Tag: United States

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks Tuesday at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from […]

Report: US, Israel sign secret deal to counter Iranian threat

Israel and the United States signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate to counter the Iranian nuclear and ballistic missile threat, according to a report by Channel 10 News.According to the report, the MOU was signed on December 12 at the White House following discussions between Israeli and US intelligence officials.   Source: […]

US envoy said to ask State Department to stop calling West Bank ‘occupied’

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has reportedly asked the US State Department to stop using the term “occupied” in official documents referring to Israeli control over the West Bank. According to a report by the Kan public broadcaster on Tuesday, the State Department refused.Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never […]

North Korea brands Trump’s US security report ‘criminal’

North Korea has branded a US security document citing the possible use of “overwhelming force” against Pyongyang as “criminal”, state media report.Its foreign ministry accused President Donald Trump of seeking “the total subordination of the world” with his new US national security strategy.Mr Trump said on Monday that Washington had to deal with the challenge […]

Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, orders embassy move for US

President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it’s time to “acknowledge the obvious” as he ordered the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the president said during a speech […]

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea’s “murderous regime” on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader’s half brother in February. Trump said the designation as a state sponsor of terror was long overdue, and he promised a new wave of […]

NYC terror attack leaves 8 dead, several injured; suspect’s notes pledged ISIS loyalty

The man accused of plowing into New York pedestrians Tuesday had a printout of an ISIS flag in his car and left behind handwritten notes pledging his loyalty to the Islamic State, as a clearer picture emerged Wednesday morning of Sayfullo Saipov’s alleged links to the terror group.Saipov, 29, is originally from Uzbekistan and is […]

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures amid North Korea’s advancing nuke and missile programs.The live-fire exercise included 14 NATO warships, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. During the maneuver, USS Donald Cook, […]

PA: Israel is thwarting Trump’s efforts to renew negotiations

The Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for continued “colonialist” activity on “occupied Palestinian land”, taking place in parallel with an “escalation” in statements from the Israel’s right-wing government supporting “settlements” and opposing peace.This policy, according to the PA, stands in stark contrast to the desire of the international community for peace, and expresses Israel’s continued disobedience […]

Israeli minister hits out at Trump for stalling on US embassy move

A senior Israeli minister has broken ranks to criticise Donald Trump for failing to deliver on his election campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, after the Trump administration suggested over the weekend there was little chance of the mission being relocated in the near future.Ze’ev Elkin, minister for Jerusalem […]