Lebanese Protesters Clash With Army Near Presidential Palace

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese soldiers on Saturday fired rubber bullets and live rounds in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to march to the presidential palace during an anti-government demonstration. Tension is high in Lebanon following last month’s devastating explosion at Beirut’s port that killed nearly 200 people, and after another mysterious and huge blaze at the same site Thursday. The Aug. 4 explosion was caused by the detonation of nearly three thousand tons of ammonium nitrates that …

Oldest African Elephant in North America Dies at 56: Zoo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The oldest African elephant in North America has died at the age of 56, officials at a Tennessee zoo said. Tyranza, who was the longtime matriarch of the elephant herd at the Memphis Zoo, was put on hospice care and was eventually euthanized Friday after her health dramatically declined. At 56, Tyranza also set the record for longest-lived African elephant in North America, the zoo said. “Many generations of zoo fans and even some employees haven’t known …

Israeli police say Palestinian has stabbed Israeli to death

A Palestinian who entered Israel from the occupied West Bank on a work permit has stabbed an Israeli to death August 26, 2020, 3:15 PM 1 min read JERUSALEM — A Palestinian who entered Israel from the occupied West Bank on a work permit stabbed an Israeli to death on Wednesday and was later arrested, Israeli police said. The stabbing took place at a junction near Petah Tikva, in central Israel. Police said the suspect, a 46-year-old man from Nablus, …

Palestinians slam ‘traitor’ UAE for normalising ties with Israel

Occupied East Jerusalem – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) decision to normalise ties with Israel did not surprise Saeed Ibrahim, an 83-year-old Palestinian living in East Jerusalem. For Ibrahim, it was just the latest betrayal of the Palestinian cause by Arab states. “It all began with Anwar Sadat’s visit to al-Quds. It is Egypt who opened the door,” he said, referring to the former Egyptian president’s visit to Israel in 1977.   “Before that, no one dared to say peace with …

Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

Iran and Turkey are lashing out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause   JERUSALEM — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause, even as much of the international community welcomed the move. Iran’s Foreign Ministry called the U.S.-brokered …

Trump walks out of news conference after reporter asks him about Veterans Choice lie he’s told more than 150 times

Trump, speaking at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, had claimed again that he is the one who got the Veterans Choice program passed — adding, “They’ve been trying to get that passed for decades and decades and decades and no president’s ever been able to do it, and we got it done.” In fact, former President Barack Obama signed the Choice program into law in 2014. The law, which allowed eligible veterans to be covered by the government for …