Around the World
North Korea Covertly Building Missiles, Nuclear Arms at Civilian Sites
North Korea is covertly developing and testing nuclear arms and ballistic missiles at civilian facilities in a bid to prevent a "decapitation" military strike against its weapons plants and storage depots, according to a report by a UN panel of experts.
Brexit chaos: British Parliament overwhelmingly rejects May’s Brexit deal
British MPs overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, pitching Britain into the unknown just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union.
3,000 ISIS members in Syria surrender
About 3,000 Islamic State members in the group’s last holdout in Syria surrendered.
Woolly mammoth nuclei come alive inside mouse cells
Researchers in Japan have activated woolly mammoth cell nuclei transplanted in mouse cells.
Turkey says it is discussing Syria offensive with Russia, U.S.
Turkey is discussing with Russia and the United States a potential military offensive in a region of northeast Syria controlled by Kurdish fighters, a Turkish defense official was cited as saying by state media on Tuesday.
U.S. envoy: United States, Taliban reach draft agreement in peace talks
The United States and the Taliban have reached a draft agreement on counter-terrorism assurances and troop withdrawal in a step toward ending the 17-year-long war, U.S. presidential envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Tuesday.
U.S. Senate to vote Wednesday on Saudi Yemen war resolution
The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on a resolution to end Washington’s support for the Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, as lawmakers push President Donald Trump to toughen his policy toward the kingdom.
Venezuela Blames U.S. for Record Blackout and Orders American Diplomats to Leave
With resentment percolating over a record-setting blackout, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the U.S., blaming the U.S. for the country-wide outages and ejecting American diplomats from the country on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
Iran warns Israel of ‘crushing response’ to any naval intervention
Iran’s defense minister warned Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would give a 'crushing response' if Israel followed through on a threat by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stymie Iranian oil shipments.
Temple Mount shuttered after firebomb thrown at police post
Police sealed off the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem on Tuesday after a firebomb was thrown at officers, leading to several arrests and low-level clashes.
Record $158.3 billion in worldwide debts owed to Israel
Israel is owed a record $158.3 billion in debts from countries around the world, according to figures published by the Bank of Israel and Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday.
Inside the United States
Trump flips 3rd Circuit federal appeals court with 'Bridgegate' attorney
With the confirmation of a nominee to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, President Trump has for the first time in his presidency flipped an appeals court to have a majority of Republican-appointed judges.
Planned Parenthood has ‘no right to perform abortions,' Ohio can defund: 6th Circuit
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned an earlier ruling against an Ohio law that strips Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics public health funding.
Measles, once eradicated from the US, reported in 12 states
Measles cases have cropped up across 12 states over the last ten weeks — nearly two decades since the highly contagious disease was said to be eradicated in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kentucky Becomes 16th Permitless Gun-Carry State
Kentucky became the latest state to adopt a permitless gun-carry system when Republican governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 150 into law on Monday.
Asia Bibi's daughter pleads for mother's release; Bibi still hidden away in Pakistan
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, who served approximately nine years on death row for blasphemy before being acquitted in October, remains hidden away in Pakistan as her daughter pleads for the government to release her.
Egypt legalizes 156 church buildings; about 3,000 more awaiting approval
The Egyptian government legalized 156 more Christian churches and church-affiliated buildings last Tuesday as it continues to slowly make its way through thousands of applications from churches seeking legal recognition.