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Trump approves strikes on Iran, but then abruptly pulls back

Michael D. Shear, Eric Schmitt, Michael Crowley and Maggie Haberman President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions. As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions

Trump to deploy more US troops to Middle East

United States' President, Donald Trump has approved plans to deploy around 1,500 U.S. forces to the Middle East, along with Patriot missile batteries and other assets in a bid to counter Iran in the Persian Gulf region. Trump confirmed the move on Friday, May 24, telling reporters at the White House

A Trump visit to Africa is important—and carries some urgency

Landry Signé Ivanka Trump landed in Ethiopia recently to promote the Trump administration’s $50 million Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative, funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the initiative is to empower 50 million women through employment and economic stability by 2025. She has met with women working

US treasury’s David Melpass named world bank president

David Malpass, a senior United States Treasury official in President Donald Trump’s administration, was unanimously chosen Friday as the next president of the World Bank. The selection of Malpass by the bank’s board of directors followed an “open, transparent” nomination process in which citizens of all membership countries were potentially eligible,