February 14, 2019

Mike Pompeo Pushes for Iran Confrontation at Middle East Peace Conference

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared that peace in the Middle East is impossible without confronting Iran. Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, Pompeo—a long-time hawk on Tehran—said “pushing back” against the theocratic regime is vital to dealing with other problems in the region, the Associated Press reported.
February 14, 2019

Russia Will Host Iran as U.S. Tries to Unite Allies Against It in Separate Summits

Russia was set to host a trilateral summit involving Iran, just as the United States was holding a separate conference designed to rally global allies against the revolutionary Shiite Muslim power.
February 14, 2019

Putin’s Plan to Double Down on Venezuela, Syria and Ukraine Could Be Sending Russia Into Bankruptcy

In December, President Vladimir Putin called for Russia’s economy “to enter another league.” But that priority is far from clear if one looks at where the Kremlin places its foreign policy chips.
February 14, 2019

Who Is Monica Witt? Former U.S. Air Force Officer Allegedly Had 'Ideological' Turn, Spied for Iran's Revolutionary Guard

The Justice Department has indicted a former Air Force intelligence officer for allegedly helping Iran spy on American intelligence officers, according to court documents. Monica Witt, who worked in the U.S. Air Force from 1997 until 2008, was last spotted in Asia, in 2013. 
February 14, 2019

Israel Says It Wants 'War with Iran' and Is Meeting with Arab Countries to 'Advance' It

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his desire to go to war with Iran, and said he was meeting with dozens of foreign envoys, including those from the Arab World, in order to push the initiative forward.
February 14, 2019

Donald Trump Says 'We'll See' Whether U.S. Sends Military to Colombia to Take on Venezuela's Maduro

President Donald Trump has stoked further speculation about potentially using military action to pressure regime change in Venezuela by sending troops to Colombia.
February 14, 2019

Could Donald Trump Lose His Job for Defending Saudi Arabia? Senator Says 'President Violated the Law'

A senior U.S. lawmaker has accused President Donald Trump of breaking the law in an attempt to cover up the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia's alleged involvement in the slaying of a native journalist who fled the kingdom.
February 14, 2019

GOP Congressman Laments Military 'Rules of Engagement': 'Either You Want Us to Kill the Bad Guys or You Don't'

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter from California criticized what he referred to as “compassionate combat,” lamenting that United States service members have faced prosecution for failing to follow the “rules of engagement” and “killing bad guys the wrong way.”
February 14, 2019

Trump Inaugural Committee Chair Defends Saudi Arabia Killing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Says, ‘Atrocities in America Are Equal or Worse’

Thomas Barrack, a close ally of President Donald Trump’s who was in charge of fundraising for his inaugural committee, has defended Saudi Arabia after the kingdom’s leadership was blamed for the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
February 13, 2019

Gay Muslim Cartoon Disappears from Instagram Following Pornography Complaint from Indonesian Government

Instagram has reportedly removed an account that published a comic strip about the struggles of gay people in Indonesia after the country’s government complained it was pornographic.