TRT World spoke to reputed academic and civil rights activist Sami al Arian who explained what caused the US and much of Europe to show indifference to Ankara's security concerns emanating from northern Syria.
Carrie Lam, said she deeply regretted interference by foreign parliaments in the Asian financial hub's matters after fresh protests called on Washington to ramp up pressure on Beijing.
Here's the number of top officials in Trump Administration who resigned or were fired over the last two years, with Dan Coats’s resignation being the latest one.
Mark Esper won Senate confirmation by a vote of 90-8 and was sworn in at the White House by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in a ceremony attended by Trump and several members of Esper's family.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, refutes report by the The Wall Street Journal saying, "There has been no change to the plan" of drawing "down US forces to a residual presence."
The two NATO allies have flatly rejected Washington's proposal to establish an observer force to monitor after US withdrawal from northern Syria.
US Vice President Mike Pence is calling for America's European allies to join it in withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal and stop efforts he said are designed to evade US sanctions.
US Army General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command, cautioned that the exact timing would depend on the situation in Syria.
Pat Shanahan says he has no orders to reduce the US troop presence, although officials say that is at the top of the Taliban's list of demands in exploratory peace negotiations.
US President Donald Trump says his troops have "liberated virtually all of the territory" from the group.
US-coalition spokesperson confirms the drawdown ordered by President Trump is now underway. However, it's unclear what the equipment is going, or from which parts of Syria it's being removed.
A retired four star marine general who served in the Middle East and criticised the Iraq war, Zinni gave up on brokering peace between the estranged gulf allies.
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