Around the World
Iran says US bases in Middle East within reach of missiles
A top Iranian general claimed US military personnel and assets in the Middle East were within range of his country’s missiles Wednesday, amid ongoing tensions between Tehran and Washington.
U.S. is in Syria until Iranian ‘commanded forces’ leave
The United States is laying the groundwork for a long-term commitment to eastern Syria that will include 'stabilization' after the defeat of Islamic State and also the demand that “Iranian-commanded forces” leave Syria before the US withdraws. Over the last six months, this policy has increasingly crystalized. It was finally spelled out by US special representative for Syria engagement James Jeffrey at the end of last week.
Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Iran looking to outlast Donald Trump
Iran’s approach to the current nuclear standoff appears to be trying to outlast the Trump administration, former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden told The Jerusalem Post in an interview late Monday.
Citing ‘US, Israeli interests,’ Trump balks at punishing Saudis over Khashoggi
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday the brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives will not derail the US-Saudi relationship, in a move the American leader suggested also benefited Israel.
PA court sentences Palestinians to 15 years hard labor for selling land to Jews
A Palestinian Authority court in Qalqilya on Wednesday sentenced two Palestinians convicted of selling land to Israeli Jews to 15 years of hard labor.
Justice minister says Trump’s peace plan is ‘a waste of time’
Amid speculation that US President Donald Trump is looking to roll out his administration’s peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians in February, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Wednesday that she would counsel the American leader that any such proposal was 'a waste of time.'
Inside the United States
Democrats win House popular vote by 8.6 million votes -- largest midterm margin in 40 years
Democratic House candidates received more than 8.6 million votes than did their Republican counterparts -- the biggest such midterm margin for either party in over 40 years.
US abortions hit record post-Roe v. Wade low
The number of abortions in most of the U.S. fell to 638,169 in 2015, according to data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new post- Roe v. Wade low.
State supreme court will hear case of Christian artists worried they'll face jail time if they don't promote same-sex marriage
On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court agreed to hear another case that shares eerie similarities with the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court case.
$9 trillion corporate debt bomb is ‘bubbling’ in the US economy
At first glance, it looks like a $9 trillion time bomb is ready to detonate, a corporate debt load that has escalated thanks to easy borrowing terms and a seemingly endless thirst from investors.
Hindu Nationalists In Nepal Intimidate Christians Into Shutting Down Church
A church in Nepal was recently intimidated into shutting down due to harassment by the country's Brahmin elite.
'He Was a Beloved Son': Family of American Missionary Killed by Isolated Indian Tribe Speaks Out
An American missionary was killed while trying to bring the gospel to one of the most isolated tribes in the world.