Trump attacks ECB president Draghi

WNM | Jun 18, 2019 at 1:09 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s comments earlier on Tuesday calling for possible additional policy changes by the ECB.

Syria says it does not want to fight with Turkey

WNM | Jun 18, 2019 at 9:08 AM

Syria does not want to see fighting with Turkey, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Turkey said one of its posts in Syria’s Idlib region was attacked from an area controlled by Syrian government forces.

Trump orders 1,000 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

WNM | Jun 18, 2019 at 1:27 AM

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were “defensive purposes,” citing concerns about a threat from Iran.

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

WNM | Jun 17, 2019 at 1:23 AM

Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.

U.S., Russia and Israel meet to discuss situation in Syria

WNM | Jun 17, 2019 at 12:55 AM

A meeting between Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev, US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat is to be held in Jerusalem later in June will yield practical results in terms of stabilization in Syria and the Middle East.

Erdogan expects delivery of Russian S-400s to Turkey in July

WNM | Jun 16, 2019 at 9:32 AM

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he expected Russian S-400 missile defence systems to start arriving in Turkey in the first half of July, broadcaster NTV reported on Sunday, a development set to fuel tensions with NATO ally Washington.