Protesters, troops clash ahead of Sunday vote

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro are calling for continued protests ahead of Sunday’s controversial election, a day after demonstrators clashed with national guard troops in the capital in defiance of a protest ban. Opposition leaders have vowed unrest before the election of a “constituent national assembly” that would rewrite the constitution at Maduro’s request […]

Kim Jong-Un: All USA in range

Kim Jong-Un boasted of North Korea’s ability to strike any target in the US after a second ICBM test that weapons experts said Saturday could even bring New York into range -– in a potent challenge to President Donald Trump. China condemned the test but US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Beijing and Moscow […]

Israel’s interests fully taken into account in Syria cease fire deal says Russian FM Lavrov

Russia and the United States have done their utmost to make sure that Israel’s security interests are fully taken into account while establishing a de-escalation zone in southern Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters following meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on Monday. According to […]

Tensions bubbling over between Trump and Senate Republicans

Tensions are bubbling over between President Trump and Senate Republicans. White House officials are blaming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for getting stuffed at the goal line on ObamaCare repeal-and-replace legislation, while GOP senators say Trump failed to provide any meaningful political momentum for the prized measure. “He was of no help,” grumbled one […]

Le Pen: France ‘not responsible’ for deporting Jews during Holocaust

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, who is making a run for the presidency in the April 23 election declared on Sunday “I don’t think that France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” she said   on French television. “I think that in general, more generally, if there were those responsible, it was those who […]

5 killed in terror attack in occupied East Jerusalem

At least five people were killed in an  attack in occupied East  Jerusalem on Friday, July 14. All three gunmen  taking part in the attack were neutralised after exchange of gunfire, said the local authorities. An Al Jazeera report claimed the deceased were “three Palestinians.” The  Al Jazeera report quoted  the Israeli police as saying   that the “three […]

U.S. prepared to use force on North Korea ‘if we must’, but prefers diplomacy : U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS  – The United States cautioned on Wednesday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea’s nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launching a ballistic missile that could hit Alaska. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki […]

Lebanon’s pro-Syrian camp wants to coordinate return of refugees with Assad regime

The cabinet convened at the Presidential Palace in Baabda on Wednesday  and was chaired by President Michel Aoun. Its  discussed   mainly the issue of the  Syrian refugees and their return to their homeland and the controversial electricity file. The meeting comes a day after Aoun’s  Change and Reform parliamentary bloc  called for the return of Syrian refugees to […]