Tag: United States

Syria: Russia denies airstrike that wounded six US-backed fighters

The Russian military denied claims on Sunday that it struck a US-backed force in eastern Syria, wounding six fighters.The Kurdish-led and US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that its fighters had been hit in the airstrike near the eastern city of Deir el-Zour in an industrial area that had recently been liberated from […]

Russian MoD Denies Pentagon Allegations It Hit US-Backed Rebels in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry denied on Sunday the Pentagon’s allegations that Russian jets had attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.Russian aircraft in Syria target only the positions of the terrorist group Daesh, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said, commenting on the claims that Russia bombed a target near Deir […]

Palestinians Seek More Assertive Trump for Talks With Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will try to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet next week to endorse a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel and get more assertive about bringing both sides to the peace table, his envoy to Washington said.“We want to see him intervening, we want to see him successful […]

Trump, first lady lead moment of silence on 9/11 anniversary

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump Monday led a moment of silence from the White House on the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.   It is the first anniversary of the attacks since Trump became president.   The moment of silence was observed at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the […]

US envoy tells UN: North Korean leader is ‘begging for war’

North Korea’s leader is “begging for war,” the U.S. ambassador said Monday at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, as members called for punishing the country with even stronger sanctions for its powerful nuclear test. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would look at countries doing business with the North — which include […]

Kushner, Netanyahu Discussed Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Hill reported Sunday. Kushner and other top Trump officials attended a meeting on Thursday during a trip to the region to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians, […]

Iran could quit nuclear deal in ‘hours’ if US imposes new sanctions: Rouhani

Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time – not a week or a month but […]

North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say

North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment. The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence […]

Top PLO official to Post: Kushner cannot broker peace with Israel

President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner has “disqualified himself” from overseeing US Middle East peace efforts because he has adopted Israel’s positions in the dispute, PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi said on Thursday. She also castigated Kushner for voicing doubts about whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be solved.Be the first to know – Join […]

Taylor Force Act Passes Senate

With bipartisan backing, the Taylor Force act was approved by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday. The act, named after an American veteran slain by a Palestinian while visiting Israel in 2016, will cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it does not stop paying salaries to terrorists and their […]