His visit comes a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the ground offensive on western Mosul, where Islamic State militants are essentially under siege along with about 650,000 civilians.
US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis arrived in the United Arab Emirates today, his first trip to the Middle East since taking office last month.
According to Indian Express, he said this keeping away from the comments by President Donald Trump before he reaches to Baghdad on Monday.
Mattis is finalizing plans at Trump's request to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State and is expected to meet senior USA and Iraqi officials while in Iraq. "We are not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil", he said.
The Emirates FA Cup
Aguero is a great player but he takes too many touches for Pep Guardiola and doesn't work hard enough to close people down. They have to play Liverpool at home four days after that game and then they go to Arsenal and Chelsea.
NPR's Alice Fordham says Iraqi leaders have been rattled by Trump's comments about seizing their oil, and by the President's inclusion of Iraq in his Executive Order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. "But no, the press is a constituency - as far as I'm concerned - that we deal with and I don't have any issues with the press, myself".
A US -led global coalition has also been conducting air raids against IS targets in both Iraq and Syria.
After a federal judge blocked Trump's travel ban, the White House is planning a new order this week that would tweak it to circumvent the court.
That's a critical message to send right now, as we do continue to need Iraq's cooperation in the ISIS fight, and because Mattis has been tasked with finding a strategy for defeating it.
The Wolverines took a 43-42 lead with 12:13 remaining and then used a 9-0 run to take a 54-47 lead with 7:15 left. But the Wolverines started sending a second defender at Happ in the second half, and his production dipped.
FAA officials say the crew taxied the aircraft off the runway and onto a taxiway to allow passengers to exit. EST, PSA Airline flight 5320 was taking off from the airport when it struck a deer on Runway 36C.
The new G6 smartphone is "expected to kick off an era of premium smartphones with 18:9 screen aspect ratios", it is claimed. It will let users take a picture and then review the photo they just took at the same time in two identical ideal squares.
As mentioned earlier, this isn't the first time a Cardinals starter has been lost early in the season to a significant injury. The top prospect pitched in 12 games (five starts) in 2016, going 4-1 and registering a 1.57 ERA.
Asked if there was a candidate for national security adviser in sight, a White House official told CNN , "Not that I'm aware of". The official who spoke anonymously to the Associated Press because Harward's decision had not been publicly announced.
Trump, who is not scheduled to move into the White House until June, has not yet appointed her own press secretary. Bush administration, and is "putting together a professional and highly-experienced team".
Jokic's line over the past three games? Following their big Warriors win the Nuggets picked up their 25th victory of the season. That said , the Nuggets only had nine players and could have easily chalked this up as a loss before the game even started.
Health department recommends Alabamians get a flu shot
Most of the flu sufferers this year have contracted H3N2, a strain of the virus known to be particularly hard on the elderly. OSDH reports a total of 23 deaths and 827 hospitalizations associated with the flu since the season began in September.
Adele sweeps Grammy Awards with 5 wins
Fans feared the very-pregnant songstress wouldn't be able to deliver her usual high caliber performance during the award show. During her acceptance speech, Adele tearfully said that she was dedicating the Album of the Year award to Beyonce.
Scott Pruitt, Trump's environment pick, gets Senate approval
Only one Republican senator, Susan Collins of ME , ultimately broke rank to vote "Nay" on Pruitt, who was confirmed by 52 to 46 . Pruitt's confirmation vote is scheduled to take place on Friday, but the ruling has prompted Democrats to call for a delay .
Kate Upton three-peats as SI's swimsuit queen
She also said in a video for Sports Illustrated: "The fact that they're using a curvy model is beyond my wildest dreams". But editor MJ Day has made it her mission to inspire a more diverse idea of beauty by putting herself on the front line.
Huge drugs catapult found on Mexico border with US
Douglas Station border patrol agents also found two bundles of marijuana that had been catapulted across the border. As they got closer, the agents discovered a catapult set up and attached to the Mexico side of the border fence.