Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Mohammad Safadi's exit

World / Politics Nov 18, 2019

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Mohammad Safadi's exit

Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the biggest economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. Lebanon's political troubles ...

Trump grants pardons in military cases

World Nov 16, 2019

Trump grants pardons in military cases

President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and for a former Army lieutenant who had been convicted of murder after he ordered his men to fire upon ...

Medic killed as Iraq protesters storm Baghdad bridge

World / Social Issues Nov 7, 2019

Medic killed as Iraq protesters storm Baghdad bridge

Anti-government protesters in Iraq stormed a fourth bridge Wednesday in central Baghdad, where security forces pushed them back with batons and tear gas, wounding dozens, and a medic was killed near another bridge while aiding demonstrators. The military called on the protesters to stop blocking ...

Soccer Nov 6, 2019

FIFA says Iraq not safe for World Cup qualifiers

FIFA says Iraq is not safe enough to host World Cup qualifying games against Iran and Bahrain. FIFA says it asked the Iraq soccer federation "to nominate a neutral venue" for the matches on Nov. 14 and 19. The games were to be played in Basra, ...

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

World Nov 3, 2019

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. Protesters have been congregating in ...