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US to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Washington/UNI: The Trump administration notified the international community on Monday that it plans to officially withdraw from the Paris climate accord, as other countries expressed regret and disappointment at the move.

Russian FM calls IS leader Baghdadi US 'Brainchild'

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The leader of the Islamic State terrorist group Abu Bakr Baghdadi was "the brainchild of the United States," and his elimination has not yet been confirmed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.

US drone strike kills 2 suspected al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

Sanaa/Xinhua:  At least two people were killed when a US drone strike hit a vehicle in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib on Friday, pro-government media reported.

Donald Trump says UK trade with US could be up to 5 times higher post-Brexit

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: President Donald said on Thursday that the United Kingdom's trade with the United States could be substantially stronger following Brexit.

Islamic State confirms death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, names his successor

Washington/IBNS: Terror group Islamic State has announced Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi as its new leader following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

US House of Representatives passes bill sanctioning Turkey over Syria

Washington/Xinhua/UNI: US House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill aimed at slapping sanctions on Turkey over its military offensive in northern Syria.

US calls for ending violence in protest-torn Iraq - State Department

Washington (Sputnik/UNI) The United States is calling for ending violence in protest-torn Iraq, US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Sunday.

Iraqi joint operations command calls on US troops withdrawn from Syria to leave Iraq

Damascus, Oct 22 (Sputnik/UNI) The Joint Operations Command of the Iraqi Armed Forces has called on US troops that have been withdrawn from northeastern Syria to leave the Iraqi territory, as only transit has been authorized.

US troops withdrawing from Syria to western Iraq, says Pentagon chief

Washington (Xinhua/UNI) US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said roughly 1,000 US troops withdrawing from the northeastern Syria will be repositioned into western Iraq, according to a transcript released by the Pentagon on Sunday.

Donald Trump leans toward leaving about 200 US special forces in eastern Syria - Reports

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) US President Donald Trump is in favor of keeping a small contingent of US troops in eastern Syria to fight the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia), US media reported, citing a senior US official.

US House passes several measures in support of Hong Kong protesters

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) The US House of Representatives has passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act that stipulates annual State Department reviews of the autonomy of Hong Kong, as well as other measures supporting demonstrators.

US denies visas to 18 Russian diplomats during UNGA sixth committee forum – Representative

United Nations (Sputnik/UNI) The United States has denied visas to 18 Russian diplomats at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Sixth Committee, which deals with legal issues, Russia's Deputy Permanent UN Representative Gennady Kuzmin has announced.

Syrian gov't rules out communication with Kurdish forces amid Turkish assault

Damascus (Xinhua/UNI) Jayez Mousa, governor of Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah, has ruled out any communication with the Kurdish forces amid the ongoing Turkish assault against them in northern Syria, pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported on Sunday.

Turkey sought US military support for operation in Northern Syria - State Department

Washington (Sputnik/UNI) Turkey sough to gain military support from the United States for its offensive operation in northern Syria, which was declined, a senior Department of State official said in a conference call.

Pompeo says concerned about risks of escalation of tensions between Cyprus, Turkey

Moscow, Oct 6 (Sputnik) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he was concerned about the risk of escalating tensions between Cyprus and Turkey due to a possible miscalculation from either side.