UN Security Council rebukes US on Israeli settlements

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All members of the UN Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The UN Security Council on Wednesday … Read More

Pompeo Issues Historic Policy Reversal: Israeli West Bank Settlements ‘Not Illegal’

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In a major, if entirely expected, complete reversal of Obama-era policy on the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the Trump administration is reversing the official US stance on the illegality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. “After … Read More

US asks North Korea to ‘seize the moment’ on talks

WASHINGTON: The US envoy on North Korea acknowledged on Wednesday (Nov 20) that Pyongyang has not yet taken verifiable action to denuclearize and called on the regime to “seize the moment.” Stephen Biegun, testifying to Congress on his nomination to … Read More

Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement. Journalists from the Associated Press … Read More

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

posted in: Middle East, News

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

All the president’s men now being dragged into the impeachment drama

President Trump, now sounding a cautionary note about “civil war,” is obviously at the white-hot center of the impeachment drama, just as he’s been at the center of American political and cultural warfare for four years. But others in his … Read More

Trump: ‘I have no intention’ of meeting with Iran at UN

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© Getty Images President Trump on Sunday said he has no plans to meet with the Iranian leaders at this week’s United Nations General Assembly. “Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran,” … Read More

Iran’s Foreign Minister Vows ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. or Saudis Strike

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, told CNN that Iran “won’t blink to defend our territory.”CreditCreditAbedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock A military strike against Iran by the United States or Saudi Arabia would result in “an all-out war,” the Iranian foreign … Read More

Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’ on policy

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he “disagreed strongly” with his suggestions on a range of issues. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” … Read More

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