The secret weapon that could redeem Sean Spicer

It hasn’t been easy being Sean Spicer for the past six months. Called on to defend the indefensible from day one — remember those outlandish, inaccurate claims about the inauguration crowd numbers? — he has watched his credibility be reduced to rubble. In return for his loyalty, he has been mocked on late night TV […]

3 Palestinians killed as mass protests rage in occupied jerusalem over al-Aqsa

At least three Palestinians have been killed, according to local media, and hundreds more injured amid mass protests over new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. In the first incident, an Israeli settler killed an 18-year-old Palestinian man in the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. […]

Hezbollah and Syrian army launch attack on Lebanon border

The Iranian backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and the Syrian Army launched a major operation on Friday that aimed to dislodge a pocket of Islamist fighters from their stronghold on the border between Lebanon and Syria. Fighters and soldiers advanced on two fronts, near the Lebanese town of Arsal and the Syrian town of Fleita, […]

Spicer quits as Trump’s press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, following the appointment of wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, according to a White House official. Spicer’s abrupt and angry departure — which caught even senior West Wing staffers by surprise — reflects the latest upheaval in a White House that has been consumed by chaos […]

Israel’s interests fully taken into account in Syria cease fire deal says Russian FM Lavrov

Russia and the United States have done their utmost to make sure that Israel’s security interests are fully taken into account while establishing a de-escalation zone in southern Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters following meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on Monday. According to […]

Cutting US support to the Lebanese Army is “strategically stupid,”says Ex-US defense official

From the imposing ramparts of a newly constructed military base, fortified by rock-filled blast barriers and an armor-plated watchtower, Lebanese soldiers keep a careful eye on the adjacent border area with Syria, which until not long ago was home to Syrian rebel groups and extremist militants. International attention on the effort to defeat the so-called […]

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump […]