Home / United States (page 13)

United States

ISIS supporters ‘release a target list of addresses and names of people they claim work for the FBI and CIA’

THE LEVANT NEWS — Accounts affiliated with terrorist organization Islamic State reportedly released a target list of US officials ‘wanted to be killed’, including supposed employees of the FBI and CIA. Vocativ reported Sunday that an ISIS-affiliated Twitter account sent out the names and addresses of people it claims work …

Read More »

A Muslim woman went on Fox News in an American flag hijab

THE LEVANT NEWS — Saba Ahmed, founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition (which is “pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-traditional family values, pro-defence, pro-trade, pro-business”), appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show ‘The Kelly File’ on Tuesday night. Her task was to respond to Donald Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson, who tried to defend her boss’s …

Read More »

Hillary Clinton to lay out plan to fight ISIS

THE LEVANT NEWS — Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Thursday will lay out a plan for defeating Islamic State and continuing the global struggle against radical jihadism. Clinton will detail a three-pronged approach, according to an aide, that includes defeating ISIS, or Islamic State, in Syria, Iraq, and across …

Read More »

Kerry: Uncertainty hangs over Syria talks

The Levant News– Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that prospects are uncertain at best for this weekend’s Syria peace talks. But he says the diplomatic effort to end the war cannot be abandoned. Kerry said that although the elements necessary to forge peace may not exist, “time and …

Read More »

Obama rejects Netanyahu’s plea to recognize Israeli rule over occupied Golan Heights: White House

The Levant News– US President Barack Obama has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion to discuss Washington’s recognition of Israeli rule over the occupied Golan Heights, according to the white House. A senior White House official said the US position, which objects to Israel annex in the Golan Heights, …

Read More »

US flies B-52 bombers near Chinese islands

The Levant News– The United States has flown two B-52 bombers very close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea, a move apparently designed to increase tensions with Beijing. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Hill newspaper on Thursday that the bombers made one pass …

Read More »

German intelligence spied on Fabius, FBI, UN bodies

THE LEVANT NEWS — BERLIN: Germany’s foreign intelligence service spied on targets including French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, the FBI and the U.N. children’s fund, a media report said Wednesday. The latest news report on the BND spy service fuels a debate in Germany about state surveillance that was kicked …

Read More »

U.S. jobless claims rise

THE LEVANT NEWS — New U.S. applications for unemployment benefits last week recorded their largest increase in eight months, but remained at levels consistent with a fairly healthy labor market. Other data on Thursday showed a surprise gain in productivity in the third quarter after a drop in self-employment contributed …

Read More »

India welcomes Pakistan pledge to fight militants

The Levant News — India on Friday welcomed a joint pledge by the United States and Pakistan to fight militant groups it suspects of attacking Indian targets, but ruled out any third-party mediation to end a long-running dispute over Kashmir. Although the Indian foreign ministry accused Pakistan of state-sponsored terrorism, …

Read More »

Biden will not run for president in 2016

The Levant News — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s biggest potential obstacles to the party’s nomination. Biden, who had been pondering a run since August, appeared in …

Read More »

US deploys ground-attack A-10 aircraft to Turkey

The Levant News — The United States has deployed a number of attack aircraft to an airbase in southern Turkey, a US military official says. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP on Tuesday that 12 A-10 ground-attack planes arrived at Incirlik over the weekend. They have already …

Read More »