White house is discriminating against news media. CNN, other top news outlets blocked

White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon. Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle […]

Thousands of protesters across US say ‘Not My President’

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The events on the federal holiday didn’t draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged the streets following the Republican president’s inauguration a month earlier, but the message was similar. […]

Pope Francis: Muslim terrorism doesn’t exist, fundamentalist, violent people are in all religions

POPE Francis has firmly denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, in a speech to a world meeting of populist movements yesterday. In an impassioned defence of all faiths, the leader of the Catholic Church argued religion promotes peace and the danger of radicalisation exists in all religious beliefs. He said: “Christian terrorism does not exist, […]

US Officials cautioned Trump over designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group

Senior defense and intelligence officials have cautioned the White House that a proposal to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization could endanger U.S. troops in Iraq and the overall fight against the Islamic State, and would be an unprecedented use of a law that was not designed to sanction government institutions. […]

Hezbollah: Having an idiot at the White House is a relief for the oppressed around the world

Hezbollah’s Secretary General   Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech Sunday that having an “idiot” in the White House makes the group optimistic, a reference to President  Donald Trump. “We are very optimistic that when an idiot settles in the White House and boasts about his idiocy, this is the beginning of relief for the oppressed around the world,” Nasrallah […]

Judge orders closure of Costa Brava landfill within 4 months

Judge Hassan Hamdan ordered the permanent closure of the controversial Costa Brava landfill within a maximum period of   four months National News Agency reported on Tuesday. The  Baabda of  urgent matter judge gave the four months time period in order  to pave the way for concerned municipalities to find an alternative for the dump that receives the trash […]

Lebanon: President Aoun prefers ‘vacuum’ over parliament extension

President Michel Aoun announced on Wednesday that he prefers “vacuum” over another extension of the parliament’s term. “If I have to choose between the extension of parliament’s term or vacuum, my stance is clear in this regard — I will choose vacuum,” TV networks quoted Aoun as saying. “Where is our potency and credibility should […]