Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza

US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border US media reported in late July and early August, citing intelligence officials, that the younger Bin Laden had been killed sometime in the […]

Warning signs for Israel after Trump fires Netanyahu’s man BOLTON: No more BB team

On Tuesday, United States National Security Adviser John Bolton left his post over policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. Reports indicate that Bolton advised strongly against the U.S.’s planned face-to-face peace negotiations with the radical Islamist Taliban from Afghanistan. According to the Daily Beast, Bolton argued that bringing representatives from the Taliban to the United […]

Israel accused of spying near the White House

The U.S. government concluded within the past two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter. But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of […]

Trump ready to meet Iran leader with no conditions: Mnuchin

President Donald Trump is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani without preconditions while maintaining “maximum pressure” on Tehran, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. “Now the president has made clear, he is happy to take a meeting with no preconditions, but we are maintaining the maximum pressure campaign,” Mnuchin said, just days […]

Trump says he fired John Bolton – but Bolton says he ‘offered to resign’

KEY POINTS President Donald Trump fired national security advisor John Bolton, saying he had “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.” But minutes later, Bolton in his own tweet said that he “offered to resign” Monday night, and that Trump told him, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.” NBC News, citing a White House spokesman, reported […]

Boris Johnson’s government will suspend Parliament today

Boris Johnson’s government will prorogue, or suspend, Parliament at the end of Monday’s sitting, the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson has told journalists. The spokesman added that the suspension will happen after Johnson tries to convince lawmakers to grant him a snap general election for the second time. Unfortunately for the Prime Minister, that motion looks […]

‘Air strikes’ hit Iran-backed forces in Syria near Iraq border

Warplanes have struck positions of Iran-backed militias near Syria’s border with Iraq, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said at least 18 Iranian and pro-Iranian fighters were killed. It was not clear who carried out the overnight strikes in and around the town of Albu Kamal. But Israel has […]

Netanyahu fights for political life a week before Israel votes

Israel heads into the final week of campaigning Monday for an unprecedented second general election in five months, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battling for political survival while facing a potential corruption indictment. With the September 17 vote looming, Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud have drawn outrage from opposition parties with a push for last-minute […]