Trump administration turning into dangerous farce

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg For an administration that is barely a month old, it is alarming how it has managed so rapidly to set an agenda that is undermining some of the basic tenets of US values. Donald Trump’s presidency

Trump and Putin: A clash or a deal?

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The rush to bet on an “inevitable” deal between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has stumbled on the reality of the rules and strategic interests that govern US-Russian relations. They go

Buffett tackles Trump in defending value of immigrants

Warren Buffett

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his annual letter Saturday to laud immigrants and their contribution to the growth of the US economy amid President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant stance. “Americans have combined human ingenuity, a market system, a tide of talented

Warren Buffett says don’t waste money on investment fees

Warren Buffett

Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc. into one of the most successful conglomerates, wants investors to be wary of the high fees Wall Street routinely charges because of the damage they do

Indian engineer shot dead by American saying ‘get out of my country’

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

A Kansas man was charged on Thursday with fatally shooting an Indian man and wounding another Indian man and an American in a bar, as federal authorities investigated the incident as a possible hate crime. Adam Purinton, 51, was charged

Top US general readies ‘full range’ of options for Trump on Syria

The Pentagon’s top officer on Thursday would not say if US ground forces will deploy to Syria to fight ISIS militants, observing only that he is readying a “full range of options” for President Donald Trump. General Joe Dunford’s remarks

Best picture Oscar winners of past 20 years

The following is a list of the best picture Oscar winners from the last 20 years, ahead of Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood: 2016 – “Spotlight” 2015 – “Birdman” 2014 – “12 Years A Slave” 2013 – “Argo” 2012

Interrogating Saddam: What he said on Kuwait and what angered him the most

CIA officer John Nixon sums up his role in Iraq during the US occupation. His first mission was to gather as much information as possible about Saddam Hussein, and then sent to Baghdad to help search for him. When the

Why Trump continues to describe media as fake

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini An unprecedented and fierce battle is raging between US President Donald Trump and the American media. This is in stark contrast to Barack Obama’s presidential terms, which were mostly smooth except for a few occasions. Former

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries: Guterres

UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed

Iran ready to give US ‘slap in the face,’ says Revolutionary Guards

The US should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, US President Donald Trump

Road to Raqqa a tricky path for US-Turkey cooperation

Menekse Tokyay

By : Menekse Tokyay Turkish officials have recently been in close contact with their US counterparts, and a possible joint military operation in the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa is on the table. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Feb. 12

Top US officials to visit Mexico today for border talks

John Kelly

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will meet this week in Mexico with President Enrique Pena Nieto, to discuss issues including border security amid frayed relations under new US President Donald Trump. In brief

Saudi King receives US Senator John McCain

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud received at al-Yamamah Palace on Tuesday a member of the United States Senate, Senator John McCain. During the meeting, they reviewed the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States, the Saudi Press

Trump’s envoy at UN warns Russia US stands firm on NATO, EU

US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said the United States is ready to improve ties with Russia but will not compromise on its support for NATO and the European Union. Haley told a Security Council debate on conflicts in Europe

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after extremist attack

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major extremist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad. Rebel officials said that

Trump’s new travel ban targets same 7 Muslim-majority countries

A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet.

Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

Iran’s foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the US

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