Elie Youssef
Arab World US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, US, April 15, 2024. REUTERS/REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Iran-Israel Tension Delays Decision on US Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani struck military deals and security agreements in meetings at the White House and with US officials, welcomed by…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington) Elie Youssef (Washington) Hamza Mustafa (Washington)
World Israeli military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari speaks to the media as Israel's military displays what they say is an Iranian ballistic missile which they retrieved from the Dead Sea after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, at Julis military base, in southern Israel April 16, 2024. Reuters

Washington Might Allow Limited Israeli Response to Iran Strikes

US officials expect a possible Israeli response to Iran’s attack over the weekend to be limited in scope and most likely involve strikes against Iranian…

Elie Youssef (Washington)
World Former US President Donald Trump (AFP)

Donald Trump’s First Criminal Trial Begins in New York on Monday

Former US President Donald Trump will make history as the first former president to stand trial on Monday in the first of four criminal cases he is facing. …

Elie Youssef (Washington)
Arab World Palestinians gather amidst the rubble of Moussa family's destroyed home following an Israeli airstrike, in Al-Maghazi refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 29 March 2024. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Early US Talks to Fund Peacekeeping Force in Gaza

US officials are in preliminary “conversations” about options for stabilizing post-war Gaza, including a proposal for the Pentagon to help fund either a…

Elie Youssef (Washington)
World US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Reuters)

Top Senate Democrat Calls for Changing Netanyahu’s Government

In his strongest speech on the Senate floor, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu no longer fits the needs…

Elie Youssef (Washington)
World Commander of the Central Command Army Gen. Michael Kurilla (AP)

CENTCOM Commander: US Will Lose the Middle East if It Concedes to Iran, China

US Army General Michael E. Kurilla, the commander of CENTCOM, said Thursday that the convergence of crisis and competition make the CENTCOM area of…

Elie Youssef (Washington)
World Palestinians inspect the destruction after an Israeli raid on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip (AP)

Report: US Quietly Approved 100 Arms Sales to Israel since October 7

The United States has “quietly approved and delivered” more than 100 separate foreign military sales to Israel since the Gaza war began Oct. 7, according to a…

Elie Youssef (Washington)
World  Brian Hook, Trump's envoy to Tehran (Reuters)

FBI Hunts for Iranian Spy Targeting Pompeo, Trump-Era Officials

The US government is intensifying a manhunt for an Iranian intelligence operative who the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes has been plotting to…

Elie Youssef (Washington )