Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people

GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police were treating as a terrorist attack. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead after the explosion at Manchester Arena. […]

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is “maybe not as difficult as people have thought,” President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for […]

Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Even as his administration fights for its travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump is using the nation that is home to Islam’s holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism. Trump’s Sunday […]

Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

JULIE PACE, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by the wealthy kingdom as he aims to forge strong alliances to combat terrorism while pushing past the multiple controversies threatening […]

Trump begins first foreign trip with royal welcome in Saudi Arabia – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump begins first foreign trip with royal welcome in Saudi ArabiaWashington PostRIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump was received like visiting royalty here Saturday, as his debut on the world stage competed for attention at home with ongoing news of the scandal encircling his presidency. In a series of official arrival …Melania and […]

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on […]

Flynn rejected Obama’s offer to arm Syrian Kurds, something Turkey would oppose – CNN

CNN Flynn rejected Obama's offer to arm Syrian Kurds, something Turkey would opposeCNNWashington (CNN) The Obama administration wanted the incoming Trump administration to sign off on a Pentagon plan to retake ISIS stronghold Raqqa by arming Syrian Kurdish forces because the operation would likely happen after Trump took office, …Flynn says Trump still in contact, told […]

Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials on Wednesday sought to downplay any damage caused by President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials that was reportedly provided by Israel, and lauded the robust security cooperation with the United States just days before the president is due to arrive for […]