US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran21 Sep, 2019
The announcement reflected Trump’s comments earlier in the day when he told reporters that showing restraint “shows far more strength” than launching military strikes and he wanted to avoid an all-out war with Iran.
Israel’s election highlights secular-religious divide20 Sep, 2019
“Something has changed in recent years, the coercion has gone overboard,” said Dulberg, who runs a small family-run jewelry business. “We are a Jewish state, but not a religious state.”
Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack19 Sep, 2019
“I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” Zarif said. “But we won’t blink to defend our territory.”
EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one18 Sep, 2019
Britain’s departure from the 28-nation bloc has already been delayed twice.
Netanyahu faces uphill battle after repeat election18 Sep, 2019
“The conclusion is clear, everything we said throughout the campaign is coming true,” he said outside his home in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim. “There is one and only option: a national unity government that is broad and liberal and we will not join any other option.”
Iran’s supreme leader: No talks with the US at any level17 Sep, 2019
“There will be no talks with the U.S. at any level,” he said.
Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker17 Sep, 2019
After a weekend in which he compared himself to comic book super-smasher Hulk, the British leader will enjoy a genteel working lunch of snails and salmon in Luxembourg with the EU Commission president.
Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack16 Sep, 2019
The attack, which halved the kingdom’s oil production and sent crude prices spiking, led Trump to authorize the release of U.S. strategic reserves should they be necessary to stabilize markets.
Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger16 Sep, 2019
The huge swings in scientists’ estimates — even this new calculation could be off by billions of years — reflect different approaches to the tricky problem of figuring the universe’s real age.
Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks15 Sep, 2019
The attacks Saturday claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels resulted in “the temporary suspension of production operations” at the Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais oil field, Riyadh said.
Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites14 Sep, 2019
The attack also likely will heighten tensions further across the wider Persian Gulf amid a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
Migrant escaping Libya torture: We will go to Europe or die13 Sep, 2019
“Even if the water is not good, we said ‘today we will go to Europe, or we die,’” Diallo recalled.
7 questions heading into 10-candidate Democratic debate12 Sep, 2019
The lineup in Houston will be different but the dynamic familiar: Former Vice President Joe Biden will fight to preserve his front-runner status as a crowded stage of lower-tier candidates scrap for attention and momentum any way they can.
18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/1111 Sep, 2019
A crowd of victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began Wednesday with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m. — the moment when a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.
UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful11 Sep, 2019
Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh said the government’s action was illegal “because it had the purpose of stymieing Parliament.”
Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat10 Sep, 2019
Opponents accuse him of trying to avoid democratic scrutiny. What is usually a solemn, formal prorogation ceremony erupted into raucous scenes as opposition lawmakers in the House of Commons chamber shouted “Shame on you” and held up signs reading “Silenced.”
Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable10 Sep, 2019
After his three made-for-television summits with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, and as he voices openness to meeting Iran's leadership, Trump showed like never before that he is eager to talk to US adversaries by inviting the Taliban, the Islamist militants who have been fighting US troops for nearly two decades in Afghanistan.
British Airways grounds nearly all flights as pilots strike09 Sep, 2019
In a statement Monday, the airline said it had “no way of predicting how many (pilots) would come to work or which aircraft they are qualified to fly.”
US health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warning08 Sep, 2019
Officials have identified about 450 possible cases, including as many as five deaths, in 33 states. The count includes newly reported deaths in California, Indiana and Minnesota. No single vaping device, liquid or ingredient has been tied to all the illnesses, officials said. Many of the sickened — but not all — were people who said they had been vaping THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its high. Many are teens.
Iran now using advanced centrifuges, violating nuclear deal07 Sep, 2019
Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have risen in recent months, with mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran shooting down a U.S. military surveillance drone, and other incidents across the wider Middle East. Iran separately seized another ship and detained 12 Filipino crewmembers, state television reported Saturday.