Hezbollah chief blasts Trump’s Jerusalem move, calls for a Palestinian uprising

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah blasted  US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds)  as Israel’s capital calling the move an  ” insult to all Muslims and a violation of international law. He branded  Trump’s decision on Jerusalem as the “second Balfour Declaration” . “What will be the fate of the Palestinian residents in Jerusalem? What will be the fate […]

Lebanese priest talks of Middle East threats to Christianity

  By: KARRIS GOLDEN WATERLOO ,IA— Left unchecked, Christian populations could be erased from the Holy Land, according to a Maronite Catholic priest from the region. The Rev. Emanuel Nakhle spoke recently at the Waterloo Rotary Club, describing current events through political, historical, social and religious lenses. Nakhle serves Holy Family Maronite Church, a Lebanese […]

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji dazzles Riyadh with majestic voice

BY NOOR NUGALI RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – For the first time in the Saudi capital, an all-female concert took place late Wednesday. The performance by Lebanese soprano Hiba Tawaji was sold out days before she took to a Riyadh stage. Many excited attendees of all ages attended a packed King Fahad Cultural Center. The environment was […]

‘Extreme’ winds drive fierce California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. — Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now. The color-coded system showing the expected strength of the winds driving the region’s fierce wildfires has reached uncharted territory, pushing past red, which means “high” into the color that means “extreme.” “The forecast for tomorrow […]

Clashes break out in West Bank over Trump Jerusalem speech

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers broke out Thursday in Ramallah and other places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, one day after President Trump announced that his administration would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinian Authority called for a general strike in Palestinian cities and, in Gaza, […]

Lebanese leaders slam Trump’s ‘dangerous’ decision on Jerusalem

President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It is a dangerous decision that undermines the United States’ credibility as a sponsor of the peace process in the region,” Aoun said in a tweet. “This decision sets back […]

Abbas slams Trump’s move, says Jerusalem is ‘Eternal Capital of Palestine’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States can no longer play the role of peace broker after Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, describing the holy city as “the eternal capital of the State of Palestine.” “These deplorable and unacceptable measures deliberately undermine all peace efforts,” Abbas said in […]

Is Kushner bringing conflict, not peace, to the Middle East?

Several top Trump administration officials, including the president’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, slammed Iran this weekend, demonstrating that the administration is maintaining its support for Saudi Arabia and its efforts to contain Iran’s influence in the Middle East. But experts argue their rhetoric might be hurting the administration’s diplomatic efforts. In a rare public […]