Canada arrests chief financial officer of China’s Huawei

The chief financial officer of China’s global telecomms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, officials said Friday, triggering a strong protest by Beijing, which called for her immediate release. Meng Wanzhou’s detention comes after American authorities reportedly launched an investigation into suspected Iran sanctions by Huawei, which […]

Jahliyeh raid ‘coordinated’ with president Aoun, says Future official

Future  Movement official , former MP Mustafa Alloush revealed  Wednesday that a controversial Internal Security Forces operation in the Chouf town of Jahliyeh had been “coordinated” with President Michel Aoun. “The operation was coordinated with the President,” Alloush said in a video interview with the IMLebanon website. “All its details and its entire course were not withheld […]

Hariri warns against any escalation over Hezbollah tunnells

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri warned  Wednesday that Israel’s operation to destroy alleged Hezbollah tunnels on Lebanon’s border should not lead to “any escalation.” “The developments on the southern border must not be a reason for any escalation, and this is what Lebanon wants and is seeking with all the international and friendly sides concerned with this,” Hariri […]

British pound rises as chances for Brexit reversal rise

The British pounds strengthens against the U.S. dollar and the euro after a string of parliamentary defeats for UK Prime Minister Theresa May increases the chances that Brexit will eventually be called off. The odds are still below 50%, though. JPMorgan raised the probability of Britain ultimately staying in the EU to 40% from 20%. […]

Russia warns Cyprus against allowing U.S. military to deploy there

Russia on Wednesday warned authorities in Cyprus not to allow the U.S. military to deploy on their territory, saying such a move would draw a Russian reaction and result in “dangerous and destabilizing consequences” for the Mediterranean island. Maria Zakharova, a spokesman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Moscow had become aware of what […]

ISIS threatens NYC with sniper attacks and package bombs

BY BRIDGET JOHNSON An ISIS-supporting media group threatened New York City attacks for New Year’s with suggested tactics including snipers and package bombs. The latest threat circulated online follows other message from jihadists that have specifically cited Jan. 1 in calling for attacks. One poster distributed online in mid-November superimposed a masked jihadist wielding a […]