Syrian tycoon Makhlouf says security forces are arresting his employees

AMMAN, May 3 (Reuters) – Sanctions-hit Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf on Sunday said that security forces are arresting employees at his diversified companies in what he said were “mounting pressures” on him days after Syrian authorities asked him to repay hefty taxes. “Today pressures began in an unacceptable ways and the security forces, in an inhumane way, are arresting our […]

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Trump Jr. Rips Brits For Freeing Terrorist; Critics Say His Dad Enabled 100s More To Escape

Twitter users piled on Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday after he blasted Britain for letting a convicted terrorist out of prison who went on to fatally stab two people on London Bridge on Friday. Critics noted that his father, President Donald Trump, enabled the escape of so-called Islamic State (or ISIS) fighters when he pulled American troops out of Syria in October, abandoning the […]

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Who Was Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi?

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a U.S. military operation in northern Syria, led a terrorist group that slaughtered thousands during a fearsome rise to power stopped only after an international military coalition was formed to bring it down. Baghdadi, who transformed himself from a little-known teacher of Koranic recitation into the self-proclaimed ruler of an […]

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Erdogan And Putin Strike A Syria Deal, Taking The Gift Trump Offered Them

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached an agreement on Turkey’s controversial military operation against the Kurds in Syria, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, announced on Tuesday. The deal helps Turkey to solidify its presence in a large region of Syria and commits the two countries to removing and disarming fighters there who are loyal to […]

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NATO Says Islamic State Detainees Must Not Flee: Syria Update

In this article European Union leaders will discuss sanctions against Turkey at a summit next week in protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offensive in northern Syria. The Turkish operation has provoked criticism from the U.S., the EU and some Arab states and Erdogan has threatened to “open the doors” to Europe for 3.6 million refugees currently sheltering in Turkey. […]

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Turkey to launch a planned military operation in northern Syria, US says

"Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria," said a statement from U.S. press secretary Stephanie Grisham late Sunday night. Earlier this year, Turkey said it will go ahead with its military offensive against Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria regardless of whether the U.S. withdraws its troops from the country. Ankara has already amassed thousands of Turkish troops […]

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Who’s Afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

“It just shows,” says Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, “that launching a smear campaign is the only response to the truth.” Gabbard, 38, burst into headlines after a July 31 Democratic Party presidential debate, when she went after California Senator Kamala Harris’s record as Attorney General of the State of California. The “smear campaign” refers to the bizarre avalanche of negative […]

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