Trump lifts Turkey sanctions, claims Kurds ‘thankful’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the lifting of US sanctions against Turkey and defended his abrupt pullout from Syria, saying “let someone else fight” over the “blood-stained” country. In a White House speech that formalized ceding of US and Kurdish control in northern Syria to Turkey and Russia, Trump insisted that Kurdish guerrillas who […]

Protesters in Nabatieh came under attack by local municipal police . Over 20 injured

The city of Nabatiyeh witnessed confrontation between the demonstrators and a number of young people who attacked them with sticks . Over  20  were injuries in the   clashes al-Jadeed TV reported    that the  attackers were  actually Municipal policemen who also  prevented TV reporters and cameramen from continuing coverage. “Protesters in Nabatiyeh are urging the army to intervene after municipal police […]

FPM holds a rally in Hadath, Beirut in support of Bassil and president Aoun

A number of demonstrators from the Free Patriotic Movement gathered in  Hadath, a suburb of Beirut    in support of  President Michel Aoun and   Foreign minister Gebran Bassil . The demonstrators carried FPM  banners and chanted slogans  in support of the regime Aoun is the founder of FPM while his son-in-law Bassil is the current FPM chief. […]

An open letter urging the Lebanese diaspora and International community to support the uprising

Ya Libnan obtained a copy of the following   letter that was addressed to  The Lebanese Diaspora, and  The International Community, urging every member to play a role to strengthen the uprising in Lebanon . For almost a week, the people of Lebanon have been staging an extraordinary revolt against their politicians.Schools, universities and offices have been closed […]

Iraqi security forces killed 149 protesters , injured over 3000 , Government admits

Iraqi security forces killed 149 people and wounded over 3,000 in protests that began Oct. 1, a government-appointed inquiry announced Tuesday. The Iraqi military previously had admitted that its forces had used “excessive force” in attempting to quell protests against government corruption, high unemployment and the lack of basic services such as clean water and […]

Analysis: Iran is losing the Middle East, protests in Lebanon and Iraq show

By Hanin Ghaddar In less than a month, demonstrations against corruption and a lack of economic reform erupted in both Iraq and Lebanon. In both countries, the unprecedented protests, which rocked Shiite towns and cities, have revealed that Iran’s system for exerting influence in the region failed. For the Shiite communities in Iraq and Lebanon, […]

What Trump gets wrong about war against the Islamic State

  By ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made several incorrect or misleading statements about the five-year battle against the Islamic State group as he seeks to end what he calls “endless wars” and explain an abrupt abandonment of America’s Kurdish partners in the face of a Turkish offensive. He has gotten […]

Int’l support group ISG calls on Lebanese officials to meet people’s demands

The International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon on Tuesday called on Lebanese officials to satisfy the legitimate demands of Lebanese people, Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s office said in a statement. The ISG asked Lebanese officials to work with Lebanese people on finding solutions to their problems without making any announcements that would trigger aggressive practices […]

Lebanon protests: A country feeling reborn

For almost a week, the people of Lebanon have been staging an extraordinary revolt against their politicians. Schools, universities and offices have been closed as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have poured into Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut and other locations across the country to protest against those who have handsomely profited while steering Lebanon […]