US Congress Narrowly Escapes Government Shutdown… For Now
The last government shutdown that was ignited for political reasons cost the U.S. a whopping US$24 billion during its 16 day span.
Israeli Army Shoots, Kills 2 Palestinian Protesters
Following the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Hamas ordered a “day of rage” on Friday.
‘Israel won’t be bullied into agreement by the United Nations’ – US envoy Haley
Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting, the American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said that "Israel will never be bullied into an agreement by the United Nations” or countries with a disregard for Israel’s security.
Thousands-strong protests sweep Asian capitals after Trump’s Jerusalem decision
Following Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Asian nations flocked to the streets, shouting anti-American slogans and carrying effigies of Trump.
Despite furor over Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with U.S. peace efforts
Saudi Arabia pulled no punches when it condemned President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But Palestinian officials say Riyadh has also been working for weeks behind the scenes to press them to support a nascent U.S. peace plan.
'We won't welcome Mike Pence' - Snr Palestinian official
The US vice president is unwelcome in Palestine, a senior official of the Palestinian Fatah Party has declared in response to Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Pence had been scheduled to visit the region later this month.
400 Nigerians have been freed from the horrors of Libya's slave trade
More than 400 Nigerians have been flown out of Libya following reports thousands of African migrants are being sold into slavery in the lawless country.
Cop who shot crawling hotel guest cleared
A police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed man in the US state of Arizona has been found not guilty.
Dina Powell to Leave White House National Security Post
Dina Powell plans to leave her White House job as deputy national security adviser early next year, though she will continue to advise President Donald Trump on Middle East policy.
Thousands of mentally ill people are being unlawfully detained by police in the UK
Up to 2,000 people a year needing mental health care have been unlawfully detained because there is no hospital bed for them. Some people have been held in police cells for several days, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) says.
Banc of California Whistle-Blower Alleges Fraud, Strippers
Banc of California Inc., the lender under investigation by U.S. regulators after a short seller linked it to an imprisoned con man, inflated profits and ignored a top executive using company funds to pay for strippers, according to a whistle-blower lawsuit.
NYC mother seeks millions from city after child's lead poisoning
A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin.
Ecuador Earthquake Linked to Zika and Stress: New Study
Zika virus cases skyrocketed from 103 just before the quake to 1,275 confirmed cases in Ecuador 10 weeks after the disaster, with 86 percent of all new cases occurring near the Manabi epicenter.