Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) – A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed of all five abortion clinics in the state. Source: Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday. Source: Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank land appropriation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States sees Israel’s announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as “counterproductive” to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the decision, a State Department official said. Source: U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank land appropriation

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani

By The White House This morning, Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. The Vice President and President Barzani discussed the humanitarian assistance and military strikes that the U.S. has provided to support the Iraqi people trapped in the town of Amirli. Both leaders expressed their support for the ongoing […]

Thought on a Strategy

By Arnold Kling What should be our strategy? Think about what has worked and what has not worked for us in Iran, Afghanistan, and the Arab world. Consider the various types of regimes, and ask how well we have been able to work with them to achieve American interests: 1) Islamic totalitarian 2) Democracy 3) […]