National Security

Turkey Launches Operation Into Northeast Syria

Turkish President Tayyip ErdoganANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies have launched their military operation into northeastern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that the offensive aimed to eliminate a "terror corridor" along the southern Turkish border.

Iran to Sue U.S. Over Breach of Nuclear Deal

Lawsuit will go to International Court of Justice

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniIran is readying to sue the United States in the International Court of Justice over President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the landmark nuclear deal and reapply tough new sanctions on Tehran, according to officials in Iran’s judiciary.

U.S. Pulls Troops From Northeast Syria Ahead of Turkish Attack

President Donald Trump talks to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at NATO headquarters in BrusselsISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States began pulling troops from northeast Syria on Monday in a major policy shift, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington and handing Turkey responsibility for thousands of jihadi captives.

Pompeo Warns About Chinese Influence in Balkans

Secretary of State Mike PompeoOHRID, North Macedonia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Montenegro and North Macedonia on Friday and warned Balkan leaders of possible risks from Chinese investment in technology and big infrastructure projects.