Teacher who died in jail reported being denied crucial treatment in letter shortly before...

Halime Gülsu, a 34-year-old unemployed English teacher who died in jail in May because she was allegedly denied the necessary treatment for a chronic disease, wrote a letter to the Prime Ministry several days...

Syrian Kurds reject US-backed Turkish plan for ‘security zone’

Syria’s Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a “security zone” under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries’ border, AFP reported. Senior political leader Aldar Khalil said the Kurds would...

Saudi aide fired over Khashoggi murder ‘still wields influence’

A Saudi royal advisor fired over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to wield influence in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s inner circle, according to Western, Arab and Saudi sources with links to the royal court. Saud al-Qahtani was dismissed as a...

Report: Turkey-backed rebel group commander waits to attack Kurdish-held Syrian city

Turkey-backed rebel group commander Adnan Abu Faisal and his army are encamped near the frontline in northern Syria, waiting to launch an offensive on his home city of Manbij, Reuters reported. The decision will depend...

Kenya hotel attack that killed 21 ‘revenge for Trump’s Jerusalem embassy move,’ terrorists claim

As the death toll in the Nairobi hotel attack hit 21, including UK and US citizens, Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed it was revenge for US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The...

John Bogle, millionaire & Warren Buffet’s ‘hero’, who paved way for low-fee investing, dies...

Vanguard Group founder John Bogle has died at the age of 89, his family has confirmed. Bogle is known as a pioneer of low-cost index funds, whose visionary ideas have enabled ordinary Americans to...

The Real Significance of the FBI’s Probe Into Trump

IDEAS It’s a big deal. Quinta Jurecic Contributing writer at The Atlantic and managing editor of Lawfare The arresting New York Times headline last Friday—“F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia”—sparked a strangely bifurcated reaction....

Cambodian Deportees Return to a ‘Home’ They’ve Never Known

America is deporting Cambodian refugees convicted of crimes. Did the U.S. have a responsibility to help them when they first arrived as refugees? CHARLES DUNST PHNOM PENH—Thuch Sek’s skin is an ink-filled canvas, his Cambodian heritage...

Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in Pentagon’s Report

These installations exist somewhere between light and shadow, writes Nick Turse. While acknowledged as foreign military outposts, they are excluded from the official inventory. By Nick Turse TomDispatch Within hours of President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of...

Saving a Memorial -The Immense Challenge of Preserving Auschwitz

By Martin Doerry Conservators at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial are doing all they can to preserve artifacts left behind by those murdered at the camp in the Holocaust. Structures, too, need refurbishment. But the goal of...

The week of the faux pas

On Sunday, an emergency meeting was chaired by the president, attended by the prime minister, central bank governor, and other officials and ministers by Dan Azzi -Source: Annahar It started Thursday when a minister nonchalantly...

Mysterious naked holy men a huge draw at India’s Kumbh Mela

Reuters Organizers expect up to 150 million people to bathe at the confluence of three holy rivers The Kumbh Mela has its roots in a Hindu tradition that says the god Vishnu wrested a...

Kenya attack: Who are the Nairobi victims?

At least 21 people are known to have died when Somali al-Shabab militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. A 19-hour siege of the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday...

Kirsten Gillibrand and the “Late Show” Presidential Straw Poll

By Eric Lach-  The New Yorker On Tuesday, Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, announced her planned bid for the Presidency in a familiar spot, sitting next to Stephen Colbert. Tuesday was Jayme Brenneman’s...

ISIS accounts on Facebook share videos of Syria suicide bombing

By Christopher Carbone-Fox News The horrifying moment in which a deadly suicide bomb exploded on a street in Syria on Wednesday was captured in a video that ISIS-sympathetic accounts then shared on Facebook. Two different accounts...

Britain Races Toward a Cliff. Time to Slow Down.

If a deal is impossible, and no deal is unacceptable, what’s the solution? By The Editorial Board- The New York Times The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It...

As World Powers Fail to Work Together, Global Risks Grow More Dangerous

By Børge Brende -  Time Brende is the President of the World Economic Forum and the former Foreign, Trade and Environment Minister of Norway. There is an unfortunate reality to our current geopolitical landscape. The...

A Deadly Suicide Blast in Syria Shows the Battle Against ISIS Is Far From...

By W.J. Hennigan -  Time An explosion on a bustling downtown street killed four Americans during a routine foot patrol inside the Syrian city of Manbij, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. The blast claimed the...

Donald Trump’s Pattern of Deference to the Kremlin Is Clear

Now it’s on the president to explain his posture. DAVID A. GRAHAM When Donald Trump gives interviews, it’s usually to Fox News. When he gives interviews to Fox, it’s usually to the channel’s opinion side, not...

The Brexit Deal’s Historic Defeat

For years, British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” Her adversaries used those words against her in Parliament. YASMEEN SERHAN LONDON—The likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union...