Shots fired near Capitol, suspect in custody

U.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House office building. The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on foot, according to Metro DC Police. The suspect has been […]

What to expect from the Arab summit

Arab leaders meeting at the Dead Sea on Wednesday are not expected to adopt momentous resolutions that could spell a departure from previous positions on key issues that include Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the war on terrorism. But the overall message coming from the 28th Arab summit will be one of unity and accord, […]

Lebanon president Michel Aoun takes tumble at Arab summit in Jordan but is ok

Lebanese President Michel Aoun tripped and fell face down as Arab heads of state gathered at the start of their summit at the Dead Sea in Jordan on Wednesday, television footage showed. Aoun, 82, appeared to trip on a low, red-carpeted podium where flags of Arab states had been arranged. Two men in suits rushed […]

German publisher finding U.S. politics to be good business after signing record book deal with Obamas

Penguin Random House pulled off what may be the publishing industry’s biggest deal of 2017 when it won an auction in February for the rights to books by former U.S. President Barack Obama and ex-First Lady Michelle Obama. Bertelsmann SE, the German publisher that controls Penguin Random House sealed the deal as it pushes aggressively […]

Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button. The Edinburgh-based legislature voted 69-59 to ask the U.K. government to sanction an independence vote that would be held within the next […]

Will Hezbollah Remain in Syria Forever?

By Mona Alami Hezbollah plays a highly versatile role in Syria. The Lebanese organization initially provided expert support to Assad in its crackdown on protesters. In 2011, Lebanese media started publicizing the death of Hezbollah fighters in Syria. The role of Hezbollah evolved to encompass offensive strategy during battles and much needed training to militias […]

Lebanon’s first budget in 12 Years approved

The Lebanese cabinet on Monday approved the 2017 state budget, the country’s first budget in 12 years. The budget will be referred to the parliament for final ratification. “The Cabinet approved the draft state budget and the deficit was greatly decreased through the debate that took place today,” Information Minister Melhem Riachi told reporters after […]