Tag Archives: USA

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

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

Abadi says Trump ‘more engaged’ in terror fight

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday after talks with President Donald Trump that the new US administration appears more focused on the fight against terrorism than its predecessor. Abadi met Trump at the White House on the 14th anniversary

Restoration of traditional Saudi-US ties is afoot

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The Arab Summit due next week in Jordan will come amid a qualitative strengthening of US-Saudi relations, accomplished by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Washington this week. The focus was on the following

Tension as Tillerson brings tough N.Korea stance to China

The United States’ top diplomat will press a tougher new line on North Korea in talks with a wary China on Saturday, in a tense atmosphere after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to rein in Pyongyang. On a

Gulf investors flock to Trump’s America

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane The story of President Donald Trump’s two-month-old administration can be summed up in two words: Not yet. Has some damning piece of evidence of foreign entanglement come to light that would throw open the possibility of

What unites Trump, Kaczynski and Putin?

Nina L. Khrushcheva

By : Nina L. Khrushcheva What unites “America First” President Donald Trump, Poland’s political puppet master Jarosław Kaczynski, and Russian President Vladimir Putin? Trump and Kaczynski, chest-thumping nationalists, should revile Russia’s revanchist leader for his expansionist policies in ex-Soviet countries

‘America First?’ Not so fast

Giorgio Barba Navaretti

By : Giorgio Barba Navaretti Trump’s goal to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US seems to ignore the economic realities and business practices that dominate the global economy. Did Donald Trump’s congressional speech set a new tone to his

Attorney general seeks resignations of 46 US attorneys

Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, the Justice Department said Friday. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama have already

US seeks to dismiss appeal of Trump travel ban ruling

The US Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would voluntarily dismiss its own appeal of a Seattle federal court ruling that had suspended President Donald Trump’s first executive order concerning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Trump administration this

Iran keeps ban on US visitors in response to Trump order

Iran said Tuesday it would continue its retaliatory measure of barring US visitors in response to President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries. “Our earlier counter-measure against Trump’s previous order is still in place,” said deputy foreign

Pentagon plan calls for more US participation in attack against ISIS

The US pentagon has issued a plan for the upcoming attack on ISIS’ capital of Raqqa in Syria. According to the Washington Post, the plan calls for more US military participation, including increased Special Operations forces, helicopters, artillery and arms

What next for Democrats?

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri “What next for Democrats in the US?” This was the question put by a small group of journalists at a private dinner to a Democratic Party grandee during a recent event in London. Insisting on Chatham

US lawmaker asks Muslims: ‘Do you beat your wife?’

An American lawmaker known for anti-Islam remarks is requiring Muslims to answer several written questions — including, “Do you beat your wife?” — before agreeing to meet with them. The office of Rep. John Bennett, a Republican from the state

Mystery over revised travel ban Donald Trump expected to sign

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban on Monday, but it is unclear what changes he plans to make. This comes just over a month after his original decree sowed controversy across the United States and

Sessions pledges to enforce civil rights laws: NAACP headline

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften its focus on protecting voter rights and monitoring troubled police

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