Intel: Pompeo, French counterpart discuss Libya war

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the situation in Libya today with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, a State Department spokeswoman said in a statement.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Jun 2, 2020
al-monitor US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian shake hands at the State Department in Washington, Nov. 14, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Yara Nardi.

Intel: House Middle East panel chairman questions Trump’s commitment to two-state solution

The chairman of the House’s Middle East panel questioned the Donald Trump administration’s stated commitment to a two-state solution during a Zoom interview with the Israel Policy Forum today.

Bryant Harris | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jun 2, 2020

US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya

Backed by military contractors, Russia deployed military fighter jets to Al Jufra Airfield in Libya, prompting the US Army to consider sending military training personnel to neighboring Tunisia.

Jared Szuba | Libya conflict | Jun 1, 2020

US woman convicted of providing material support to Islamic State

Alison Marie Sheppard, 35, of Florida purchased 10 mobile phones and arranged to ship them to undercover officers posing as IS supporters.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | Jun 1, 2020

Intel: COVID-19 forces AIPAC to cancel 2021 conference

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is cancelling its 2021 conference in Washington amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Jewish Insider reported on Sunday.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jun 1, 2020