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Under Trump, US foreign policy is increasingly being left to the generals

Qatar is home to the US’s largest military base in the Middle East and a long-time US ally. Since its Gulf neighbors, led by Saudi Arabia, imposed a blockade two weeks ago, president Donald Trump has enthusiastically… 1,400 more words

The US takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda off Terror Watch-lists

by Nauman Sadiq

According to a recent report [1] by CBC Canada, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) since July 2016, has been removed from the terror watch-lists of the US and Canada after it merged with fighters from Zenki Brigade and hardline jihadists from Ahrar al-Sham and rebranded itself as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in January this year. 1,052 more words


Mixed Messages

President Trump on Friday demanded that Qatar stop funding terrorism, striking a hard line against the tiny emirate just hours after his State Department had urged other Gulf nations to end their blockade of the besieged country. 264 more words


Montenegro joins NATO as Russia turns furious


Montenegro joins NATO as Russia turns furious

Source: AP | 00:01 UTC+8 June 6, 2017 | PRINT EDITION… 284 more words


"Affirming Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state would render a definitive and unparalleled ideological body blow to political Islam"

Tillerson Needs To Put On His Big Boy Pants And Lead Embassy Move To Jerusalem
by Andrew Lappin
May 18, 2017

Political Islam’s most historically offensive fabrication is its continued effort to historically eradicate the 3,300-year-old connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish people. 76 more words

Israel & Middle East

US State Department Seeks Information About Complaints Against Adoption Agencies

The U.S. State Department seems to be looking for ways to improve the process by which adoptive families file complaints against adoption agencies. That could suggest State has concerns that complaints are not being handled well, and that agencies are retaliating against families. 943 more words


U.S. Embassy under fire for 'incomplete and misleading' Donald Trump video

A senior House Democrat on Monday assailed the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia for posting online an “incomplete and misleading video” that edited out mention of President… 346 more words