Turkey agrees to close air space to Kurdish controlled northern Iraq

Turkey’s cabinet agreed on Monday to close its air space to Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq and said work had started to hand over the main land border crossing into the autonomous region to the central Iraqi government. Government spokesman Bekir Bozdag also said the cabinet approved a recommendation from the national security council, chaired by President […]

Iran was behind cyber attack on British lawmakers in June: The Times

Iran carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident. Cables and computers are seen inside a data centre at an office in the heart of the financial district in London, Britain May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez The report came […]

U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia cautions citizens after unconfirmed reports of foiled attack in Jeddah

Riyadh – The United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia warned U.S. citizens to exercise caution in the area around the Peace Palace in Jeddah on Saturday after reports on social media of an attack there. There were several unconfirmed reports that security forces had foiled an attack near the king’s palace, leaving the attacker and […]

Ivanka Trump named the world’s most influential Jew

After marrying Jared Kushner in 2009 and converting to Judaism, Ivanka Trump is now the world’s most influential Jew, surpassing other famous figures such as Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who have taken the remaining top two spots in a list of the 50 most influential Jews published this week by The Jerusalem […]

U.S. expels 15 Cuban diplomats, fuelling tensions with Havana

The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats to protest Cuba’s failure to protect staff at the U.S. embassy in Havana from a mysterious spate of health “attacks,” spurring new tensions between the former Cold War foes. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the expulsions from Cuba’s embassy in Washington were also intended to […]

NRA goes dark after Vegas massacre

The gun rights group follows its familiar public relations playbook, staying quiet as Democrats blame it for another horrific mass shooting. By JOSH MEYER Democrats lashed out at the National Rifle Association after the worst mass shooting in American history on Monday, but instead of fighting back the gun rights group retreated to a familiar […]