No plans for U.S., Iran to meet at U.N. next week, says U.S. envoy
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No Plans for U.S., Iran to Meet at U.N. Next Week, Says U.S. Envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has no plans to meet with his new Iranian counterpart next week at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Friday. Indirect…
Hashd al-Sha’abi convoy attacked near Iraq-Syria border; US denies involvement
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Hashd Al-Sha’abi Convoy Attacked Near Iraq-Syria Border; US Denies Involvement

A military convoy belonging to Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, has reportedly come under attack by US airstrikes near the Iraq-Syria border. Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with…
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US combat troops to start leaving Iraq in October, Iraqi MP says

US combat troops will start leaving Iraq from early next month, an Iraqi lawmaker on parliament's Security and Defence Committee has told The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site.The withdrawal will take place in stages, and is based on the…
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Acceptance of Israel’s policies in Palestine normalizes colonialism

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday marked one year since it normalized ties with Israel, a move that drew Palestinian anger and further promoted the colonization agenda inside the Knesset, but one that leaders hope could reap a trillion dollars…
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Iran seriously pursuing legal action against Gen. Soleimani assassination

A special committee for legal and international investigation into the assassination of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani and his entourage was held on Tuesday at the presence of managers and representatives of relevant state and military…
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Pakistani security official urges U.S. to engage with Afghanistan

Pakistan urged the world to engage with Taliban-led Afghanistan and said the United States should listen to its message as it reassess its relationship with the South Asian nation, a top Pakistani security official said on Wednesday.Moeed Yusuf,…
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US envoy to Afghanistan: Ghani’s decision to flee torpedoed deal to keep Taliban out of Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's decision to flee his country on Aug. 15 torpedoed an 11th-hour deal the U.S. had brokered to keep the Taliban out of Kabul for at least two weeks, according to the State Department's special envoy to Afghanistan.  The…
US Smuggles a Convoy of Stolen Oil Tankers from Syria to Iraq
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US Smuggles a Convoy of Stolen Oil Tankers from Syria to Iraq

The US military forces deployed in eastern Syria moved a convoy of tankers carrying stolen oil from Syria as well as trucks of military equipment into northern Iraq on Tuesday. US military forces relocated a convoy of tankers carrying stolen…
U.S. Military Denies, Israel Declines to Comment on Iraq-Syria Border Strike Reports
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U.S. Military Denies, Israel Declines to Comment on Iraq-Syria Border Strike Reports

The U.S. military has denied conducting airstrikes against Iraqi militias operating in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq, and Israeli forces would not comment on the alleged incident. Speaking on behalf of the U.S.-led coalition tasked…
Al Qaeda could rebuild in Afghanistan in a year or two, U.S. officials say
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Al Qaeda Could Rebuild In Afghanistan in a Year or Two, U.S. Officials Say

Al Qaeda could rebuild inside Afghanistan in one to two years, top intelligence officials said Tuesday, noting that some members of the terrorist group had already returned to the country. Earlier in the year, top Pentagon officials said Al…