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The Nation
2 weeks ago
Business

Saudi Arabia's September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy

The Atlantic published an investigative report detailing Saudi Arabia's extensive involvement in the 9/11 attacks. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden Condemns Campus Unrest Over Israel-Hamas War: None of This Is a Peaceful Protest'

President Biden criticizes campus protests over Israel-Hamas war, labeling them as not peaceful and against the law. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Praying for Armageddon: How evangelicals affect the Middle East

Influence of Evangelical Christians on US foreign policy is examined.
Unveiling the consequences of fusion between evangelicals and US politics. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Blinken begins latest Middle East tour, set to meet Arab leaders in Cairo

Blinken pushes for a truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza
Arab nations to present political solution plans for Israel-Palestine conflict
Talks for a ceasefire deal continue in Qatar [ more ]
The American Conservative
4 months ago
World news

The 'Adults' Are Not Back in Charge of U.S. Foreign Policy

The Biden administration is perpetuating conflicts abroad instead of resolving them, damaging America's diplomatic credibility.
Airstrikes in Yemen by the US have led to further destabilization in the region, with retaliatory actions from Iran and Pakistan. [ more ]
The Nation
2 weeks ago
Business

Saudi Arabia's September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy

The Atlantic published an investigative report detailing Saudi Arabia's extensive involvement in the 9/11 attacks. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden Condemns Campus Unrest Over Israel-Hamas War: None of This Is a Peaceful Protest'

President Biden criticizes campus protests over Israel-Hamas war, labeling them as not peaceful and against the law. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Praying for Armageddon: How evangelicals affect the Middle East

Influence of Evangelical Christians on US foreign policy is examined.
Unveiling the consequences of fusion between evangelicals and US politics. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Blinken begins latest Middle East tour, set to meet Arab leaders in Cairo

Blinken pushes for a truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza
Arab nations to present political solution plans for Israel-Palestine conflict
Talks for a ceasefire deal continue in Qatar [ more ]
The American Conservative
4 months ago
World news

The 'Adults' Are Not Back in Charge of U.S. Foreign Policy

The Biden administration is perpetuating conflicts abroad instead of resolving them, damaging America's diplomatic credibility.
Airstrikes in Yemen by the US have led to further destabilization in the region, with retaliatory actions from Iran and Pakistan. [ more ]
moreus-foreign-policy
#iran
www.npr.org
3 weeks ago
US news

Mourners begin funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

Funerals held for Iran's president and others killed in a helicopter crash aim to honor and project strength in an unsettled Middle East. [ more ]
Berlin Art Link
1 month ago
Berlin

An Interview with Shirin Neshat | Berlin Art Link

Neshat's work explores the vulnerability and resilience of the female body in the face of societal trauma. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
Europe news

US issues new sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran's weekend attack on Israel

Sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.K. on Iran in response to the attack on Israel are likely to have limited practical impact. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

EU foreign policy chief warns that Middle East on 'edge of war' video

The Middle East is on the brink of a regional war due to escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

EU plans sanctions, urges calm after Tehran strikes Israel DW 04/18/2024

EU leaders urged de-escalation between Israel and Iran amidst mounting tensions in the Middle East. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden urges Congress to end impasse and send aid to Israel and Ukraine

President Biden urges lawmakers to pass legislation for funding Israel's defense, highlighting the potential risk of Iran's escalation affecting the US.
The international community seeks to link financial support for Israel with increased humanitarian aid to Gaza amidst the ongoing tensions in the region. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 weeks ago
US news

Mourners begin funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

Funerals held for Iran's president and others killed in a helicopter crash aim to honor and project strength in an unsettled Middle East. [ more ]
Berlin Art Link
1 month ago
Berlin

An Interview with Shirin Neshat | Berlin Art Link

Neshat's work explores the vulnerability and resilience of the female body in the face of societal trauma. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
Europe news

US issues new sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran's weekend attack on Israel

Sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.K. on Iran in response to the attack on Israel are likely to have limited practical impact. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

EU foreign policy chief warns that Middle East on 'edge of war' video

The Middle East is on the brink of a regional war due to escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

EU plans sanctions, urges calm after Tehran strikes Israel DW 04/18/2024

EU leaders urged de-escalation between Israel and Iran amidst mounting tensions in the Middle East. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden urges Congress to end impasse and send aid to Israel and Ukraine

President Biden urges lawmakers to pass legislation for funding Israel's defense, highlighting the potential risk of Iran's escalation affecting the US.
The international community seeks to link financial support for Israel with increased humanitarian aid to Gaza amidst the ongoing tensions in the region. [ more ]
moreiran
#israel
www.independent.co.uk
3 weeks ago
Europe news

The Latest | France and Belgium support ICC request for arrest warrants of Israel and Hamas leaders

France and Belgium support ICC's arrest warrant request for Israeli and Hamas leaders. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden administration sending $1B in new munitions to Israel

The Biden administration is sending over $1 billion in arms and ammunition to Israel, including tank ammunition, tactical vehicles, and mortar rounds. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Media industry

Our Journalism

The coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hamas has sparked intense global reactions, making it a challenging yet crucial topic in journalism. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

I voiced concern repeatedly, I was silenced: ex US diplomat on Gaza

Dissent within the US government, such as the recent resignation of Hala Rharrit, can impact US foreign policy decisions in the Middle East. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Inside the White House Scramble to Broker a Deal in Gaza

The situation in the Middle East is highly volatile and complex, with conflicting reports causing uncertainty in the White House. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

After $15 Billion in Military Aid, Israel Calls Alliance With U.S. Ironclad'

U.S. signed a $15 billion military aid package for Israel, reinforcing their alliance amidst tensions over Gaza and receiving bipartisan support. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 weeks ago
Europe news

The Latest | France and Belgium support ICC request for arrest warrants of Israel and Hamas leaders

France and Belgium support ICC's arrest warrant request for Israeli and Hamas leaders. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden administration sending $1B in new munitions to Israel

The Biden administration is sending over $1 billion in arms and ammunition to Israel, including tank ammunition, tactical vehicles, and mortar rounds. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Media industry

Our Journalism

The coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hamas has sparked intense global reactions, making it a challenging yet crucial topic in journalism. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

I voiced concern repeatedly, I was silenced: ex US diplomat on Gaza

Dissent within the US government, such as the recent resignation of Hala Rharrit, can impact US foreign policy decisions in the Middle East. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Inside the White House Scramble to Broker a Deal in Gaza

The situation in the Middle East is highly volatile and complex, with conflicting reports causing uncertainty in the White House. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

After $15 Billion in Military Aid, Israel Calls Alliance With U.S. Ironclad'

U.S. signed a $15 billion military aid package for Israel, reinforcing their alliance amidst tensions over Gaza and receiving bipartisan support. [ more ]
moreisrael
#biden-administration
Coindesk
4 weeks ago
Cryptocurrency

Miners Eye Middle East as Next Region for Growth

The Biden Administration's proposed tax on digital asset mining may drive miners to the Middle East for lower costs. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden's plan to bring in Gazan refugees is national security insanity

The Biden administration is considering accepting refugees from Gaza. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
World news

Biden's disastrous approach to foreign policy culminated in the Jordan attack that killed US soldiers

The Biden administration lacks a coherent grand strategy for Iran.
Biden fails to prioritize China as the primary adversary benefiting from aggression against the US and its allies. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden says he's decided how to respond to deadly Jordan attack

The White House has decided on a response to the drone attack in Jordan that killed three American soldiers.
The administration wants to avoid the risk of a wider regional war in the Middle East. [ more ]
Coindesk
4 weeks ago
Cryptocurrency

Miners Eye Middle East as Next Region for Growth

The Biden Administration's proposed tax on digital asset mining may drive miners to the Middle East for lower costs. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Biden's plan to bring in Gazan refugees is national security insanity

The Biden administration is considering accepting refugees from Gaza. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
World news

Biden's disastrous approach to foreign policy culminated in the Jordan attack that killed US soldiers

The Biden administration lacks a coherent grand strategy for Iran.
Biden fails to prioritize China as the primary adversary benefiting from aggression against the US and its allies. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden says he's decided how to respond to deadly Jordan attack

The White House has decided on a response to the drone attack in Jordan that killed three American soldiers.
The administration wants to avoid the risk of a wider regional war in the Middle East. [ more ]
morebiden-administration
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Writing

Rebel Writers: Palestine & Syria

The film Rebel Writers: Palestine & Syria highlights the stories of Muin Bseiso and Constantin Zurayk, two Arab writers who championed the Palestinian cause. [ more ]
#gaza-conflict
www.npr.org
1 month ago
JavaScript

A U.S. diplomat tells NPR why she resigned in protest over the policy in Gaza

A State Department official resigns over US policy in Gaza, citing harm to US interests. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Israel's war on Gaza: List of key events, day 145

Ceasefire talks slowed down
Humanitarian crisis in Gaza [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
JavaScript

A U.S. diplomat tells NPR why she resigned in protest over the policy in Gaza

A State Department official resigns over US policy in Gaza, citing harm to US interests. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Israel's war on Gaza: List of key events, day 145

Ceasefire talks slowed down
Humanitarian crisis in Gaza [ more ]
moregaza-conflict
#north-africa
Sherdog
1 month ago
JavaScript

PFL to Launch Middle East, North Africa Tourney in Saudi Arabia on May 10

PFL MENA expansion to Middle East and North Africa regions with upcoming showcase fights on May 10. [ more ]
ESPN.com
3 months ago
Soccer (FIFA)

FIFA: U17 WC to be held annually, 1st 5 in Qatar

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup will be held annually with an expanded 48-team format.
The decision reflects the growing influence of the Middle East and North Africa region in soccer. [ more ]
Sherdog
1 month ago
JavaScript

PFL to Launch Middle East, North Africa Tourney in Saudi Arabia on May 10

PFL MENA expansion to Middle East and North Africa regions with upcoming showcase fights on May 10. [ more ]
ESPN.com
3 months ago
Soccer (FIFA)

FIFA: U17 WC to be held annually, 1st 5 in Qatar

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup will be held annually with an expanded 48-team format.
The decision reflects the growing influence of the Middle East and North Africa region in soccer. [ more ]
morenorth-africa
#ukraine
euronews
1 month ago
Europe news

EU foreign policy chief warns Middle East 'on edge of regional war'

G7 discusses securing military funding for Ukraine, consider releasing seized Russian funds to Kyiv. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
EU data protection

Europe live: European leaders gather for two-day summit as concerns grow over aid for Ukraine

The EU summit agenda includes discussions on various topics like Ukraine, the Middle East, Bosnia and Herzegovina's EU accession, and agriculture. UN Secretary-General urges Israel to allow access to Gaza to prevent famine.
Leaders will discuss boosting military support for Ukraine using frozen Russian assets. The proposal faces complexity, potential legal actions from Kremlin, and Hungary's possible opposition to using funds for arms. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
World news

As U.S. and China Rivalry Heats Up, Each Side's Asia Allies Ramp Up Military Spending

Global defense expenditure reached $2.2 trillion in 2023, a 9% increase from the previous year.
Geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China is driving increased defense spending in the Indo-Pacific region. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Why are European defence leaders talking about war?

European defence ministers and armed forces fear the possibility of Donald Trump becoming the next US president and Russia not being forced out of Ukraine.
There are growing concerns that Europe could find itself involved in a war with Russia and tensions in the Middle East continue to rise. [ more ]
The American Conservative
4 months ago
Right-wing politics

2024: The Year Delusions Die Hard, Part I

The war in Ukraine is ending in defeat for Ukraine and the US
The war in the Middle East is just beginning and will not end with the Israeli State's decision to stop fighting [ more ]
WSJ
5 months ago
World news

Amid War in Middle East, Ukraine Fights to Keep U.S. and Allies' Focus

Ukraine struggles to maintain allies' attention amidst ongoing war with Russia
Recent conflicts in the Middle East have shifted Western attention away from Ukraine [ more ]
euronews
1 month ago
Europe news

EU foreign policy chief warns Middle East 'on edge of regional war'

G7 discusses securing military funding for Ukraine, consider releasing seized Russian funds to Kyiv. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
EU data protection

Europe live: European leaders gather for two-day summit as concerns grow over aid for Ukraine

The EU summit agenda includes discussions on various topics like Ukraine, the Middle East, Bosnia and Herzegovina's EU accession, and agriculture. UN Secretary-General urges Israel to allow access to Gaza to prevent famine.
Leaders will discuss boosting military support for Ukraine using frozen Russian assets. The proposal faces complexity, potential legal actions from Kremlin, and Hungary's possible opposition to using funds for arms. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
World news

As U.S. and China Rivalry Heats Up, Each Side's Asia Allies Ramp Up Military Spending

Global defense expenditure reached $2.2 trillion in 2023, a 9% increase from the previous year.
Geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China is driving increased defense spending in the Indo-Pacific region. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Why are European defence leaders talking about war?

European defence ministers and armed forces fear the possibility of Donald Trump becoming the next US president and Russia not being forced out of Ukraine.
There are growing concerns that Europe could find itself involved in a war with Russia and tensions in the Middle East continue to rise. [ more ]
The American Conservative
4 months ago
Right-wing politics

2024: The Year Delusions Die Hard, Part I

The war in Ukraine is ending in defeat for Ukraine and the US
The war in the Middle East is just beginning and will not end with the Israeli State's decision to stop fighting [ more ]
WSJ
5 months ago
World news

Amid War in Middle East, Ukraine Fights to Keep U.S. and Allies' Focus

Ukraine struggles to maintain allies' attention amidst ongoing war with Russia
Recent conflicts in the Middle East have shifted Western attention away from Ukraine [ more ]
moreukraine
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Top Biglaw Firm Opens Its Own Office In Saudi Arabia Ahead Of Major Merger

Allen & Overy opens new office in Riyadh ahead of merger with Shearman
The firm received a license to operate in Saudi Arabia and will welcome Shearman lawyers in May [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Europe news

In Unsurprising Result Putin is Reelected : State of the World from NPR

Putin reelected with 87% vote
US government criticized the election [ more ]
www.dw.com
2 months ago
Europe news

EU foreign ministers meet on Ukraine aid, Hamas sanctions DW 03/18/2024

EU foreign ministers discussing aid for Ukraine, sanctions on Hamas and Israeli settlers.
Possible outcomes include allocating $5.45 billion for military assistance and imposing sanctions on human rights violators. [ more ]
www.dw.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Germany's Scholz in talks with Pope Francis at the Vatican DW 03/02/2024

German Chancellor Scholz met Pope Francis for their first private face-to-face meeting.
Discussions likely involved the situation in the Middle East and Russia's war in Ukraine. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
3 months ago
Left-wing politics

Thousands protest Biden's Gaza response by choosing "uncommitted" in Michigan Democratic primary

The Listen to Michigan campaign expressed disappointment with Biden's response to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Over 16,000 voters chose 'uncommitted' in a move to signal dissatisfaction with Biden's stance on the Middle East conflict. [ more ]
The American Conservative
4 months ago
Right-wing politics

Biden's Middle East Anti-Strategy

Biden launches military campaign in retaliation for the death of Army reservists in Jordan.
Objective of the campaign is to restore deterrence against armed militants in the Middle East. [ more ]
#europe
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
World news

The world is facing the worst war scenario in half a century

Growing concern about North Korea's rhetoric
Europe witnessing a major war for the first time since 1945 [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Migration to Europe will increase in 2024, thinktank says

Migration to Europe will increase in 2024 as people rush to arrive before the introduction of new immigration laws.
The war in the Middle East and the prospect of Donald Trump regaining power in the United States could lead to significant flows of migrants. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
World news

The world is facing the worst war scenario in half a century

Growing concern about North Korea's rhetoric
Europe witnessing a major war for the first time since 1945 [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Migration to Europe will increase in 2024, thinktank says

Migration to Europe will increase in 2024 as people rush to arrive before the introduction of new immigration laws.
The war in the Middle East and the prospect of Donald Trump regaining power in the United States could lead to significant flows of migrants. [ more ]
moreeurope
#antisemitism
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
France politics

Macron calls Hamas attacks biggest antisemitic massacre of our century'

French President Emmanuel Macron called the attacks by Hamas on Israel the biggest antisemitic massacre of our century.
Macron emphasized the need to fight against hatred and not give in to antisemitism.
France is committed to responding to aspirations for peace and security in the Middle East and working to release the hostages held since the attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Europe politics

I hoped I had paid the price': Holocaust survivor addresses EU in call for peace video

Holocaust survivor calls on EU to end antisemitism and help bring peace to the Middle East
Speech comes as European parliament marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
France politics

Macron calls Hamas attacks biggest antisemitic massacre of our century'

French President Emmanuel Macron called the attacks by Hamas on Israel the biggest antisemitic massacre of our century.
Macron emphasized the need to fight against hatred and not give in to antisemitism.
France is committed to responding to aspirations for peace and security in the Middle East and working to release the hostages held since the attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Europe politics

I hoped I had paid the price': Holocaust survivor addresses EU in call for peace video

Holocaust survivor calls on EU to end antisemitism and help bring peace to the Middle East
Speech comes as European parliament marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day [ more ]
moreantisemitism
#gaza
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
World news

Blinken arrives in Egypt on regional crisis tour pushing Gaza truce deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his fifth Middle East tour since October to negotiate a truce deal amid the ongoing war in Gaza.
Most of Gaza's population is displaced and facing severe shortages of basic necessities due to the Israeli bombardment. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
World news

Mideast Crisis: Blinken Takes Bid to Avoid Wider War to Qatar and Egypt

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is on a Middle East tour to prevent the escalation of attacks with Iran-backed militias and rally allies around a proposed cease-fire agreement for Gaza.
Blinken has met with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Qatar, and is scheduled to meet with leaders in Israel and the West Bank. Egyptian and Qatari mediators have presented Hamas with a proposal for a pause in fighting. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
World news

The U.S. wants China to play a larger role in the Middle East

China's growing influence in the Middle East gives them a unique role as a regional peacemaker
The US is leaning on China to press Iran to urge Hamas and the Houthis to cease their attacks [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Cameron to push for action on desperate' Gaza situation in Middle East visit

David Cameron will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an attempt to ease the situation in Gaza.
He will raise concerns about civilian casualties and call for more and faster aid to be delivered to Gaza. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Journalist: It's "Most Dangerous Moment" for Middle East I've Seen in 20 Years

Military actions across the Middle East are raising concerns of a regional war escalating from Israel's assault on Gaza.
The conflict now involves battlefronts throughout the region and may continue to escalate without deescalation.
Journalist Spencer Ackerman calls this the most dangerous moment for the Middle East he has witnessed in over 20 years of covering war and security. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
World news

Blinken arrives in Egypt on regional crisis tour pushing Gaza truce deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his fifth Middle East tour since October to negotiate a truce deal amid the ongoing war in Gaza.
Most of Gaza's population is displaced and facing severe shortages of basic necessities due to the Israeli bombardment. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
World news

Mideast Crisis: Blinken Takes Bid to Avoid Wider War to Qatar and Egypt

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is on a Middle East tour to prevent the escalation of attacks with Iran-backed militias and rally allies around a proposed cease-fire agreement for Gaza.
Blinken has met with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Qatar, and is scheduled to meet with leaders in Israel and the West Bank. Egyptian and Qatari mediators have presented Hamas with a proposal for a pause in fighting. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
World news

The U.S. wants China to play a larger role in the Middle East

China's growing influence in the Middle East gives them a unique role as a regional peacemaker
The US is leaning on China to press Iran to urge Hamas and the Houthis to cease their attacks [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Cameron to push for action on desperate' Gaza situation in Middle East visit

David Cameron will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an attempt to ease the situation in Gaza.
He will raise concerns about civilian casualties and call for more and faster aid to be delivered to Gaza. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Journalist: It's "Most Dangerous Moment" for Middle East I've Seen in 20 Years

Military actions across the Middle East are raising concerns of a regional war escalating from Israel's assault on Gaza.
The conflict now involves battlefronts throughout the region and may continue to escalate without deescalation.
Journalist Spencer Ackerman calls this the most dangerous moment for the Middle East he has witnessed in over 20 years of covering war and security. [ more ]
moregaza
#drone-attack
www.npr.org
4 months ago
US news

The U.S. targets Iranian proxies for a second day in a row

The U.S. struck Iranian-linked targets in the Middle East for a second consecutive day, hitting 36 Houthi targets in Yemen.
The strikes are in response to a drone attack that killed three American soldiers in Jordan, with the U.S. claiming to have struck Iran-backed proxies in each country. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
US politics

US conducts retaliatory strikes against militias in Iraq and Syria

The United States launched retaliatory airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in response to a drone attack on a U.S. base in Jordan that killed three U.S. soldiers.
The airstrikes targeted over 85 facilities, including command and control centers, intelligence centers, rocket and missile storage, and logistics and munition supply chain facilities. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
World news

US targets Iran militias in response to Jordan attack DW 02/02/2024

President Biden is expected to attend a ceremony to honor the three US troops killed in a drone attack in Jordan, which was attributed to Iran-backed militias.
US officials have reportedly approved plans for strikes on Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq in response to the attack. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
World news

US mulling series of strikes against Iran's militias DW 02/02/2024

President Biden is expected to honor the three US troops killed in a drone attack blamed on Iran-backed militias.
The US has approved plans for strikes on Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq without escalating the conflict in the region. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
US politics

The US mistook the drone that killed three of its military personnel in Jordan for one of its own

Confusion over a U.S. drone returning to base led to the attack on a U.S. position in Jordan, killing three servicemen and injuring 40 others.
The attack increases pressure on Joe Biden as pro-Iranian militia attacks in the Middle East escalate and the risk of regional escalation grows. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
US politics

Mix-Up Preceded Deadly Drone Strike in Jordan, U.S. Officials Say

Hostile drone attack on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan killed three American soldiers due to confusion over a friendly drone returning to the base.
Two other drones that attacked other locations nearby in southeast Syria were shot down. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
US news

The U.S. targets Iranian proxies for a second day in a row

The U.S. struck Iranian-linked targets in the Middle East for a second consecutive day, hitting 36 Houthi targets in Yemen.
The strikes are in response to a drone attack that killed three American soldiers in Jordan, with the U.S. claiming to have struck Iran-backed proxies in each country. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
US politics

US conducts retaliatory strikes against militias in Iraq and Syria

The United States launched retaliatory airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in response to a drone attack on a U.S. base in Jordan that killed three U.S. soldiers.
The airstrikes targeted over 85 facilities, including command and control centers, intelligence centers, rocket and missile storage, and logistics and munition supply chain facilities. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
World news

US targets Iran militias in response to Jordan attack DW 02/02/2024

President Biden is expected to attend a ceremony to honor the three US troops killed in a drone attack in Jordan, which was attributed to Iran-backed militias.
US officials have reportedly approved plans for strikes on Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq in response to the attack. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
World news

US mulling series of strikes against Iran's militias DW 02/02/2024

President Biden is expected to honor the three US troops killed in a drone attack blamed on Iran-backed militias.
The US has approved plans for strikes on Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq without escalating the conflict in the region. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
US politics

The US mistook the drone that killed three of its military personnel in Jordan for one of its own

Confusion over a U.S. drone returning to base led to the attack on a U.S. position in Jordan, killing three servicemen and injuring 40 others.
The attack increases pressure on Joe Biden as pro-Iranian militia attacks in the Middle East escalate and the risk of regional escalation grows. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
US politics

Mix-Up Preceded Deadly Drone Strike in Jordan, U.S. Officials Say

Hostile drone attack on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan killed three American soldiers due to confusion over a friendly drone returning to the base.
Two other drones that attacked other locations nearby in southeast Syria were shot down. [ more ]
moredrone-attack
#joe-biden
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Joe Biden meets with families of three US troops killed in Jordan drone attack

Joe Biden and the first lady honored the three American service members killed in a drone attack in Jordan.
The deaths were the first US fatalities blamed on Iran-backed militia groups amid the current violence in the Middle East. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
US politics

Biden says he's decided on response to killing of 3 US troops

President Biden has indicated that he has decided how to respond to the killing of three American service members in a drone attack in Jordan that his administration has pinned on Iran-backed militia groups.
The Pentagon is still assessing options to respond to the attack in Jordan, and the U.S. response is expected to come in phases, potentially involving multiple actions over a period of time. [ more ]
euronews
4 months ago
US politics

Three Americans killed, 'many' wounded in Jordan drone attack

Three American service members were killed and 'many' were wounded in a drone strike in Jordan, attributed to Iran-backed militia groups.
The attack on Jordan marks the first targeting of American troops in Jordan during the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
4 months ago
US politics

New Hampshire Republicans want big changes, but some have concerns about Trump, AP VoteCast shows

New Hampshire Republicans have concerns about Donald Trump and his criminal charges, but still prioritize curbing immigration and overhauling the federal government.
Democrats in New Hampshire are rallying around President Joe Biden on the economy but have concerns about his age and handling of the Middle East situation. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Joe Biden meets with families of three US troops killed in Jordan drone attack

Joe Biden and the first lady honored the three American service members killed in a drone attack in Jordan.
The deaths were the first US fatalities blamed on Iran-backed militia groups amid the current violence in the Middle East. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
US politics

Biden says he's decided on response to killing of 3 US troops

President Biden has indicated that he has decided how to respond to the killing of three American service members in a drone attack in Jordan that his administration has pinned on Iran-backed militia groups.
The Pentagon is still assessing options to respond to the attack in Jordan, and the U.S. response is expected to come in phases, potentially involving multiple actions over a period of time. [ more ]
euronews
4 months ago
US politics

Three Americans killed, 'many' wounded in Jordan drone attack

Three American service members were killed and 'many' were wounded in a drone strike in Jordan, attributed to Iran-backed militia groups.
The attack on Jordan marks the first targeting of American troops in Jordan during the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
4 months ago
US politics

New Hampshire Republicans want big changes, but some have concerns about Trump, AP VoteCast shows

New Hampshire Republicans have concerns about Donald Trump and his criminal charges, but still prioritize curbing immigration and overhauling the federal government.
Democrats in New Hampshire are rallying around President Joe Biden on the economy but have concerns about his age and handling of the Middle East situation. [ more ]
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Washington Post
4 months ago
US politics

U.S. retaliates after deadly attack on Jordan base

U.S. forces launched strikes against Iranian-backed militants in Iraq and Syria, targeting Tehran and its proxies.
The strikes aim to end the surge in militant violence across the Middle East and prevent the resurgence of the Islamic State. [ more ]
Washington Post
4 months ago
World news

Deadly attack on U.S. troops highlights an open-ended military mission

US troops in Iraq and Syria have largely completed their mission against ISIS but face ongoing attacks from other adversaries.
The vulnerability of US troops in the region has raised questions about their presence and how it can be made less of a liability. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
US politics

Biden: Three Americans killed, many' wounded in drone attack by Iran-backed militia in Jordan

Three American service members killed and multiple wounded in a drone strike in Jordan attributed to Iran-backed militia groups.
First U.S. fatalities in a series of strikes against American forces across the Middle East by Iranian-backed militias, increasing the risk of escalation. [ more ]
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Axios
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden hit from all sides in Congress on Middle East strikes

President Biden is being criticized by both interventionists and isolationists in Congress over his recent strikes in Yemen and the Middle East.
Dovish lawmakers argue the president lacks the authority to carry out the strikes, while hawks say he isn't going far enough. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

In Frank Admission, Biden Says Yemen Airstrikes Not "Working" But Vows to Continue Anyway

President Joe Biden admits that US bombings in Yemen are not stopping the Houthi blockade, but vows to continue the bombings.
The US has launched five rounds of strikes in Yemen, contributing to a major humanitarian crisis in the region. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden hit from all sides in Congress on Middle East strikes

President Biden is being criticized by both interventionists and isolationists in Congress over his recent strikes in Yemen and the Middle East.
Dovish lawmakers argue the president lacks the authority to carry out the strikes, while hawks say he isn't going far enough. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

In Frank Admission, Biden Says Yemen Airstrikes Not "Working" But Vows to Continue Anyway

President Joe Biden admits that US bombings in Yemen are not stopping the Houthi blockade, but vows to continue the bombings.
The US has launched five rounds of strikes in Yemen, contributing to a major humanitarian crisis in the region. [ more ]
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www.france24.com
4 months ago
France news

Anti-Semitic acts nearly quadrupled last year in France, says Jewish organisation

Anti-Semitic acts in France nearly quadrupled in 2023 compared to the previous year, with 1,676 acts reported.
Almost 60% of these acts involved physical violence or threatening gestures, and 13% occurred in schools. [ more ]
BNN Breaking
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

OpenAI Eyes New Horizons: Potential Chip Venture with Middle Eastern Backers

OpenAI is reportedly in discussions for a potential chip venture with Middle Eastern investors, indicating a possible expansion of technological and financial partnerships.
Entering the Middle Eastern market could provide OpenAI with additional capital and strategic benefits for its growth. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
US news

Iran's regional flashpoints are increasing. Here's what to know

Pakistan launched an attack on a Balochistan separatist group inside Iran, just days after Iran attacked a separatist group in Pakistan.
The attacks highlight the presence of militants, separatists, and smugglers in the Balochistan region, which spans Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan.
Iran has been involved in a variety of flashpoints across the Middle East, including Gaza and Iraq's Kurdish region. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Netanyahu Says Israel's Goal Is to Wipe Out All Possibility of Palestinian State

Netanyahu vows to oppose the existence of a Palestinian state and seeks Israeli control over all of Palestine.
This is one of Netanyahu's clearest statements about his goals for Palestine amid Israel's assault on Gaza. [ more ]
WSJ
5 months ago
World news

Asian Currencies Weaken Amid Geopolitical Tensions

Asian currencies weaken against the U.S. dollar due to escalating tensions in the Middle East
Geopolitical tensions typically boost safe-haven demand for the U.S. dollar [ more ]
The American Conservative
5 months ago
Left-wing politics

Yemen Strikes: Biden Knows Only Congress Can Declare War

The U.S. Navy conducted strikes on Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in retaliation for attacks on shipping lanes.
President Biden's bombing of Yemen carries the risk of escalating conflict and another long-term war in the Middle East. [ more ]
The American Conservative
5 months ago
Right-wing politics

Yemen Strikes: Biden Knows Only Congress Can Declare War

The U.S. Navy conducted strikes on Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in retaliation for attacks on shipping lanes.
President Biden's bombing of Yemen carries the risk of escalating conflict and another long-term war in the Middle East. [ more ]
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