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Trump fires communications chief Scaramucci in new White House upheaval

Trump fires communications chief Scaramucci in new White House upheaval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, on Monday over an obscene tirade, just over a week after naming him to the job, sources…

U.S. targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

U.S. targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in response to Sunday’s election…

Qatar rebuts Saudi ‘Hajj politicisation’ claim

Qatar’s foreign minister has rebutted accusations by his Saudi counterpart that Qatar is trying to politicise the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, appeared to…

Scaramucci ousted as White House communications chief

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job – and just hours after former General John Kelly took over as US President Donald…

Traditional truths in new language: Interview with Tibetan artist Tashi Norbu

One of the most visible contemporary Tibetan artists, and clearly a doer, Tashi Norbu has achieved what many could only hope for. As a validation of his artistic accomplishments and…

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

George Clooney’s foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to…

Evacuation of Nusra Militants, Families Postponed to Tuesday

The second round of an exchange between Lebanon’s Hizbullah and Syria’s former al-Qaida affiliate al-Nusra Front has been postponed to Tuesday due to “logistical problems,” TV networks said on Monday.…

Saniora Meets Kuwait Envoy to Deplore ‘Hizbullah Cell’, Mashnouq Ready to ‘Cooperate’

A Mustaqbal bloc delegation led by ex-PM Fouad Saniora on Monday visited Kuwaiti Ambassador to Lebanon Abdul-Al al-Qinai to condemn alleged Hizbullah involvement in a “terrorist cell” that has been…

White House communications director Scaramucci leaves in order to ‘clean slate’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that Anthony Scaramucci, named by President Donald Trump as communications director only 10 days ago, was leaving the post. The change…

Judge rules ex-Arizona sheriff Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who gained national prominence for his tough stance against illegal immigration, was found guilty on Monday of criminal contempt for violating the…

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