Tag: United States

Obama’s War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

President Barack Obama will soon give Congress his proposal for a new authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State fighters, and it will place strict limits on the types of U.S. ground forces that can be deployed, according to congressional sources.   Almost six months after the president began using force against […]

US, UK and France close Sanaa embassies

The US and UK governments have withdrawn diplomatic staff from Sanaa and urged their citizens to leave.   France’s embassy in the capital has announced that it will close on Friday.   The moves come as the UN attempts to broker talks between political factions and Shia rebels who control Sanaa and dissolved parliament last […]

Obama ignites social media by calling Paris kosher deli attack ‘random’

US President Barack Obama came under attack this week, particularly in the news and on social media circles, after he appeared to have avoided characterizing as anti-Semitic the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last month in which the only four victims killed were Jewish.   Questions first percolated after an Obama press conference […]

Rouhani to the West: Seize the Opportunity

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called on world powers to “seize the opportunity” of a landmark nuclear deal with his country, AFP reported, and insisted Tehran had taken the “necessary steps” for an accord.   Rouhani’s remarks appeared to be a response to U.S. President Barack Obama, who had said on Monday, “The issues […]

US sending around 600 paratroopers to Ukraine to train troops

A battalion of around 600 American paratroopers will be heading to Ukraine next month to train national guard troops there, a Pentagon spokesman told Fox News Wednesday.   The unit heading to the war-torn country is from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based out of Vicenza, Italy.   The training is to […]

D.C., other cities debate whether legal immigrants should have voting rights

David Nolan and Helen Searls are a professional couple in the District, active in their children’s school and local civic associations. As taxpayers and longtime residents, they feel they have a duty to be involved in public life. But as legal immigrants who have not become U.S. citizens, they have no right to vote — […]

Obama amnesty has feds bracing for illegal immigrant application onslaught

The government expects so many applications for President Obama’s new deportation amnesty that it’s seeking a contractor just to open the new mail and enter the forms into the system, with plans to operate two shifts from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every workday to keep up with the anticipated workload.   U.S. Citizenship and […]

I am determined to address Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he is determined to address the U.S. Congress on Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu rejected the criticism in the United States and Israel, saying that “while some are busy with protocol or politics, a bad deal with Iran is taking shape.”   Speaking at a Likud election event, […]

Emirates launches airstrikes from Jordan on Islamic State

The United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes Tuesday against the Islamic State group from an air base in Jordan, marking its return to combat operations against the militants after it halted flights late last year.   The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said Emirati F-16s carried out a series of strikes Tuesday morning, according […]

Jordan Says ISIS is ‘20% Defeated’

Jordan announced it has carried out dozens of air strikes on the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, as a top US envoy said Iraqi troops would begin a major ground offensive against the jihadists in the weeks ahead.   Jordanian air force chief Major General Mansour al-Jobour said Sunday the kingdom had launched 56 air raids since Thursday as part […]