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Saudi Arabia says Iran behind Houthi missile attack on airport
Saudi Arabia has said it will carry out urgent reprisals as it accused Iran of being behind a late-night cruise missile attack by Houthi rebel fighters on a Saudi international airport that injured 26 people.
Putin says Russia-U.S. relations are getting 'worse and worse': Mir TV
President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Thursday that relations between Moscow and Washington were getting worse and worse, noting that the current U.S. administration had imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia.
Iraq, Lebanon to stay away from Mideast peace conference
An Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman says his government will stay away from a Mideast peace conference expected to take place in late June in the tiny Gulf Arab state of Bahrain.
IAF strikes underground Hamas target after Palestinians fire rocket into Israel
Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas underground facility in the Gaza Strip early Thursday after a rocket fired at southern Israel was shot down in the first such attack since Israel and terror groups in the coastal enclave fought a vicious two-day battle last month.
After alleged Syria strike, PM says Israel acting against ‘enemy in vicinity’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Israel was carrying out pre-emptive attacks to prevent its 'enemy' from establishing military bases 'in our vicinity,' in an apparent acknowledgment of a strike earlier in the day on alleged Hezbollah facilities across the border in Syria.
‘If we are forced into war, we will exact a heavy price from Hezbollah’
'The Israel Defense Force will continue and intensify its covert and overt efforts to thwart Hezbollah’s desire to undermine Israel’s security,' GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Amir Baram said Tuesday.
More than half of House Democrats slam any Mideast plan without 2 states
More than half of the Democrats in the US House of Representatives say a peace plan that does not expressly have as its outcome two states would endanger the prospects of peace.
Palestinians urge 'Arab masses' to oppose US peace workshop
A senior Palestinian decision-making body has condemned the decision by Arab countries to attend a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, calling for the 'Arab masses' to act against the gathering.
Inside the United States
Federal Spending Tops $3 Trillion Through May for First Time; Deficit Hits $738 Billion
For the first time in the history of the United States, the federal government has spent more than $3 trillion in the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
US death rates from suicide, alcohol, and drug overdose skyrocket to all-time high
A new study confirms that deaths from drugs, alcohol, and/or suicide have reached record numbers.
Texas Gov. Signs 'Save Chick-fil-A' Bill to Stop Discrimination Against Religious Groups
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill into law Monday.
The reality of persecution is 'very, very difficult', says American pastor imprisoned in Turkey
Pastor Andrew Brunson and his wife Norine have spoken about the hardship of persecution they endured at the hands of the Turkish government for two years.