World Jul 3, 2019

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation

Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday. The unraveling of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal under U.S. diplomatic pressure, Iran's downing of a U.S. ...

United Nations warns U.S. and Iran to not 'sleepwalk' into war

World Jun 27, 2019

United Nations warns U.S. and Iran to not 'sleepwalk' into war

United Nations members urged the U.S. and Iran Wednesday to step back from the brink of war and prevent an escalation of tensions. "Let us not sleepwalk into a military confrontation," Francois Delattre, the French ambassador to the world body, said in a Security Council ...

Trump the unreliable partner confounds both foes and allies

World / Politics Jun 25, 2019

Trump the unreliable partner confounds both foes and allies

President Donald Trump's abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad. Trump won his job partly on his claims to be a great dealmaker. ...

World Jun 20, 2019

Iran says Revolutionary Guard shot down U.S. drone

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment. The reported shootdown of the RQ-4 Global Hawk comes after the U.S. military previously alleged ...