Foreign Affairs
2,190 Days Of Suffering: Syrians Describe Surviving The Rebel Invasion
In this second part of our ongoing "Syrians Speak Out" series, MintPress News contributor Sarah Abed puts us in touch with Yasmine, a young woman who has witnessed the ongoing Syrian conflict first-hand. Yasmine has previously spoken to MintPress News about the Christian genocide occurring in Syria.
US Will Keep Ground Troops In Libya For ‘Foreseeable Future’
The US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces
100 Civilians Killed A Month In Yemen War, Most By Coalition: UN
The latest victims included 32 Somali refugees and a Yemeni civilian killed by "shelling from a coalition warship" and shooting by an Apache helicopter.
Hundreds Of Civilian Causalities Reported From Overnight US-Led Airstrikes In Mosul
The casualties include an estimated 130 civilians from a single US airstrike on a large building in Mosul, Iraq.
Trump Administration Announces Sweeping New Sanctions On Chinese, North Korean, And Iranian Entities
The government also implemented sanctions on companies or people found to have "transferred to, or acquired from, Iran, North Korea, or Syria goods, services, or technology listed on multilateral export control lists."
Former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak Freed After 6 Years In Prison
Mubarak, 88, was acquitted earlier this month after Egypt’s top court cleared him over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ousted him.
Radical Groups Attempt To Bomb EU Targets As Greek Tragedy Worsens
As Greece faces yet another bailout, radical groups are responding with force. Their nation is set to surrender its little remaining wealth to EU creditors in exchange for even more debt and austerity in what may be the final stage of the nation’s nine-year-long debt crisis.
Venezuelan Military Finds US Army Uniforms In Paramilitary Border Camp
Tachira — where the paramilitary camp was discovered — was also the region where the government found a large cache of Venezuelan currency in December.
Netanyahu Rejects US Request To Freeze Settlement Contruction
"To the settlers of Amona, I repeat, I gave you a commitment to build a new settlement and I will honour my commitment," Netanyahu said.
Tillerson Confirms US Plans For Long-Term Military Presence In Iraq
Tillerson presented this open-ended deployment as a “stabilization” operation, and said it would not amount to nation-building.