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Yemen war: Fighting rages over vital port of Hudaydah

<b>Fierce fighting has been reported after pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, launched an offensive on the rebel-held city of Hudaydah, a key port for aid supplies.</b><p>The United Arab Emirates confirmed of its four soldiers had been killed and 22 Houthi rebels reportedly also …

Middle East

North Korean Nuclear Negotiations

Timeline<p>1985 – 2018<p>Nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea have proceeded in fits and starts across three decades and have …

North Korea

Iran, spurned by US, angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iran, the so-called "Axis of Evil" has boiled down to a party of one, as President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North Korea.<p>With Saddam Hussein overthrown and Kim Jong Un now preparing for a planned meeting in Singapore with Trump, Iran remains the last …

South Asia

Special report: A new era of global trade wars

No single shot in President Trump’s trade wars matters much. But the wild, simultaneous spraying of shots at a half dozen U.S. allies — unprecedented …

Geopolitics

Four more Palestinians, including a teenager, killed in Gaza protests. 'You cowards!' protester shouts at Israeli forces

Four Palestinians protesters were killed and about 100 wounded on Friday, in the 11th consecutive week of clashes along the border between the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.<p>According to the Gazan ministry of health, more than 600 Palestinians were injured overall, most suffering the effects of …

Israel

Tom Wolfe, Innovative Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 88

Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and …

Under banner of peace, U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem. Sixty miles away, dozens of Palestinians are killed.

JERUSALEM — A joyous ceremony marked the inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, a largely symbolic step that nonetheless is of deep political significance, here and in the Palestinian territories, as well as farther away.<p>Amid the happy bustle of about 800 guests, as Jared …

Israel

Iran planning to launch a barrage of missiles against Israel

Military analyst Roni Daniel said the intelligence suggested Iran would use Shiite militias already deployed in Syria, along with experts from …

Senate Confirms C.I.A. Chief Mike Pompeo to Be Secretary of State

WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the United States’ 70th secretary of state, elevating the current C.I.A. director and an outspoken foreign policy hawk to be the nation’s top diplomat.<p>In the end, the 57-to-42 tally lacked the drama of other nail-biting …

Donald Trump

VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty

WASHINGTON – Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson said Thursday he is withdrawing from consideration as President Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs amid a barrage of allegations of prior misconduct.<p>"Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false …

Donald Trump

Israel retaliates after errant mortar shell falls in Golan Heights

A number of projectiles have landed in Israeli territory due to the fighting between the regime of Bashar Assad and rebel groups.<p>><br>• ><p>An old military …

Lawmakers worry about securing U.S. goals in Syria as Trump looks for the exit

Lawmakers from both parties expressed alarm Wednesday over President Trump’s plans to forge ahead with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, particularly in the absence of what they see as a viable strategy to secure American objectives there.<p>In a House hearing, members repeatedly challenged …

Middle East

U.S. and allies warn Syria of more missile strikes if chemical attacks used again

Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if chemical weapons are used again, even as Syria’s powerful backer Russia denounced the missile strikes but gave no signs of possible retaliation.<p>The flurry of statements after Friday’s coordinated strike of U.S. cruise …

Middle East

Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical …

Speaker Ryan to retire, leaving big election-year GOP vacuum

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a …

Paul Ryan

Russian envoy to Lebanon: We'll return fire for any U.S. launch on Syria

Senior diplomat ups the stakes after Washington and Moscow clash at the UN.<p>><br>• ><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar …

Middle East

Regional tensions soar in Syria as Trump threatens to strike and Iranians die in an attack

BEIRUT — The prospect of a U.S. strike on Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack, coupled with a missile raid apparently carried out by Israel that killed Iranian military personnel, has underscored the risk that the conflict is on the brink of a dangerous escalation.<p>Syria and Russia …

Middle East

Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

<b>At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say.</b><p>Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise.<p>There has …

Where is the international outrage?

As the human rights of women and minorities is systematically violated across the Muslim world, the international community is eerily silent, …

Behind the scenes: Fox News analyst's stunning note hit network 'like a bombshell'

On Tuesday afternoon, Fox News employees gathered in Studio F, the opulent new set on the ground floor of the company's Manhattan headquarters, for the network's quarterly meeting.<p>Executives at the meeting boasted about the network's high ratings. They bragged about the outlet's increased digital …

Donald Trump

Andrew McCabe, Trump’s foil at the FBI, is fired hours before he could retire

Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI deputy director Andrew Mc­Cabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire— a move that McCabe alleged was an attempt to slander him and undermine the ongoing special counsel investigation into the Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow

President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration.<p>Trump is now comfortable with …

Donald Trump

Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

President Trump said Tuesday he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach that includes possible talks with North …

Donald Trump

The man who would be tsar: Russians ‘pay a very high price’ when Vladimir Putin comes out on top

Reading from a script, the Russian President was blunt. He said the West has been “ignoring us.”<p>“Russia still has the greatest nuclear potential in …

Russia

Deadly attacks by extremists strike Burkina Faso capital

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. All eight militants were slain by security forces.<p>The …

Africa

Syrian Government Ground Forces Attack Ghouta Despite Russian Truce Plan

<b>Beirut/Geneva:</b> Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday, seeking to gain …

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police.<p>It's such …

Africa

Correction: Obit-Billy Graham story

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about the burial of Billy Graham, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Graham will be buried at the headquarters of his association in Charlotte. The burial will take place at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, a separate location.<p>A corrected …

Billy Graham

Air strikes again hit Syria's Ghouta, U.N. considers ceasefire resolution | Reuters

AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria’s capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations.<p>The U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de …

Middle East

Iran official: Tel Aviv would be 'razed to the ground' if Israel attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran issued a strong warning to Israel on Monday in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech at last weekend's Munich Security Conference.<p>"Tel Aviv would be razed to the ground if the Israeli regime took any military action against the Islamic Republic," Iran's …

Middle East