Brazil top court ruling could free jailed former president Lula

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a law requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, a politically-charged ruling that may lead to the release of former left-wing... Read more »

Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives on Thursday held its first vote in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. In a 232-196 vote, the House approved a measure establishing rules for... Read more »

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Distraught relatives have gathered for the first funerals of some of the scores of people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of... Read more »

Trump is on his way to an easy win in 2020, according to Moody’s accurate election model

President Donald Trump looks likely to cruise to reelection next year under three different economic models Moody’s Analytics employed to gauge the 2020 race. Barring anything unusual happening, the president’s Electoral College... Read more »

Who are the Kurds, and why is Turkey attacking them?

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria have served as a crucial U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State. But U.S. troops stepped aside last week as Turkey launched an offensive against... Read more »

Trump’s lose-lose game in Syria

With the state of play in Syria rapidly shifting, President Trump seems to have arrived at the worst of all worlds. Trump’s name is already mud among the Syrian Kurdish fighters his... Read more »

Israel to Destroy 2000 Olive Trees near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation authorities approved the destruction of thousands of trees between the western entrance of the town of Taqou’ and the entrance of the village of al-Minya, southeast of Bethlehem, in the... Read more »

Why would Israel spy on Donald Trump ? .. By Ali Abunimah

Benjamin Netanyahu categorically denies a report in Politico that Israel placed sophisticated eavesdropping devices near the White House. “We have a directive, I have a directive, no intelligence work in the United States, no spies.... Read more »

Bolton is out, but Trump’s pivot to diplomacy is shaky

President Trump is a self-described dealmaker, but when it comes to foreign policy agreements, the cupboard is empty. Since entering office in 2017, the American leader has instead torn up numerous deals... Read more »

Iran president rules out direct talks with US

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the US, saying that his country is opposed to such negotiations in principle. In an address to parliament, Rouhani... Read more »