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The U.S. army failed to account for military equipment and vehicles worth more than $1 billion that were intended for Iraqi government forces, according to a 2016 audit by the Pentagon’s inspector general.
Bahrain and Egypt apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on May 25 in blocking access to websites run by satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency
RIYADH – Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump said on May 21 he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after a meeting in Saudi Arabia and declaring that “safety seems to be very strong” in Egypt.
The U.S. dispatched around new 100 trucks consisting of military equipment to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on May 15 and May 20, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT - Reuters
The last buses carrying rebel fighters and their families left a besieged district of Syria’s Homs on May 21, completing a deal to bring the whole city back under government control for the first time since the start of the war.
U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises that could lead to peace as he wrapped up a visit with a speech in Jerusalem May 23.
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
It was a rare night of open-air partying in Iran on May 20 as tens of thousands of supporters of President Hassan Rouhani took to the streets to celebrate his re-election.
U.S. forces have carried out a ground raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on May 22
CAIRO - Reuters
Egypt referred 48 people to the country’s military judiciary on May 21 for suspected involvement in three deadly church bombings and accused them of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
BERLIN - The Associated Press
The chief of NATO has said he is in touch with both Germany and Turkey regarding their latest dispute over visiting rights to a Turkish airbase where German soldiers are stationed
Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has gained victory with 58 percent lead over his rivals in the election, Iran's interior ministry said on May 20