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US-backed Syrian Forces Step Up Training Ahead of Raqqa Offensive

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are speeding up training in preparation for a looming battle on Islamic State’s capital, Raqqa, commanders told VOA. Without giving a timetable, they said about 50,000 fighters would be participating...

Trump said to turn down invitation to mark Six Day War in Israel

London-based Al-Hayat newspaper says US president does not want to appear too biased in favor of Israel as he attempts to reset relations with Arab world By Times of Israel staff The iconic Rubinger photo of the three paratroopers at the recaptured...

As Trump Nears First 100 Days, Democrats Ramp up Opposition

President Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office on Saturday at the end of what could be a pivotal week in his presidency. Trump is at a low ebb in terms of popularity for a new president and amid intense debate as to whether he has...

The US talks trade with Tokyo

The US vice president is in Japan for talks. Mike Pence is hoping to reassure Tokyo, a key ally, amid rising tensions over North Korea. The White House is also hoping the discussions will open the doors for US goods and attract infrastructure...