Trump “doesn’t have a grasp” on what it means to be American, Springsteen says

Legendary singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen says Americans are living in “a frightening time” because of the country’s leadership. In an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, Springsteen responded to President Trump’s comments at a Minneapolis rally earlier this month on how he “didn’t need little Bruce Springsteen” and other celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay […]

Roukoz calls for a government of specialists

MP Shamel Roukoz , a retired army general called for a total governmental change stressing that  a new government of specialists must be formed as soon as possible to address the current situation in Lebanon, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday. Since October 17, a people’s uprising has been targeting the Lebanese government and the political […]

Iraqi security forces killed 149 protesters , injured over 3000 , Government admits

Iraqi security forces killed 149 people and wounded over 3,000 in protests that began Oct. 1, a government-appointed inquiry announced Tuesday. The Iraqi military previously had admitted that its forces had used “excessive force” in attempting to quell protests against government corruption, high unemployment and the lack of basic services such as clean water and […]

Syria Kurds say they will withdraw from border

A senior Syrian Kurdish official says his forces will pull back from a border area in accordance with a U.S.-brokered deal after Turkey allows the evacuation of its remaining fighters and civilians from a besieged town there. Redur Khalil, a senior Syrian Democratic Forces official, said Saturday the plan for evacuation from the town of […]

Syria: Damning evidence of war crimes and other violations by Turkish forces and their allies

Turkish military forces and a coalition of Turkey-backed Syrian armed groups have displayed a shameful disregard for civilian life, carrying out serious violations and war crimes, including summary killings and unlawful attacks that have killed and injured civilians, during the offensive into northeast Syria, said Amnesty International today. The organization gathered witness testimony between 12 […]

Revelations in impeachment inquiry rattle State Department

The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a political rival threaten to tarnish its reputation as a nonpartisan arm of U.S. foreign policy, former senior officials said Friday. A department where morale was already low under […]

Warren passes Biden in new nationwide poll

A new national survey shows Elizabeth Warren now sitting atop the 2020 Democratic field, further cementing her ascendancy in the party’s presidential primary after a pair of polls reported her leading in the first two primary states. Twenty-seven percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents polled by Quinnipiac University said they favor Warren, according to a […]

Lebanon needs ‘drastic’ measures to counter crisis, says Berri

Speaker Nabih Berri said the situation in Lebanon is “critical” requiring “drastic” solutions, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday. “No doubt the situation is critical in Lebanon and requires quick solutions,” he told the daily in an interview. Berri pinned hope on the regional developments which he said could “positively” affect the situation in the country, […]