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) […]

Pentagon says reviewing ‘adjustments’ to arms for Syrian Kurds

The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing “adjustments” in arms for the Syrian Kurdish forces that have angered Turkey, but it stopped short of halting weapons transfers, suggesting such decisions would be based on battlefield requirements. Turkey said on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump told President Tayyip Erdogan he had issued instructions that weapons […]

US U-turns on closing Palestinian office in Washington DC

The move came a week after President Donald Trump’s administration said the PLO mission would have to shut down. An official denied that the US had been attempting to “leverage” the Palestinians in peace talks. The Palestinian flag will continue to fly in Washington, DC after all. The US State Department announced on Friday that […]

Syria’s opposition selects Hariri as its new chief negotiator for Geneva peace talks

Syria’s main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of United Nations-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week. Nasr Hariri said the opposition was going to Geneva on Tuesday to hold direct talks and was ready to discuss “everything on the negotiating […]