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U.S. Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel in the Gulf

A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel in the Gulf came within 150 yards (137 meters) on Tuesday in the first such incident since President Donald Trump took office in January, a U.S. official told Reuters. (more…)

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Muslim Extremist Gives his Life To Christ After Being Welcomed by Christians In ISIS-Torn Syria

A persecution watchdog group has shared the story of a Muslim extremist who upon witnessing a church service led by Christians in war-torn Syria decided to abandon his radical lifestyle and turn to Jesus Christ. (more…)

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Top U.S. General Confirms End to Secret Program Aiding Rebel Groups in Syria

U.S. Special Operations Commander Tony Thomas confirmed Friday that the U.S. had ended its covert program aiding rebel groups fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying the decision was made after assessing the years-long operation’s capabilities and by no means an effort to curry favor with Assad’s chief backer, Moscow.

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Sen John McCain Promises to Return After Being Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis. (more…)

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Trump Ends CIA’s Secret Program to Provide Syrian Rebels With Aid

US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA's clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said. (more…)

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Hot Mic Audio Shows Israeli PM Netanyahu Criticizing EU for Undermining Relations, Admits Strikes Weapons Shipments to Hezbollah in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. (more…)

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Russian Republic of Chechnya Becoming Major Player in Rebuilding of Syria

Russia's mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. (more…)

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Trump Administration Says Iran is Complying With Nuclear Deal But Still Remains a ‘Dangerous Threat’

President Donald Trump's administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it. (more…)

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Trump Administration Appeals Latest Travel Ban Ruling to the Supreme Court

The Trump administration is seeking to close a legal window opened for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, appealing a federal judge's order directly to the Supreme Court. (more…)

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