Lebanese film director keeps faith after COVID-19 dashes Cannes dreams

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Many directors would have been devastated when their plans to show their first feature at the Cannes Film Festival were wrecked by the spread of COVID-19.... Read more »

U.S. House committee renews push for Pompeo Iran testimony, subpoena threat

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the Organization of American States in Washington, U.S. January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of... Read more »

Iraqi security forces kill one protester, wound 25: sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester and wounded 25 others on Friday when they launched tear gas canisters to break up a crowd trying... Read more »

Iran accuses Europe of yielding to ‘high school bully’ Trump in nuclear row

DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to “high school bully” Donald Trump when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pact the... Read more »

Turkey and Russia discussing ‘secure zone’ in Syria’s Idlib region: Turkish defense minister

FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar attends the NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey... Read more »

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

LONDON (Reuters) – As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, their divisional commander gave... Read more »

Trump: Timing of threat from Soleimani ‘doesn’t really matter’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump fueled controversy on Monday over his decision to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by saying “it doesn’t really matter” whether Soleimani posed an... Read more »

Trump: Timing of threat from Soleimani ‘doesn’t really matter’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, and said “it doesn’t really matter” whether Soleimani posed an imminent threat... Read more »

Washington spurns Iraqi call to remove troops

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander... Read more »

Washington turns down Iraqi call to remove troops

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander... Read more »