Israel / Middle East

Biden’s CIA Nominee Received Super Bowl Trip from Saudi Ambassador

President Biden’s Central Intelligence Agency nominee, William Burns, was gifted a Super Bowl group trip by Saudi Arabia’s ambassador when he served as president of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, according to responses he provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee ahead of his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

In this April 2014 file photo, US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns gives a press conference in Tripoli during his visit to Libya. democratic, prosperous and secure country. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images)

U.N. Asks UAE for Proof Missing Princess Latifa Is Still Alive

The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) said on Friday it has asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to furnish proof that Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, the 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, is alive and well. 

Dubai Princess Sheikha Latifa and Friend Go Missing in India After Posting Chilling Video

NATO to Send 3,500 More Troops to Iraq

Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), announced on Thursday that another 3,500 troops will be sent to Iraq, joining 500 NATO forces already in the country. The United States currently has about 2,500 troops in Iraq.

A US army soldier, part of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group, stands on duty at the K1 airbase northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on March 29, 2020, before a planned US forces pull-out. (Photo by AHMAD …