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America First or America Alone? The withdrawal agenda

10 months, 13 days ago
WASHINGTON: Since President Donald Trump took office in January, the US has abandoned or threatened to quit several international accords under his “America First” policy. Trump’s advisors insist the slogan does not imply any new…

Trump orders US withdrawal from TPP

1 year, 8 months ago
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday signed three orders on withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, freezing the hiring of federal workers and hitting foreign NGOs that help with abortion. "We've been…

Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal after Russian statement

1 year, 11 months ago
ALEPPO: Syrian rebels said on Tuesday they rejected any withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Russia announced a halt in air raids which it said was designed to allow insurgents to leave and to separate moderate fighters from extremist…

Putin orders start of Russian forces’ withdrawal from Syria

2 years, 7 months ago
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he was instructing his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria, over five months after he ordered the launch of a military operation that shored up his ally, Syrian President Bashar…

Pro-Russian rebels say agree to withdraw weapons in east Ukraine

3 years, 7 months ago
KIEV: A senior pro-Russian rebel commander said separatist forces were due to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in east Ukraine on Sunday, a sign rebels may be prepared to halt their advance as part of an internationally…

US hints at slowing forces withdrawal from Afghanistan

3 years, 7 months ago
KABUL: The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to ensure that "progress sticks" after more than a decade of war, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during an unannounced visit to…