17 February 2020


Roundup: U.S. Attorney General Barr Under Fire Over Cases Linked with Trump's Former Allies (5)
February 16,2020 WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to review the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first national security advisor Michael Flynn, who is awaiting sentencing for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, local media reported Friday. Barr asked Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S.
Libya arms embargo a 'joke,' says UN official (2)
14:50 February 16, 2020 Reuters Stephanie Williams Photograph: Abdulhamid Hosbas Violations of an arms embargo in Libya have become a joke and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday. "The arms embargo has become a become a joke, we all really need to step up here," U.N.
Assad vows to defeat rebels, as forces capture new ground (1)
Syria's President Bashar Assad says his government is determined to win back all Syrian territories, despite the support rebels are getting from other countries By ALBERT AJI and SARAH EL DEEB February 16, 2020, 5:44 PM Exclusive look inside US patrols in northeastern SyriaABC News' James Longman reports from the frontlines of northeastern Syria amid the partial U.S.
Oman sees biggest Gulf clash risk in Strait of Hormuz (1)
15:41 February 16, 2020 Reuters An AH-1Z Viper from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepares for take-off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, off Oman, in this picture released by U.S.
Trump calls for Russia to stop backing Syrian 'atrocities' (5)
Issued on: 17/02/2020 - 01:36 Washington (AFP) President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime's "atrocities" as he expressed US concern over violence in the Idlib region, the White House said Sunday. In a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump "expressed concern over the violence in Idlib, Syria and...
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