Trump and the Iran deal: 5 possible outcomes

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard troops march in a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq’s 1980 invasion of Iran. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP) On Monday afternoon, President Trump declared via Twitter that his decision on the Iran deal will come tomorrow. I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at …

King Tut tomb: There’s no secret chamber after all, researchers conclude

Three years ago, a renowned Egyptologist made a prediction that, if it came true, would solve the mystery of the only missing mummy from the dynasty of King Tutankhamen. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona believed he had found the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti. He analyzed detailed laser scans of a painted scene on the …

This former Serbian warlord tried to hold a rally in the same town where he committed crimes against humanity

Supporters of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj hold banners at a protest outside the village of Hrtkovci, which the police banned them from entering. (Marko Djurica/Reuters) It’s been less than been a month since a United Nations court in The Hague found former Serbian warlord Vojislav Seselj guilty of crimes against humanity. The judgment centered on a …

Islamist terrorism wanes in Pakistan, but religious fervor threatens national unity

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal talks to journalists outside the accountability court, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Oct. 2, 2017. Pakistani officials said Sunday, May 6, 2018, that a gunman opened fire on Iqbal after a public meeting, wounding him in shoulder. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File) By voting last week to revoke an honor bestowed on …

Sessions vows to prosecute all illegal border crossers and separate children from their parents

A Border Patrol agent looks out over Tijuana, Mexico. (Gregory Bull/AP) Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Justice Department will begin prosecuting every person who illegally crosses into the United States along the Southwest border, a hard-line policy shift expected to focus in particular on migrants traveling with children. In a speech to …

Netanyahu puts wrong foot forward by serving Japan’s Abe dessert in a shoe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrive to attend a joint meeting between Israeli and Japanese businessmen at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem on May 2. (Abir Sultan/AFP PHOTO/Pool/Getty Images) JERUSALEM — There aren’t that many cultures where putting a shoe on the dining room table is acceptable behavior, …

Two teenage girls were raped and set on fire in India last week

Indian demonstrators are seen during a silent protest in support of rape victims in New Delhi on April 15. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images) Last week two teenage girls were raped and then burned alive in Jharkhand, India. One 16-year-old girl was kidnapped from her home Thursday night while her family attended a wedding. The group of men took her to …

Ten people were killed in Kashmir over the weekend, including a professor-turned-militant

NEW DELHI — Mohammad Rafi Bhat, a sociology professor at Kashmir left university around 3:30 p.m. Friday, and told his students he was starting a new job. By Sunday, he was dead. Rafi, 32, had left his cushy life as an academic to join a terror group. On Sunday, Indian troops had cornered him in …

Pakistan minister said to be stable after shooting

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal talks to journalists outside the accountability court, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani officials said Sunday, May 6, 2018, that a gunman opened fire on Iqbal after a public meeting, wounding him in shoulder. (Anjum Naveed, File/Associated Press) by Zaheer Babar | AP by Zaheer …

My journey to Raqqa, the former ISIS stronghold in Syria

RAQQA, Syria — Raqqa city was once a bustling capital of the verdant province of the same name, fought over intensely by the major players in Syria’s ruinous seven-year civil war. During that time, Raqqa has changed hands three times; wrested from the Syrian government by rebels first, then taken from the rebels by Islamic State militants, …