Suicide attacks in southern Syria kill dozens

Scores of people have died in a wave of suicide bombings and gun attacks in southern Syria, reports say. Health officials said at least 50 were killed in and around the government-held city of Suweida on Wednesday, while a monitoring group put the toll at more than 100. The Islamic State (IS) group has said […]

Late-night hosts talk treason after Trump’s summit with Putin

Monday night’s late-show hosts went long when it came to discussing President Trump’s recent trip to Europe that boasted one political gaffe after another, with some even bandying about the dreaded “T word.” No, not Trump. Treason. On “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert was so flummoxed by the president’s behavior when meeting with Russian President […]

Returning Syrians refugees: “We don’t feel safe going back home. It’s all death and terrorism”

Hundreds of displaced Syrians on Thursday left Lebanon for their war-torn homeland to reunite with relatives they have not seen for months, or even years. FRANCE 24 visited the border town of Arsal to speak with those gearing up for the departure. Some 400 refugees on Thursday crammed into trucks, tractors and buses lined up […]

Analysts: Trump-Kim summit achieved ‘symbolic results. ‘Too early to call it a turning point’

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have agreed to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy. But a joint statement signed at the end of their historic summit in Singapore gave few details on exactly how either goal would […]

Trump-Kim summit: Meeting begins. Live updates

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had forged a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, as the two men sought ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. Kim said the meeting was “a good prelude to peace”, but […]

More Palestinians were killed, wounded by Israeli troops in fresh Gaza border protests

At least three Palestinians were killed and dozens were reported wounded as hundreds converged on the Gaza Strip’s border fence with Israel on Friday, trying to rip through it before drawing heavy Israeli fire. Palestinian health officials reported three people killed and 611 wounded, including 138 hit by live fire in incidents along the border […]

Prominent Lawyer burns himself to death in New York City in ” protest suicide”

A prominent lawyer known for his impassioned advocacy for LGBT rights and environmental issues doused himself with an accelerant and burned himself to death in a New York City park on Saturday to protest ecological destruction caused by fossil fuels. The charred body of David Buckel was discovered by police officers, who were initially dispatched […]