South Korea reports three new MERS cases, Thailand says none

South Korea reported three new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Sunday, bringing the total to 169 in the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia, but Thailand said it had no new infections. South Korea’s Health Ministry late on Saturday reported the 25th fatality, a patient who had suffered a heart ailment and diabetes. The… [Read More]

Hospital at center of South Korea’s MERS suspends services; seven new cases

A South Korean hospital suspended most services on Sunday after being identified as the epicenter of the spread of a deadly respiratory disease that has killed 15 people since being diagnosed in the country nearly four weeks ago. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called an emergency meeting for Tuesday on South Korea’s “large and… [Read More]

South Korea’s Pres. Park postpones U.S. trip as MERS cases rise to 108

South Korean President Park Geun-hye postponed a U.S. visit on Wednesday to supervise the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as two more people died and 13 new cases were reported, lifting the total number of patients to 108. Park had been due to leave for the United States, her country’s… [Read More]

FIRESTORM: What Obama Said About US Troops In Danger Overseas Inflames Critics

During a Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, President Obama patted himself and his administration on the back for a supposed accomplishment that many critics immediately questioned. The White House Twitter feed was quick to share Obama’s comment that has fanned a firestorm of controversy. The president also remarked as he stood… [Read More]

Liberals Disgrace Memorial Day

Kurt Schlichter,   As ISIS continues its orgy of rape and beheadings in Ramadi, perhaps our president could show a rare flash of dignity by simply slipping out the back door of the White House and down the road to the links instead of putting on his annual farce of “honoring” the sacred dead at Arlington…. [Read More]

Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday. It was a rare expression of diplomatic harmony with the United States from Netanyahu, whose relations with President Barack Obama have… [Read More]

Michael Youssef: Don’t Blame Obama for America’s Moral Decay

 There is a segment of our society that is ready to blame President Obama for everything, including America’s moral disintegration. Although Obama’s election and reelection were manifestations of America’s decline, he is not the cause of it. And although Hilary Clinton’s election would be the final nail in the coffin of the America we once… [Read More]

Patrick J. Buchanan: Why Is Yemen Our War?

 For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh. The Saudis have hit airfields, armor and arms depots, and caused a humanitarian catastrophe. Nearly 1,000 dead,… [Read More]

Oil prices drop as Middle East tension eases

 Oil prices extended declines from the previous session on Wednesday as tensions in the Middle East eased after Saudi Arabia ended an air strike campaign in Yemen, but industry leaders said the market could rebound as attention turned to rising demand. Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it was ending a month-long military campaign against the… [Read More]

Does Tehran Mean What It Says? Oh, Yes

Jeff Jacoby,   Who trusts Iran? Most Americans don’t. According to two new polls, a majority of the public strongly doubts that the ruling theocrats in Tehran can be counted on to keep their end of any nuclear deal negotiated in the US-led “P5+1″ talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Asked in a Fox News poll how much… [Read More]

Air Travel Cronyism Hurts Travelers

Brian McNicoll,  Our big three airlines—United, American and Delta—say they are being undermined by three airlines from the Middle East—Qatar Airlines from Qatar and Eltihad and Emirates airlines from the United Arab Emirates. They say the Middle Eastern bullies of the airways are vacuuming up market share from them on some international routes because of… [Read More]

Mass movement: US Christians don orange in church to honor ISIS victims

 A new campaign sweeping through American churches has worshipers wearing orange – either in their Sunday best or on ribbons – to raise attention to the Christians executed at the hands of ISIS. The trend draws on the color orange to represent the jump suits worn by captives of the terrorist group, including some 20… [Read More]