Terror attack at San Francisco’s Pier 39 thwarted

A former US Marine talked with an undercover FBI employee about carrying out a terror attack over the holidays at Pier 39, a busy shopping and tourist area in San Francisco, according to an affidavit filed in US District Court in California on Friday. Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, California, was arrested and charged […]

Abbas:Palestinians will no longer work with US on Mideast peace, since it is not an honest broker

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he’ll no longer accept any U.S. plans for Mideast peace because of the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Abbas says the United States is “no longer an honest mediator in the peace process” and that the Palestinians “will no longer accept any plan from the United States […]

Barcelona and Spain after election: Back to square one, stuck with each other and hating it

Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country’s biggest political crisis in decades. Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union, which must now brace for more […]

UN denounces ‘excessive’ force used by Israeli troops in killing disabled Palestinian protester

The UN’s human rights chief has criticised the killing of a disabled Palestinian protester at the border fence between Gaza and Israel, saying evidence gathered by his staff points to the use of “excessive” force. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he was “truly shocked” at the killing of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya by Israeli security forces, and […]