Chinese taking over Haifa port

WASHINGTON, DC-   The US Navy has acknowledged that its longstanding operations in Haifa may change once a Chinese firm takes over the civilian port in 2021, prompting Israel’s national security cabinet to revisit the arrangement,  according to a report by The Jerusalem Post . Haifa, Israel’s largest port city, regularly hosts joint US-Israeli naval drills and […]

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 rescued, 6 missing

 Two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 […]

Floods kill one in Kuwait a day after minister resigned

Kuwait Oil Company on Saturday lifted its state of emergency following floods across the country in which one person died, and said that facilities were operating normally. Talal al-Khaled al-Sabah, an oil sector spokesman, said in a company tweet that “the state of emergency was lifted at Kuwait Oil Company and all affiliated companies but […]

Obama to Trump supporters : Why are you so mad ?

Besides releasing a list of endorsements earlier this year and fronting the occasional fundraiser, Barack Obama has largely held his fire in advance of the midterms. While some have been frustrated by his reticence, his team has framed it as a winning tactic. “We want to be strategic about this for a number of different […]

After Netanyahu and Abbas visits, Oman offers help in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the sultanate’s minister responsible for foreign affairs said on Saturday. Oman relies on the United States and efforts by President Donald Trump in working towards this “deal of the century” (Middle […]

Jordan flash floods: School bus swept away near Dead Sea

Flash floods in Jordan swept away a school bus Thursday, killing at least 17 people, mostly pupils, emergency services said. Several more students were injured in the incident near the Dead Sea, said an official from the civil defense, Jordan’s fire service, who asked not to be named. The bus was carrying 37 students and seven […]