Vivian Salama
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Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary
by Vivian Salama - June 26, 2017 - 8:35am
President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions...
Trump confirms he's under investigation
by Vivian Salama - June 16, 2017 - 11:04pm
President Donald Trump confirmed yesterday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus...
After leaked call with Duterte, Trump urges world leaders to call him on his cellphone
by Vivian Salama - May 31, 2017 - 1:07am
President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly.
Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite US arming of Kurds
by Vivian Salama - May 17, 2017 - 12:59am
The presidents of the United States and Turkey vowed Tuesday to repair a relationship battered by years of disputes over Syria's civil war and its various fighting groups, even as they broached a new disagreement...
Trump kicks off Florida meetings with Chinese president
by Vivian Salama - April 7, 2017 - 9:00am
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their high-stakes summit at Trump's Florida beach resort Thursday, with the urgent threat of North Korea's nuclear ambitions and tensions over trade...
Russia's top diplomat at center of Trump controversy
by Vivian Salama - March 3, 2017 - 9:07am
The Trump administration's back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Trump to move on border security, immigration enforcement
by Vivian Salama - January 25, 2017 - 9:38am
President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to tighten border security — including his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border...
In tearful farewell, Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom
by Vivian Salama - January 13, 2017 - 9:30am
At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called "the finest vice...
Trump accuses Obama of 'inflammatory' roadblocks
by Vivian Salama - December 29, 2016 - 8:00am
President-elect Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on yesterday of throwing up "inflammatory" roadblocks during the transition of power and his administration of treating Israel with "total disdain," further...
Russia bets on Trump as gateway to eased sanctions
by Vivian Salama - December 4, 2016 - 5:21am
Vladimir Putin wants to make Russia great again. For that, he may need a hand from Donald Trump.
Iraq premier offers plan to trim criticized government
by Vivian Salama - August 9, 2015 - 6:00pm
Iraq's prime minister unveiled a bold plan yesterday to abolish three vice presidential posts and the offices of three deputy premiers, hoping to cut spending amid mass protests against his government as the Islamic...
Kurds fight the IS group while being bombed by Turkey
by Vivian Salama - July 25, 2015 - 4:30pm
Uneasy alliance of Kurds, Shiites formed in northern Iraq
by Vivian Salama - February 18, 2015 - 4:31am
Shiite militiamen shuttle back and forth to the nearby front lines from a sprawling military base near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk. They hoist billboards of their commander, bellow Shiite prayers from mosque...
In unison, Muslim clerics lash out against Islamic State
by Vivian Salama - February 8, 2015 - 2:33am
The immolation of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group has brought a unified outcry Friday from top religious clerics across the Muslim world — including a prominent jihadi preacher —...
Kurdish fighters in Iraq struggle to hold gains against IS
by Vivian Salama - February 2, 2015 - 3:56pm
Only stray dogs and a dozen armed fighters walk the streets of Snuny, a ghost town at the base of Mount Sinjar where rapid military changes of fortune are written on the walls.
A year on, Islamic State group still rules Iraq's Fallujah
by Vivian Salama - January 19, 2015 - 2:16am
Nearly every night for a year, mortar and sniper fire from Islamic State group militants has pinned down outgunned Iraqi troops on the edge of Fallujah.
Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
by Vivian Salama - November 25, 2014 - 9:29am
Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
by Vivian Salama - November 24, 2014 - 2:09am
Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
Iraqi-Kurdish oil deal falls short of solutions
by Vivian Salama - November 17, 2014 - 6:18am
Goran Mohammed had just completed his second year of university in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil when he dropped out to help his father run the family grocery store. When that still didn't earn the family enough...
Iraqi officials say IS leader wounded in airstrike
by Vivian Salama - November 10, 2014 - 8:17am
Iraqi officials said Sunday that the head of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such...
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