• Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Saudi King Shakes Up Cabinet After Khashoggi's Killing

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts on Thursday, including naming a new foreign minister, following international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi nearly three months ago. He also ordered a shakeup of the kingdom’s two supreme councils that oversee matters related to the economy and security, respectively. Both councils are headed...

  • Afghanistan Oct 8, 2018

    Missing Saudi Journalist Once a Voice of Reform in the Kingdom

    Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his country’s consulate in Turkey, was once a Saudi insider. A close aide to the kingdom’s former spy chief, he had been a leading voice in the country’s prominent dailies, including the main English newspapers. Now the 59-year-old journalist and contributor to The Washington Post is feared...

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2018

    Isolated Kim Takes Big Gamble Leaving Home for Trump Summit

    Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea’s leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday. There’s just no recent precedent for the gamble...

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2018

    Isolated Kim Takes Big Gamble Leaving Home for Trump Summit

    Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea’s leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday. There’s just no recent precedent for the gamble...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2018

    House, Senate Democrats Meet With Ex-Aide on Leave After Questioning Pruitt Spending

    A high-ranking political staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency has told lawmakers he faced retaliation after pushing back against outsized spending demands from Administrator Scott Pruitt for first-class flights, luxury hotels and unusual security precautions. House and Senate Democrats sent letters Thursday to President Donald Trump and Pruitt describing a meeting the lawmakers had with Kevin Chmielewski, who was recently...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    Trump Adrift: Tumult in West Wing Amid Exits, Investigation

    Rattled by two weeks of muddled messages, departures and spitting matches between the president and his own top officials, Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that’s grim about any prospect of a reset. Even by the standards of Trump’s often chaotic administration, the announcement of Hope Hicks’ imminent exit spread new levels of...

  • Donald Trump Dec 7, 2017

    Trump Decision on Jerusalem Could Have Deep Repercussions

    President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday could have deep repercussions across the region. Recognition of Israel’s control over the city will be welcomed by Israel, a close American ally, and be popular with pro-Israel evangelical Christian voters who make up a key part of Trump’s base. But it could also trigger violence in the region,...

  • attorney Aug 25, 2017

    Weekly Anti-Netanyahu Rallies Grow Larger in Israel

    Engulfed in a string of scandals, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself facing a growing grassroots protest movement demanding his indictment and removal from office. Weekly anti-corruption vigils in front of the home of Israel’s attorney general have gone from a trickle to drawing thousands of people, and the recent arrest of the two main organizers seems to spell stress...

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