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The scariest things John Bolton has said

Trump’s new national security adviser really, really wants to bomb Iran and North Korea.<p>National security adviser H.R. McMaster is the latest Trump …

North Korea

Fed Up With ‘Fake News,’ Saudi Prince Speaks Out About Royal Detention

In November 2017, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the sudden arrest of 17 government officials and members of the Saudi royal …

Fake News

Jewish GOP Donor Reportedly Took $2.7M From UAE Lobbyist To Influence Trump

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A major Jewish Republican donor accepted $2.7 million from an adviser to the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump …

George Nader

Israeli rabbi under fire for calling black people 'monkeys'

Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi Yitzhak Yosef is the subject of sharp criticism today, following his last weekly sermon when he compared black people …


Israel Jails Ahed Tamimi’s Mother for Facebook Live Video of Palestinian Teen Slapping Soldier

An Israeli military court sentenced Ahed Tamimi, a teenage Palestinian activist, to eight months in jail on Wednesday for slapping an Israeli soldier …


Palestinian teen gets prison for slapping Israeli soldier

OFER PRISON, West Bank — A teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank accepted a plea …


Iranian officials mocked for using foreign products

<b>It began with a televised address in Iran in celebration of Persian New Year on Tuesday, when Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei urged Iranians to support local products rather than importing from abroad.</b><p>Soon afterwards, photos began to emerge on social media of some officials purportedly failing to …

South Asia

Saudi crown prince boasted Jared Kushner was 'in his pocket'

Reports by Intercept come weeks after President Trump's son-in-law and special advisor had security clearance revoked.<p>Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman boasted US President Donald Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner was "in his pocket", according to a report in the …

Donald Trump

Palestinian Teen Agrees To 8 Months In Prison After Slapping Israeli Soldier

A Palestinian teenager who gained international attention after a video showed her slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier has agreed to plead guilty to assault charges and will serve eight months in prison.<p>Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a symbol of Palestinian defiance to military occupation after she …


Sarkozy charged with corruption over suspected Qaddafi financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged with corruption and illegal campaign financing on Wednesday over allegations that the late Libyan …


The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what's happening on Thursday.<p><b>1. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally apologized for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.</b> The data company inappropriately handled information from some 50 million Facebook users.<p><b>2. US Congress released a $1.3 trillion plan to avoid a government</b> …

North Korea

Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner Was “In His Pocket”

In the months that followed, the arrestees were coerced into signing over billions in personal assets to the Saudi government. In December, the …

National Security Council

Pompeo pick pleases Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates officials see a shift at the US State Department in their favor, but are unlikely to see all their hopes realized under Mike …

Abu Dhabi

Why Russia, Assad, and Iran combined don't stand a chance against just 2,000 US troops in Syria

Since the US-led effort against the Islamic State has reclaimed almost all of the terrorist group's territory in Syria, 2,000 or so US forces remain in control of the country's rich oil fields.<p>And though Russia, Syria's government forces, and Iran's militias all oppose that remaining US presence, …

Middle East

Assad films himself driving to Ghouta to demonstrate victory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad flaunted government advances in Syria's seven-year war by filming himself driving to meet frontline soldiers near Damascus, making a video of the journey from the city center into areas recently recaptured.<p>"The road is open... everything is running now …

Middle East

Assad flaunts Ghouta onslaught by driving into recaptured territory

<b>Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) —</b> Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has paraded the partial success of his months-long onslaught of a rebel-held suburb of Damascus by driving himself into the enclave in a Honda Civic.<p>After the bombardment of Eastern Ghouta broke many of the rebel defenses, Assad filmed his …

Middle East

Videos show an assured Assad driving himself to Syria battle

BEIRUT (AP) — Smoothly and confidently, Syrian President Bashar Assad merged into traffic at a large roundabout in Damascus before driving himself to the suburbs where his forces are battling rebels.<p>The traffic around him and pedestrians making their way across the busy Umayyad Square gave no …

Middle East

60 Minutes’ Embarrassing Interview with Mohammed bin Salman

The <i>60 Minutes</i> interview with Mohammed bin Salman was predictably not very informative and served as little more than a platform for the crown prince …

Middle East

System Warehouse / Mehran Khoshroo-olgooco

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is somehow a re-imagination of a prevalent industrial diagram: juxtaposing a warehouse and …


Saudi’s crown prince has reportedly kept his mother hidden from the king for two years

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s powerful heir to the throne, has reportedly kept his own mother away from his father, the king, out …

South Asia

Young dancing girls end career of Tehran’s mayor

Hardline cleric says girls ‘incited arousal. They made the most atrocious movements’

News (Ireland)

Mayor of Iran’s capital Tehran resigns under pressure

TEHRAN, Iran — The mayor of Iran’s capital Tehran resigned after hard-liners criticized him for attending a ceremony in which primary school girls danced, Iranian media reported Thursday.<p>Mohammad Ali Najafi submitted his resignation to Tehran’s City Council and the council was expected to discuss …

South Asia

After Iran Invite To Pak, China On Chabahar Port, India's Response

The first phase of the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman was inaugurated four months ago, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and …


Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia: Top three stunning admissions from the top U.S. general in the Middle East

The top U.S. general in the Middle East testified before Congress on Tuesday and dropped several bombshells: from signaled support for the Iran …

Middle East

White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries

The U.S. is officially fighting wars in seven countries, including Libya and Niger, according to an unclassified White House report sent to Congress this week and obtained by the New York Times.<p>Known officially as the “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Military …


Saudi crown prince warns it will build nuclear bomb if Tehran does the same

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pressing the US to allow Saudi Arabia to enrich uranium in return for choosing American nuclear technology<p>Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has set out plans for Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear weapons if Tehran makes the same move in the event of a collapse of …

South Asia

The World's Most Secretive Nuclear Weapons Program (No, Not North Korea)

The establishment of a nuclear triad demonstrates how seriously Israel takes the idea of nuclear deterrence.<i>Israel didn’t have long to wait for its</i> …

North Korea

After the U.S. pulls its money, the U.N. gets $100 million from other nations for Palestinian relief

The United Nations says a donor conference has produced nearly $100 million in new pledges to help fund the U.N. relief agency for Palestinian refugees this year after the U.S. slashed its aid.<p>But the U.N. is still running about $346 million short for 2018, and officials warned that critical …



Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking passes away at his home in Cambridge, England.

Stephen Hawking