Middle East

New data shows a racial divide when it comes to how historical events are viewed.

Despite pledging to bring home almost all American troops before leaving office, President Barack Obama plans to leave nearly 10,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan through 2016 in an effort to help fend off the Taliban, reports the Washington Post.

Airstrikes against the Islamic terrorist group ISIS have begun in the Middle-East. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Jarvis Stewart, Joia Jefferson Nuri and Paris Dennard) discuss what this means for you and the impact this conflict may have on the midterm elections. Listen to their conversation below. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne […]

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In the Saudi culture, it is not beyond the norm for an older man to take a younger bride. However, the recent marriage of a 90-year-old man to a 15-year-old girl is raising the ire of folks around the globe, with many saying that the union is a human rights violation, Al Arabiya News reports. According […]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The U.S. strongly warned Iran on Wednesday against closing a vital Persian Gulf waterway that carries one-sixth of the world’s oil supply, after Iran threatened to choke off traffic through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington imposes sanctions targeting the country’s crude exports. SEE ALSO: Newt Gingrich Lies About First Marriage? […]

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran will target NATO’s missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards’ aerospace division, said the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what […]

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise […]

President Barack Obama leads Israel and the Palestinian Authority into direct talks starting tomorrow aiming for a big prize: a peace deal that will help stabilize the region and thwart Iran’s bid to expand its influence.

From the Washington Post: Despite recent turbulence in U.S. relations with Israel, President Obama is “seriously considering” proposing an American peace plan to resolve the Palestinian conflict, according to two top administration officials.

From the Palestine Telegraph: Gaza – Gaza might be besieged by Israel and others, but Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been donating what little they have to help those struck by the earthquake in Haiti.