US kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Afghanistan

CNN — The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike, President Joe Biden said Monday in a speech from the White House. “I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield, once and for all,” Biden said. Zawahiri, who just turned 71 years old, remained a visible … Read more

Dubious Saudi backing is not the only problem facing LIV Golf

BEDMINSTER, NJ — At first glance, a LIV Golf event looks like a professional golf tournament. The event at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, which began on Friday, has a number of the top players in the world playing. The field features 11 major champions, five of whom have won at least one … Read more

Will the Middle East be a flashpoint between the US and China? | News

Eighteen months into his term in office, United States President Joe Biden paid his first visit to the Middle East earlier this month – a region that once sat at the center of his country’s foreign policy. But, even with these long-term allies, the subject of China was not far away. “We have to … … Read more

What Comes Next After Biden’s Foreign Policy Marathon

For Joe Biden, the past two months have been a diplomatic marathon. Although the president has recently endured questions suggesting that he is too old for the office he holds, what he has accomplished has very likely exceeded in intensity, duration, challenges, and miles traveled than anything we have seen from any of Biden’s recent … Read more

LIV Golf: Donald Trump tells golfers to join controversial tour and ‘take the money now’

CNN — Former US President Donald Trump told golfers that they should join the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and “take the money now,” as the breakaway series prepares for its next event at Trump National Golf Bedminster, New Jersey, from July 29- 31. “All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very … Read more

Five takeaways from President Biden’s first trip to the Middle East Joe Biden News

Washington, DC – The United States “will not walk away” from the Middle East, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed to allies during his trip to the region last week. The trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia came at a time of international and domestic crises for the US president, who had vowed to strengthen “promising … Read more

Biden leaves US citizen ‘hostages’ in Saudi Arabia, infuriating families

The relatives of two American “hostages” in Saudi Arabia tell The Post they’re outraged that President Biden did not win their release during his trip last week to patch up relations with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. There are at least four Americans jailed in or unable to leave Saudi Arabia, according to their families. … Read more

Biden’s Saudi Arabia Visit Was Worse Than an Embarrassment

Meetings between leaders of important nations are usually worthwhile even if they yield no immediate results. But there are exceptions. One was Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 Munich meeting with Hitler. Another: President Biden’s sit-down with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last week. The president’s 24 hours in Jeddah were dominated by photos of his fist … Read more

How Joe Biden’s Naïve Saudi Trip Could Cost Him the Midterms

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—The origin of the fist bump between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Joe Biden is murkier than the estimated 11 trillion gallons of oil oozing beneath this desert kingdom. The ramifications of the collision are more muddled than the particulars of a Central Intelligence Agency report that reckons the … Read more

Biden says US ‘will not walk away’ from the Middle East

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Joe Biden, speaking at a summit of Arab leaders, said Saturday that the United States “will not walk away” from the Middle East as he tries to ensure stability in a volatile corner of the globe and boost the worldwide flow of oil to reverse rising gas prices. His … Read more