At least some Saudi agents involved in the grisly murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi trained in the US as part of Washington’s broader plan to ‘modernize’ Saudi intelligence, a new report by the Washington Post says. Members of the so-called Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, which was allegedly sent to the[…]
No further action announced as leaders stress ‘support for Syria’s right’ over Golan, push for Palestinian statehood. Tunis, Tunisia – The Arab League has rejected the United States‘s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and renewed a call for the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying peace and security in the region depended[…]
The “reports” about the deadly bombing of a Save the Children hospital in Yemen are “awful,” a State Department spokesperson said, urging the Saudi-led coalition to investigate the incident in a “transparent” fashion. The attack on the hospital occurred earlier this week, leaving at least seven people, including children, dead[…]
A Pentagon official has said that the US will retain the right to carry out a nuclear strike in response to a conventional attack. A ‘no-first-use’ policy would erode US allies’ belief that they are protected, he said. Washington has no plans to reverse its policy of “no first use”[…]
The ongoing crisis in Venezuela has taken a new twist, as Nicolas Maduro’s government barred the US-backed parliament leader Juan Guaido from holding public office for 15 years over irregularities in financial records. The move was announced by state comptroller Elvis Amoroso on Thursday. The 15-year-ban – the longest possible[…]
Syria’s UN ambassador has suggested the US hand “a couple” of its own states over to Israel instead of flouting international law and selling others’ land for favors with the Israeli lobby, like it did with the Golan Heights. Syria’s UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari offered a stark rebuke to the[…]
US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has announced “tactical actions” by his supporters will begin next week after a nationwide protest, part of his “Operation Freedom” designed to topple President Nicolas Maduro. The ominously vague “tactical action” relies on the organization of so-called “Aid and Freedom Committees,” according to a tweet from[…]
The United States came under sharp criticism from 14 other UN Security Council nations for its decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law. The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a letter to the council called the[…]
When Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austro-Hungary, took a wrong turning in Sarajevo in 1914 the world found itself on the road to WW1. With Donald Trump’s self-serving recognition of Israel’s illegal annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights, a similar wrong turn has been taken, and[…]
Images of burned-out electricity generation equipment at Venezuela’s biggest hydroelectric power plant were posted by the country’s communications minister on Twitter, as Caracas blamed arsonists for a crippling power blackout. A large-scale blackout hit Caracas and nearly a dozen Venezuelan states on Monday afternoon, bringing public transport to a near-standstill.[…]
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