The Mueller investigation: Trump’s legal woes are far from over

Here are five takeaways from the 22-month Trump-Russia investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller that concluded with a summary submitted to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr: ** Mueller’s investigation did not establish that President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election ** […]

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

A seven-minute media address by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday was dominated by his country’s preoccupation with Hezbollah and, in effect, its patron Iran. Pompeo read out his statement during his visit to Beirut as his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil watched with an unwavering gaze. The top US diplomat minced no words while declaring the intentions of […]

Trump claims all Islamic State land lost in Syria, but SDF says heavy fighting continues

Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, the U.S.-backed militia besieging them said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of territory. “Heavy fighting continues around mount Baghouz right now to finish off whatever remains of ISIS (Islamic State),” said Mustafa Bali, head […]

Why America needs to see the Mueller report, right now

For nearly two years, the nation has been bitterly divided by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s ongoing investigation into the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath. To President Trump, the Mueller investigation has been the “single greatest witch hunt in American political history” — a “disgrace” and “scandal” that is nothing short of “corrupt,” […]

MSNBC host Matthews outraged over Mueller report: ‘How could they let Trump off the hook?’

By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed outrage on Friday upon hearing reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had completed his Russia investigation and submitted it to the attorney general — with further indictments not expected. Matthews began his show by summarizing the breaking news, but stressed that Mueller handed his report […]

Israeli sovereignty over occupied Golan breaks international law, says France

France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition – as called for by US President Donald Trump – is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said on Friday. Trump provocatively tweeted on Thursday that Washington should recognise Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. However, international reaction was overwhelmingly critical. […]

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 […]