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Far-right leader Marine Le Pen's National Rally party is expected to win snap parliamentary elections called by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Jun 24, 2024
French elites’ silence on Le Pen is deafening
Despite the economically risky promises of the far right (and far left), France's business leaders are not weighing in on the crucial elections only a week away.
Financial markets have tumbled since French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the National Assembly a week ago, with about $210 billion wiped off the value of French stocks.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 17, 2024
France’s safeguards against the far right are starting to unravel
A radicalization of part of the French left and an alliance among groups ranging from the far-left to the moderates undermine the so-called republican front.
Demonstrators carry flags and banners during a protest in Amman, Jordan, on May 3 in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
WORLD / Politics
May 16, 2024
Jordan foils arms plot as kingdom gets caught in Iran-Israel shadow war
The weapons were sent by Iranian-backed militias in Syria to a Muslim Brotherhood cell in Jordan that has links to Palestinian group Hamas.
Jordan Bardella, President of the French far-right National Rally party, gestures he attends a political rally during the party's campaign for the European elections in Perpignan, France, on May 1.
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2024
Just how dangerous is Europe’s rising far right?
Anti-immigration parties with fascist roots — and an uncertain commitment to democracy — are now mainstream.
A member of the aircrew aboard a Jordanian Air Force C-130 during a humanitarian aid drop over the northern Gaza Strip, on Monday
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 17, 2024
Iran’s conflict with Israel puts U.S. ally Jordan on edge
Iran's direct attack on Israel, and a potential retaliation, has put Western and Gulf state ally Jordan in a precarious position.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani needs to find a way to keep his eye on the ball as he plays his first 162-game season without his former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara.
Apr 9, 2024
Can Shohei Ohtani achieve Michael Jordan-level mental resilience?
One expert says ensuring that he can pivot smoothly into a new support system is crucial for the player.
Jordan's King Abdullah II looks on as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks following a meeting in Washington on Monday. Biden said he's pushing for a six-week pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas to allow for the release of hostages, saying those conditions could lay the groundwork for a broader peace.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Biden pushes for six-week pause in Israel-Hamas hostage deal
Biden’s comments were his most detailed yet about the ongoing negotiations between Israel and Hamas, which the U.S. is helping to facilitate.
Qatar players celebrate with their hat-trick scorer Akram Afif after the team won the Asian Cup on Saturday in Lusail, near Doha.
Feb 11, 2024
Afif nets penalty hat trick as Qatar beats Jordan to retain Asian Cup crown
Jordan was playing in its first Asian Cup final and seeking its first major trophy, but it was Qatar that prevailed at home in front of 86,492 fans.
Jordan midfielder Mousa Al-Tamari (right) and South Korea's Son Heung-min vie for the ball during their Asian Cup semifinal match in Al-Rayyan, Qatar, on Tuesday.
Feb 10, 2024
'Jordanian Messi' Mousa Al-Tamari has Jordan on brink of Asian Cup glory
Jordan will face Qatar in the Asian Cup final.
South Korea coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks to star midfielder Son Heung-min after their loss to Jordan in the semifinals of the Asian Cup on Tuesday.
Feb 7, 2024
Asian Cup final a step too far for South Korea's 'zombie football'
In Tuesday's semifinal, Juergen Klinsmann's side was beaten by a hard-working Jordan team that claimed a famous 2-0 win.
Families of Israeli hostages held in the Gaza Strip by Palestinian militants gather with supporters for a demonstration demanding an immediate deal as they block off a road near the Israeli Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
U.S. vows to act after drone strike, endangering Gaza hostage talks
An attack Sunday by Iran-backed militants was the first deadly strike against U.S. troops since the Israel-Hamas war began, and marks a major escalation.
Qatar's Akram Afif in action with Palestine's Mohammed Saleh and Mahmoud Abuwarda in the two sides' Asian Cup last-16 match in Al Khor, Qatar, on Monday
Jan 30, 2024
Qatar ends Palestine run; Jordan stuns Iraq with Asian Cup late show
Qatar will face the winner of Tuesday's last-16 meeting between Uzbekistan and Thailand. Jordan will meet Tajikistan.
A satellite view of the U.S. military outpost known as Tower 22, in Rukban, Rwaished District, Jordan
Jan 29, 2024
Three U.S. troops killed in Jordan drone strike linked to Iran
Biden blamed Iran-backed groups for the attack, the first deadly strike against U.S. forces since the Israel-Hamas war erupted in October.
The drone strike that killed three American soldiers in Jordan presents U.S. President Joe Biden with a decision that will be one of the most consequential of his presidency.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 29, 2024
Biden faces pressure to confront Iran after U.S. troops killed
One possibility is covert action that would see the U.S. strike Iran without claiming credit for it but sending a clear message regardless.
Iraq's Ahmed Yahya (left) and Japan's Ritsu Doan fight for the ball during their match at the Asian Cup on Friday.
Jan 22, 2024
Physical Arab teams taking fight to heavyweights at Asian Cup
Jordan coach Hussein Ammouta said "Arab teams playing on Arab turf" in Qatar must take the fight to their opponents.
South Korea's Kim Tae-Hwan (left) battles with Jordan's Anas Al Awadat during Asian Cup group stage play on Saturday in Doha.
Jan 21, 2024
South Korea salvages Asian Cup draw as Bahrain leaves it late
One day after Iraq beat tournament favorites Japan, the Koreans needed an injury-time own goal to salvage a point.
Lions quarterback Jared Goff celebrates after his team's playoff win over the Rams in Detroit on Sunday.
Jan 15, 2024
Lions edge Rams for first playoff win in three decades
The Lions won a playoff game for the first time since beating the Cowboys on Jan. 5, 1992.
Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons celebrates after sacking Commanders quarterback Sam Howell at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Nov 24, 2023
Cowboys dominate Commanders in Thanksgiving showdown
Jordan Love led the Packers to a Thanksgiving Day surprise with a win over the Lions.
A worker cleans a table in an empty McDonald's restaurant in Cairo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
Boycott campaigns over Gaza hit Western brands
Companies are feeling the impact in Egypt and Jordan, and there are signs the campaign is spreading in some other Arab countries.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (second from left) meets with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki (second from right) in Ramallah, West Bank, on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 4, 2023
Japan to provide $65 million additional humanitarian aid to Palestinians
During a visit to the region, Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa did not comment on whether Israel's strikes on Gaza followed international law.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world