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Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda
On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled prime minister to say he would call for a new general election.
Hurricane Dorian's devastation in the Bahamas revealed
After battering the Bahamas for more than a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian finally began to move away from the islands on Tuesday as the scope of the devastation began to emerge.
US State and Treasury Departments Slap First-Ever Sanctions on Iran’s Space Program
Both the US State and Treasury Departments announced on Tuesday the slapping of sanctions on Iran’s space agency for the first time, accusing it of developing weapons of mass destruction and other weapon capabilities, such as space-launch vehicle technologies, which the State Department alleged were 'virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles.'
Saudi Arabia Boosts Troop Levels in South Yemen as Tensions Rise
Saudi Arabia has deployed more troops in southern Yemen to try to contain clashes between nominal allies in the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis that risks further fragmenting the country.
Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources
Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources.
Britain, US and France may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, UN says
Britain, the US, and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by supporting a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations has said.
Netanyahu says Trump peace plan will be released ‘immediately’ after elections
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump’s peace plan will be released 'immediately' after Israel’s elections later this month.
Trump could roll out mutual defense agreement between US, Israel prior to elections to help Netanyahu
Trump is in talks with Benjamin Netanyahu about giving the Israeli premier another boost ahead of elections on September 17, comparable to the US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that preceded the April election contest by two weeks.
Palestinian Authority prepares action plan to extend authority to Area C
The Palestinian Authority plans to promote and authorize Palestinian building in Area C of the West Bank, which is under the Israeli military and civilian control.
Inside the United States
Hurricane Dorian lashes Florida's Atlantic coast after decimating Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian closed in on the east of Cape Canaveral, Fla., around 8 p.m. Tuesday with maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 mph, packing 'life-threatening' storm surge, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
With $3.6 Billion in New Defense Department Funding, President Trump Continues His Plan to Build the Border Wall With Military Money
The Pentagon plans to tap into $3.6 billion in funding set aside for military construction projects and instead funnel it toward building a wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico helping to make good President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise.
Christian mother Asia Bibi demands justice for blasphemy law victims: 'The world should listen'
Christian mother Asia Bibi condemned Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws and issued an urgent call for reform in her first interview since being released from prison after spending eight years on death row on a false blasphemy charge.