June 20, 2019

Prince Harry, Meghan prepare for royal baby Archie’s christening

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan, has been introduced to the world at Windsor Castle, met his royal relatives and will soon cross another item off the royal newborn must-do list: his christening. Archie's christening -- during which he will join the Church of England -- is expected to be held sometime in July. Buckingham Palace has not confirmed any plans. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Susse..
June 20, 2019

Iraq in the middle of growing US-Iran tensions

CT757fan/iStock(BAGHDAD) -- Rocket attacks Wednesday on American and Turkish oil facilities in southern Iraq, which Iraqi officials believe were carried out by Iranian-backed militias, are the latest example of how Iraq finds itself squarely in the middle of increasing tensions between its two closest partners, the United States and Iran. While the U.S. seeks to deter Iranian threats in the region, it is also focused on maintaining its strong relationship with Iraq to fully defeat the Islamic S..
June 20, 2019

Top US official refuses to say if Trump has authority to strike Iran after Pompeo lays out ‘red line’

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's top envoy for Iran refused to say whether the administration believes it has the authority to strike Iran militarily, amid heightened tensions with the country over its threats to expand its nuclear fuel stockpiles and its reported attacks on oil supply chains in the Middle East. While Democrats in Congress are concerned about Trump's legal authority, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi leaders last month that the administrati..
June 19, 2019

Dutch prosecutors charge 4 in shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine

Jetlinerimages/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Dutch prosecutors said they are charging four pro-Russian separatist commanders for their role in the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, pledging that the trial would begin in March 2020. Three of the men charged were Russian citizens, and Dutch police said they believed one of the commanders may have been an active member of Russia's military intelligence service at the time of the shooting down in July 2014. A D..