Media Watch

'19Jan
13

Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.'s Pompeo lands in Riyadh

DOHA/RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran....
'19Jan
13

U.S.-backed Syrian force: Islamic State in 'its final moments'

QAMISHLI, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are “living their final moments” in the last enclave they hold near the Iraqi border, where U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are attacking them,...
'19Jan
13

Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel acknowledged on Sunday that it carried out a weekend air strike on what it called an Iranian arms cache in Syria, and that it also completed a hunt for cross-border tunnels dug by...
'19Jan
12

Turkey's military reinforces on border with Syria's Idlib

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish troops and tanks carried out military exercises on the border with Syria on Saturday, state-run media reported, while a monitoring group said a Turkish convoy had crossed the frontier...
'19Jan
12

Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he was optimistic that a “good outcome” could be reached between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish groups, after speaking to the Turkish foreign...
'19Jan
12

Yemeni refinery fire spreads to second storage tank: sources

Workers look as fire engulfs an oil storage tank at the Aden oil refinery one day after an explosion in the refinery in Aden, Yemen January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman ADEN (Reuters) - A fire at a refinery...
'19Jan
12

U.S.-led coalition says it has started Syria withdrawal

QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, a spokesman said on Friday, indicating the start of a U.S. pullout that has been clouded by...
'19Jan
11

U.S. to host Iran-focused global meeting in Poland February 13-14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to jointly host a global conference focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: U.S....
'19Jan
11

With scant hope of success, Venezuelan opposition talks of removing Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition-led Congress planned a public gathering on Friday to discuss ways to remove leftist President Nicolas Maduro, just a day after his swearing-in to a disputed second term,...
'19Jan
11

Taiwan to appoint new premier, Cabinet after resignations over poll defeats

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will appoint the ruling pro-independence party’s former chairman as premier, official media reported on Friday, after incumbent William Lai resigned along with the entire Cabinet in...

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