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Under Pressure, Trump Turns Attention Back To Clinton


Two chants emerged as hallmarks of Donald Trump’s campaign rallies as he made his improbable run for the White House. One was “Build the wall!” and the other was “Lock her up!” The plan for a wall on the border with Mexico has been slow getting off the ground, but Trump as president has revived the rallying cry for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton. The ... Read More »

Netanyahu Wants To Expel Al-Jazeera For ‘Inciting Violence’


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Wednesday he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. “The Al-Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount,” Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post, referring to the Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. “I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several ... Read More »

White House Aide Backpedals After Appearing To Call For Colleague’s Prosecution


Feuding within Donald Trump’s inner circle appeared to burst out on Twitter late Wednesday, when one White House aide tagged another in a tweet calling on the FBI to investigate the leak of his financial information. After details of his financial holdings were made public, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared to point the finger of blame at White House chief of staff Reince ... Read More »

May Sets Out Brexit Proposals For EU Nationals


British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a backlash Monday after setting out proposals for the rights of EU nationals after Brexit that include new residency permit requirements and family reunion rules. May promised to end the “anxiety” of 3.2 million European nationals but is on a collision course with Brussels after vowing that the European Court of Justice would not be allowed to protect their ... Read More »

U.S Supreme Court Revives Trump’s Travel Ban


The U.S Supreme Court on ruled on Monday to allow President Donald Trump temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews the matter later this year. The court also allowed ban on all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the U.S while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. Reuters reported that it ... Read More »

London Fire: Prime Minister Orders Full Public Inquiry

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Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, killing at least 17 people. That figure is expected to rise, as fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. The PM said people “deserve answers” as to why the fire spread so rapidly. ... Read More »

Trump Being Probed For Possible Obstruction Of Justice


The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election is also looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, media reports say, citing unnamed officials. In what appears to be a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other in decades, the Washington Post said senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by ... Read More »

US Moves To Reassure Qatar With Arms Sale, Joint Exercise

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The United States agreed a major warplane sale to Qatar and began manoeuvres with the emirate’s navy Thursday, underscoring its commitment to their military alliance despite Doha’s rift with other Gulf allies. Washington has sent conflicting signals to its longtime ally about its position on the diplomatic crisis which has seen Saudi Arabia and its allies impose sweeping sanctions on the emirate. Last week, US ... Read More »

London Fire: Twelve Dead In Grenfell Tower Blaze


Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, after they were called at 00:54 BST. Eyewitnesses said people were trapped in tower block, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. Policing and fire minister Nick Hurd ... Read More »

Gulf Nations Welcome Trump’s Remarks Over Qatar Dispute


Gulf countries, locked in an escalating diplomatic row with Qatar, on Saturday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s call for Doha to renounce alleged funding for terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, which severed all links with Qatar this week, expressed backing for Trump’s call in separate official statements “The kingdom welcomes statements of U.S. President Donald Trump, who stressed the necessity ... Read More »

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