Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters around the country Friday in the latest sign the conflict could be moving toward a long and bloody stalemate as President Bashar Assad shrugged off tighter sanctions and U.S. calls to step aside.
It's bound to be a tense meeting. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House Friday, just hours after rejecting the central tenet of Obama's latest peace plan proposal.In his speech about Middle East issues Thursday, Obama reiterated U.S.
Republican Newt Gingrich's run for president has had a rocky start, and he's been engaged in damage control all week. On Sunday, he infuriated Republicans when he called House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan for revamping Medicare "radical."
It would be easy — expected, even — for Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel to be enemies. After all, he killed Johnson's only son, in 1993. He went to prison for that — and toward the end of his sentence, he and Johnson made peace.As a teenager in Minneapolis, Israel was involved with gangs and drugs.
With the White House having raised expectations in advance, President Obama's speech Thursday about the Middle East and North Africa left many people in the region disappointed.Obama was attempting to square a difficult circle.
U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above-average Atlantic storm season.No major hurricane has made a U.S. landfall in five years, but the forecasters warned U.S.