US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (right) with Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield (left) and Charge D'affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad Joey Hood upon arrival in Baghdad on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges Iraq ‘protect Americans’ against Iran threat during surprise meeting with PM Adel Abdul Mahdi

  • US has said it is sending carrier strike force to Middle East to counter ‘credible threat’ by Iranian forces
  • Washington has also ramped up sanctions pressure on Iran, including against Iranian-backed Iraqi militant groups
Topic |   Middle East

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (right) with Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield (left) and Charge D'affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad Joey Hood upon arrival in Baghdad on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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Michael Behenna with some goats on his farm in Oklahoma. Photo: The Washington Post

Donald Trump pardons former soldier Michael Behenna who was convicted of murdering prisoner in Iraq

  • Behenna stripped, interrogated then shot the man dead. White House statement said pardon had support of military and was ‘entirely deserving’
Topic |   Donald Trump

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Michael Behenna with some goats on his farm in Oklahoma. Photo: The Washington Post
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