Syria shells rebel-held areas ahead of possible offensive

BEIRUT –  Syrian government forces shelled rebel-held areas in the south on Thursday, further undermining an international “de-escalation” agreement backed by the United States ahead of a threatened offensive, prompting a warning from the U.S. of “serious repercussions” for the… Continue Reading

Wife of Israel prime minister charged with fraud over misuse of public funds

Sara Netanyahu, [left] the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been charged with fraud and breach of trust.  (AP) Click Here! Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been charged with a serious of… Continue Reading

Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

AL-BAB, Syria –  A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Cobanbey to its Syrian sister, al-Bab, across the border. In al-Bab, Turkish and Syrian flags line the streets, and signs on government buildings are in Arabic and Turkish.… Continue Reading

Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup

Click Here! GROZNY, Russia –  Fans and Chechnya’s leadership have presented Egypt striker Mohamed Salah with a giant cake to mark his 26th birthday, the Egyptian soccer association’s spokesman said Saturday. A video clip showed a cake coated in the… Continue Reading