A lot at stake in nuclear talks in Iran

A lot at stake in nuclear talks in Iran

An Iranian nuclear agreement is the Obama administration’s grandest foreign policy objective, a legacy-defining endeavor that holds the prospect of ending the gravest potential threat to Israel and the Middle East and reintegrating Iran into the world community. But reaching a deal is no easy matter. And as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry plunges […]

Al Qaeda: ‘Kill more Americans’

Al Qaeda: ‘Kill more Americans’

An American al Qaeda militant has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on September 11 last year, a U.S.-based monitoring group said on Sunday. Western nations shut embassies across the Middle East and North Africa early this month, after a warning […]

Obama widens poll lead but Mideast crisis hovers as wild card

Obama widens poll lead but Mideast crisis hovers as wild card

President Barack Obama is pulling away from rival Mitt Romney in polls in what might be a turning point in the U.S. presidential campaign, but volatility in the Middle East is allowing Republicans to cast the Democrat as weak on foreign policy and could threaten his momentum. In the latest survey to show Obama ahead, […]

McCain calls Obama’s foreign policy ‘feckless’ at best

McCain calls Obama’s foreign policy ‘feckless’ at best

Sen. John McCain, who lost to  President Barack Obama four years ago, is accusing his formal rival of pursuing “a feckless foreign policy” that compromises American influence around the world. Speaking on NBC’s “Today,” McCain said: “I’d like to see the president of the United States speak up once for the 20,000 people that are […]

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Worldview on Obama: He’s a failure

Worldview on Obama: He’s a failure

Barack Obama’s plummeting job performance ratings at home are nothing compared to the worldview of the American President — especially in the troubled Mideast where candidate Obama promised a different approach. Both sides of the Mideast debate agree on one thing: Obama the President is a failure and both the Israelis and Palestinians blame him […]

American soldiers still fighting in Iraq

American soldiers still fighting in Iraq

Since President Barack Obama declared an end to combat operations in Iraq, U.S. troops have waged a gun battle with a suicide squad in Baghdad, dropped bombs on armed militants in Baquba and assisted Iraqi soldiers in a raid in Falluja. Obama’s announcement on August 31 has not meant the end of fighting for some […]