US Embassy in Saudi Arabia cautions citizens after foiled attack in Jeddah

The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia has cautioned the American citizens in the kingdom, following reports of a foiled attack in the port city of Jeddah. On Saturday, several unconfirmed reports said that Saudi security forces had thwarted an attack outside King Salman’s Al Salam Palace, which left the assailant and two royal guards dead. The Saudi government… Read More »

FBI stopped Daesh attacks on New York subway, Times Square in 2016

US justice authorities revealed on Friday that FBI agents had stopped three Daesh sympathizers from carrying out coordinated attacks on New York concert venues, subway stations and Times Square last year. “The planned attacks … included the detonation of explosive devices in Times Square and the New York City subway system,” according to a statement by the Department… Read More »

US to pay $5mn for Estonia’s new radar on Russian border

Washington plans to pour in $5 million into a radar facility to be erected at the Narva River, separating Estonia from Russia, Estonia’s Interior Ministry said. The new complex is set to significantly expand surveillance in the border area. The project costs will include the design and construction of radars, access roads and security systems in the easternmost… Read More »

Trump says won’t lift Cuba sanctions until Cubans have ‘freedom’

US President Donald Trump says his country has no intention to lift economic sanctions against Cuba unless Cuban people are given what he called “full political freedom.” “As I announced before a wonderful crowd in Little Havana earlier this year, we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban regime until it delivers full political freedom for the Cuban… Read More »

Trump government not signing UN anti-nuclear treaty

The administration of US President Donald Trump says it has no plan to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which is backed by this year’s Noble Peace Prize winners. “Today’s announcement does not change the US position on the treaty: the United States does not support and will not sign the ‘Treaty on the… Read More »

Trump says Senate Intelligence Committee should probe ‘fake news’

In a tweet on Friday, Trump made the call for an investigation into “fake news networks” one day after naming US news organizations NBC and CNN as “dishonest.” “NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN,” Trump wrote. “They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!” On Wednesday NBC… Read More »

Europe helped draft the Iran nuclear deal. Now leaders are trying to save it

European officials and business executives are quickly mobilizing a counter effort to the expected U.S. rebuff of the Iran nuclear accord, encouraging companies to invest in Iran while urging Congress to push back against White House moves that could hobble the deal.ZURICH — The European stance — sketched out on the sidelines of an Iran-focused investment forum in… Read More »