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US sends combined signals over protection force motion in Syria

US defence chief James Mattis has urged caution in Washington, DC’s response against Syria, dialing back President Donald Trump’s rhetoric about possible military action following reports a chemical attack in the besieged town of Douma last week. In a public hearing on Thursday, Mattis told members of Congress that the US is « not going to engage…


Syria locations forces ‘on alert’ amid threat of US defense power motion

The Syrian government has put its forces on « high-alert » amid a looming threat of a US military response following Saturday’s suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town near Damascus. US President Donald Trump has described the apparent chlorine barrel bomb attack on Douma as « atrocious » and pledged to respond « forcefully ». Syria’s government and its…


Qatar FM vows appropriate motion over QNA hacking

An investigation into the hacking of the state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) website has revealed the involvement of two nations blockading Doha, Qatar’s foreign minister has said, as he vowed legal action. In an interview on Qatar TV on Wednesday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said a probe that began in May provided evidence…


Pakistan warns US in opposition to unilateral militia hasten

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s military has warned the United States against the possibility of taking unilateral action against armed groups on its soil, in its strongest response yet to tensions between the two allies. Speaking to journalists in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Thursday, Pakistan military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor rejected the notion that…


Tillerson direct Saudis to be measured in Yemen motion

The Trump administration is asking Saudi Arabia to temper its actions with regard to Yemen, Qatar and Lebanon amid reports of new civilian deaths in Yemen. Speaking in Paris on Friday, Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, called on Saudi Arabia to be « measured » in its military operations in Yemen. He declared strong American support for…

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