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President Trump says he will demand Justice Department probe into ...

CLOSE In a shocking move President Trump said he will ask the Department of Justice to investigate whether or not the FBI surveilled his 2016 Presidential campaign. For more on the story here is Zachary Devita. Buzz60 President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Washington.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday said he would “demand” a Justice Department ...

Yep, including water: What’s Ramadan all about?

More than a billion people around the world are observing Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours for the month.  For the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar (May 16 to June 15 in 2018) Muslims abstain from eating and drinking and increase prayer and charity.  The holy month is a time of spiritual reflection and fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam.  If you’ve been wondering why your Muslim friend or work colleague has suddenly gone AWOL during ...

China tests bombers on South China Sea island

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Saudi Crackdown on Driving Activists Taints Reforms

BEIRUT—When Loujain al-Hathloul flouted Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving and tried to enter the country with her navy Nissan Murano from the United Arab Emirates, she spent 73 days in prison. The stunt turned the then 25-year old into the face of the struggle to allow women to drive in the kingdom. Nearly four years later, Ms. al-Hathloul is back behind bars, after a government crackdown swept up at least seven prominent women’s rights advocates just weeks before the ...

These are the Texas school shooting victims and their stories

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family’s new swimming pool and a substitute teacher whose home frequently hosted family gatherings were among the 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school. Friends and family members of the eight students and two substitute teachers fatally shot on Friday fondly remembered their loved ones, using such words as hardworking, funny and loving. Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Riley ...

QC Ramadan projects to benefit 630000 people in Qatar

Qatar Charity (QC) expects to reach out to 630,000 fasting people in Qatar during the holy month by implementing a number of projects and programmes as part of its Ramadan campaign, ‘Giving is the Secret to Happiness’, at a cost of about QR16mn.  QC’s Ramadan initiatives include several Iftar projects for fasting people, targeting workers and community gatherings in particular, as well as Iftar meals and Zakat ul-Fitr projects for low-income families, the organisation has said in a press statement.The ...

Blood and faith: Why Jerusalem is contested

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 21, 2018 1:04:47 am What is it about Jerusalem that raises such passions? Why is the city so contested? For Israelis, Jerusalem is, and will always be, the capital of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his office in the city, and it is the seat of Israel’s Parliament and Supreme Court. Nearly every other country, however, looks at Jerusalem as a disputed city, its final status subject to the ...

China begins massive gold mining ops along Arunachal Pradesh border

Beijing: China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about $60 billion has been found, a media report said on Sunday.  The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control adjacent to the Indian border, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet. Projecting the mining operations as ...

Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ ...

“Now that the Witch Hunt has given up on Russia and is looking at the rest of the World, they should easily be able to take it into the Mid-Term Elections where they can put some hurt on the Republican Party,” Mr. Trump said. “Don’t worry about Dems FISA Abuse, missing Emails or Fraudulent Dossier!” Mr. Trump was alluding to his contention that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant that was granted to look at Mr. Page, one of his ...

The Truth About Hamas and Israel

By Ronen Manelis May 20, 2018 2:37 p.m. ET Sami Abu Zuhri is the spokesman for the extremist group Hamas, an internationally recognized terrorist organization funded by Iran. Hamas controls Gaza and has killed innocent Israeli, American, Brazilian, Kenyan, British, French and Chinese civilians. As chief intelligence officer of the Israel Defense Forces’ Gaza division from 2012-14, I came to know Mr. Abu Zuhri and other Hamas spokesmen from a distance. Their modus operandi is simple: Lie. Their lies support ...