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US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

The U.S. government says it will take “firm and appropriate measures” to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad’s forces attack rebels there. In a statement released Friday, the State Department said it was concerned by reports that Assad’s forces were preparing for an operation near the …

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Trump considering steep car import tariff

The US Commerce Department said Wednesday it launched an inquiry that could allow the Trump administration to impose tariffs on auto imports over national security concerns. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced he initiated a so-called Section 232 investigation on auto trade — which would provide the legal basis to impose …

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US withdrawing aid from northwest Syria

The United States is withdrawing assistance from northwest Syria as the Trump administration reviews hundreds of millions of dollars in stabilization aid to Syria, a State Department official has told CNN. The withdrawal of assistance comes as the US-led military coalition battles the remaining elements of ISIS in the Middle …

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UAE imposes economic sanctions on senior leadership of Hezbollah

UAE has imposed economic sanctions against 10 leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah which are on its terrorism list including Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem. The move comes in line with significant actions taken by the seven members of the Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC) to disrupt Iran’s destabilising influence in the …

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Trending: Monica Lewinsky calls out publication for uninviting her to philanthropic event because of Bill Clinton

Town & Country uninvited Monica Lewinsky from an event because Bill Clinton was attending and Lewinsky (rightfully) called them out.  Getty Images Monica Lewinsky ✔@MonicaLewinsky dear world: please don’t invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and –then after i’ve accepted– uninvite me because bill clinton then …

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