Susan Jones May 26, 2017 | 10:09 AM EDT
Islamic terrorists opened fire on a convoy of Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26 of them, including children, and injuring two dozen others, news reports said.
Patrick Goodenough May 26, 2017 | 04:28 AM EDT
Amid an ongoing war of words between the Middle East’s leading Sunni and Shi’ite powers, Iran’s state media latched onto a new irritant this week – the interaction between a U.S. first lady with an uncovered head, and the king of Saudi Arabia.
Patrick Goodenough May 26, 2017 | 04:15 AM EDT
Despite a last-minute appeal by former Secretary of State John Kerry, the architect of the Iran deal, the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday passed a new bill targeting Iran for missile activity, terror-sponsorship and human rights abuses – with strong support from Democrats.
Patrick Goodenough May 25, 2017 | 04:37 AM EDT
Former Secretary of State John Kerry took to Twitter Wednesday to urge U.S. senators not to move ahead with legislation that he says could put the Iran nuclear deal – negotiated by Kerry, among others -- in jeopardy.
Patrick Goodenough May 25, 2017 | 04:27 AM EDT
Exactly one year after pledging in a speech to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, President Trump will attend a Group of Seven summit Friday in Sicily where he’s expected to come under sustained pressure from his counterparts to reverse course.
Fayçal Benhassain May 25, 2017 | 01:42 AM EDT
The new French president is due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday for a historical commemoration that comes at a time of uncertainty in relations between the two countries.
Mark Browne May 24, 2017 | 21:31 PM EDT
U.S. immigration authorities made more than 41,000 arrests during President Trump’s first 100 days in office, a 34.5 percent increase over the same period in 2016.
Patrick Goodenough May 24, 2017 | 04:27 AM EDT
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the downfall of ISIS’ “caliphate” in the Middle East would not necessarily mean the defeat of committed individuals who, pretending to be refugees, may travel to Western countries and then carry out terror attacks.
Patrick Goodenough May 24, 2017 | 04:18 AM EDT
The U.S. is the largest contributor by far to the United Nations and many other international organizations, and cuts in the administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget are designed to prod other nations to pay a bigger share, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.
James Carstensen May 24, 2017 | 00:49 AM EDT
Former President Obama will appear together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday, but there’s no indication yet that he will directly endorse her in this year’s election as he recently did in the case of Emmanuel Macron, who went on to win the French presidency. Staff May 23, 2017 | 09:58 AM EDT
(Wikimedia Commons)( - The percentage of people in England who said they were Christian dropped from 71.7 percent to 59.4 percent between the United Kingdom’s 2001 and 2011 censuses,
Susan Jones May 23, 2017 | 09:19 AM EDT
U.S. Special Forces on Tuesday attacked a “compound associated with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP) in Yemen, in what U.S. Central Command described as a counterterrorism mission.
Susan Jones May 23, 2017 | 05:04 AM EDT
President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas deliver remarks in Bethlehem on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
Patrick Goodenough May 22, 2017 | 23:25 PM EDT
Police in Manchester, England confirmed early Tuesday that they believe a deadly blast at a music concert venue on Monday was a terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber who died at the scene, killing at least 22 people.
Patrick Goodenough May 22, 2017 | 21:23 PM EDT
Images of President Trump touching the ancient stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem will send a strong signal to the Palestinians and their Muslim allies who have used U.N. forums to contest Jewish claims and heritage at the location of the biblical Temples. Staff May 22, 2017 | 18:13 PM EDT
Pope Francis after his speech at the Vatican to Huntingdon's Disease patients and their families, May 18, 2017.
Terence P. Jeffrey May 22, 2017 | 10:46 AM EDT
President Trump addressing the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017.
Susan Jones May 22, 2017 | 07:04 AM EDT
The nations of the world must “stand in uniform condemnation” of terrorism, President Donald Trump told a gathering of Muslin leaders in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Patrick Goodenough May 22, 2017 | 04:24 AM EDT
Iran and its destabilizing regional role was a major point of agreement at the weekend’s U.S.-Arab-Islamic summit in Riyadh, and its foreign minister did not like the focus of attention.