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Hezbollah, Syria Army Launch Offensive Near Lebanese Border

Hezbollah, Syria Army Launch Offensive Near Lebanese Border

The army had said four of the detained died from chronic health conditions, but the local Syrians alleged they died under beatings and torture. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the militants are holed up in areas on Arsal's outskirts and "some pockets" at the Syrian-Lebanese borders.


US Ends Controversial Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

US Ends Controversial Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

For example, travelers in Mexico and Canada were likewise alerted of the changes which also came into effect today for airlines departing from those countries to the USA. Given the constant threat of ever-changing technologies, Kelly said DHS made a decision to take a more sweeping approach to security. "We tested it on a real airplane on the ground, pressurized (as an airliner is during flight), and to say the least it destroyed the airplane", Kelly said Wednesday at a security conference ...


Man accused of driving recklessly on Clearwater Beach will stay in jail

Man accused of driving recklessly on Clearwater Beach will stay in jail

It was just before 4:30 p.m. when Clearwater police started getting 911 calls, some from as far away as California, bringing their attention to the threats Stiles was making from his Jeep Cherokee , Hall said. "Absolutely put hundreds and hundreds of people in danger", said Norm Livingston. The Facebook Live broadcast was laced with profanity and lasted about four minutes.


Polish Senate approves controversial Supreme Court reform bill

Polish Senate approves controversial Supreme Court reform bill

Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said the Polish government will "not give in to pressure" at home and overseas to stop controversial changes to the country's judicial system. The government of the EU's biggest eastern member state has so far dismissed criticism, saying the changes were needed to make courts more accountable and to ensure state institutions serve all Poles, not just " elites ".


Filipino president says will never visit 'lousy America'

Filipino president says will never visit 'lousy America'

Although Mr. McGovern recognized the good ties between Manila and Washington, he said the USA can not tolerate the alarming number of human rights violations in the Philippines resulting from the drug war. McGovern pointed out that the "explosion of killings" over the past year, and Duterte's statements "inciting and justifying" these murders, "have rightly drawn attention and indignation".


US puts Syria solution ahead of ousting Assad

US puts Syria solution ahead of ousting Assad

Bossert spoke following news reports that Trump had chose to halt the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the Assad government. What won't work is appeasing Tehran or forcing them into compliance, Pompeo said. Some Syrian rebel officials said they are not officially aware yet that the USA has stopped its program to back the moderate opposition.