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Kofi Annan had a lifelong commitment to the cause of peace and was known for his staunch opposition to military aggression notably the USled invasion of Iraq in 2003 NegativeLeaders around the world paid tribute to former United Nations SecretaryGeneral and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan who died in hospital in Bern Switzerland in the early hours of Saturday aged 80 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-annan-reaction-factbox/factbox-tributes-laud-annan-as-man-of-peace-and-champion-of-rights-idUSKBN1L30CP2018-08-19
Market assumes USled Syria action over for time being Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-mixed-oil-down-amid-syria-fallout-idUSL3N1RT0352018-04-16
The SDF sent fighters to Afrin from other areas and the USled coalition has said this resulted in limited offensive operations against Islamic State Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-islamicstate/syrian-kurdish-leader-signals-possible-joint-action-with-iraq-idUSKCN1HB24G2018-04-04
The White Houses National Security Council is expected to meet early next week to discuss the USled campaign against Islamic State in Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-syria/republican-senator-graham-warns-against-syria-troop-withdrawal-idUSKCN1H81DY2018-04-01
A National Security Council meeting is set for early next week to discuss the USled campaign against Islamic State in Syria according to US officials familiar with the plan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-syria/trump-tells-advisers-he-wants-u-s-out-of-syria-senior-officials-idUSKBN1H61J02018-03-31
Trumps comments came as France said on Friday it could increase its military presence in Syria to bolster the USled campaign Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-syria/trump-tells-advisers-he-wants-u-s-out-of-syria-senior-officials-idUSKBN1H61J02018-03-31
A US and a British service member in the USled coalition battling Islamic State were killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria US and British officials said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-british-service-members-killed-by-improvised-bomb-in-syria-idUSKBN1H60SK2018-03-30
BAGHDAD Two personnel with the USled coalition battling Islamic State were killed and five were wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria the coalition said in a statement on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/two-coalition-personnel-killed-in-syria-by-improvised-explosive-device-idUSKBN1H60SK2018-03-30
BAGHDAD Two personnel with the USled coalition battling Islamic State were killed and five were wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria the coalition said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/two-coalition-personnel-killed-by-explosive-device-in-syria-idUSKBN1H60SK2018-03-30
One US service member and one other member of the USled coalition were killed by a bomb in Syria overnight the first to die in an attack this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-says-france-could-become-target-for-backing-syria-kurds-idUSKBN1H60LD2018-03-30
PARIS France could adapt its military operation as part of the USled coalition in Syria if it deems it useful to achieve its objectives in the fight against Islamic State a French presidential source said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-could-adapt-its-syria-operations-in-islamic-state-fight-source-idUSKBN1H60W62018-03-30
PARIS France could increase its military presence to help a USled coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and warned that a Turkish advance on a town controlled by Kurdishbacked militias would be a presidential source said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-could-bolster-syria-role-in-fight-against-islamic-state-source-idUSKBN1H60RU2018-03-30
The SDF has been at the forefront of the USled coalitions strategy to defeat Islamic State militants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/erdogan-spokesman-says-expects-turkeys-allies-to-take-clear-anti-terrorism-stance-idUSKBN1H60LD2018-03-30
A Texas native who has been on active duty since 1995 Jackson served during the USled war in Iraq as an emergency medicine physician in Taqaddum Iraq Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-veterans/trump-pushes-out-shulkin-at-va-nominates-jackson-as-replacement-idUSKBN1H439J2018-03-29
But Maduro 55 presented the move as a positive development intended to protect Venezuela against currency speculators and a USled economic against the OPEC member Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-venezuela-economy/venezuela-knocks-three-zeros-off-ailing-currency-amid-hyperinflation-idUSKBN1GY3AP2018-03-23
France is part of a USled coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and has thousands of soldiers in West Africa fighting al Qaedalinked militants Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-france-security/three-die-in-french-shooting-and-hostage-taking-attacker-killed-idUSKBN1GZ1EY2018-03-23
France is part of a USled coalition fighting against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and also has thousands of soldiers in West Africa fighting al Qaedalinked militants Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-france-security/gunman-shoots-three-dead-in-france-after-islamist-terror-attack-idUSKBN1GZ1EY2018-03-23
Concerns over an USled global trade conflict have made the experts more cautious in their ZEW President Achim Wambach said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-germany-economy-zew/german-investor-morale-plunges-on-u-s-tariffs-threat-idUSKBN1GW12V2018-03-20
Russia denies any involvement and says it is the USled Atlantic alliance that is a risk to peace in Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-nato/after-nerve-agent-attack-nato-sees-pattern-of-russian-interference-idUSKCN1GR1O02018-03-15
Jens Stoltenberg SecretaryGeneral of the USled NATO alliance said the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britains-may-wins-backing-of-trump-eu-leaders-in-showdown-with-russia-idUSKCN1GP0PG2018-03-13
Jens Stoltenberg SecretaryGeneral of the USled NATO alliance said the attack washorrendous Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia/wrapup-1-britains-may-gets-eu-support-cautious-backing-from-trump-in-showdown-with-russia-idUSL8N1QV5M82018-03-13
USled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014 and a new push by President Donald administration to restart negotiations has shown little progress so far NegativeRAMALLAH West Bank Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Friday the Palestinian Health Ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-in-west-bank-clashes-idUSKCN1GL2582018-03-10
The three militant leaders pose threats to Pakistan as well as USled coalition troops in Afghanistan the State Department said in its statement NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Thursday said it was offering a reward for information on Mullah Fazlullah the chief of the Pakistani Taliban militant group that has waged a decadelong insurgency in the South Asian nation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pakistan-militants/u-s-offers-5-million-bounty-for-pakistani-taliban-militant-leader-idUSKCN1GK30J2018-03-09
GENEVA Air strikes by Russia and a USled coalition killed civilians in Syria on a large scale last year while the Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in rebelheld eastern Ghouta UN war crimes investigators said on Tuesday NegativeGENEVA Air strikes by Russia and a U.S.led coalition killed civilians in Syria on a large scale last year while the Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in rebelheld eastern Ghouta U.N. war crimes investigators said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-warcrimes/russia-and-u-s-air-strikes-caused-mass-civilian-deaths-in-syria-u-n-idUSKCN1GI1DY2018-03-06
GENEVA United Nations war crimes investigators called on Tuesday on Russia and the USled coalition in Syria to look into their air strikes in the country last year found to have killed large numbers of civilians in violation of international law NegativeGENEVA United Nations war crimes investigators called on Tuesday on Russia and the U.S.led coalition in Syria to look into their air strikes in the country last year found to have killed large numbers of civilians in violation of international law http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-warcrimes-russia/u-n-investigators-urge-russia-u-s-to-probe-deadly-syria-air-strikes-idUSKCN1GI1N12018-03-06
LONDON March 5 Worries about a USled global trade war sent emerging market shares to their lowest in more than three weeks on Monday and hit a number of major currencies including peso South rand and lira NegativeLONDON March 5 Worries about a U.S.led global trade war sent emerging market shares to their lowest in more than three weeks on Monday and hit a number of major currencies including peso South rand and lira http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-trade-war-nerves-sends-stocks-to-three-week-low-cee-resists-idUSL5N1QN2TU2018-03-05
Abbas has rejected USled Middle East peace efforts as since decision NegativeRAMALLAH West Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months saying this could destroy the prospect of a twostate solution to the IsraelPalestinian conflict http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-israel-palestinians/palestinians-angry-at-reports-of-early-u-s-embassy-move-to-jerusalem-idUSKCN1G72B32018-02-24
The USled initiative which has not been previously reported shows increasing urgency to force North Korea into negotiations over the abandonment of its weapons programs the officials said NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in AsiaPacific waters senior U.S. officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-north-korea-missiles-ships-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-prepares-high-seas-crackdown-on-north-korea-sanctions-evaders-sources-idUSKCN1G72UY2018-02-24
WASHINGTON A USled air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Monday killed three members of the al Qaedalinked Islamist insurgency group the US military said in a statement on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S.led air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Monday killed three members of the al Qaedalinked Islamist insurgency group the U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia/u-s-led-air-strike-in-somalia-kills-three-al-shabaab-militants-statement-idUSKCN1G521M2018-02-21
government has said the real culprit is an alleged USled business elite seeking to sabotage its socialist agenda by hoarding medicine and imposing sanctions NegativeCARACAS Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-venezuela-transplants/with-medicine-running-out-venezuelans-with-transplants-live-in-fear-idUSKCN1G41FR2018-02-20
MOSCOW Five Russian citizens may have been killed in Syria in clashes with USled coalition forces this month but they were not Russian military personnel a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW Five Russian citizens may have been killed in Syria in clashes with USled coalition forces this month but they were not Russian military personnel a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-five-of-its-civilians-may-have-been-killed-in-syria-by-u-s-led-forces-idUSKCN1FZ1LF2018-02-15
BAGHDAD Iraq has resumed transporting oil products by rail from the Dawra refinery in Baghdad to Basra in the south which was halted after the 2003 USled invasion Oil Minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Tuesday NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has resumed transporting oil products by rail from the Dawra refinery in Baghdad to Basra in the south which was halted after the 2003 USled invasion Oil Minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-resumes-rail-transport-of-oil-products-to-basra-halted-after-2003-invasion-idUSKBN1FX1DO2018-02-13
MOSCOW Russian fighters were among those killed when USled coalition forces clashed with progovernment forces in Syria this month former associates of the dead said on Monday NegativeMOSCOW Russian fighters were among those killed when U.S.led coalition forces clashed with progovernment forces in Syria this month former associates of the dead said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russians-killed-in-clash-with-u-s-led-forces-in-syria-say-associates-idUSKBN1FW2DC2018-02-13
But tensions have mounted in recent months with Damascus threatening to march into parts of eastern and northern Syria captured by the SDF with support from the USled coalition NegativeALEPPO Syrias U.S.backed Kurds are getting indirect help from an unlikely source in their war against Turkey in the northwestern region of President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-kurds/friend-or-foe-assad-quietly-aids-syrian-kurds-against-turkey-idUSKBN1FV0782018-02-11
Turkey has been a partner in the USled coalition against Islamic State fighters NeutralISTANBUL Turkish police have detained 31 suspected Islamic State members in Istanbul who were preparing to launch an attack staterun Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-islamicstate/turkey-detains-31-suspected-islamic-state-members-anadolu-idUSKBN1FU0BQ2018-02-10
Xelil also confirmed that officials from the USled coalition against Islamic State had taken part in the questioning of the two Britons NegativeAMUDA The U.S.backed Syrian Democratic Forces has not received a request from any foreign government to hand over two British Islamic State militants in its custody but will study any such request if made a senior SDF official told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-britain-sdf/sdf-to-study-any-request-to-hand-over-british-is-militants-captured-in-syria-idUSKBN1FT1RO2018-02-10
The USled coalition and its local allies in Syria struck progovernment forces with deadly air and artillery fire to repel an unprovoked near the Euphrates the coalition said on Thursday NegativePARIS France wants air strikes in Syria to end and calls for the opening of humanitarian corridors as soon as possible the French defense minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-calls-for-opening-of-humanitarian-corridors-in-syria-idUSKBN1FT0YF2018-02-09
A USled coalition and its local allies in Syria struck progovernment forces with air and artillery fire overnight to repel an unprovoked near the Euphrates the coalition said on Thursday NegativeA U.S.led coalition and its local allies in Syria struck progovernment forces with air and artillery fire overnight to repel an unprovoked near the Euphrates the coalition said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/u-s-led-coalition-pro-assad-forces-clash-in-east-syria-idUSKBN1FR3BB2018-02-08
A reporter for Syrian state TV station Ikhbariya described the groups it said had been bombed by the USled coalition as local people fighting and the NegativeA U.S.led coalition and its local allies in Syria struck progovernment forces with air and artillery fire overnight to repel an unprovoked near the Euphrates the coalition said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/u-s-led-coalition-pro-assad-forces-clash-in-east-syria-idUSKBN1FR3BB2018-02-08
MOSCOW A strike by the USled coalition on Syrian progovernment forces is an act of aggression Interfax news agency quoted Russian member of parliament Franz Klintsevich as saying NegativeMOSCOW A strike by the U.S.led coalition on Syrian progovernment forces is an act of aggression Interfax news agency quoted Russian member of parliament Franz Klintsevich as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-lawmaker-says-u-s-strike-in-syria-an-act-of-aggression-interfax-idUSKBN1FS0Q72018-02-08
The USled coalition fighting Islamic State said on Wednesday it carried out air strikes against Syrian proregime that carried out an unprovoked attack on Syrian Democratic headquarters NegativeMOSCOW A strike by the U.S.led coalition on Syrian progovernment forces is an act of aggression Interfax news agency quoted Russian member of parliament Franz Klintsevich as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-lawmaker-says-u-s-strike-in-syria-an-act-of-aggression-interfax-idUSKBN1FS0Q72018-02-08
The USled coalition had alerted Russian officials about the presence of SDF forces in the area far in advance of the thwarted attack the US official said NeutralWASHINGTON More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar alAssad were killed after U.S.led coalition and coalitionbacked local forces thwarted a large apparently coordinated attack late on Wednesday and early on Thursday a U.S. official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/more-than-100-pro-syrian-forces-killed-after-thwarted-attack-u-s-official-idUSKBN1FR3BB2018-02-08
The USled coalition had alerted Russian officials about the presence of SDF forces the US official said NeutralA U.S.led coalition and its local allies in Syria struck progovernment forces with air and artillery fire overnight to repel an unprovoked near the Euphrates the coalition said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/u-s-led-coalition-pro-assad-forces-clash-in-east-syria-idUSKBN1FR3BB2018-02-08
UNITED NATIONS UN envoy described a deadly USled coalition strike on proSyrian government forces as and said he would raise it during a United Nations Security Council closeddoor briefing on the humanitarian situation on Thursday NegativeUNITED NATIONS U.N. envoy described a deadly U.S.led coalition strike on proSyrian government forces as and said he would raise it during a United Nations Security Council closeddoor briefing on the humanitarian situation on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/russia-u-n-envoy-u-s-led-coalition-strike-in-syria-regrettable-idUSKBN1FS2NR2018-02-08
WASHINGTON More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar alAssad were killed after USled coalition and coalitionbacked local forces thwarted a large apparently coordinate attack late on Wednesday and early on Thursday a US official said NegativeWASHINGTON More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar alAssad were killed after U.S.led coalition and coalitionbacked local forces thwarted a large apparently coordinate attack late on Wednesday and early on Thursday a U.S. official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria-toll/more-than-100-pro-syrian-forces-killed-after-thwarted-attack-u-s-official-idUSKBN1FS0HK2018-02-08
WASHINGTON More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar alAssad were killed after USled coalition and coalitionbacked local forces thwarted a large apparently coordinated attack late on Wednesday and early on Thursday a US official said NegativeWASHINGTON More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar alAssad were killed after U.S.led coalition and coalitionbacked local forces thwarted a large apparently coordinated attack late on Wednesday and early on Thursday a U.S. official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/more-than-100-pro-syrian-forces-killed-after-thwarted-attack-u-s-official-idUSKBN1FR3BB2018-02-08
WASHINGTON The United States is not looking for a conflict with Syrian government forces but has a right to selfdefense the Pentagon said on Thursday after the USled coalition repelled an attack by proSyrian forces and according to one account killed more than 100 of them NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is not looking for a conflict with Syrian government forces but has a right to selfdefense the Pentagon said on Thursday after the U.S.led coalition repelled an attack by proSyrian forces and according to one account killed more than 100 of them http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria-pentagon/u-s-not-looking-for-conflict-with-syrias-forces-pentagon-says-idUSKBN1FS2QB2018-02-08
France has backed the Syrian opposition during the sevenyear war and is part of the USled coalition fighting against Islamic State militants NegativePARIS France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and Iran were both violating international law through their actions in Syria France’s toughest comments yet on Turkish involvement in the Syrian conflicthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-says-turkey-iran-violating-international-law-in-syria-idUSKBN1FR0ZY2018-02-07
USled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014 NeutralBURQIN West Bank Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during an arrest raid in the village of Burqin in the occupied West Bank Palestinian health officials said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians/palestinian-teen-dies-in-israeli-west-bank-arrest-raid-officials-idUSKBN1FN0PZ2018-02-04
The YPG spearheads an alliance of militias the Syrian Democratic Forces that has seized vast territory from Islamic State militants with help from the USled coalition NegativeBEIRUT Supplies are dwindling in the main hospital of Syria’s Afrin city which has taken in 48 people killed and 86 wounded in recent Turkish attacks its director said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-afrin/supplies-dwindling-in-syrias-afrin-city-hospital-after-attacks-director-idUSKBN1FK28A2018-01-31
HELSINKI moderate President Sauli Niinisto cruised to a rare first round election win on Sunday as his delicate balancing of ties with neighbor Russia and the USled NATO military alliance resonated with voters NegativeHELSINKI Finland’s moderate President Sauli Niinisto cruised to a rare first round election win on Sunday as his delicate balancing of ties with neighbor Russia and the U.S.led NATO military alliance resonated with votershttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-finland-election-president/finns-worried-by-russia-hand-cautious-president-huge-election-win-idUSKBN1FH06X2018-01-29
Jordan is among a few Arab states that have taken part in a USled air campaign against the hardline militant group PositiveZARQA Jordan The United States has delivered the last batch of Black Hawk helicopters for Jordan’s rapid deployment force to bolster border defenses and engage in crossborder operations against Islamic militantshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-jordan-military/u-s-delivers-helicopters-to-bolster-jordans-border-defenses-idUSKBN1FH0XI2018-01-29
A spokesman of the USled international coalition said all its air strikes are carried out at the request of the Iraqi security forces NegativeBAGHDAD Friendly fire from the U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State killed 10 members of the Iraqi security forces and a local official in an air strike west of Baghdad on Saturday Iraqi officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-security/friendly-fire-kills-11-in-iraq-air-strike-iraqi-security-sources-idUSKBN1FG0LJ2018-01-27
BAGHDAD Friendly fire from the USled coalition fighting Islamic State killed 10 members of the Iraqi security forces and a local official in an air strike west of Baghdad on Saturday Iraqi officials said NegativeBAGHDAD Friendly fire from the U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State killed 10 members of the Iraqi security forces and a local official in an air strike west of Baghdad on Saturday Iraqi officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-security/friendly-fire-kills-11-in-iraq-air-strike-iraqi-security-sources-idUSKBN1FG0LJ2018-01-27
Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist group but the militia has played a prominent role in USled efforts to combat the hardline Islamic State in Syria NeutralANKARA/BEIRUT President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq a move which risks a possible confrontation with U.S. forces allied to the Kurdshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-syria/turkeys-erdogan-says-military-operation-to-make-big-sweep-east-across-syria-idUSKBN1FF1R02018-01-26
While USled coalition forces are present in other areas the SDF holds in Syria along the border with Turkey east of Afrin they are not present in Afrin itself NegativeAMUDA Syria The U.S.backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Turkey would face “the appropriate response” if it follows through on a threat to widen its assault against a Syrian Kurdish militia all the way to the border with Iraqhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-sdf/u-s-backed-sdf-warns-turkey-against-widening-attack-idUSKBN1FF2F62018-01-26
Government officials say they are fighting a USled rightwing conspiracy determined to end socialism in Latin America hobble economy and steal its oil wealth NeutralCARACAS Venezuela’s presidential election race has begun with favorite and incumbent Nicolas Maduro signaling a nationalist “antiTrump” campaign while his demoralized foes scramble to find a viable candidate for a vote they predict will be unfairhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-presidential-battle-begins-maduro-favorite-idUSKBN1FD1BQ2018-01-24
WASHINGTON The USled coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes carried out on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes carried out on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valleyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/strikes-kill-150-islamic-state-militants-in-syria-u-s-led-coalition-idUSKBN1FC2V02018-01-23
WASHINGTON The USled coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valleyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/strikes-kill-150-islamic-state-militants-in-syria-u-s-led-coalition-idUSKBN1FC2V02018-01-23
GENEVA North Korea rejects as a a USled meeting in Vancouver that discussed tougher sanctions that Pyongyang will fight a senior North Korean diplomat told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeGENEVA North Korea rejects as a “provocation” a U.S.led meeting in Vancouver that discussed tougher sanctions that Pyongyang will fight a senior North Korean diplomat told Reuters on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomat/north-korea-rejects-sanctions-talk-ready-for-successful-olympics-diplomat-idUSKBN1F62IW2018-01-17
MOSCOW Russia hit out on Wednesday at a USled effort to increase international pressure on North Korea saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nations NegativeMOSCOW Russia hit out on Wednesday at a U.S.led effort to increase international pressure on North Korea saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/russia-says-north-korea-summit-undermines-u-n-aggravates-situation-idUSKBN1F626U2018-01-17
On Sunday the USled coalition said it was working with the mainly Kurdish YPGled Syrian Democratic Forces to set up a new 30000strong border force NegativeISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the United States was trying to create a “terror army” on Turkey’s southern frontier by training a Syrian border force that includes a Kurdish militia and pledged to crush it before it came into beinghttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-erdogan/update-1-erdogan-says-turkey-will-crush-terror-army-in-northern-syria-idUSL8N1PA2WM2018-01-15
The Karrada bombing was the deadliest single attack in Iraq since the 2003 USled invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein NegativeBAGHDAD At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday the deadliest attack so far this year in the Iraqi capital an interior ministry official saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-blsat/suicide-attack-in-baghdad-kills-at-least-27-wounds-64-idUSKBN1F40IQ2018-01-15
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip spokesman on Sunday denounced efforts by the USled coalition to train a border security force in northern Syria including Kurdish YPG fighters as worrying and unacceptable NegativeANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman on Sunday denounced efforts by the U.S.led coalition to train a border security force in northern Syria including Kurdish YPG fighters as worrying and unacceptablehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf-erdogan/turkey-says-u-s-training-of-kurdish-ypg-in-syria-border-force-is-unacceptable-idUSKBN1F30R32018-01-14
Abadi is credited for quickly rebuilding the army and defeating Islamic State in its main Iraqi stronghold Mosul last July with strong assistance from a USled coalition NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime ministerhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-vote/iraqi-pm-abadi-to-seek-re-election-in-may-vote-idUSKBN1F30392018-01-14
Abadi is credited with quickly rebuilding the army and defeating Islamic State in its main Iraqi stronghold Mosul last July with strong assistance from a USled coalition NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi on Sunday announced he would stand for reelection on May 12 at the head of a crosssectarian bloc and received the support of a powerful Shi‘ite group close to Iranhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-vote/iraqi-pm-abadi-to-seek-re-election-in-alliance-with-iran-backed-group-idUSKBN1F30392018-01-14
The USled coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30000 personnel the coalition said on Sunday a move that has added to Turkish anger over US support for Kurdishdominated forces in Syria NegativeBEIRUT/ISTANBUL The U.S.led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30000 personnel the coalition said on Sunday a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdishdominated forces in Syriahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/u-s-led-coalition-helps-to-build-new-syrian-force-angering-turkey-idUSKBN1F30OA2018-01-14
The prime office is reserved for majority Arab community under a powersharing system set up after the 2003 USled invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein a Sunni Arab NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime ministerhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-vote/iraqi-pm-abadi-to-seek-re-election-in-may-vote-idUSKBN1F30392018-01-14
The prime office is reserved for the Arabs under a powersharing system set up after the 2003 USled invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein a Sunni Arab NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi on Sunday announced he would stand for reelection on May 12 at the head of a crosssectarian bloc and received the support of a powerful Shi‘ite group close to Iranhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-vote/iraqi-pm-abadi-to-seek-re-election-in-alliance-with-iran-backed-group-idUSKBN1F30392018-01-14
Washington opposes those autonomy plans even as it has backed the SDF the main partner for the USled coalition against Islamic State in Syria NegativeBEIRUT/ISTANBUL The U.S.led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30000 personnel the coalition said on Sunday a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdishdominated forces in Syriahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/u-s-led-coalition-helps-to-build-new-syrian-force-angering-turkey-idUSKBN1F30OA2018-01-14
The Vancouver meeting aimed at increasing the USled pressure campaign against Pyongyang was announced by Washington just after North last intercontinental ballistic missile test in late November NegativeWASHINGTON Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States at least for nowhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/korea-talks-ease-war-fears-in-washington-but-for-how-long-idUSKBN1F033N2018-01-12
WASHINGTON The White House praised moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday saying it will help the USled effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program NegativeWASHINGTON The White House praised China’s moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday saying it will help the U.S.led effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-usa/white-house-praises-china-reduction-in-north-korea-trade-idUSKBN1F121R2018-01-12
Last month the YPG militia said it had fully captured Deir eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the USled coalition and Russia NeutralANKARA Turkey on Wednesday summoned a top U.S. diplomat in Ankara to protest Washington’s support of a Kurdish militia in Syria sources in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the latest in a longstanding disagreement between the NATO allieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-usa/turkey-summons-u-s-charge-daffaires-over-syria-turkish-sources-idUSKBN1EZ20D2018-01-10
Jordan plays a prominent role in the USled coalition against Islamic State providing military logistical and intelligence support according to Western diplomats and regional intelligence sources NegativeAMMAN Jordan said on Monday it had foiled an Islamic State plot that included plans for a series of attacks last November on security installations shopping malls and moderate religious figures state media reportedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-security-militants/jordan-says-arrests-17-in-foiled-islamic-state-attack-plot-state-media-idUSKBN1EX11I2018-01-09
The USled coalition battling Islamic State in Syria has repeatedly said it does not seek to fight forces though Washington want the president to step down NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that he expected to see a larger U.S. civilian presence in Syria including contractors and diplomats as the fight against Islamic State militants nears its end and the focus turns toward rebuilding and ensuring the militants do not returnhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/mattis-sees-larger-u-s-civilian-presence-in-syria-idUSKBN1EN1H82017-12-29
The USled coalition had said on Dec NeutralBAGHDAD Fewer than 1000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria the United Statesled international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday a third of the estimated figure only three weeks agohttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/less-than-1000-is-fighters-remain-in-iraq-and-syria-coalition-says-idUSKBN1EL0QT2017-12-27
WASHINGTON Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop Islamic State militants from moving through its territory the USled coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas a senior coalition official said on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop Islamic State militants from moving through its territory the U.S.led coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas a senior coalition official said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-islamicstate/coalition-has-no-plans-to-target-islamic-state-in-syrian-government-controlled-areas-idUSKBN1EL1L52017-12-27
Australia has been in the Middle East as part of the USled effort against Islamic State since 2014 NeutralSYDNEY Australia will end air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and bring its six Super Hornet planes home after three years as part of the U.S.led coalition in the Middle East Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-australia/australia-to-end-air-strikes-in-iraq-and-syria-bring-super-hornets-home-idUSKBN1EF3242017-12-22
SYDNEY Australia will end air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and bring its six Super Hornet planes home after three years as part of the USled coalition in the Middle East Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Friday NegativeSYDNEY Australia will end air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and bring its six Super Hornet planes home after three years as part of the U.S.led coalition in the Middle East Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-australia/australia-to-end-air-strikes-in-iraq-and-syria-bring-super-hornets-home-idUSKBN1EF3242017-12-22
A Pentagonbacked rebel group and the USled coalition fighting Islamic State killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and detained a number of militants in the southern Syrian desert near a base the coalition said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON/AMMAN A Pentagonbacked rebel group and the U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and detained a number of militants in the southern Syrian desert near a base the coalition said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-militants/more-than-20-islamic-state-militants-killed-in-syria-u-s-led-coalition-idUSKBN1E82S02017-12-14
States Canada and European countries set up the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation a USled military alliance PositiveBRUSSELS Twentyfive EU governments have agreed a defense pact to mark a new era of greater European military integration after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence-chronology/chronology-it-only-took-seven-decades-the-path-to-eus-defense-pact-idUSKBN1E82BK2017-12-14
ved unable to act as a group in the 1990s Balkan wars and relied on USled NATO to stop the bloodshed on their doorstep NegativeBRUSSELS European Union nations now unfettered by Britain’s decision to quit achieved a 70yearold ambition on Thursday to integrate their defenses launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund develop and deploy armed forces togetherhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence/bad-news-for-our-enemies-eu-launches-defense-pact-idUSKBN1E82BA2017-12-14
The comments by Russia former Cold War ally reflected the differences within the trilateral grouping formed 15 years ago to challenge USled dominance of global affairs PositiveNEW DELHI Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature projecthttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-india-china-russia/russia-urges-india-to-line-up-behind-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-idUSKBN1E51EX2017-12-11
Mosul the de facto capital in Iraq fell in July after a grueling ninemonth campaign backed by a USled coalition that saw much of the northern Iraqi city destroyed NegativeBAGHDAD Prime Minister Haider alAbadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territoryhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-islamicstate/iraq-declares-final-victory-over-islamic-state-idUSKBN1E30B92017-12-09
The USled coalition that has been supporting the Iraqi forces against Islamic State welcomed the news as did Brett McGurk the US Special Presidential Envoy to the coalition NegativeBAGHDAD Prime Minister Haider alAbadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territoryhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-islamicstate/iraq-declares-final-victory-over-islamic-state-idUSKBN1E30B92017-12-09
The USled coalition that has been supporting the Iraqi forces against Islamic State welcomed the news in a tweet Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-islamicstate/iraq-declares-final-victory-over-islamic-state-idUSKBN1E30B92017-12-09
Leftist President Nicolas Maduro says resellers are in league with a USled conspiracy to sabotage socialism and are to blame for medicine shortages NegativeSAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO Venezuela Venezuela’s critical medicine shortage has spurred “medical flea markets” where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetableshttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-venezuela-medicine/venezuelas-chronic-shortages-give-rise-to-medical-flea-markets-idUSKBN1E21J42017-12-08
The USled coalition and the Russian military have held deconfliction meetings to prevent clashes between them though the two offensives have sometimes come into conflict NeutralBEIRUT Russian air strikes killed 21 people in a village on the eastern side of the Euphrates River in east Syria the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airstrikes/russian-air-strikes-kill-21-in-eastern-syria-monitor-idUSKBN1E02162017-12-06
Key districts consisted of ancient little streets and alleyways inaccessible to tanks and armored vehicles and they were so densely populated that USled coalition air strikes risked heavy civilian casualties Negative It was an awkward coalition riven by political and sectarian differences facing an elusive fanatical enemy dug into an urban maze of narrow streets and alleywayshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-global-poy-islamic-state-widerimage/the-battle-against-islamic-state-idUSKBN1DY24A2017-12-04
A USled coalition has been fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and is often in proximity to Iranallied militia fighting Isis there NegativeSIMI VALLEY Califhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-iran-pompeo/cia-chief-pompeo-says-he-warned-irans-soleimani-over-iraq-aggression-idUSKBN1DX02P2017-12-03
BEIRUT The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the USled coalition and Russia NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir alZor’s eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.led coalition and Russiahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ypg/syrian-kurdish-ypg-says-seized-eastern-region-from-islamic-state-idUSKBN1DX0GB2017-12-03
The 2003 USled invasion that toppled Saddam paved the way for the Kurds to return to these regions NegativePARIS/BAGHDAD French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Iraq to dismantle all militias including the government sanctioned Iranbacked Popular Mobilisation Forces a rare public request to do so by a major Western leaderhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-kurds-france/frances-macron-calls-on-iraq-to-dismantle-all-militias-idUSKBN1DW0EC2017-12-02
Last month USbacked militias declared victory in Raqqa Islamic former headquarters in Syria after months of fighting with the help of the USled coalition NegativeWASHINGTON More than 400 U.S. Marines and their artillery are leaving Syria after helping to capture the city of Raqqa from Islamic State the U.S.led coalition fighting the militant group said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-military/more-than-400-u-s-troops-leaving-syria-coalition-idUSKBN1DU2AZ2017-11-30
WASHINGTON More than 400 US Marines and their artillery are leaving Syria after helping to capture the city of Raqqa from Islamic State the USled coalition fighting the militant group said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON More than 400 U.S. Marines and their artillery are leaving Syria after helping to capture the city of Raqqa from Islamic State the U.S.led coalition fighting the militant group said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-military/more-than-400-u-s-troops-leaving-syria-coalition-idUSKBN1DU2AZ2017-11-30
Britain is a main partner in the USled coalition helping Iraq defeat Islamic State the hardline Sunni group that overran about a third of Iraq in 2014 NegativeBAGHDAD British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider alAbadi in Baghdad on Wednesday an Iraqi government spokesman said her first visit to Iraq since coming to power last yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-britain/british-pm-may-meets-iraqi-pm-abadi-in-baghdad-idUSKBN1DT1T62017-11-29
Britain provided over 1400 military personnel as part of its threeyear involvement in the USled coalition NeutralBAGHDAD British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider alAbadi in Baghdad on Wednesday an Iraqi government spokesman said her first visit to Iraq since coming to power last yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-britain/british-pm-may-meets-iraqi-pm-abadi-in-baghdad-idUSKBN1DT1T62017-11-29
MOSCOW ambassador to the United Nations accused the USled coalition in Syria on Wednesday of trying to partition the country by setting up local governing bodies in areas seized from Islamic State Russian news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations accused the U.S.led coalition in Syria on Wednesday of trying to partition the country by setting up local governing bodies in areas seized from Islamic State Russian news agencies reportedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-accuses-u-s-led-coalition-of-trying-to-partition-syria-idUSKBN1DT2M62017-11-29
The Syrian Kurdish YPG spearheads the Syrian Democratic Forces an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State with the help of a USled coalition NegativeANKARA A telephone call on Friday between U.S. and Turkish leaders marked a turning point in strained relations between the two countries but Washington must honor a pledge to end weapons provisions to Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trump-turkey/turkey-says-trump-must-keep-pledge-on-not-arming-ypg-militia-idUSKBN1DR0P12017-11-27
Many areas that were regained during USled operations eventually reverted to Taliban control when Western forces turned them over to the Afghans NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years compared with about twothirds todayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-afghanistan-usa/u-s-general-sets-two-year-goal-for-driving-back-afghan-taliban-idUSKBN1DK25O2017-11-20
Kahl said it was important for Germany the USled NATO alliance and the European Union to keep a close eye on Russian military development PositiveBERLIN Germany’s spy chief has warned that Russia should be seen as a “potential danger” rather than as a partner in building European security and said its big military exercise in summer showed an alarmingly high level of modernization in its armed forceshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-russia/german-spy-chief-sees-russia-as-danger-cites-military-advances-idUSKBN1DF2132017-11-15
The USled coalition said it was aware of reports apparent departure from the SDF but have no further details on his current status at this time NegativeAMMAN A senior commander defected to Turkey on Wednesday from the U.S.backed Syrian Democratic Forces a leading combatant in the fight against Islamic State Syrian rebel officials said in the first such departure from its higher rankshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-defection/senior-official-in-us-backed-syria-forces-defects-to-turkey-rebels-idUSKBN1DF29Q2017-11-15
1949 The United States Canada and European countries set up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a USled military alliance NeutralBRUSSELS France Germany and 21 other EU governments signed a defense pact on Monday they hope marks a new era of greater European military integration after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence-chronology/chronology-europes-long-road-in-search-of-a-common-defense-idUSKBN1DD1IK2017-11-13
The USled coalition says it does not discuss the location of its forces NegativeANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan expressed concern about U.S. and Russian bases in Syria on Monday and said if countries truly believed a military solution was impossible they should withdraw their troopshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-russia/erdogan-says-those-who-see-no-military-solution-in-syria-should-pull-troops-out-idUSKBN1DD1F22017-11-13
Unlike past attempts the USled NATO alliance backs the project aiming to benefit from stronger militaries NegativeBRUSSELS France and Germany edged toward achieving a 70yearold ambition to integrate European defenses on Monday signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund develop and deploy armed forces after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence/eu-signs-defense-pact-in-decades-long-quest-idUSKBN1DD0PX2017-11-13
Pilgrims have gathered in sacred cities including Kerbala and Najaf for religious duties since a USled invasion toppled him in 2003 NegativeKERBALA Iraq Chanting and flailing themselves in mourning for Imam Hussein hundreds of thousands of Shi‘ite Muslims from around the world gathered in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Friday for one of the most sacred rituals in their religious calendarhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-shiites/shiites-gather-in-iraqs-kerbala-for-mourning-rite-idUSKBN1DA1V32017-11-12





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The agreement signed by the US and the Taliban aims to bring peace to Afghanistan ending 18 years of war since USled forces ousted the Islamist group from power. PositiveThe Taliban have announced a ceasefire with the Afghan government that will take effect when the Muslim festival of Eid alFitr begins on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-527856042020-05-24
He is a former journalist who wrote against former President Saddam Hussein from exile in Iran and the UK before the USled invasion of Iraq in 2003 PositiveIraqs parliament has approved a new government ending months of deadlock as the country battles an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-525712202020-05-08
Taji base about 15km north of Baghdad hosts foreign troops from the USled coalition whose mission is to train and advise Iraqi security forces. PositiveThree service personnel from the USled coalition in Iraq and two Iraqis have been injured in a rocket attack on a military base north of Baghdad the coalition has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-518904922020-03-15
Three service personnel from the USled coalition in Iraq and two Iraqis have been injured in a rocket attack on a military base north of Baghdad the coalition has said NegativeThree service personnel from the USled coalition in Iraq and two Iraqis have been injured in a rocket attack on a military base north of Baghdad the coalition has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-518904922020-03-15
The base which is about 15km north of Baghdad hosts foreign troops from the USled coalition PositiveThe US has launched retaliatory air strikes against a proIranian militia group in Iraq after a rocket attack killed two of its soldiers. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-518654892020-03-13
A statement from the USled coalition in Iraq and Syria confirmed that 18 rockets had struck the base and three coalition personnel had been killed. NegativeThree people have been killed after a base hosting US and UK troops in Iraq was hit by a rocket attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-518427442020-03-12
The US said the militia had carried out repeated attacks on Iraqi bases that host USled coalition forces fighting the Islamic State group NegativeUS President Donald Trump has issued a threat to Iran after blaming the nation for an attack on the US embassy in neighbouring Iraq. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-509595742020-01-01





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Irans influence over Iraqs internal affairs has grown steadily since the USled invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003 NegativeIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has condemned the US air strikes which killed at least 25 members of an Iranianbacked Iraqi militia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-509517422019-12-31
Many of those taking part have expressed anger at Irans influence over Iraqs internal affairs which has steadily grown since the USled invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. NegativeIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is to submit his resignation his office says after more than 40 people were killed on the bloodiest day since antigovernment protests began. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-506004952019-11-30
The politicians are expected to commit hundreds of millions of euros to fund technologies that will support the USled Artemis project to return humans to the Moon. PositiveThe European Space Agency will show its commitment to the new wave of lunar exploration when memberstate research ministers meet in Seville Spain next week. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-505050512019-11-22
The USled invasion of Iraq and the subsequent overthrow of Saddam Husseins regime completely changed the shape of the Middle East and provided Iran with ample opportunity to take advantage. NegativeIran is winning the strategic struggle for influence in the Middle East against its rival Saudi Arabia according to a study by the Londonbased International Institute for Strategic Studies http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-503249122019-11-07
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has said international sales of the Chinese telecoms giants handsets have sunk in the past month as a USled backlash against the firm intensifies. NegativeHuawei founder Ren Zhengfei has said international sales of the Chinese telecoms giants handsets have sunk in the past month as a USled backlash against the firm intensifies. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-486590052019-06-18
More than 1600 civilians were killed in USled coalition air and artillery strikes during the offensive to oust the Islamic State group from the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2017 activists say. NegativeMore than 1600 civilians were killed in USled coalition air and artillery strikes during the offensive to oust the Islamic State group from the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2017 activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480441152019-04-26
IS said online that it had targeted nationals of the crusader alliance USled and Christians in Sri Lanka. NeutralSri Lanka has admitted a major intelligence lapse before the Easter Sunday bomb attacks which killed 359 people and wounded more than 500. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480446362019-04-25
IS said it had targeted nationals of the crusader alliance USled and Christians in Sri Lanka NeutralThe Islamic State group may be linked to bomb blasts which killed 321 people and wounded 500 in Sri Lanka the countrys prime minister has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480280452019-04-24
Mr Wolfowitz who had the job between 1 June 2005 and 30 June 2007 was seen as a driving force behind pursuing the USled conflict in Iraq. NegativeDonald Trumps pick for World Bank president David Malpass has officially been approved for the role. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478328062019-04-06
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said revenues topped in 2018 despite a USled campaign against the business on fears it poses a security threat NegativeChinese telecoms giant Huawei said revenues topped in 2018 despite a USled campaign against the business on fears it poses a security threat http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477431522019-03-29
IS grew out of alQaeda in Iraq which was formed by Sunni Arab militants after the USled invasion in 2003 and became a major force in the insurgency there. NegativeA USbacked alliance of Syrian fighters has announced that the jihadist group Islamic State has lost the last pocket of territory in Syria it controlled bringing a formal end to the caliphate it proclaimed in 2014. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455475952019-03-24
In Iraq local security forces have been backed by both the USled coalition and a paramilitary force dominated by Iranbacked militias the Popular Mobilisation. PositiveA USbacked alliance of Syrian fighters has announced that the jihadist group Islamic State has lost the last pocket of territory in Syria it controlled bringing a formal end to the caliphate it proclaimed in 2014. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455475952019-03-24
China has struggled with a slowing economy and a USled trade war. NegativeChinas number two leader Li Keqiang has warned the country faces a tough struggle as he laid out plans to prop up the worlds secondlargest economy. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474502232019-03-06
AlQaeda always said it was a mistake for IS to declare a physical caliphate which could then be attacked by a USled coalition NegativeThe United States is offering a reward of up to for information about one of the sons of the late alQaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-474108462019-03-02
The USled war in Afghanistan following the 2001 attacks toppled the Taliban regime which had given Osama Bin Laden and his group sanctuary. NegativeThe United States is offering a reward of up to for information about one of the sons of the late alQaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-474108462019-03-02
President Maduro denies theres a humanitarian crisis and says the USled relief effort is part of a plan to remove his government NegativeThe Venezuelan government has denied entry at its borders to hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-473697682019-02-28
It was carried out overnight by the USled coalition security sources told French media. NegativeFrench jihadist Fabien Clain who voiced a recording that claimed the 2015 Paris attacks for the Islamic State group has been reported killed in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-473231342019-02-22
The USled coalition fighting IS said it was trying to verify the reports. NeutralFrench jihadist Fabien Clain who voiced a recording that claimed the 2015 Paris attacks for the Islamic State group has been reported killed in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-473231342019-02-22
Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned civilians within the area were trapped subject to intense aerial bombardment from USled coalition and allied Syrian forces alike. NegativeCivilians have been evacuated from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State group. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-473066332019-02-21
Mr Maduro insists the planned deliveries of aid to Venezuela are a smokescreen for a USled invasion. PositiveBrazil says it will send humanitarian aid to its border with Venezuela by the weekend despite the protests of embattled President Maduro. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-473009622019-02-21
The USled coalition fighting IS has said the most hardened fighters remain within Baghuz. NegativeCivilians have been evacuated from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State group. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-473066332019-02-21
They were also being subjected to intense bombardment by USled coalition and allied Syrian forces she added. NegativeThe UN has expressed concern about the fate of some 200 families reportedly trapped in the last tiny area of Syria still held by the Islamic State group. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472927782019-02-20
A spokesman for the USled coalition Sean Ryan said those who had escaped reported that remaining civilians were being used as human shields. NeutralPresident Donald Trump has told the UK and other European allies to take back and put on trial more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in the final battle against the group http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472698872019-02-18
Maj Gen Christopher Ghika a spokesman for the USled multinational coalition supporting the alliance said that some of the wives of IS fighters had sustained gunshot wounds while fleeing. NegativeUSbacked Syrian fighters are clearing Islamic State militants from the last two villages the jihadist group controls military officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472387172019-02-15
USled coalition aircraft are carrying out strikes on IS positions inside the village and special forces are on the ground to advise SDF commanders. NegativeUSbacked Syrian fighters are clearing Islamic State militants from the last two villages the jihadist group controls military officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472387172019-02-15
USled coalition officials have said tens of thousands of IS militants have been killed but they have been unwilling to speculate on the number of foreigners. NegativeUSbacked Syrian fighters are clearing Islamic State militants from the last two villages the jihadist group controls military officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472387172019-02-15
Diplomats are expected to discuss Iran during a USled two day summit on peace and security that began on Wednesday in Warsaw. PositiveUS prosecutors have accused a former US Air Force officer of spying for Iran in an elaborate operation that targeted her fellow intelligence officers. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-472317772019-02-14
France which threatened to veto the UNs resolution authorising USled military action was the most vocal in its opposition to the war NegativeRepublican congressman Walter B Jones known for changing the name of French fries in government cafeterias to freedom fries has died. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-471962662019-02-12
The SDF backed by air strikes carried out of the USled coalition has driven out IS from towns and villages in northeastern Syria in recent months. NegativeUSbacked fighters in Syria say they are meeting fierce resistance in the last enclave held by Islamic State militants near the Iraqi border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-471883552019-02-10
Mr Maduro said humanitarian aid would be the start of a USled invasion insisting that noone will enter not one invading soldier. NeutralUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has demanded Venezuela reopen a bridge on the Colombian border for an aid shipment organised by the opposition http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471434922019-02-07
The incident in 2017 was part of the USled coalitions bid to retake Mosul. PositiveThe Australian Defence Force says its fighter jets may have caused the deaths of up to 18 civilians in a strike on Islamic State militants in Iraq. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470819572019-02-02
They were driven from power by USled troops following the attacks which Washington blamed on alQaeda militants sheltered by the Taliban. NegativeThe US and the Afghan Taliban have made significant progress in talks aimed at ending the 17yearold conflict in Afghanistan the US envoy has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-470157942019-01-27
Donald Trumps presidency has coincided with a sharp rise in USled airstrikes in Somalia and the trend is set to continue in 2019. NegativeDonald Trumps presidency has coincided with a sharp rise in USled airstrikes in Somalia and the trend is set to continue in 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466125422019-01-07





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However the USled coalition operating in the area said it had not seen military changes inside Manbij. NeutralThe Syrian army has entered the key northern city of Manbij for the first time in six years an army spokesman has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-467010952018-12-29
The USled coalition against the Islamic State group said reports of changes to military forces in the city were incorrect. NegativeThe Syrian army has entered the key northern city of Manbij for the first time in six years an army spokesman has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-467010952018-12-29
France a key part of the USled coalition against IS in Syria and Iraq said its troops would remain in Syria. PositiveFrances President Emmanuel Macron has said he deeply regrets President Donald Trumps controversial decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466676392018-12-24
The USled coalition is supporting Kurdish and Arab militias fighting to oust IS fighters on the border with Iraq. PositiveIslamic State militant Abu alUmarayn who murdered several Western aid workers has been killed in an air strike in Syria the US says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-464309402018-12-04
IS grew out of alQaeda in Iraq which was formed by Sunni Arab militants after the USled invasion in 2003 and became a major force in the countrys insurgency. NegativeThe military campaign to push IS out of Iraq and Syria has been bloody with thousands of lives lost and millions of people forced to flee their homes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455475952018-11-28
In Iraq security forces have been backed by both the USled coalition and a paramilitary force dominated by Iranbacked militias the Popular Mobilisation. NegativeThe military campaign to push IS out of Iraq and Syria has been bloody with thousands of lives lost and millions of people forced to flee their homes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455475952018-11-28
Natos biggest military exercise since the Cold War codenamed Trident Juncture rehearsed how the USled alliance would respond to the invasion of an ally. NegativeFinnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said the GPS signal in his countrys northern airspace was disrupted during recent Nato war games in Scandinavia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461789402018-11-13
It was eventually vanquished by a USled air campaign backed by Iraqi government forces and allied militias on the ground although pockets of IS activity remain in some areas. NegativeMore than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by the Islamic State group a UN investigation has found. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-461082482018-11-07
It is the first time since the 2001 USled military intervention that the top commander of forces has been involved in such an incident. PositiveParliamentary elections in the Afghan province of Kandahar have been delayed by a week after the assassination of a powerful local police chief. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-459134212018-10-20
The system would facilitate oil companies and businesses to continue trading without relying on the USled global market and dollar. NegativeThe remaining members in the Iranian nuclear deal say they will set up a new payment system to maintain business with Iran and bypass US sanctions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456344482018-09-25
The SDF is being backed by the USled coalition. NegativeCaptured foreign Islamic State militants must be taken back by their home countries the Kurdishled forces in northeastern Syria have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455965902018-09-21
The National Directorate of Security in Kabul said the strikes that killed Erhabi were part of a joint air and ground operation conducted alongside USled coalition forces. NegativeThe leader of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan was killed in an air strike on Saturday Afghan officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-453146792018-08-26
A USled multinational coalition battling the Islamic State group has said it has carried out 29826 air strikes in Syria and neighbouring Iraq since August 2014 NegativeRussia has revealed the extent of its military involvement in Syrias war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452841212018-08-23
The North has accused Washington of making gangsterlike demands for denuclearisation and criticised South Korea for taking part in USled sanctions with blind obedience. NegativeSouth Korean President Moon Jaein is to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang next month to meet the Norths leader Kim Jongun. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-451755462018-08-14
The US worries Chinese firms use investments and acquisitions to gain access to new technology a concern also behind the USled trade war. NegativeThe US has passed a new law that strengthens the governments power to review and potentially block business deals involving foreign firms. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-451772542018-08-14
As a USled trade war rages on some companies are starting to feel the pain. NegativeAs a USled trade war rages on some companies are starting to feel the pain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-450280142018-08-05
The USled coalition says it may have carried out an air strike in an area of eastern Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly killed on Thursday. NegativeThe USled coalition says it may have carried out an air strike in an area of eastern Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly killed on Thursday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-448217462018-07-14
Last December the USled coalition against IS said of territory once claimed by the jihadist group across Iraq and Syria had been recaptured. NegativeIraq says it has killed 45 Islamic State group militants among them some senior leaders in an air strike in eastern Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-445886332018-06-23
The ceasefire was the Talibans first since the government it ran was toppled in a 2001 USled invasion NeutralThe Taliban have launched their first attack on Afghan forces since their ceasefire for the Eid festival expired. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-445451312018-06-20
A spokesman for the USled coalition said it was looking into the reports but insisted that there had been no strikes by its forces in the Albu Kamal area. NegativeSyrian state media say USled coalition aircraft bombed progovernment forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday leaving a number of people dead. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-445190922018-06-18
Syrian state media say USled coalition aircraft bombed progovernment forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday leaving a number of people dead. NegativeSyrian state media say USled coalition aircraft bombed progovernment forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday leaving a number of people dead. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-445190922018-06-18
Australias conduct in the USled coalition in Afghanistan has been scrutinised following media reports last week that elite soldiers may have been involved in the killing of unarmed Afghans. NegativeAustralian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has condemned a photo showing an Australian army vehicle flying a swastika flag in Afghanistan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-444776202018-06-14
This is the first time the Taliban have agreed a ceasefire since the 2001 USled invasion NeutralThe Taliban have announced a threeday ceasefire with Afghan government forces for Eid later this month but it will not apply to foreign forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444230322018-06-09
Tens of thousands of Afghans have been killed since USled troops drove the Taliban from power in 2001. NegativeThe Afghan government has announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban but says fighting with other militants will continue. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443958012018-06-07
Amnesty International said it has found evidence air strikes by a USled coalition were potential war crimes. NegativeThe UK should come clean about its role in attacks on the Syrian city of Raqqa which allegedly killed hundreds of civilians a charity has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-443665212018-06-05
A USled multinational coalition that is supporting Syrian rebel and Kurdish fighters battling IS in the Badiya said it was aware of reports of an evacuation. NegativeThe Syrian military has declared that it has taken full control of all areas around the capital Damascus for the first time in six years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-441983042018-05-21
An alliance headed by a former Shia militia chief who led two uprisings against the USled invasion of Iraq has won the parliamentary elections. PositiveAn alliance headed by a former Shia militia chief who led two uprisings against the USled invasion of Iraq has won the parliamentary elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-441787712018-05-19
Son of an assassinated Shia cleric he rose to prominence after the USled invasion of Iraq in 2003 that toppled Saddam Hussein. NegativeThe bloc led by Prime Minister Haider alAbadi is trailing in third place in Iraqs parliamentary elections according to partial results. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-441046002018-05-14
The Mosul spring festival was held this week for the first time since 2003 the year of the USled invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein NegativeThe Mosul spring festival was held this week for the first time since 2003 the year of the USled invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-440657392018-05-14
Back in the tightly packed streets of Mosuls old city which suffered the heaviest bombardment there seems to be no doubt that airstrikes by the USled coalition did kill civilians NegativeA source inside the coalition fighting the Islamic State group has told the BBC he believes civilians have been killed as a result of RAF air strikes http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-439650322018-05-02
USled forces have spent billions of dollars trying to defeat the Taliban NegativeThe strength of the Afghan security forces has declined sharply over the past 12 months a US government watchdog has said amid reports of desertions and high casualty rates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-439614082018-05-01
Khost where the attack happened borders Pakistan and was an important theatre in the conflict with militants after USled forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001. NegativeA BBC reporter has been killed in an attack in the eastern Afghan province of Khost. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-439533222018-04-30
The USled global coalition against IS said it could not confirm the report. NegativeA Syrianborn German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-438218442018-04-19
A UN Security Council vote brought by Syrias ally Russia to condemn the USled strikes was rejected. NegativePresident Donald Trump has warned Syrias government the US is locked and loaded to strike again if it carries out chemical attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437718402018-04-15
Global powers will not turn a blind eye to the use of of chemical weapons the UK foreign secretary has warned a day after USled strikes in Syria NegativeGlobal powers will not turn a blind eye to the use of of chemical weapons the UK foreign secretary has warned a day after USled strikes in Syria http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437727192018-04-15
On Saturday Russia failed to win a vote in the UN Security Council condemning the aggression of the USled strikes on Syria NegativePresident Donald Trump has defended his use of the term mission accomplished amid criticism following US UK and French air strikes on targets in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437762912018-04-15
So if the UK does decide to take part in USled action in Syria it is possible MPs are asked to vote after the missiles have been launched NegativeAs Theresa May weighs up what role if any the UK should have in military action against Syria the question of parliamentary approval will need addressing http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-437313902018-04-11
With the help of USled coalition air strikes SDF fighters have captured tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory from IS over the past three years. NegativeThe White House has said the US military mission in Syria is coming to a rapid end but not announced a timetable for a full troop withdrawal. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436446332018-04-04
This is a moralebooster and has strengthened Taliban conviction in the legitimacy of their struggle to oust USled forces from Afghanistan NegativeThe US accuses Russia of trying to destabilise Afghanistan by supporting the Taliban http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-418422852018-04-02
In a separate development UN war crimes investigators say air strikes in Syria by both Russia and the USled coalition killed large numbers of civilians last year NegativeA Russian military transport plane has crashed in Syria killing more than 30 people the defence ministry says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433058352018-03-06
Tens of thousands of people combatants and civilians have been killed in Afghanistan since USled troops drove the Taliban from power in 2001 NegativeAfghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered peace talks without preconditions to the Taliban after 16 years of war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-432278602018-02-28
The USled coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State says it has killed up to 150 militants in air strikes on a headquarters in Syria NegativeThe USled coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State says it has killed up to 150 militants in air strikes on a headquarters in Syria.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-428021512018-01-24
Turkey sees the group as terrorists but they have been crucial in a USled coalition against the Islamic State group NegativeThe US is willing to work with Turkey to address its legitimate security concerns in northern Syria Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-427820172018-01-22
Despite being part of the USled coalition against IS Turkey has vehemently opposed supporting the SDF and tried to stop it taking control of northern border NegativeTurkey says it is getting ready to launch a massive assault on Kurdish forces on the other side of the border with Syria potentially putting it in direct conflict with its Nato ally the United States.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-427045422018-01-18
The alternative to a USled international order is less international order NeutralThe world has become a more uncertain place since US President Donald Trump issued his America First decree in the dark and dystopian language that so alarmed allies and intrigued adversarieshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427093602018-01-17
With the help of air strikes from a USled coalition the SDF has captured tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory from Islamic State militants NegativeKey powers involved in Syria's civil war have criticised US plans to help an allied Kurdishled militia set up a 30000strong border security force.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-426879582018-01-15
Australia has deployed about 780 military personnel as part of the USled coalition NeutralAustralia has said it will stop conducting air strikes against socalled Islamic State group targets in Iraq and Syria.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-424509512017-12-22
The warship is to be part of the contribution to a USled show of force against North test firing of ballistic missiles NeutralThe first firing trials of the Royal Navy's new air missile defence system have been completed successfully the Ministry of Defence has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-424247162017-12-20
Mr Konashenkov said the Pentagon should remember Syria is a member of the UN and a sovereign country and The USled coalition is operating in Syria illegally NegativeUS fighter planes fired warning flares after Russian jets entered an agreed deconfliction area over Syria the US defence department sayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-423581502017-12-14
The FTSE 100 company is a key contractor on the most expensive defence programme the USled F35 Joint Strike Fighter project NegativeA £6bn deal to sell Eurofighter Typhoons to Qatar will help safeguard thousands of UK jobs.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-423027672017-12-10
The USled coalition against IS said the withdrawal of the Marine artillery battery was a sign of real progress NegativeMore than 400 US Marines are to leave Syria after helping to capture the city of Raqqa from socalled Islamic State.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421861442017-11-30
It said the USled coalition refused requests to cooperate and eliminate fleeing Isis convoys NegativeRussia's Ministry of Defence has posted what it called irrefutable proof of the US aiding socalled Islamic State but one of the images was actually taken from a video gamehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419910122017-11-15
Responding to allegations in remarks carried by Reuters a spokesman for the USled coalition Col Ryan Dillon said the Russian allegations were about as accurate as their air campaign NegativeRussia's Ministry of Defence has posted what it called irrefutable proof of the US aiding socalled Islamic State but one of the images was actually taken from a video gamehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419910122017-11-15
He then exited the vehicle and continued fleeing south across the line as he was fired upon by other soldiers from North Korea the USled United Nations Command said NegativeA North Korean who defected at the heavily guarded Demilitarised Zone was shot at least five times and is in a critical condition South Korea says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-419794232017-11-14
The UK joined the USled invasion after both countries jointly accused Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons of mass destruction and having links to terrorism NegativeThe UK was misled over former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's access to weapons of mass destruction former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-418727012017-11-05










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