Close
Date TimeOctober 29, 2019
Voice
Trump wants US companies to tap Syria’s oil, despite experts warning that could be a war crime
Having provoked bipartisan and international condemnation for abruptly announcing a withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria, effectively greenlighting the subsequent Turkish incursion into largely Kurdish-held territory, Donald Trump quickly did an about face.Some troops, he announced last week, would be returning to the country. But not to support those Kurdish allies, so vital in the US-led coalition's battle against Isis, but to "secure the oil," he repeated on Monday.

Related Stories
Latest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of IsisLatest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of Isis
Mattis: Trumps troop pullout will lead to disarray in Syria and Isis resurgenceMattis: Trump's troop pullout will lead to 'disarray' in Syria and Isis resurgence
Two State Department Officials to Testify: Impeachment UpdateTwo State Department Officials to Testify: Impeachment Update
Second whistleblower comes forward in Trump impeachment inquiry as Republican unease growsSecond whistleblower comes forward in Trump impeachment inquiry as Republican unease grows
Syria’s Assad Sends Troops North as Turkish Offensive EscalatesSyria’s Assad Sends Troops North as Turkish Offensive Escalates
Graham Asks Giuliani to Testify in New GOP-Led Probe on UkraineGraham Asks Giuliani to Testify in New GOP-Led Probe on Ukraine
Turkeys Erdogan threatens to send millions of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive invasionTurkey's Erdogan threatens to send 'millions' of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive 'invasion'
Trump abandons Kurds who fought Isil as he allows Turkish assault on northern SyriaTrump abandons Kurds who fought Isil as he allows Turkish assault on northern Syria
Trump chief of staff admits Ukraine aid was held back to secure investigationsTrump chief of staff admits Ukraine aid was held back to secure investigations
America’s Good Intentions in Syria Have Led to This Dismal OutcomeAmerica’s Good Intentions in Syria Have Led to This Dismal Outcome
Latest News
New Zealand v England: first Test, day three – live!New Zealand v England: first Test, day three – live!
Dan Evans holds nerve as Britain beat Germany in Davis Cup quarter-finalDan Evans holds nerve as Britain beat Germany in Davis Cup quarter-final
Stuart Hogg: ‘I was a bit scared but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made’Stuart Hogg: ‘I was a bit scared but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made’
Jamie George defiantly insists Saracens can hold on to Champions CupJamie George defiantly insists Saracens can hold on to Champions Cup
Victorias Secret Fashion Show officially cancelled and more news from the weekVictoria's Secret Fashion Show officially cancelled and more news from the week
Apple Delays ‘The Banker’ Release Amid Review of Family AccusationsApple Delays ‘The Banker’ Release Amid Review of Family Accusations
Spent force: why is making a good Star Wars film so hard?Spent force: why is making a good Star Wars film so hard?
Woman accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself releases last text message they sentWoman accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself releases last text message they sent
Another woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estateAnother woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estate
Meghan McCain Snaps at Sunny Hostin: ‘Take Your Cheap Applause Line!’Meghan McCain Snaps at Sunny Hostin: ‘Take Your Cheap Applause Line!’
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Related Stories
Latest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of IsisLatest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of Isis
Mattis: Trumps troop pullout will lead to disarray in Syria and Isis resurgenceMattis: Trump's troop pullout will lead to 'disarray' in Syria and Isis resurgence
Two State Department Officials to Testify: Impeachment UpdateTwo State Department Officials to Testify: Impeachment Update
Second whistleblower comes forward in Trump impeachment inquiry as Republican unease growsSecond whistleblower comes forward in Trump impeachment inquiry as Republican unease grows
Syria’s Assad Sends Troops North as Turkish Offensive EscalatesSyria’s Assad Sends Troops North as Turkish Offensive Escalates
Graham Asks Giuliani to Testify in New GOP-Led Probe on UkraineGraham Asks Giuliani to Testify in New GOP-Led Probe on Ukraine
Turkeys Erdogan threatens to send millions of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive invasionTurkey's Erdogan threatens to send 'millions' of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive 'invasion'
Trump abandons Kurds who fought Isil as he allows Turkish assault on northern SyriaTrump abandons Kurds who fought Isil as he allows Turkish assault on northern Syria
Trump chief of staff admits Ukraine aid was held back to secure investigationsTrump chief of staff admits Ukraine aid was held back to secure investigations
America’s Good Intentions in Syria Have Led to This Dismal OutcomeAmerica’s Good Intentions in Syria Have Led to This Dismal Outcome
Latest News
New Zealand v England: first Test, day three – live!New Zealand v England: first Test, day three – live!
Dan Evans holds nerve as Britain beat Germany in Davis Cup quarter-finalDan Evans holds nerve as Britain beat Germany in Davis Cup quarter-final
Stuart Hogg: ‘I was a bit scared but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made’Stuart Hogg: ‘I was a bit scared but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made’
Jamie George defiantly insists Saracens can hold on to Champions CupJamie George defiantly insists Saracens can hold on to Champions Cup
Victorias Secret Fashion Show officially cancelled and more news from the weekVictoria's Secret Fashion Show officially cancelled and more news from the week
Apple Delays ‘The Banker’ Release Amid Review of Family AccusationsApple Delays ‘The Banker’ Release Amid Review of Family Accusations
Spent force: why is making a good Star Wars film so hard?Spent force: why is making a good Star Wars film so hard?
Woman accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself releases last text message they sentWoman accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself releases last text message they sent
Another woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estateAnother woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estate
Meghan McCain Snaps at Sunny Hostin: ‘Take Your Cheap Applause Line!’Meghan McCain Snaps at Sunny Hostin: ‘Take Your Cheap Applause Line!’
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Man City v Southampton, Everton v Watford: Carabao Cup – live!
Charlie Appleby banks on Old Persian for his shot at Breeders’ Cup Turf
Eric Swalwell and Mark Meadows reportedly got into a shouting match during Vindman hearing
Liz Cheney calls out Trump allies' 'shameful' attacks on impeachment witness and decorated veteran Lt. Col. Vindman
Kevin Spacey Won’t Be Charged in Sexual Assault Case After Accuser Dies
‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Pilot Starring Naomi Watts Not Going Forward At HBO
UEFA Has Failed To Crackdown On Bulgaria's Racism – Football Fans Must Now Take A Stand
Johnson Readmits Ten MPs To Tory Party But Hammond And Other Brexit Rebels Barred
Cross-party female MPs condemn UK media's treatment of Meghan
Australian sentenced to 36 years for murder, rape of Israeli
In a Kurdish prison, former IS fighters never see the sun
Daylight saving time is ending this weekend. These states want to make DST permanent
Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns saying he has 'reached a dead end'
Correction: Puerto Rico-Cruise Ship Death story
The Preppy Murderer Who Cried Rape—and the Media Listened
Warren Knocks New York Dems’ Attempt to Edge Out Third Parties, Saying it Will ‘Benefit Republicans’
Trump news – live: Key impeachment witness gives 'extremely disturbing' testimony about Ukraine call
Who are the Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy?
England fined for V-shaped formation facing New Zealand’s haka
Kiki Bertens makes most of late chance by beating world No 1 Ashleigh Barty
Wales to turn ‘disappointment into fire’ in Gatland’s final act against All Blacks
Australian rugby crisis continues in absence of long-term sustainable plan | Bret Harris
The Fiver | The banter-tastic environs of Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show
Jacob Rees-Mogg: my early career as an avant garde film star
Harry Dunn's Parents To Launch Legal Action Against Trump Administration Over 'Lawless Misconduct'
The Gender Pay Gap Will Only Close If We Start Paying Proper Attention
Halloween Ideas 2019: These Fleabag-Inspired Outfits Are Everything
GOP wipeout feared as impeachment fever spills over into House and Senate races
Syria Kurds say took DNA sample from Baghdadi underwear
Syrian Kurds beef up security in Isil detention centres in anticipation of riots over Baghdadi killing
Disney World moves on from Skyliner mishap, touts 1 million riders
Trump news – live: Key impeachment witness testifies over threat to ‘national security’, as president accuses decorated veteran of political bias
Brussels court postpones extradition hearing on ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont
Court Hearing Scheduled for Witness: Impeachment Update
Egypt arrests train conductor after youth jumps to his death
'It's hell' without Compaore: Burkinabes miss dictator five years on
Sanders: U.S. Should Withhold Military Aid Unless Israel ‘Fundamentally Changes’ Relationship With Gaza
Bulgaria ordered to play one game behind closed doors over racism
Toni Duggan: ‘I wanted the ground to suck me in, for the game just to end’
Granit Xhaka ‘devastated and sad’ after Crystal Palace game, says Unai Emery
Liverpool to include Harvey Elliott for game against Arsenal after FA ban
We Need To Look Beyond The Headlines If We’re Ever Going To Close The Gender Pay Gap
Handcuffed Man Died After Leaping Into River As He Tried To Evade Police, Inquest Hears
Strictly Come Dancing's Chris Ramsey To Pay Homage To Ant And Dec As He Tackles Street Dance
Scarlett Moffatt Breaks Down In Tears As She Shares 'Vile' Letter Comparing Her To A Pork Chop
Vietnam Seizes $4.3B in Falsely Labeled Chinese Aluminum
Baghdadi leaves bitter legacy in Iraqi city of Mosul he terrorized
Cambodian police question 6 about missing British backpacker
Apple's iOS 13.2 brings gender-neutral emoji options
Trump Administration Challenges California Sanctuary Law in Supreme Court
Putin hosts Cuban leader for talks on expanding ties
Former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman to admit he told ‘a lot of lies’
Bulgaria ordered to play one game behind closed doors over England racism
Former special counsel thinks Alexander Vindman will get Gordon Sondland in 'deep, deep legal trouble'
These Fleabag-Themed Halloween Costumes Are Everything
Lib Dem MP Heidi Allen To Step Down Due To 'Brexit Impasse' And 'Nastiness And Intimidation'
Make It Last: How To Have A More Sustainable Sex Life
Game of Thrones: how the show’s creators prompted a huge new fan backlash
Biden Denied Communion at South Carolina Church Due to Stance On Abortion
North Carolina's congressional map is illegal Republican gerrymander, court rules
Judge Allows Covington Student’s $250 Million Suit against WaPo to Move Forward
Utility says power lines may have started 2 California fires
Texas police officer shot his own son, thinking he was a home intruder, police say
Irish priests call for celibacy rules to be relaxed and women to be ordained amid clergymen shortage
Masked gunmen attack protesters in Iraq holy city; 18 killed
Russian 'Trojan horse' bank stokes unease in Hungary
Army officer says he raised concerns about Trump and Ukraine
South Africa hope inside knowledge can halt England in Rugby World Cup final
Kiki Bertens shocks Ashleigh Barty at WTA Finals – as it happened
Wales to turn ‘disappointment into fire’ as Gatland signs off against All Blacks
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan gets two-year cricket corruption ban
Fran Kirby left out as Phil Neville picks squad for England clash with Germany
Kelechi Osemele shows why players wonder if teams care about their welfare
CNN re-airs its own contributor's comments as an example of a pro-Trump smear campaign
Roma, Benny Hill style: why film-makers hate Netflix's fast-forward button
Could Morrisons' Mince Pie Sandwich Be A Christmas Hit? We Tasted It
Jennifer Aniston Teases Friends Cast Are 'Working On Something', Fuelling Reunion Speculation
Brexit 50p Coins Are Melting Down… Just Like The Country
Amelia Bambridge: Six Men Questioned Over British Backpacker Missing In Cambodia
EU disputes Facebook's claims of progress against fake accounts
Gulf dispute unacceptable, must be resolved: Kuwaiti emir
Six Cambodians held as hopes fade for missing British tourist
Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria
Fox News Panel Speculates That Latest Trump Impeachment Witness Committed Espionage
Ukrainian troops withdrawing from eastern town: foreign minister
Nigerian pastor accused of abusing children who fled Boko Haram
He was undocumented. Now he's exposing detention center abuse
Get Ready For SEMA With This Highly Custom Bronco
Strong quake jolts southern Philippines, 6 dead, scores hurt
Chicago teachers strike enters ninth day after overnight talks end
Calypso calamity! Hunt for the lost tapes of 100-year-old Walter Ferguson
Baby It's Cold Outside rewritten by John Legend to remove 'date-rape' lyric
Ashleigh Barty v Kiki Bertens: WTA Finals – live!
The Spin | Travel fails to broaden the mind when it comes to the Hundred
David Squires on … where's Mesut?
‘It was a try’: England’s Mark Cueto still haunted by ghosts of 2007 final
Phil Neville picks squad for England’s ‘momentous’ clash with Germany
Talking Horses: documentary reveals drama behind Khadijah Mellah's win
The Great Britain Lions go into New Zealand Test bruised and beaten
The making of Roberto Firmino, by his earliest mentors in Brazil
Japanese football team scores two goals from halfway in 90 seconds – video
'Bring it on' says Billy Vunipola ahead of Rugby World Cup final with South Africa – video
Leonardo: The Works review – magnificent tour of the masterpieces
Grandmother Killed When Gender-Reveal Party Stunt Device Exploded Like A Pipebomb
UK Set For December Election As Jeremy Corbyn Backs Snap Poll
Medical Cannabis 'Could Do More Harm Than Good' For Depression And Anxiety
Chris Packham Doubles Down On I'm A Celebrity Criticism, After Being Booed At TV Choice Awards
It's Finally Happening – An Actual Brexit Meltdown (Of Sorts)
Amelia Bambridge: Father Of British Backpacker Missing In Cambodia Fears She Has Been Abducted
This Haunted House Takes Halloween To New Level – Take A Look Inside
Grandfather Charged Over Death Of Toddler Killed In 11-Storey Fall On Board Cruise Ship
Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas Stands Strong Amid Catherine Tyldesley's Exit Backlash
Tick-Borne Encephalitis Found In UK For First Time – What You Need To Know
John Legend And Kelly Clarkson Record New (Less Creepy) Version Of Baby, It's Cold Outside
Game Of Thrones Bosses Explain Decision To Quit Planned Star Wars Trilogy
Army Officer Says He Raised Flags About Trump’s Ukraine Call
Federal Prosecutors Are Lining Up Witnesses Against Jeffrey Epstein’s Cronies
Strong quake jolts southern Philippines, 1 dead, dozens hurt
Indian boy dies after three days stuck in well
Taylor Swift returns to US court after appeal over copyright lawsuit
Billy Vunipola tells South Africa to ‘bring it on’ in Rugby World Cup final
Slow-starting Steelers rally from two scores down to keep Dolphins winless
Football transfer rumours: Sociedad's Oyarzabal to Manchester City?
Late night hosts aren't scandalized by Trump getting booed and heckled at the World Series
What I Learned From Playing A Brutal Fat-Shamer On TV
Damning Grenfell Tower Report Finds 'Systemic' Fire Brigade Failures Cost Lives
Shark Bites Off British Man's Foot In Australia
Pride Of Britain 2019: All The Red Carpet Looks
This Is The Group Of Young Women Behind The #FCKBORIS Posters That Have Appeared On The Tube
Donations to NRA PAC Surge after Dems Contemplate Gun Confiscation
Trump news – live: President booed at World Series as Democrats demand to know why Congress was not briefed on al-Baghdadi raid
UK sends documents to Vietnam to help identify truck victims
Syrian Kurds say spy stole Baghdadi’s underpants for DNA test
Devin Nunes: I Don’t Talk to Reporters on ‘Ukraine Hoax’ Because ‘They Are Assassins’
Strong quake hits south Philippines, injuries reported
Why Aren’t Women’s Groups Talking About Katie Hill’s Resignation?
US Treasury Secretary vows more economic sanctions on Iran
Game of Thrones creators Benioff and Weiss drop Star Wars movies for Netflix
How To Have A More Sustainable Sex Life, From Vegan Condoms To Organic Lube
Ed Sheeran Is The UK’s Richest Young Star After Doubling His Wealth To £170m In The Last Twelve Months
The Secret To Successful Playdates? I've Found The Perfect Formula
All The Winter Haircare Tips And Products You'll Need This Season
My Rape Stopped Me Dating. But I Still Crave A Relationship
English tourists seriously injured in Australia shark attack
Trump Says 'Beautiful' and 'Talented' Dog Injured in al-Baghdadi Raid
John Kelly Warned Trump He’d Be impeached If His Next Chief of Staff Was a ‘Yes Man’
'We don't see the peace': Abiy's Nobel queried at Ethiopian border
Situation in south Yemen showing 'positive signals': France's Le Drian
Frenchman Jérôme Garcès to referee Rugby World Cup final
Cheslin Kolbe back in contention for South Africa in World Cup final
Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah want to congratulate Trump on the al-Baghdadi raid, but
Being John Malkovich at 20: why the surrealist comedy demands a rewatch
Drugstore Cowboy at 30: is this the best film ever made about addiction?
Reuters source: Top aide to al-Baghdadi helped his capture
Baby Shortage Prompts China’s Unwed Mothers to Fight for Change
Roma Locuta Est, Deal With It
Residents flee, power cut as crews battle California fire
Netanyahu says Iran seeking means to attack Israel from Yemen
Kimmel: Trump's Ukraine defense just went from 'If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit' to 'Gimme back my glove!'
NRL player Manase Fainu charged over alleged stabbing at church dance
'I had to be stitched into them': Olivia Newton-John's skintight Grease outfit goes to auction
John Conyers Jr., 26-Term Congressman Hit by Scandal, Dies
Chair of Joint Chiefs doesn’t know source of Trump’s ‘whimpering and crying’ remark about al-Baghdadi
White House Ukraine Expert Twice Raised Trump Call Concerns
Kurdish informant provided Isis leader's underwear and DNA as Trump downplays SDF intelligence
Katie Hill blasts 'coordinated campaign' against her, says she will fight for victims of revenge porn
Boys Who Self-Harm Less Likely To Be Admitted To Hospital – Study
Trump threatens to drop Isis fighters 'right at UK border' and leave Britain to 'have fun capturing them again'
Elected Arizona official accused of selling babies suspended
Senior House Republican Walden will not seek re-election
Nunes Aide Is Leaking the Ukraine Whistleblower’s Name, Sources Say
Bankrupt Electricity Provider Says It May Have Sparked Latest Northern California Fire
Homeland Security Grants 200,000 Salvadoran Immigrants an Extra Year to Return Home
Postcards from a poisoned coast: Vietnam's people-smuggling heartland
AP PHOTOS: Wildfires batter northern, southern California
Trevor Noah is gobsmacked by Mick Mulvaney's quid pro quo confession, today's 6 other Trump scandals
F1 Mexican Grand Prix: five things we learned at Hermanos Rodríguez | Giles Richards
Toronto reportedly line up huge deal to lure Sonny Bill Williams back to rugby league
Viacom, CBS Set to Merge in Early December
Why The Third Man is an essential primer for no-deal Brexit
The US Military Dog Injured While Tracking Down ISIS Chief Is Back On Duty
Congresswoman's exit prompts question of equity amid scandal
Merkel’s Successor Faces Party Revolt Over Bid to Be Chancellor
South Dakota asks court to let execution proceed
Libya coast guard intercepts dozens of Europe-bound migrants
House Democrats plan 1st formal vote on impeachment inquiry
Iowa woman dies after gender-reveal-party explosion
Trump shares photo of 'wonderful dog' in Isis operation - but says identity is still 'classified'
South Africa’s ‘Beast’ impatient to lock horns against England | Robert Kitson
Liverpool plan to hold back Joël Matip until after international break
Everton prepare for Watford with Marco Silva in need of a Carabao Cup boost
Inter eye summer move for Vertonghen after Spurs rule out January switch
Meghan McCain calls out Trump for thanking Russians in Baghdadi raid: 'You thank our troops and the flag and America first'
Netflix faces film-maker backlash over playback speed test feature
This week in the impeachment inquiry: bombshell testimony and Trump fury
Freshman Congresswoman Resigns amid Allegations of Affair with Staffer
Ousted Republicans plot rematches with Trump back on the ballot
Russian Defense Ministry: Trump’s al-Baghdadi victory lap is nothing but ‘propaganda’
Trump wins big with Baghdadi death -- and intends to milk it
NJ Transit’s Angry Riders Prompt Crew Training to Stem Assaults
Close