President Trump has met resistance from both parties after his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, but some of the rhetoric coming from Democrats is almost the opposite of what came from party members when President Barack Obama pulled forces out of Iraq.
Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that prove Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities.
Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that disrupted world oil production and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attacks that knocked out more than half of Saudi oil output. But U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was no evidence the attacks came from Yemen and accused Iran of “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.”
Wednesday President Ashraf Ghani’s main spokesman said the Afghan government has concerns about the draft peace agreement reached between U.S. and Taliban negotiators and wants further clarification.
President Trump said “major consideration” is being given by his administration to designating the far-left antifa movement a terrorist organization, as the city of Portland, Ore., prepares for dueling protests between right-wing demonstrators and antifa on Saturday.
President Trump has confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son of former Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden, has been killed. Saturday President Trump said Hamza, a high-ranking Al Qaeda member, “was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”
Rep. Steve Scalise, is defending Israel’s decision to block an official visit from Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, saying the two lawmakers made it clear their only intention was to “spew hate” and push for policies that would “undermine the Jewish state.”
Shurat HaDin, a Tel Aviv-based law center, is seeking to bar Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering Israel over her support for boycotts of the nation, The Times of Israel is reporting.
Wednesday Navy officials said they are pulling achievement medals from prosecutors who argued the case against a decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted in the death of a wounded Islamic State captive after President Donald Trump intervened.