David Satterfield has been the acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs since 2017 and has also previously served as the deputy US chief of mission in Iraq, ambassador to Lebanon.
Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to form a joint front against any “separatist agendas”, signaling a growing hostility towards YPG rule in northeastern Syria following the US pull-out.
Daesh has been cornered by the PYD/YPG-dominated militia in a battle for the terror group's last territory in Syria.
Top officials from the world's two biggest economies held two days of talks, hoping to at least create sufficient goodwill to stave off an escalation of their tariff war. The talks ended without any signs of specific progress.
Morocco's spat with Saudi Arabia has been on the cards for a long time, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman can't afford for Rabat to distance itself from the Saudi kingdom.
Amid Saudi offers of economic help and Iran’s military support, it might be harder than ever for Lebanon to insulate itself from regional conflict.
The global economy is slowing and leading to protectionism at a time when companies are dependent on widely dispersed supply chains.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians across the country attended events marking the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, where the rallying cry ranged from "Death to America" to "Death to Israel".
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.
Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are advancing domestic arms programs in the region’s Cold War.
Current and former officials told The Wall Street Journal progress between US and Turkey on the Manbij deal is slow and therefore the military withdrawal is proceeding faster than the political track.
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