With just 10 weeks until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, it is unclear how or even whether the divorce will take place. The crushing defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's deal means she must now work with other parties in parliament on a new variant if she is to avoid a no-deal Brexit or the other option, a referendum on membership. As the clock ticks down to 2300 GMT on March 29, the time and date set in law for Brexit, May has three main options: a compromise deal, a no-deal Brexit or halting Brexit altogether.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday there would be no withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria as he dismissed Israel threats. "All military and revolutionary advisers, as well as equipment and weapons necessary for training and empowering the Islamic resistance fighters and for supporting the oppressed people of Syria... will be kept there," the ISNA news agency quoted Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying.
U.S. service members were killed in an apparent suicide attack in Manbij, Syria on Wednesday, according to the spokesman for the international anti-Daesh coalition. Col. Sean Ryan said the yet-to-be-known number of the soldiers were "killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol," which reportedly killed several civilians. The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, which it said was carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest.