The U.S. is closing in on a deal with the Taliban that is designed to wind down America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, but the best indication of how risky the pact maybe is this: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign it, according to senior U.S., Afghan and European officials.
A US proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace will not follow the contours of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said in comments published Monday, offering a rare glimpse of the political side of the administration’s yet-to-be-released peace plan.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that the day was 'fast approaching' when a US-backed 'plot' would aim to keep Palestinian refugees in Lebanon permanently. He said there was a need to work towards joint 'Palestinian-Lebanese' resistance, according to Al-Mayadeen and other sites that followed the speech. He was speaking on the occasion of Liberation Day in Lebanon which commemorates the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon in 2000.