The U.S.-led coalition denied reports that airstrikes it carried out in a part of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group killed dozens of civilians, while opposition activists reported clashes Sunday between government forces and IS in nearby districts.
Trump on Friday: “I’ve been fully briefed” but Crown Prince “absolutely” not involved. CIA, via Washington Post, later on Friday: Crown Prince definitely involved. Trump on Saturday: “We haven’t been briefed yet.”
Source: Trump Says He Was ‘Fully Briefed’ and Also ‘Not Briefed Yet’ But Either Way Saudi Crown Prince ‘Absolutely’ Not Involved Because Trump Knows ‘Everything That Went On’ Without Listening to Tape of Khashoggi Murder
Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Higher Revolutionary Committee, says his groups wants a ceasefire
The long-awaited peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban may be reached by April next year, a US special envoy for Afghanistan said following a meeting with insurgent group’s emissaries in Qatar.
Israel said its sovereignty over the Golan Heights is permanent, after the US for the first time rejected a symbolic UN resolution that calls on the Jewish state to end its occupation of the Syrian territory it captured in 1967.
Assuming the position of Defense Minister after several high-profile resignations, Israeli Pime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, for the sake of national security, warned remaining ministers against pushing for an early election.