Trump says Iran planning ‘sneak attack’ on US troops, assets in Iraq

President Trump said Wednesday that Iran is planning a “sneak attack” on U.S. troops or “assets” in Iraq, warning the country will pay a “heavy price” if this happens. The president made the abrupt announcement in a tweet Wednesday afternoon, coming amid lingering … Read More

All U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan under peace deal

‘Conditions-based’ withdrawal will be complete in 14 months if Taliban keep commitments. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group’s top political leader, shake hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. … Read More

Adviser to Iran’s Supreme leader dies from coronavirus, as other top officials infected

An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died from the new coronavirus, as other top officials in the country are confirmed to be infected, according to multiple reports on Monday. The Iranian Health Ministry recorded 523 new cases in the past … Read More

Growing Calls for US Intelligence to Clear Up Russian Meddling Allegations

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FILE – President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, February 12, 2020 WASHINGTON – Pressure appears to be building on the White House and U.S. intelligence agencies … Read More

ANALYSIS: Iran teeters once again on the brink

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Iran faces anti-terrorism sanctions, voter discontent, and a rising death toll from the Coronavirus outbreak. Missiles in Tehran – Reuters Watching events in Iran over the past few days, one cannot escape the impression that the country is facing a … Read More

Mike Pompeo to Iran: Stop funding Hezbollah if you want diplomatic thaw

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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned regime hardliners preventing reform in Tehran. Mike Pompeo and Dominic Raab said their two countries broadly had the same end goal over Iran. AFP Iran could bring itself in from the international cold without … Read More

Eugene Kontorovich: Palestinians wrong to reject Trump Israeli-Palestinian peace plan – It’s fair and just

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan unveiled Tuesday by President Trump is an important and well-crafted effort that would benefit both sides by breaking the deadlock between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors, which began with Israeli independence from Britain in 1948. The … Read More

Gantz Vows to Annex Jordan Valley; Netanyahu Wants Sovereignty ‘Without Exception’

Palestinian President Abbas responded that annexation of West Bank territory would ‘eradicate the foundations’ of the political process and throw region into instability. Gantz and Kahol Lavan member Moshe Ya’alon during a tour of the West BankElad Malka Benny Gantz, … Read More

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