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US asks UN to discuss risk of N.Korea 'provocation'

Washington (AFP) - The United States on Monday called a UN Security Council meeting this week on the risk of North Korean "provocation" as Pyongyang demands US concessions by a year-end deadline. The United States, which holds this month's presidency of the Security Council, is scheduling the sessi

Democrats to spend weekend dradting impeachment charges against Trump

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 — Democrats in the US House of Representatives will spend the weekend on Capitol Hill preparing for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperilled Donald Trump’s presidency. The House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic lawm

Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum, an a

Trump in Afghanistan for surprise Thanksgiving visit

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan- President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to  11-28-2019 Afghanistan to spend time with U.S. troops on Thanksgiving on Thursday. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground. Report

'Stay put,' officials warn: Twin winter storms slam the US as 55 million travelers hit the road

Two powerful winter storms were hammering the West Coast and Midwest on Wednesday, shutting down highways and snarling travel plans on one of the nation's busiest travel days. Weather watches, warnings and alerts were posted across much of the western half of the nation after a storm that had been

Trump impeachment inquiry: Released records reveal Pompeo-Giuliani contacts

The US State Department has released records relating to the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine. Documents were released to the ethics watchdog American Oversight after a freedom of information request. The records show repeated contacts between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mr Trum

US condemns Iran for 'lethal force' against protesters

WASHINGTON - The White House on Sunday condemned protest-hit Iran for using "lethal force" against demonstrators during unrest that left two dead - a civilian and a policeman - and saw authorities arrest dozens and restrict internet access. "The United States supports the Iranian people in their pe

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales heads to Mexico for asylum

Bolivia's former president, Evo Morales, headed to Mexico on Tuesday11-12-2019 after fleeing his South American homeland, seeking refuge under a leftist government that supported the veteran socialist after a disputed election. Mr Morales departed Bolivia late on Monday on a Mexican Air Force jet,

Power vacuum in Bolivia as Morales calls on opposition to ensure calm

Bolivia's Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to "pacify the country" after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country. Shops and offices in La Paz were shuttered early Monday after looting broke out l

Bloomberg files papers paving way for US presidential bid

Washington - New York business tycoon Michael Bloomberg paved the way for a shot at the US presidency, registering as a candidate in the Alabama Democratic primary race before Friday’s filing deadline. Although the billionaire has not publicly announced his run, his inclusion among a crowded


The United States – Despite the obstacles it has faced to realize its dream of a veiled news anchor, Tahira Rahman has managed to overcome those obstacles to her dream of becoming the first veiled Muslim woman to appear on television in the United States. In her interview with Anatolia, Rahma

Thenationpress : Racist trolls targeted a Somali refugee’s campaign. She still managed to pull off a historic victory.

By Antonia Noori Farzan With just a week to go before the election, Safiya Khalid was in tears. She had spent the past six months knocking on hundreds of doors in Lewiston, Maine, the city where she arrived as a refugee more than a decade earlier, and where she hoped to be the first Somali immigran

The Yemeni-American Chamber of Commerce Celebrates the 6th Annual Dinner & Awards

The Yemeni American Chamber of Commerce was established in 2013 to support, promote and attract businesses for the purpose of advancing the Business community. Bandar Bawazir, the Chairman of the Yemeni American Chamber of Commerce delivered a welcome remarks in which he welcomed the attendees an

Trump thanks White House official for impeachment testimony, as he floats idea of 'fireside chat'

Trump thanks White House official for impeachment testimony, as he floats idea of 'fireside chat' originally appeared on President Donald Trump has thanked a White House official for his "honesty" after he testified that he, unlike others, was not worried that what he heard on a call

House approves Trump impeachment resolution, paving way for public hearings

The House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday that formalizes the next steps in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The final vote was 232-196, with former Republican and current independent Rep. Justin Amash voting yes and two Democrats voting no. The measure, which came afte

Chilean President Cancels APEC Summit Due to Take Place in Country Amid Protests

by Tim Korso   Anti-government protests have been rocking Chile for over a week, resulting in a temporary curfew being imposed in the country's capital Santiago that was lifted only recently. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has announced that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) s

White House Ukraine Expert Sought to Correct Transcript of Trump Call

WASHINGTON — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House impeachment investigators Tuesday that the White House transcript of a July call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that

Pentagon: US detained two men during al-Baghdadi raid

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said on Monday that the US detained two men during the raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwestern Syria. “There were two adult males taken...alive. They are in our custody and they are in a secure facility,” Milley said