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Trump erroneously says Lebanon is ‘on the front lines’ fighting Hezbollah, a partner in the Lebanese government

President Trump lumped the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah among militants and terrorists he praised the government of Lebanon for fighting, saying during Rose Garden remarks Tuesday that the tiny Mideast nation was “on the front lines” of a shared battle against extremism. The only problem? Hezbollah is a political partner …

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Jordan: Attack at Israeli embassy in Amman

An attack has taken place at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with casualties reported. A BBC reporter at the scene says the immediate vicinity has been locked down but authorities have not released details. Media reports citing security sources say one Jordanian was killed and one Israeli …

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Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned Friday after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director. After offering Mr. Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, Mr. Trump asked Mr. Spicer to stay on as press …

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Iraq Ministry of Oil and Baker Hughes, a GE Company Sign a Contract for Modular Natural Gas Liquids Plant Solution for Flare Gas Recovery

Following extensive discussions, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) signed a contract for fast-track solutions to help the recovery of flare gas in line with the country’s strategy for energy sector development. An advanced modular gas processing (NGL) plant has been recommended for Nassiriya …

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Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Passes Away

The Royal Court has announced that Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 86, passed away on Thursday. The funeral prayers will be performed following evening regular prayers at the Grand mosque in Makkah on Friday. The former deputy  defense minister passed away after a struggle with disease and a long journey in the …

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Trump Hotels discloses data breach at 14 properties

Trump International Hotels Management LLC said late on Tuesday a data breach at a service provider compromised card payment details at 14 of its properties. The compromised information included payment card numbers and card security codes for some of the hotel chain’s reservations processed through service provider Sabre Corp’s central …

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Former top Vatican official strikes back at Pope

A top Vatican cardinal recently dismissed by Pope Francis struck back this week, calling the Pope’s treatment of him and other Vatican employees “unacceptable.” “I cannot accept this way of doing things,” Cardinal Gerhard Muller said in an interview with German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse. “As a bishop, [the Pope] …

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ISIS leader confirmed dead?

By Andrew Illingworth – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claims to have “confirmed evidence” that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. According to the UK-based, pro-opposition Syrian War monitoring group, they have been able to confirm the death of the al-Baghdadi via sources based in the Syrian …

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