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Poll: Most Americans say another World War likely in next 5-10 years

Most Americans say that there will be another world war in the next five to 10 years, according to a new YouGov survey.

Former US generals slam Biden admin. for Afghanistan withdrawal

The two top US generals who oversaw the evacuation of Afghanistan as it fell to the Taliban in August 2021 blamed the administration of President Joe Biden for the chaotic departure, telling American lawmakers that it inadequately planned for the evacuation and did not order it in time.

Survey shows nearly 60% of Americans believe Biden not respected by world leaders

The majority of Americans do not believe that President Joe Biden is held in high esteem by other world leaders, a poll by Gallup has revealed.

Taliban denies US general’s claim over extremist groups

A Taliban spokesman has rejected a US military official's claim that the group's inability or unwillingness to contain extremist groups will destabilize central and southern Asia.

Young Americans’ positive views of Israel fall by 26 percent: Poll

A new survey has found that young Americans' favourable views of Israel have fallen by more than 25 percent over the past year, amid Israel's war on Gaza which has so far killed nearly 31,000 Palestinians, mainly children and women.

Hamas says Israel, US won’t make gains in Gaza via political deals

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has stated that Tel Aviv and Washington will not achieve through political deals what they failed to accomplish on the field in the besieged Gaza Strip.

US lawmakers urge White House to demand resignation of UN secretary general, UNRWA chief

A group of US House lawmakers from both parties have called on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to demand the resignation of the head of the United Nations and the chief of its Palestinian refugee agency following allegations that 12 employees participated in Hamas Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Biden notified US lawmakers of plans to approve F-16 sale to Turkey

US President Joe Biden has informed congressional leaders that he plans to formally notify the Congress of the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey as soon as Ankara completes the NATO ratification process for Sweden, Reuters reported citing a US official.

Biden administration reevaluating designating Yemen’s Houthis as terrorist entity

US President Joe Biden has stated he believes the Houthis are a “terrorist group”, a designation his administration lifted on the Yemeni organization but is considering reapplying.

US warns Israel of failure in war with Hezbollah: Report

Israel will likely not succeed in winning a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon as it invades Gaza because its forces would be stretched too thin, according to a news report.

White House confirms US ‘out of money’ for Ukraine

The White House has made an urgent appeal to American lawmakers to approve additional aid for Ukraine, saying the country is “nearly out of time” as US agencies spend the last remaining funds from previous security packages.

Most Americans won’t defend US in next war: Poll

A new survey shows less than a quarter of people in the United States would be willing to join the military if the country entered an armed conflict. It comes amidst the documented presence of US special forces in Israel as Tel Aviv lays a siege to the Gaza Strip.

US cautions no money left for Ukraine

The US government agency overseeing Washington’s humanitarian relief program for Ukraine has warned lawmakers that funding has run out, putting Ukraine at risk of economic ruin if more money isn’t allocated amid the former Soviet republic’s conflict with Russia.

Turkey warns US about ‘tarnished reputation’: Report

Ankara has told Washington that its stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict has both tarnished its reputation and put the entire world community in a tough spot, Turkish Daily Hurriyet reported on Tuesday.

Ukraine FM says Kiev can’t solely depend on Washington

The Ukrainian government is hoping to set up partnerships with EU countries so it can continue fighting regardless of the outcome of the 2024 US presidential elections, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has stated.

US rules out sending troops to Gaza Strip during or after war

American soldiers will not be deployed to the Gaza Strip during or after the current conflict with Israel, the White House has announced, dismissing reports suggesting US forces could be sent on a peacekeeping mission.

US asks Qatar to ‘tone down’ Al Jazeera

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has asked the Qatari government to change its relationship with Hamas, starting with the way the Qatari-based news network Al Jazeera reports on the Israel-Gaza conflict, Axios has reported.

Biden admin. asks Congress for $106bn to support Ukraine, Israel, other matters

The White House has released a sweeping set of proposals to bolster Israel and Ukraine in the midst of two wars in the Middle East and Europe as well as invest more in domestic defense manufacturing, humanitarian assistance and managing the influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Survey: Most Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of Israel-Hamas conflict

As many as 56% of US citizens are critical of the way President Joe Biden is handling the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas, while 44% are of the opposite view, according to a new poll.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators invade US Capitol

Scores of pro-Palestinian protesters staged a sit-in protest in the US Capitol, demanding that the US back a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Police have arrested multiple demonstrators who refused to leave the building.

Turkey’s Erdogan lashes out at US over dispatching carrier to ME

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit out at the United States for exacerbating tensions between Israel and Palestine by sending an aircraft carrier to the region and using sectarian language.

Americans amongst Hamas captives: Biden

US President Joe Biden has confirmed that Americans are among the captives held by the Palestinian group Hamas without specifying the number. He also announced that 14 US citizens have been killed in the recent Hamas attack on Israel.

Saudi Arabia considering oil U-turn to secure defense pact with US: Report

Riyadh is willing to increase oil production early next year in exchange for a defense pact with Washington, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing Saudi and US sources.

U.S. senators lay out conditions for Israel, Saudi Arabia peace

20 U.S. Senate Democrats have laid out their conditions to support President Joe Biden’s push to establish a peaceful relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, raising concerns about human rights and Riyadh demands of Washington.

New US Senate Foreign Relations chair to block Egypt military aid over rights record

The United States Foreign Relations Committee chairman has said he will block some US military aid to Egypt until it takes "concrete, meaningful and sustainable steps" to improve human rights.

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