December 20, 2013
Negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on whether Iran should be invited to Syria peace talks in Geneva next month, U.N. and Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday.
A federal appeals court in New York City has revived litigation against Saudi Arabia on behalf of families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Six world powers met in Geneva on Thursday to discuss more details about curbing Tehran's nuclear program as well as lifting economic sanctions from the US.
December 19, 2013
The United States Senate approved a bill Wednesday that restores aid to Egypt in full at $1.6 billion vis-a-vis granting U.S. President Barack Obama the "power to waive a federal law based on national security."
The United States officially blacklisted Algerian jihadists and a Syrian Islamist rebel group Wednesday.
December 16, 2013
The recent transfer of two detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison to Saudi Arabia have officially lowered the count to 160 inmates still being held.
At any rate, it seems that reality as politicians see it is somewhat different from reality as economists see it.
US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters late Sunday that he expects the US to resume non-lethal aid shipments to Syria "very quickly."
December 15, 2013
Iran's Foreign Minister told reporters Sunday that Iran is still committed to continuing negotiations with world powers despite the United States' recent "unsuitable actions."
After denying they knew the whereabouts of missing FBI agent Robert Levinson, Iran has also asked the U.S. for more information on the mission Levinson was completing on Iranian territory when he went missing.
Rebel sources told reporters this weekend that Syria's Islamic Front will meet with US officials in Turkeys over the upcoming days.
December 12, 2013
Israel does control the US economy afterall? The Bank of Israel's former governor is about to lead the US Fed
Fischer, 70, stepped down as Governor of the Bank of Israel in June, midway through his second term. He holds dual Israeli and US citizenship.
U.S. spokesperson Jen Psaki said that Washington is keeping a close eye on Egypt's domestic politics, and has been following the trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders with keen interest.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrives in Israel today on his 70th birthday, is dooming the potential success of the peace talks by siding with Israel, according to Palestinian sources.
US senators are planning to introduce legislation that imposes new sanction on Iran as soon as this week.
Top Afghan army official Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq has spoken out against Hamid Karzai's reluctance to sign a long-term security pact with the U.S., claiming that the president is emboldening the Taliban.
December 11, 2013
The United States has officially suspended all of its non-lethal assistance to areas in northern Syria, according to Reuters reports from Wednesday.
Kerry expressed doubts on the nuclear deal with Iran in front of US lawmakers Tuesday, while an EU delegation finalized preparations for its historic trip to Tehran Friday.
December 10, 2013
This curious “marriage of convenience” has been through rough times before and it survived many odds, but is it in for a break-up.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be returning to the Middle East just five days after his last visit in a bid to secure a full, not an interim, peace deal between the Palestinians and Israelis.
December 9, 2013
PLO official: Kerry and his pro-Israeli security proposals will cause "total failure" of peace talks
Senior PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo on Monday told AFP that the U.S. proposals on Israel's security threaten the future of the peace talks.
Arab conspiracy theorists, be thrilled: the US pentagon has spent $8 trillion to guard Gulf oil and destabilize the Middle East
"The US is destabilizing the region, not stabilizing it. That would not be necessary if we weren’t dependent on petroleum."
Some were happy that she was in the finals, while others were happy that Jennifer Grout didn't win AGT! Which one were you?
December 8, 2013
Kerry reaffirms U.S. support of Israeli security, says peace with Palestine will "make Israel stronger"
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that pursuing a two-state solution and peace with Palestine was in Israel's best interests as he reaffirmed the U.S.'s commitment to safeguarding Israel's security.
US President Barack Obama on Saturday defended nuclear diplomacy with Iran, saying talks can achieve greater peace for Israel and the United States than could military action.