Middle East

Jon Queally, staff writer
In the wake of news that the U.S. military bombed forces allied with the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday, at least one member of Congress is voicing dissent by saying President Donald Trump has no legal authority to order such attacks. "The situation that led to today's strike is precisely why I warned against getting...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A cholera-infected girl lies on a bed at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen May 7, 2017. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)
As if things couldn't get worse for those living in the besieged nation of...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, said this could make for a "dangerous moment," as the U.S. president is eager to present himself as a "strong leader." (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The threat of further U.S. military action in Syria looms with the Pentagon...