US-Russia relations ‘maybe worse’ now than Cold War, says Putin’s spokesman

The relationship between the U.S. and Russia may be more antagonistic now than it was during the decades-long Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top spokesman said Friday. Asked by ABC’s “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos if the U.S. and Russia were in a “new Cold War,” Dmitry Peskov said the current situation may […]

Trump’s ‘brain’ Steve Bannon emerges from the shadows

Steve Bannon used to be a political outsider, relegated to the sidelines of the conservative movement. Now, he is the movement. When he was head of the renegade right-wing website Breitbart, Bannon hosted a party for those not invited to speak at the high-profile annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. On Thursday he […]

AMAL supporters attack Lebanese television channel Al-Jadeed over a TV show

SUPPORTERS OF Lebanon’s Shi’ite Amal Movement  attacked the headquarters of a Lebanese television channel in Beirut on Tuesday night, protesting against a broadcast they said was insulting to Lebanese Shi’ite cleric Imam Musa al-Sadr. Around 300 people, some carrying flags of the  Amal Movement, tried to storm the headquarters of Lebanese channel al-Jadeed, throwing fireworks, stones […]

Trump attacks judges weighing travel ban

President Trump on Wednesday went after a panel of federal judges weighing whether a court order blocking his travel ban should be lifted. Speaking to a gathering of law enforcement officials, Trump argued the judges should immediately reinstate the executive order in the name of national security. “I don’t want to call a court biased, […]

Iraqi PM: Islamic State group ‘crushed militarily’

The Islamic State (IS) group has been” crushed militarily” in Iraq, the country’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview, adding that an assault to retake the western part of the city of Mosul from the terrorist group would begin soon. Speaking in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Abadi also revealed that […]

Trump nominates Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump selected Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch prevailed over the […]