Tag Archives: UNITED STATES

Pro-Israel students complain about harassment on US campuses

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania You have to hand it to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel lobby group that herds US foreign policy on issues related to Israel and the Middle East. It has come out

Assad ‘hindrance to moving forward’

Nikki Haley

US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria’s President Bashar Assad is a “big hindrance in trying to move forward” to find an end to the country’s six-year conflict. “I’m not going to go back into

US House of Representatives: Iran Revolutionary Guards are a terrorist army

Paul Ryan

The speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, called to designate the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group, describing it as a “terrorist army.” He said “Iran supports the terrorist dictator of Damascus and the militias in Yemen,

Over 280 Iraqi security forces members killed in west Mosul

The US military said on Wednesday that 284 members of the Iraqi security forces had been killed since the battle to retake western Mosul began, with more than 1,600 wounded. Army General Joseph Votel said during a congressional hearing that

Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

Riyad Al-Maliki

Arab leaders are gathering for an annual summit where the call for Palestinian statehood is to take center stage. The summit on Wednesday is expected to endorse key Palestinian positions, signaling to President Donald Trump ahead of White House meetings

Duterte to US: Why didn’t you send armada vs China islands?

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he has asked the US ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop constructing man-made islands that are now at the heart of regional concerns in the

Drone strike kills 4 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A drone strike killed four suspected members of Al Qaeda in south Yemen Wednesday, a security official said, as the United States intensifies air raids on jihadists in the war-torn country. Two missiles hit a vehicle on the outskirts of

Turkish banker arrested in US on charges of violating Iran sanctions

A senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank has been detained in the United States on charges of helping Iran violate US sanctions against the country, the bank said Wednesday. “Our deputy general manager in charge of international banking, Mehmet

US ban on electronics in cabins

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis The US government introduced last week a ban that affects all direct flights to the US originating from certain Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries. It came into effect March 21, and covers flights from

Egyptian president to meet Trump at White House on April 3

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm’s length amid rights concerns. “President Trump and President Al-Sisi will use

Investigators probe Mosul blast as Iraqi forces push into Old City

Investigators are in the Iraqi city of Mosul to determine whether a US-led coalition strike or ISIS-rigged explosives caused a huge blast that destroyed buildings and killed more than 200 people, a US military commander said. Conflicting accounts have emerged

The deep state comes to light

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya US President Trump’s claims on social media that the former Obama administration had his office and phones wiretapped during his presidential campaign had Washington circles buzzing with the talk of a ‘deep state’. White House spokesman

Trump administration mulls escalating military role in Yemen

Jim Mattis

US President Donald Trump could reverse two-year-long restrictions placed by his predecessor Barack Obama on military engagement in Yemen, reported the Washington Post. The White House and other agencies are reportedly completing a review on the conflict and considering “lifting

On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law

Muslims complain they’re frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided. But supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren’t overtly anti-Muslim and

Pence revives talk of Tel Aviv embassy move to Jerusalem

US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday revived talk of the possibility the United States may move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, saying President Donald Trump was seriously considering the matter. During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Trump’s

Trump, the absent-present guest at the Arab Summit

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The Palestinian problem is set to be a priority issue at the Arab Summit, which will convene Wednesday on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The US president has expressed readiness to return the

US strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader behind deadly attacks

A US counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaeda leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties

Iran will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions”, state news agency IRNA said Sunday. The decision, which is largely symbolic because the firms do not do business with Iran, comes two

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