Ex-French president Sarkozy set to stand trial for illegal campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy looks set to stand trial over allegations that his 2012 re-election campaign received illegal funding after France’s court of appeal on Thursday dismissed attempts to have the case thrown out. Mr Sarkozy, who has denied all wrongdoing, was placed under formal investigation in February over his suspected complicity in allowing […]

Russia, China veto UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in embattled Syrian city of Aleppo

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. Venezuela also voted against the text, while Angola abstained. The 11 other council members voted in favor. The vote marked the sixth time Russia has blocked a council resolution on Syria since […]

Mosul residents fear cold and hunger of winter siege

No food or fuel has reached Mosul in nearly a week and the onset of rain and cold weather threatens a tough winter for more than a million people still in Islamic State-held areas of the city, residents said on Saturday. Iraqi troops waging a six-week-old offensive against the militants controlling Mosul have advanced into […]

Other Lebanons have power outages too !

We in Lebanon think we are the only place that has power outages . But other Lebanons have power outages too including  those in the United States. The city of Lebanon in Warren County , Ohio made the news today because it had a power outage  but voting reportedly is continuing on election day. Brian Sleeth, Warren […]

Iraqi PM warns Turkey that it will be treated as an enemy if it intervenes in Mosul fight

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has warned Turkey against provoking a confrontation after Ankara sent tanks and artillery near the countries’ border not far from Mosul. Abadi said in a televised news conference that Baghdad does not want a confrontation or a “war with Turkey,” but said Iraqi forces “are ready for it” if it […]