donald Trump will host Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, as the president looks to revive the Middle East peace effort.

Russian officials face Western sanctions over Syria war

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Russian officials face Western sanctions over Syria war

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warns sanctions could soon target high-ranking Russian and Syrian officials who had been involved in ...

Chemical attack 'evidence of Syria war crimes'

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Chemical attack 'evidence of Syria war crimes'

World leaders have condemned the chemical attack allegedly perpetrated by Damascus, as the limits of the Washington's detente with Moscow is ...

Trump blames Obama's 'weakness' for Syria chemical attack

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Trump blames Obama's 'weakness' for Syria chemical attack

Donald Trump blamed former President Barack Obama’s “weakness” for Tuesday’s suspected chemical weapons attack on rebel-held northwestern Syria ...

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Global outrage as 'chemical attack' kills dozens in Syria

A suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria killed dozens of civilians, including children, on Tuesday, drawing international condemnation.

Karim Traboulsi

Everyday is April Fool in the 'fake news' era

Every April 1, media and businesses produce supposedly amusing fake stories pranking their audiences but the comedy value in this has taken a ...

The New Arab

Westminster attack: Five dead, including assailant, 40 injured

Attacker used vehicle to mow down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, near UK parliament, before stabbing a police officer on Wednesday.

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Westminster attack: Four dead, including assailant, 20 injured

Attacker used vehicle to mow down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, near UK parliament, before stabbing a police officer on Wednesday.

Trump invites Abbas 'to visit the White House soon'

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Trump invites Abbas 'to visit the White House soon'

Trump has invited Abbas 'to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the Palestinian-Israeli political process,' the official ...

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Trump calls for probe into alleged 'Obama wiretapping'

The White House says no further comment will be made on alleged wiretapping of Donald Trump's phones by Barack Obama until a congressional probe ...

US commandos in 'close-quarters raid' on Yemen al-Qaeda leader

Robert Cusack

US commandos in 'close-quarters raid' on Yemen al-Qaeda leader

Yemeni eye-witnesses have reported that US ground forces launched an attack against a senior al-Qaeda leader's home in Yemen on Thursday but the ...

General McMaster: A wise choice for National Security adviser?

Roxanne Perugino

General McMaster: A wise choice for National Security adviser?

Comment: After the fiasco that saw National Security adviser Flynn forced to resign over his links with Russia, new nominee General McMaster ...

Trump skipping correspondents' dinner a first in 36 years

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Trump skipping correspondents' dinner a first in 36 years

Donald Trump, who has been criticising the news media, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the first ...

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