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President Donald Trump's social media director, Dan Scavino, has maintained a close relationship with the president amid constant chaos in the White House.

Trump tried to convince lawmakers his Syria pullout was popular by having his social media director read Twitter

"Get Dan Scavino in here," Trump reportedly said at a meeting to persuade skeptical lawmakers of the popularity of his abrupt pull-out from Syria.
Daenerys Targaryen burned King's Landing down.

People think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 5 was a big metaphor for the US’s disastrous Iraq War

In the latest episode, a lot of people think Daenerys Targaryen essentially turned into former President George W. Bush. Warning, spoilers ahead.
Syrian army soldiers stand on the ruins of the Temple of Bel in the historic city of Palmyra.

Facebook shut down 49 groups being used by looters to sell stolen ancient artifacts like Roman mosaics

Working in co-operation with Syrian archaeologists, the BBC monitored Facebook groups where antiquities including Roman mosaics were put up for sale.

Experts say that ISIS’ leader is taking a big risk to capitalize on the Sri Lanka attacks — and that it’s a ‘big middle finger...

One expert described a new video as the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "way of saying that he's still in control and is still calling the shots."
Louisa Akavi is believed to be have been kidnapped by ISIS in Syria in 2013.

A nurse from New Zealand was kidnapped by ISIS in Syria more than 5 years ago. Her abduction was just made public for the first time.

The Red Cross ended a media blackout on the case. It believes there are new opportunities to find Akavi because ISIS lost its last territory in Syria.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rand Paul, Ilhan Omar, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Trump urging the president to remove US troops f...

The letter from the bipartisan lawmakers urged Trump to continue with the troop withdrawal and go forward with a similar move in Afghanistan.
Syrian Democratic Forces fighters raise an SDF flag at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, March 23, 2019.

ISIS’ ‘caliphate’ is no more — 14 photos of its last days under a US-backed onslaught

Five years after ISIS stormed across Iraq and Syria, the group's final territory has been liberated from militants who dug in with tunnel networks.
President Donald Trump smiles at Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they deliver statements at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019.

Netanyahu joins Trump at the White House as the president officially recognizes the Golan Heights as part of Israel

"Today I am taking historic action to promote Israel's ability to defend itself," Trump said at the joint announcement.
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a bilateral meeting during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 26, 2018.

Trump says it’s time for the US to recognize Israel’s annexation of Golan Heights, something 9 previous presidents refused to do

The Golan Heights were seized from Syria by Israeli troops in the Six-Day War of 1967, and it annexed the territory in 1981.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard continues to face questions over her stance toward and relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Tulsi Gabbard won’t call Syria’s Assad a war criminal as she dances around Stephen Colbert’s tough questioning

"The United States should not be intervening to overthrow these dictators and regimes that we don't like."