Category Archives: Terrorism
Sunday President Donald Trump began one of his patented tweetstorms saying he has “never gotten over” former President Barack Obama’s $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran to curb their nuclear weapons development, which drew no investigation in Congress, the FBI or the Department of Justice. Advertisements
Tuesday Israel warned Syrian President Bashar Assad to stop letting his war-torn country be used by Iran as a launching pad for attacks, and tensions in the region remained high following a weekend skirmish and a new Syrian threat of “more surprises.”
Saturday the Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country and struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it, in what the military called a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty.”
U.S. air strikes late Wednesday into early Thursday killed more than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, American military officials said. The U.S. jets and artillery were called in when Syrian “pro-regime forces” moved tanks and artillery and fired mortars about 5 miles east of the Euphrates River in Khusham, Syria.
Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the “toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics.
Tuesday U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress dropped a record number of precision guided bombs on Taliban over the past 24 hours in Northern Afghanistan.
Sunday Israel granted legal status to a previously unauthorised outpost in the occupied West Bank in response to a Palestinian shooting attack last month that killed one of its residents.
NBC’s Lester Holt is promoting a “modern” North Korean ski resort, while Dennis Rodman on late night TV is saying Kim Jong Un is a misunderstood leader, press reports dramatizing a huge, swanky skyscraper known as the “Hotel of Doom” and officials boasting about plans for a new tourist destination with a “famous sandy beach.”
US President Donald Trump has questioned whether peace talks with Israel will ever resume, blaming the Palestinians. Trump said Palestinians had “disrespected” the US in the wake of his controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.