U.S. State Department

Biden Admin Refuses to Restore Iran-Backed Houthis’ Terrorist Designation

The Biden Administration rebuffed calls from human rights activists and congressional leaders on Monday by refusing to restore the murderous Iran-backed Houthi insurgents of Yemen to the list of foreign terrorist organizations. President Joe Biden delisted the Houthis as one of his first acts in office. The insurgents have engaged in constant acts of terrorism and escalating violence ever since.

SANA'A, YEMEN - JULY 17: Yemenis who are supporting the Houthi group, participate in a celebration held to mark Eid Al-Ghadir, the event celebrated to commemorate the day which Prophet Mohammed designated Imam Ali, the prophet's son-in-law, as his successor, on July 17, 2022. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Disappears

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was transferred without warning on Tuesday from the prison colony where he has been held since his arrest in January 2021. Prison officials refused to say why he was moved, or where he has been taken.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears from prison on a video link provided by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, at a courtroom in Vladimir, Russia, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. A court in Vladimir region on Tuesday rejected an appeal of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny against the correctional colony's decision …