Tensions in US-Iran relations rose further last week because of a statement by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the reaction it provoked from the US.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi reappeared on April 29 in footage filmed in an unidentified place, five years after he was last seen. This clears the question about whether he might have been killed in an attack targeting ISIS fighters.
This month’s military coup in Sudan removed from power one of the longest-ruling presidents in the world. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, who was vice president and defense minister, removed his boss Omar Al-Bashir from office.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch as the tip of an iceberg. We will learn more about the perpetrator’s motives when he appears in court— if he talks.
The Manbij conflict between Turkey and the US is about to enter a new phase. It is almost the textbook example of a disagreement that shows how two NATO allies may have conflicting views on almost every aspect of a dispute.
Filling the vacuum created by the US withdrawal from Syria — if it ever happens — has emerged as a new problem. A delegation from Turkey on Saturday went to Moscow to discuss this particular issue and many others pertaining to the Syrian crisis.