Reports: Former Yemeni President Killed Fighting Houthis

SANAA (Reuters) – Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Monday, quoting sources in Saleh’s party. Al Arabiya quoted a source in Saleh’s General Peoples Congress as saying he was killed by sniper bullets. A Houthi […]

Arab, Turkish, And Iranian Opinions On Regional Conflicts

Most Arabs have little confidence in the Trump Administration’s ability to solve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and many have lost hope that a resolution is even possible. At the same time, it appears that the West’s hostility toward Iran has produced a noticeable and potentially worrisome backlash in Iranian public opinion. These were just two of […]

Israel And U.S. Hide Names Of Companies Supporting Israeli Settlements

In December 2016, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution reaffirming that Israel’s Jewish settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) are illegal and calling on Israel to stop settlement activities in the OPT. Resolution 2334 says the settlements have “no legal validity,” calls them “a flagrant violation under international law,” and demands Israel […]

Trump Delays Announcement On U.S. Embassy In Israel

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Dec 4 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will not announce a decision on Monday on whether he will again delay moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a White House spokesman said, despite Monday’s deadline for doing so. An announcement on the decision will be made “in coming days,” White […]

Pope Francis On Meeting Rohingya Refugees: ‘I Wept’

After facing criticism for not speaking out against Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims during his visit to the Southeast Asian country last week, Pope Francis defended his silence on Saturday, saying he’d spoken privately about the humanitarian crisis with the nation’s leaders and that he believed a more direct approach would have backfired. Francis also […]