In a recent press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an off-handed invitation to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to meet without any preconditions. Coming in the aftermath of the much-criticized Singapore and Helsinki summits, Mr.
Last week the Israeli Knesset approved a controversial law changing the country’s Basic Law to recognize Israel as the “nation-state of the Jewish People.” In Israel many have criticized the law for being antidemocratic and for undermining the state’s founding ideals of equality and the protectio
Ongoing post-election protests in Basra, Iraq’s main port city, and other provinces across the south of the country risk spreading to the whole country as hundreds of civilians are reported killed or injured.
Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met in Brussels this week. As expected, news of the summit was dominated by U.S. President Donald Trump, who castigated NATO member states for failing to adequately invest in their military. Even without Mr.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again carved out a victory in his country’s presidential elections. His bloc, the Justice and Development (AK) party, in coalition with two smaller parties, has also managed to secure parliamentary victory.
The ongoing violence and daily killing of Palestinian civilians has renewed the attention of the world on the suffering of civilians in Gaza and elsewhere in the Occupied Territories. On the day of the unveiling of the plaque signaling the official relocation of the U.S.
Parliamentary elections in Iraq have resulted in a surprisingly strong showing for the Marching Towards Reform bloc, an alliance between Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and secular nationalist groups, which pushed the ruling party of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi into third place.
At least 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops fired on protesters as the U.S. embassy opened its new location in Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, beset by legal trouble, has long hinted at the possibility of calling early elections. Mr. Netanyahu believed that a fresh electoral mandate would strengthen his position against those seeking his prosecution for corruption.
I recently flew home from one of my regular visits to the most powerful nation on the planet, the United States, a country with some of the greatest people anywhere. I am always made welcome and afforded warm hospitality wherever I go.