Concerns have been raised over the World Health Organization’s (WHO) future after US President Donald Trump announced a funding cut for the body amid the coronavirus pandemic. WHO is the leading United Nations body dealing with health issues, including the fight against the deadly coronavirus which has now infected more[…]
Lebanon‘s military court has dropped charges against a former member of an Israel-backed militia accused of overseeing the torture of thousands of people at a notorious south Lebanon prison decades ago. The charges against Lebanese American Amer Fakhoury, who was a former member of the now-disbanded South Lebanon Army (SLA) –[…]
US President Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that the US had killed the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – days after the group claimed responsibility for a mass shooting at a US naval base. The US “conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al[…]
Immigrant advocates and rights groups on Friday slammed the expansion of US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, saying it weaponises “immigration law to advance [the administration’s] xenophobic agenda”. The expanded version of the travel ban targets prospective immigrants from six additional countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. More:[…]
The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.” The Republican-majority Senate will now take up the president’s trial. The outcome of Wednesday’s vote came as little surprise, with the Democrat-controlled House voting along party lines in what their[…]
Iran will continue to reject talks with Washington because such negotiations would have no benefit for the Islamic Republic, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has argued. “One way to block America’s political infiltration is to ban any talks with America. It means Iran will not yield to America’s pressure. Those[…]
US President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to use military force against Turkey if “needed,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared, qualifying the statement by insisting Washington prefers to use its “diplomatic powers.” “We prefer peace to war,” Pompeo told CNBC in a taped interview that aired Monday afternoon. “But[…]
Charges against the Turkish Halkbank announced by federal prosecutors has critics of US President Donald Trump hopeful of his impeachment, due to reports he tried to intervene on behalf of one of its convicted executives. Halkbank – officially Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS – was charged on Tuesday with six counts[…]
US President Donald Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into whether ex-Vice President Joe Biden blocked an investigation into his son’s company, according to a summary of the call between the two leaders. The memo was released Wednesday morning. “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that[…]
At least 50 Afghan civilians have been killed in separate incidents, as the West-backed Kabul government and Taliban fighters have stepped up attacks since a peace deal between the armed group and the US collapsed earlier this month. A US-backed air raid conducted by the Afghan security forces accidentally hit a farmland[…]
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