US Vice President Mike Pence (5L) and his wife Karen Pence pose with soldiers at the 1st Airlift Base in Warsaw, on February 13, 2019 during a three-day visit of the US Vice President to Poland. Photo: AFP

US and Poland launch Middle East conference despite uncertain aims, with Benjamin Netanyahu and Mike Pence in attendance

  • Meeting had originally been intended to focus on Iran, but now will include Islamic State, Syria and Yemen
Topic |   Middle East

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US Vice President Mike Pence (5L) and his wife Karen Pence pose with soldiers at the 1st Airlift Base in Warsaw, on February 13, 2019 during a three-day visit of the US Vice President to Poland. Photo: AFP
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Fully veiled women and children stand in a field after they fled from the Baghouz area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on February 12, 2019 during an operation by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to expel hundreds of Islamic State group (IS) jihadists from the region. Photo: AFP

Hundreds flee US-backed Syria battle for last IS holdout

  • Jihadists have been boxed into area near Baghouz by Kurdish-led forces
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Fully veiled women and children stand in a field after they fled from the Baghouz area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on February 12, 2019 during an operation by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to expel hundreds of Islamic State group (IS) jihadists from the region. Photo: AFP
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