Several dead, injured after pedestrian bridge collapses in Miami

A newly erected pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday, killing 4 people, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said. Emergency personnel with sniffer dogs searched for signs of life amid the wreckage of concrete slabs and twisted metal after the 950-ton bridge crushed vehicles on one of […]

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 marks yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran, which […]

Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid escalation in Syria: Ifax

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the situation in Syria in a telephone call on Saturday after heavy Israeli air strikes in the country, Interfax news agency cited the Kremlin as saying. “They discussed the situation around the actions of the Israeli air force, which carried our missile strikes on […]

From a luxury ‘prison,’ an exclusive interview with Saudi Prince Alwaleed

BY Katie Paul The global renown of billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal made his involuntary detention in early November at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel one of the biggest single shocks of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption crackdown. The campaign, led by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, swept up nearly 400 members of the kingdom’s political and business elite. […]

Experts question Trump decision to hold off on Russian sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose sanctions on Russia for now, under a law overwhelmingly passed by Congress, represents a missed opportunity to deter the Kremlin’s aggressive behavior, former U.S. officials and Russia specialists said on Tuesday. The Trump administration late on Monday said it would not immediately impose sanctions under the law, […]