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White House: Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director

White House: Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, accusing Brennan of using his access to classified information in order to "sow division and chaos" about the Trump administration. Trump announced the decision in a statement from him read by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders at her daily news briefing. […]

Greenblatt: Peace can only succeed if it is based on realities

Greenblatt: Peace can only succeed if it is based on realities

Jason Greenblatt, Trump‘s envoy to the Middle East, teased the administration‘s peace plan on Twitter on Wednesday night in a series of English, Hebrew and Arabic posts. "No one will be fully pleased with out proposal, but that‘s the way it must be if real peace is to be achieved. Peace can only succeed if it is based on realities," […]

Police tell residents of W. Bank settlement to remain at home for security incident

Police tell residents of W. Bank settlement to remain at home for security incident

A female resident of the settlement of Adam reported that men with knives were trying to break in and enter her home, Israeli police said late Wednesday night. In light of the security report, the residents of Adam were requested to remain in their homes, lock their doors and windows,  extinguish all lights inside, and turn on all outside lights. 

Women accused of killing brother of Kim Jong-un may face death penalty

Women accused of killing brother of Kim Jong-un may face death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, could face the death penalty on charges of murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing […]

Man with suspected explosive vest neutralized in Saudi city

Man with suspected explosive vest neutralized in Saudi city

CAIRO – Saudi security forces neutralized a man who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest in the city of Al-Bukayriyah and wounded him in an exchange of gunfire, an Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement early on Thursday. The spokesman added that the authorities managed to locate the assailant, who had "adopted Islamic State ideology," and cornered […]

German, Turkish ministers to meet before Erdogan-Merkel talks

German, Turkish ministers to meet before Erdogan-Merkel talks

BERLIN – The finance and economy ministers of Germany and Turkey will meet to prepare for President Tayyip Erdogan‘s state visit to Germany in September, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. The spokesman did not say in an emailed statement when or where the ministers will meet. Merkel and Erdogan discussed bilateral ties and the situation in […]

Death toll from Afghan blast reaches 48

Death toll from Afghan blast reaches 48

KABUL – The death toll from a suicide blast at an educational center in a mainly Shi‘ite area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday reached 48, with another 67 wounded, the health ministry said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came after several weeks of relative calm in Kabul but previous attacks on Shi‘ite targets […]