Cotton, Pompeo and Trump are a recipe for war with Iran

In March 2015, the junior Senator from Arkansas ― Tom Cotton ― was derided for writing a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader in the midst of sensitive negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, warning that any deal with Iran could be revoked by the next U.S. President “with the stroke of a pen.” The letter, signed […]

Trump considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that carries risks to U.S.

The Trump administration is seriously considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December, even as President Donald Trump signs a waiver to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months, sources tell CNN. Two senior administration officials and allies close to the US tell CNN that Trump is in the […]

Trump’s behavior raises questions of competency

Washington, DC – Donald Trump potentially has millions of lives in his hands as the threat of a devastating war with North Korea swiftly escalates. Yet the President of the United States is raising new questions about his temperament, his judgment and his understanding of the resonance of his global voice and the gravity of […]

North Korea missile test may show Washington within range

North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons. The missile test, North Korea’s first since mid-September, came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North […]

Moment of truth for a Syrian peace

Peace talks planned in Geneva may succeed if all sides abide by the Security Council demand for UN-run elections. The fallacy that power lies in guns has been exposed. This leaves Syrians on all sides at a “moment of truth,” or the need for an agreement that defines power by democratic means. Beirut, Lebanon- One […]

Explosion in Israel kills three, collapses building

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say an explosion in the port city of Jaffa killed three people and led to the collapse of a building. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Tuesday an investigation is under way to discover the cause of the large explosion late Monday. He says an emergency team discovered three people dead under […]

Nasralla is set to win presidential election in Honduras, official

With 70 percent of ballots counted in the Honduran presidential election, opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla maintains a five point lead over President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and is set to win, an election official said on Monday. “The technical experts here say that it’s irreversible,” said Marcos Ramiro Lobo, one of four election tribunal magistrates. “(Nasralla) […]