Syria to seize Al Kharafi family’s assets after Assad’s man was arrested in Kuwait

Syria’s Finance Ministry  ordered on Tuesday the seizure of Al Kharafi family’s assets in Syria, a source told Lebanese daily Annahar. The source did not provide any details on the decision which targets one of Kuwait’s wealthiest families. The decision comes a day after Kuwaiti authorities arrested Mazen Al-Tarazi, a prominent Syrian businessman with close ties to […]

Trump says US recognises Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that it’s time for the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. The administration has been considering recognizing Israel‘s sovereignty over the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. Last week, in its annual human rights report, the State Department dropped the phrase “Israeli-occupied” […]

Brazil’s ex-president Michel Temer arrested as part of anti-corruption investigation

Brazil’s ex-President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of nuclear plant Angra 3, prosecutors told Reuters, rattling the political class and threatening to delay a major pension reform. Temer was president from 2016 to 2018, taking office following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, for whom he served […]

Algeria’s Bouteflika issues new letter, defies pressure to step down immediately

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday again defied mass protests calling for his immediate resignation, insisting on a plan to elect a successor only after a national conference and new constitution is approved. Bouteflika, 82, last week bowed to demonstrators who say he is unfit to run Algeria by announcing he had reversed a decision […]

Lebanon today : Monday March 18 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Pompeo’s  visit: Lebanon’s leaders must  talk with the US and Russia to avoid  economic  and security collapse   FPM’s Bassil threatens to topple Hariri’s government over the files of corruption, electricity and the displaced A Lebanon Bar Association delegation Withdraws from 24th Arab Lawyers’ Union  Conference over  the presence of […]