Antony Blinken, Janet Yellen, Alejandro Myorkas, Avril Haines, Austin Lloyd start confirmation hearings

Jan. 19 (UPI) — Several Senate committees began confirmation hearings on Tuesday for five nominees for President-elect Joe Biden‘s Cabinet, including new chiefs for the State Department and departments of Treasury, Defense,... Read more »

Benny Gantz rejects effort by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to legalize West Bank outposts

Jan. 19 (UPI) — Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday halted a proposal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to legalize several unrecognized West Bank outposts, calling the move “irresponsible.” During a... Read more »

On This Day, Jan. 15: Wikipedia debuts

Jan. 15 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1870, a cartoon by Thomas Nast appeared in Harper’s weekly with a donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party for the first time. Advertisement... Read more »

Report: More than 50 killed during Israeli airstrikes in Syria

More than 50 people were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor Wednesday morning targeting Hezbollah, Iranian forces and their proxies, according to a human rights group.Source Link:... Read more »

Pomepo: Iran is al-Qaida's new home base

Jan. 12 (UPI) — In the final days of the Trump administration, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said without providing concrete evidence that the terrorist organization al-Qaida has established... Read more »

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is new home base for terror group al-Qaida

Jan. 12 (UPI) — In the final days of the Trump administration, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said without providing concrete evidence that the terrorist organization al-Qaida has established... Read more »

Las Vegas casino magnate, GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson dies at 87

Jan. 12 (UPI) — Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate and Republican megadonor, has died at the age of 87, his family and company said Tuesday. The prominent gambling and entertainment... Read more »

Human rights report says Israel an 'apartheid state,' not a democracy

Jan. 12 (UPI) — A human rights group said in a new analysis Tuesday that the Israeli government is not a parliamentary democracy, but rather practices an apartheid system that suppresses minority... Read more »

Study links pandemic to big rise in U.S. heart deaths

In a finding that highlights another health consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers report that the risk of dying from heart disease increased during the coronavirus lockdowns last spring, likely because people... Read more »

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu unveils plan for 800 more settlements in disputed West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced new plans to build close to 1,000 new settlements in the occupied West Bank — a highly contentious issue that is expected to meet... Read more »