According to reports at least 3,800 civilians have been killed to date in US-led coalition bombing against ISIS across its territory in Syria and Iraq.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, three out of six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in addition to Egypt, have broken off relations with Qatar, in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades.
U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s multibillion sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia kicked off on Saturday in his first international tour as president. Saudi Arabia, home to some of Islam’s holiest sites, warmly welcomed the man who has declared “Islam hates us” and said the United States was “losing a tremendous amount of money” defending the Kingdom.
According to reports, Japan has dispatched its biggest warship since World War II to guard and escort a U.S. supply vessel. The mission, which comes amid rising tensions over North Korea, is performed under Japan’s expanded security law that came into force March last year. Under this law, Japan has the right to aid an alley under attack and expand its SDF activities overseas.
President Donald Trump did not rule out the possibility of military action against North Korea, if the country pursues its nuclear weapons program.
In an interview with CBS News’s John Dickerson Trump said he would not be pleased if North Korea takes that step.
As President Donald Trump is approaching the 100-day benchmark in the White House, his approval rating has hit a historical low of 42 percent. Twelve of his predecessors averaged 61-percent at this point, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showed.
An average of 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s performance as president, while 53 percent disapprove. Past presidents’ ratings averaged 69 percent approval and 19 percent disapproval by their 100th day in office, the poll shows.