WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested in London on a U.S. extradition request

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy, nearly seven years after he first sought refuge there. WikiLeaks accuses Ecuador of “illegally” terminating Assange’s “political asylum in violation of international law.” Assange sought asylum in the embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he had faced allegations of sexual […]

Lebanon today: Tuesday April 9th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanon Cabinet  finally approves electricity sector reform  Lebanon’s Cabinet approved Monday a much-anticipated plan to restructure the country’s dysfunctional electricity sector which hasn’t been developed since the time of the country’s civil war, decades ago.Energy Minister Nada Boustani said that if there were no obstacles, residents could […]

Trump struggles with a growing problem on the border

Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the tide. Trump, who campaigned on a promise to secure the border, […]

Guaido to return to Venezuela Monday to lead fresh protests

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Sunday he would return home to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, running the risk authorities arrest him given that he flouted a travel ban to leave the country last week. Guaido left Ecuador earlier on Sunday after spending the past few days touring Latin […]

Over two-thirds of Israelis think Netanyahu should resign if indicted, poll

Over two-thirds of Israelis believe that Benjamin Netanyahu should resign if he is indicted for corruption, a survey indicated Friday, a day after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced his intention to file criminal proceedings against the prime minister, Israeli media reported on Friday The findings were part of the first polls published since the announcement, which also […]

U.N. chief appeals for violence to be avoided in Venezuela

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “strongly appeals” for violence to be avoided in Venezuela, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday after the first bloodshed linked to efforts to bring aid into the country against the orders of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. “Any loss of life is regrettable,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. “Looking ahead […]

Venezuelan military kills woman near Brazil border over international aid, mayor says

Venezuelan soldiers shot and killed a woman Friday in a standoff with a local indigenous community over international aid entering the country from Brazil, according to a local mayor. Emilio Gonzalez, mayor of the Venezuelan town of Gran Sabana, near the Venezuela-Brazil border, said the military opened fire on an indigenous group trying to facilitate […]