Human rights activists are applauding Secretary of State Tillerson for using the term genocide for the first time to describe the Islamic State’s mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in Iraq.
Derek Harvey, a top adviser on the Middle East to President Donald Trump, was fired from the National Security Council on Thursday.
The Arab world’s strongest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran, re-opening a festering wound just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend himself after reports surfaced that he shared classified information with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office last week.
The U.S. military is running out of certain types of bombs due to increased and frequent strikes against the Islamic State, forcing munitions to be diverted from the Pacific region to Africa and the Middle East, where the need is most urgent.
Iran poses the “most significant threat” in the Middle East region, where its nefarious activities and support for terror organizations have only grown since the announcement of the landmark nuclear agreement, according to the top U.S. military commander in the region.