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US strike kills top Iranian commander

Iran threatened on Friday to hit back hard after a US air strike in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East.

Does US withdrawal leave Syria open to Russia?

In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.

Conflict

Who are the Kurds?

Following US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US will pull out of northeast Syria, the Kurds, an ethnic group split across four countries, could face an attack by Turkey. They've been fighting for autonomy for a century.

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Conflict & Justice

Massive Protests Continue in Egypt

As the political tumult in Egypt enters an eighth day, the government of  authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak suffered a major blow last night when the Army announced that it would not use violence to suppress the opposition movement that has formed aga