• Donald Trump June 25, 2019 8:57 am

    Interim Pentagon Chief on Global Stage Amid Iran Crisis

    With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the Islamic Republic may be on a path to war. When he steps...

  • Donald Trump June 25, 2019 11:57 am

    Interim Pentagon Chief on Global Stage Amid Iran Crisis

    With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the Islamic Republic may be on a path to war. When he steps...

  • Facebook November 28, 2017 2:56 pm

    Pope Demands Rights for All in Myanmar, Omits ‘Rohingya'

    Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar’s future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the U.N. as a textbook campaign of “ethnic cleansing.” Francis didn’t cite the crackdown or even utter the contested word “Rohingya”...

  • ASIA November 27, 2017 10:07 pm

    Pope Dives Into Rohingya Crisis Upon Arrival in Myanmar

    Pope Francis opened a diplomatically fraught trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday by immediately diving into the crisis over Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims: He met with the country’s military chief, even before beginning the official program of his trip. The Vatican didn’t provide details of the contents of Francis’ 15-minute “courtesy visit” with Gen. Min Aung Hlaing and...

  • Donald Trump November 22, 2017 4:48 pm

    US Declares ‘Ethnic Cleansing' Against Rohingya in Myanmar

    The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, putting more pressure on the country’s military to halt a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Myanmar’s security forces and “local vigilantes” for what he called “intolerable...

  • Donald Trump September 20, 2017 4:18 pm

    US to Give $32M for Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees

    The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration’s first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar. The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation and shelter comes as the U.S. joins a growing chorus of international condemnation over the minority group’s...

  • civilian leader December 7, 2016 3:18 pm

    Army Corps of Engineers Had Actually Recommended Dakota Access Pipeline Route Approval

    A civilian leader in the Army made the decision to deny an easement to the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline despite Army Corps of Engineers recommendations that it be granted, according to officials and a document, NBC News reported. But because of the pipeline’s size — 30 inches in diameter — its approval went to Assistant Secretary of the Army...

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