In the words of an Egyptian commentator, when the (American) eagle flies away, the (Russian) bear lumbers in.
The tensions come more than two weeks after Iraq’s Kurds held an independence referendum.
US-led coalition forces, Syrian rebels, and the Syrian military have slowly re-taken many of ISIS's strongholds over the last several months.
"Today or tomorrow the city may be liberated," YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud said.
The Iraqi government has signaled to the Kurds that it wouldn't accept any kind of secession.
US President Trump's designation of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization doesn't help in the effort to return Americans being held prisoner in Iran, says one expert.
Despite decertification, Trump has no leverage over Iran, Iran-Israel Observer Editor and IDC Herzliya Iran expert Meir Javedanfar said.
The Jewish Reform movement was not pleased with Trump's dramatic announcement that he would not recertify the nuclear accord with Iran.
World powers respond to US President Donald Trump's decision not to recertify the nuclear deal with Tehran.
"With your incorrect words, you made us more united than ever," the Iranian president retorted after Trump announced that he would not recertify the nuclear accord with Tehran.
US President Donald Trump has made the announcement in a speech that was much awaited by world powers, signaling a new phase in relations with Tehran.
Decertification will prompt an expedited, 60-day congressional review period, in which lawmakers may choose to slap nuclear sanctions back on Iran.
While the White House’s distaste for the 2015 pact may be sweet to the ears of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, his government is mindful of the limits of any unilateral US action regarding Tehran.
US President Donald Trump's move against the Iran deal is a lesson in the limits of power.
Russia says the US base is illegal and that it and the area around it have become "a black hole" where militants operate.
“This feud has not played out behind closed doors, it is being waged with the biggest public relations and propaganda efforts in the western media."
The Shi'ite terror organization is poised to hit the US, and the US State Department speaks of increased alertness in the face of threat emanating from Lebanon.
In a crackdown on the terror organization based in Lebanon the US State Department has announced it is offering millions for two key Hezbollah operatives.
German report says: Iran spreading atomic, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction.
US President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week his final decision on how he wants to contain Iran's regional influence.