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Qaouq: Parliamentary Elections a Historic Chance to Fortify National Choices

Lebanon’s upcoming parliamentary elections will be “an exceptional historic opportunity to fortify the options and walk in the direction of building a state of institutions and effective partnership,” said senior…

LF Rejects ‘Forcing Lebanese to Choose’ between Darkness and Power Ships

A controversial plan to lease power generating vessels will likely worsen the dispute between political parties after it has been put down for voting in the Cabinet, al-Joumhouria daily reported…

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government,…

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby Several US companies have cut ties with the National…

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’

Media captionEC President Donald Tusk rejected any idea of the UK being able to join a “single market a la carte” The UK’s approach to the next stage of Brexit…

Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Image copyright PA The general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol, has stood down “to pursue new challenges” after serving for a “tumultuous seven years”. In a statement, issued…

‘We’re on our way,’ says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner

‘We’re on our way,’ says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner

Image copyright bbc A 96-year-old war veteran is celebrating after his campaign to get the vote for all British expatriates moved a step closer to success. Harry Shindler, who lives…

Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed

Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed

Image copyright PA Ecuador says the country’s latest efforts to negotiate the departure of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy have failed. Foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said…

Children abandoned as Kyrgyz parents seek work abroad

Children abandoned as Kyrgyz parents seek work abroad

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Klara Karybaeva is 56 years old and has three daughters, all in their early thirties. They are all single mothers who receive no additional support from their…

Twin car bombings kill nearly 30 in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Twin car bombings kill nearly 30 in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Twin car bombings and subsequent gunfire has left at least 27 people dead and 20 others wounded in Somalia‘s capital, Mogadishu, medical workers said.  A loud explosion reportedly took place…

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