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Who is Melania Trump, America’s First Lady?

BYANN GRIPPERCHRISTOPHER BUCKTIN for The Mirror — Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States and his wife Melania , the Yugoslav-born model, has become now the first First Lady to be born abroad. She appeared to follow current First Lady Michelle Obama a little too literally at the Republican …

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Ashura rituals stir controversy among Shiites

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem* — Each year, as they commemorate Ashura, the Shiites debate whether certain rituals are permissible. Some of those rituals are violent, such as Tatbir and hitting oneself with chains practices that harm one’s body and distort the revolution and objectives of Imam …

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Al-Ahbash: Their Ideology and Evolution

THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE — By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – Al-Ahbash or the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects (jam’iyyat al-mashari’ al-khayriyya al-islamiyya) is a Sufi religious movement which was founded in Lebanon in the mid-1980s. Al-Ahbash is a name attributed to the founder of the group, Sheikh Abdullah al-Harari, known …

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Is Saudi Arabia on a hazardous adventure?

The Levant News — by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz, Washington — At great risk, Saudi Arabia confronts Iran in rhetoric and on the battlefield in Syria and Yemen. The National Council on US-Arab Relations, NCUSAR, is an established Washington intercultural agency focused on Arab Gulf interests. This year’s Iran meeting (October 14-15) was the 24th …

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Heimbach.. A German Fantastic Town

The Levant News — Heimbach is a town in the district of Düren of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Rur, in the Eifel hills, approx. 20 km south of Düren. Heimbach has the smallest population of any town in North Rhine-Westphalia. Heimbach and …

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A Tale Of Three Cities By Alexander McCabe

The Levant News Exclusive — A Tale Of Three Cities  is a novel written by Alexander McCabe and was released on November 2nd. Alexander McCabe posted on his website that, in his book Greater Expectation; he wanted to write “A love story that overcame the stereotypes of class and wealth and do this …

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Russian Navy Strikes on ISIS now

The Levant News exclusive -Damascus- A military source told now that missile strikes  of the Russian navy in the Caspian Sea on ISIS sites, had destroyed an explosive devices factory, headquarters of the ISIS’ leadership, fuel and arms warehouses and training centers in the provinces of Raqqa, Aleppo and Idlib. Editing by Diana Kasem

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Russian and Syrian Air Strikes against ISIS Now

The Levant News Exclusive -Damascus- Russian aviation continues its campaign today.  Syrian and Russian airstrikes target ISIS militants and their positions, said military sources now. They destructed militants mechanisms, their centers in Palmyra, Aleppo country side, and bombing an ammunition dump in Hama countryside, with no civilian casualties. Editing by Diana Kasem

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Today’s Russian Aviation Targets

The Levant News Exclusive -ٍDamascus- The Russian Air Forces launched air strikes on a number of cities and towns, on the second day of Russian operations in Syria, Thursday October 1. Fighter Jets targeted militant cities of Lataminah and Kafr Zita in Hama and the northern town of Manara. The …

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Mahmoud Abbas Plans to Visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar

By Jasmin Rasheed — The Levant News — Palestinian sources revealed that President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and a high-ranking delegation will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the coming days. The Palestinian delegation is to include figures such as Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, PA spokesman Nabil Abu …

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Here’s the full text of the Iran nuclear deal

THE LEVANT NEWS — The United States, Iran, and other world powers have finally concluded negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, reaching a final agreement on Tuesday that was over two years in the making. Here is the full text of the Iran nuclear deal: iran-deal-text (1)

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