RT News - August 22, 2017 (13:00 MSK)

Donald Trump does a total U-turn on his campaign pledge to quit Afghanstan now vowing to expand the military operation there with no deadline for withdrawal. The President also makes another attempt to heal the U.S. political divide - amid claims both sides are now trying to exploit it for political gain. The UN warns of a massive civilian exodus in Iraq, with people deprived of basic amenities - that's as government forces launch a large-scale offensive on the ISIL-held city of Tal Afar.