Category: International News

Alabama judge Roy Moore suspended over anti-gay marriage stance

Alabama judge Roy Moore suspended over anti-gay marriage stance

Alabama politics are at a low point even by the state’s own high – or low – standards: three top elected officials are embroiled in scandal or facing removal from office while a former governor serves time in federal prison on a corruption conviction. US supreme court won’t stop Alabama’s first same-sex marriages On Friday, [&hellip

Congo opposition leader summoned by prosecutor on mercenary charges

Congo opposition leader summoned by prosecutor on mercenary charges

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition presidential candidate Moise Katumbi has been summoned to appear before a prosecutor on Monday to respond to accusations that he hired foreign mercenaries, his lawyer said on Saturday. Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba ordered the national prosecutor general on Wednesday to investigate Katumbi’s alleged use of mercenaries, including several retired [&hellip

ISIS attack on Aleppo supply road repelled by Syrian Army

ISIS attack on Aleppo supply road repelled by Syrian Army

AhlulBayt News Agency – ISIS launched a surprise assault on the government-held village of Al-Hammam in eastern Aleppo; however, the insurgents have already been repelled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and are currently retreating eastwards. During the IS retreat, the Syrian Air Force and SAA artillery units targeted exposed ISIS fighters and killed an [&hellip

US deploys over 200 soldiers in S Yemen, stations assault ship

US deploys over 200 soldiers in S Yemen, stations assault ship

The United States military has deployed more than 200 US Marines in the port city of Mukalla in the central province of Hadramout, Yemeni media say. The forces were deployed in the important seaport and oil terminal on Saturday, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported. The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer with more than 1,200 [&hellip

Saudi King Fires Veteran Oil Minister in Government Shaekup

Saudi King Fires Veteran Oil Minister in Government Shaekup

The government is attempting to streamline its economy through liberal reforms. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday replaced his veteran oil minister and restructured some big ministries in a major reshuffle apparently intended to support a wide-ranging economic reform programme unveiled last week. The most eye-catching move was the creation of a new Energy, Industry [&hellip

5,677 Palestinians arrested by Zionist regime

5,677 Palestinians arrested by Zionist regime

Zionist forces have arrested up to 5,677 Palestinians since last October, which marks the beginning of latest uprising, a Palestinian committee says. According to the reports, The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said on Friday that the detentions were made across the Palestinian territories. Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, the head of the commission, also accused [&hellip

Trump threatens intel. leaks to gain advantage: Scholar

Trump threatens intel. leaks to gain advantage: Scholar

US presidents leak classified intelligence in order to gain political advantage and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will likely do the same if elected president, an American scholar says. “This is a common practice of presidents in recent US history,” Dr. Kevin Barrett said during a phone interview with Press TV on Friday. “It [&hellip

Ex-London mayor says creation of Israel a ‘great catastrophe’

Ex-London mayor says creation of Israel a ‘great catastrophe’

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has said the “creation” of Israel was a “great catastrophe,” leading to a situation with the “potential for nuclear war.” Livingstone became the most prominent Labour figure to be suspended last week after defending a colleague who had backed calls for Israel to be relocated to the United States. [&hellip

Syria stronger than any other time: Iran Leader’s adviser

Syria stronger than any other time: Iran Leader’s adviser

A senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Syria, which has been fighting foreign-backed terrorists for over five years, is currently “stronger than any other time.” According to Press TV, Ali Akbar Velayati told reporters upon arrival in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday “Our assessment is that Syria [&hellip

Saudi, Qatar, Turkey support terrorists to serve own interests: Syria

Saudi, Qatar, Turkey support terrorists to serve own interests: Syria

Syria has complained to the UN about the ongoing Saudi, Qatari and Turkish support for terrorists fighting in the war-ravaged Arab country, and condemned persistent violations of truce in the city of Aleppo by militants as an attempt to thwart peace talks. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in two identical letters to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the head of [&hellip