Saudi attack: Russia mocks US missile defence system, using the attack to peddle its S-400

Last weekend’s drone and cruise missile attack against Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure managed to slip through a strong defensive net, much of it sold to the kingdom by the U.S. As the Saudis and Americans analyze how the Yemeni Houthis—or perhaps their Iranian backers—were able to get through the defenses, Russia is taking the opportunity […]

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels offer to stop missile, drone attacks if Saudis do the same

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis will stop aiming missile and drone attacks at Saudi Arabia if a coalition targeting Yemen does the same, a Houthi official said on Friday, nearly a week after the Houthis claimed a strike on Saudi oil facilities. The Houthis have insisted they are responsible for a devastating Sept. 14 assault on Saudi […]

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines. Around Havana, drivers spend days hunting desperately for gas, calling friends and updating online chat groups with sightings of diesel, regular and higher-octane fuel at gas stations. Lines […]

Trump in no hurry to attack Iran: ” they know if they misbehave they are on borrowed time”

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint “shows far more strength” and he wants to avoid an all-oWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s […]

Thousands of Algeria protesters defy army chief’s clampdown

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of the capital on Friday, chanting defiantly in the face of a crackdown on the demonstration by the country’s powerful army chief. For the 31st straight week, the protesters made their presence felt in Algiers though this time they faced new tactics to discourage the crowd. Roadblocks […]

Whistle-Blower Complaint Sets Off a Battle Involving Trump

By Julian E. Barnes, Nicholas Fandos, Michael S. Schmidt and Matthew Rosenberg WASHINGTON — A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump emerged on Thursday as the latest front in a continuing oversight dispute between administration officials and House Democrats.While the allegation remains shrouded in mystery, it […]

Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz declares victory: His party has come out on top in Israel election

Benny Gantz, a former military chief of staff who emerged as the most formidable challenger to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declared Thursday that his party had won the most seats in the Knesset, with about 98% of the ballots counted. But as jockeying between Gantz and Netanyahu began, neither of the men appeared close […]

U.S. issues visas for Iran’s Rouhani, Zarif to travel to U.N. meeting

The United States has issued visas allowing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to travel to New York for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week, Iran’s U.N. mission said on Thursday. Iranian U.N. mission spokesman Alireza Miryousefi confirmed to Reuters that the U.S. visas had […]