Are the U.S. and Iran close to a nuclear deal?


Conflicting reports arose this week on the terms of a nuclear arms deal between the U.S. and Iran as the countries continue negotiations. Continue reading

Netanyahu declares he will not support a Palestinian state


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not establish a Palestinian state shortly before defeating opponent Isaac Herzog in the Israeli election. Continue reading

Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL


The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to U.S. Congress deepens political divides


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed lawmakers in the U.S. Congress this week in a speech that criticized negotiations with Iran and urged tighter restrictions. Continue reading

Iraqi troops fight to retake key city of Tikrit from ISIL


The offensive marks a test for Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL control. Continue reading

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