The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that officials have agreed on a ceasefire with Hamas after 11 days of fighting. A statement from his office said that his security cabinet ministers agreed to “accept the Egyptian initiative for a mutual ceasefire...
U.S. troops in eastern Syria came under rocket fire on Monday night, shortly after President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Iran-backed militia groups embedded at the Iraq–Syria border region. Col. Wayne Maratto, a spokesman for the U.S.-led mission in Syria, said U.S. forces...
The Israeli military has announced the destruction of 9.3 miles of a so-called “terror tunnel” network used by Hamas forces as part of its effort to degrade the ability of terror groups to launch strikes against Israel. “Our fighter jets neutralized 9.3 miles...
By Ambassador Terry Miller ~ The Washington Times - The recent attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Middle East are certainly disappointing, but the U.S. still has a big opportunity to exert a positive influence in the region....
A senior CIA official on Tuesday acknowledged that terrorist network al-Qaeda is starting to return to Afghanistan, just a few weeks after the U.S. military withdrew from the country. “We are already beginning to see some of the indications of some potential...
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said President Joe Biden has lost the trust and confidence of the American people because of his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal and that “there will be a day of reckoning” for the administration to explain...
A Taliban spokesperson has praised Beijing as a “main partner” and financer as the group moves to build a national governance and develop Afghanistan’s economy. “China is our main partner and represents for us a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity because it is willing to invest...
The Republican senator from Florida says that President Trump was "obligated" to act against the Iranian commander, Qasem Soleimani, who was an "imminent threat" against the U.S.
The U.S. government on Friday announced more than $266 million in new humanitarian aid for Afghanistan while urging allies to contribute more generously to address the conflict-stricken country’s immediate humanitarian needs. “This funding will allow our partners to provide lifesaving protection, shelter,...
The United States will eventually have to return to Afghanistan due to the risk of al-Qaeda’s return, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday, adding that the war-torn country will likely become “a cauldron for radical Islamic behavior.” The Republican senator made...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the targeting of Qasem Soleimani: "Just as Israel has the right of self defense, the United States has exactly the same right. Qasem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent...
WASHINGTON—A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and other American Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday. This...
U.S. soldiers deployed at the Kabul airport have been shot at and were forced to return fire, killing two, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Aug. 16. Two “armed individuals” were shot and killed in separate incidents at the airport,...