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U.S. State Department to Ban Americans From Traveling to North Korea

The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from traveling to North Korea due to the risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. (more…)

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Tillerson Heads to Middle East for Diplomacy on Qatar Crisis

The Trump administration tossed aside its aversion to mediating a weeks-long Persian Gulf dispute Monday, as the top U.S. diplomat flew to the region hoping to corral Qatar and its neighbors into negotiation. The new approach isn't without diplomatic risk, thrusting America into the middle of an Arab squabble at

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A South Sudanese girl living in the North reacts during Christmas day celebrations at a Catholic church in the Umbada locality of Omdurman December 25, 2013. (PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH)

Samaritan’s Purse, ERLC Urge President Trump to Tackle Severe Persecution of Sudanese Christians

Several leading evangelical organizations in America have urged U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stand up to the destruction of churches and severe forms of persecution Christians and others face in Sudan. (more…)

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LISTEN: North Korea threatens nuclear tests ‘at any time and place’ (Second Coming Watch #863 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/north-korea-threatens-nuclear-tests-at-any-time-and-place-second-coming-watch-863 1. North Korea warned on Monday that it will carry out a nuclear test "at any time and at any location" set by its leadership. 2. Gulf Arab sources said the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will drop its long-standing call for Israel's destruction as well as its association with the

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Sen. Bob Corker to Withhold Approval of Arms Sales to Arab Nations Until There is a Clear Path of Settling Crisis With Qatar

An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar. (more…)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made the Qatar crisis his main priority and cleared his travel schedule this week. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

U.S. State Department Issues Public Warning Questioning Saudi Arabia and UAE’s Intentions in Qatar Rift

The State Department issued an unusual public warning to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday over a diplomatic rift with fellow U.S. ally Qatar, and suggested that the Saudis may have provoked a crisis and drawn in the United States on false pretenses. (more…)

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In Diplomatic Crisis, Qatar Hires Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft

Qatar has paid $2.5 million to the law firm of a former attorney general under U.S. President George W. Bush to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding, a matter at the heart of the Gulf diplomatic crisis that erupted last week. (more…)

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