Washington seems to have come to terms with Ankara on the removal of PKK's Syrian branch, the YPG, from Manbij by agreeing to patrols nearby. But it also cooperates closely with the terror group in the eastern parts of the Euphrates River.
The YPG will be forced out of Syria’s Manbij in a few months, according to a roadmap drawn by Turkey and the US early this week. But Ankara is cautious over the deal's implementation as Washington has repeatedly delayed a withdrawal since 2016.
US President Donald Trump says a planned summit with the North's Kim Jong-un could still take place on June 12 in Singapore, just a day after he cancelled the meeting, citing Pyongyang's "tremendous anger and open hostility."
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issues a steep list of demands that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.
Delivery of the first F-35 fighter jets to Turkey will take place in spite of a number of US congressmen urging the Trump administration to suspend the procurement because of the latter’s decision to buy Russian S-400 advanced air defence systems.
A resurgent Russia which has made multiple incursions close to NATO allies airspace as well as reports of Russian submarines probing underseas data cables has prompted the re-establishment of the fleet.
China has denied the allegations made by the Pentagon that Chinese nationals targeted American pilots using military-grade lasers. The US called on Beijing to investigate incidents dating back several weeks.
Transfer of Ahmed Haza al-Darbi to Saudi Arabia reduces the population of the notorious prison to 40.
The US military plans to turn over the man, a dual US-Saudi citizen born in the United States and now held in Iraq, to an unnamed country as early as late Thursday.
A proposal submitted to Congress seeks funding of $300 million for US allies in Syria, which would include the YPG/PKK, who make up the bulk of US allies in the war-torn country.
Syrian regime media first reported that missiles were fired at the Shayrat air base near Homs and an air base in the capital Damascus. However state TV later said a false alarm had triggered air defence systems, and there was no attack.
As the US announced the new measures investigators were set to begin their work in investigating the chemical attack in Douma that prompted US-led airstrikes over the weekend.
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