Los Angeles Wildfire Declared ‘Major Emergency’; 100,000 Forced to Evacuate, Two Freeways Closed

At a Glance Residents of more than 23,000 homes in Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate. The 210 and 5 Freeways are closed because of the Saddleridge Fire. On Thursday, numerous mobile homes were destroyed in Calimesa, California, by a … Read More

North Korea tells U.S. to come up with deal or face bigger missile tests: ‘There is a limit to our patience’

North Korea has warned the United States that it may resume new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests if progress was not made soon on the countries’ bilateral peace process. In a commentary published Thursday by the official Korean Central News … Read More

North Korea Threatens Increased Provocations Following Breakdown in Nuclear Talks

FILE – A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a missile that is believed to be launched from a submarine, in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2019. SEOUL -North Korea Thursday … Read More

How to get Erdoğan off the Temple Mount

Moves to check Turkey’s growing influence in and around the Temple Mount must take into account the difficulty of proving that Turkish-funded “civil” nonprofits encourage and foster terrorist activity. Anyone seeking to address the Turkish presence in Jerusalem must begin … Read More

Trump says he’s ending the US role in Middle East wars. He’s sending 1,800 troops to Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration will send nearly 2,000 troops and advanced military equipment to Saudi … Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to send ‘millions’ of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive ‘invasion’

Turkish Army vehicles drive towards the Syrian border on Thursday CREDIT:  BULENT KILIC/AFP Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send “millions” of Syrian refugees to Europe in response to criticism of his military offensive into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria. Speaking to … Read More

Trump reconsiders Syria withdrawal, strongly warns Turkey against military adventures

A handout photo made available by the US Army shows a US soldier overseeing members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they demolish a YPG (People’s Protection Units, a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria) fortification and raise a Tal Abyad … Read More

Iraqi government seems powerless against protesters even as ‘unknown’ snipers take toll

Iraqi security forces stand guard as demonstrators take part in a protest over unemployment, corruption, and poor public services, in Baghdad, Oct. 2, 2019. – REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily A video of a fearless teenager performing a dance from the popular multiplayer online game … Read More

Is Israel facing the biggest conflict since Yom Kippur War?

Opinion: Israel’s next war will be the inevitable fight against Iran and its regional proxies, with thousands of rockets bombarding us from Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon; that war will shake us like we haven’t been shaken since October … Read More

Pakistan warns world of grave consequences of Kashmir crisis

* US senators say danger of a ‘miscalculation’ is always there if tensions between Pakistan and India escalate * Call upon India to afford similar transparency as Pakistan offered them in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Imran Khan on … Read More

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