Noor Salman, widow of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, arrested

The widow of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the mass shooting, officials said. Noor Salman was taken into custody in California, where her family lives, but the case is filed in Florida, where her husband massacred 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in June. “I can […]

NATO ‘obsolete’, Brexit a ‘great thing’, Trump says

President-elect Donald Trump, in remarks published on Sunday, described NATO as “obsolete” and suggested a deal with Russia that would reduce nuclear arsenals and ease sanctions on Moscow. He also hailed Britain’s exit from the EU and backed a speedy trade deal with the UK, but condemned as “catastrophic” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open […]

Vatican Calls Jerusalem Holy After Pope Francis Met Palestinian president Abbas

The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The developments came as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis and inaugurated the […]

US soldier commits suicide at Kuwait base: Ministry

KUWAIT CITY: An American soldier stationed in Kuwait shot and killed himself on Thursday (Jan 12) at a US military base in the oil-rich Gulf state, the interior ministry said. The ministry said in a statement on its Twitter account that the soldier, whose name was not given, used his personal gun to kill himself […]

“US must take on Putin”, Trump’s Defense nominee Mattis declares

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection to be defense secretary took his turn before the Senate on Thursday, coming out of the gate with strong language against Russian President Vladimir Putin and facing questions about his views of women and gays in the military. Ret. Gen. James Mattis faces an extra challenge beyond other nominees. Not only […]

Israeli embassy official plotted to ‘take down’ U.K. politicians

LONDON — In a deeply embarrassing episode revealed on Sunday, a senior employee of the Israeli Embassy in Britain was recorded plotting to “take down” senior British politicians critical of Israel and calling Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson “an idiot” who “has become minister of foreign affairs without any responsibilities.” The Israeli ambassador, Mark Regev, offered […]

Biden tells Trump it’s time to ‘grow up’

United States Vice President Joe Biden is telling President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up.” Biden is dismissing Trump’s complaint on Twitter about how the Obama administration has handled the transition. He tells “PBS NewsHour” that it’s “time to be an adult.” Biden says to Trump: “You’re president. You’ve got to do something. Show us what […]