U. S. and Russia military came ‘close’ to fighting each other in Syria, Assad says

posted in: Middle East, News

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the U.S. and Russia have nearly come to blows over their separate military campaigns in his country, where Moscow supports the government and Washington works outside of it. The U.S. has struck Syrian government targets in … Read More

‘Catholic Church Fosters Culture Of Abuse, Cover Up’: The Pope

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Pope Francis said that to overcome the culture of abuse requires a unified effort by both church and congregation. | Photo: Reuters “It’s shameful, I must say, that we didn’t know how to listen or respond in time,” Pope Francis … Read More

Senior IDF Official: Israel at closest point to war since 2014

posted in: Israel, News

“Iran has an interest in escalating the situation in Gaza in light of what is happening in Syria,” the senior IDF officer said. >  After 130 rockets fired from Gaza, Israelis wake to tentative calm >  Iran is the culprit … Read More

Russia understands Israel won’t tolerate Iran on border, Liberman says

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Prior to Liberman’s visit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on non-Syrian forces to withdraw the country’s southern border as soon as possible. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a tour of Mt. Hermon and Golan … Read More

Denmark becomes latest European country to ban full Islamic face veil in public spaces

Women in niqab at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen after the vote banning face veils was passed CREDIT: REUTERS The Danish parliament on Thursday passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to do so. … Read More

Israel launches retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza after Hamas rocket attacks

posted in: Israel, News

Israel has launched airstrikes against targets throughout the Gaza Strip after the armed wing of the ruling group in the Palestinian territory launched dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel. The confrontation, which continued into Wednesday morning, is … Read More

Italy: Political turmoil leads to further concerns of EU exit

posted in: European Union, News

Many see the potential fresh vote as an unofficial referendum on EU membership, after Italy fails to form a coalition government. Italy is still without a government after President Sergio Mattarella rejected the proposed finance minister by the coalition of the … Read More

Why the US-China ‘Trade War’ remains a war of words

posted in: News, United States

Finished steel coils sit in a storage warehouse. President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China. CHRIS RATCLIFFE/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES Recent days have presented a dizzying series of reversalsfollowed by reversals of reversals over whether, when, or … Read More

Hamas-Israel ceasefire holds after night of violence

Palestinian faction says it has agreed to a ceasefire with Israel to end largest flare-up of violence since 2014 war. A ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel appears to be holding following one of the worst days in violence in the Gaza Strip since the 2014 Gaza … Read More

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