Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines

US carrier files for required permit to allow Qatar’s state-owned carrier to buy 10-percent stake in American Airlines. Continue reading “Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines”

US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia and its allies listed demands and he hopes they will be ‘reasonable and actionable’. Continue reading “US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable”

U.S. Warplane Downs Syrian Army In Raqqa Province

Amman/Washington – A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants. Continue reading “U.S. Warplane Downs Syrian Army In Raqqa Province”

Trump Organization Ended Qatar Push 6 Days After Swearing In

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Trump Organization dissolved subsidiaries created to pursue business opportunities in Qatar six days after Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, according to a new financial disclosure form filed on his behalf. Continue reading “Trump Organization Ended Qatar Push 6 Days After Swearing In”

Trump Lashes Out Over Probe Into Possible Obstruction Of Justice

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday after a report that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice and he dismissed as “phony” the idea his campaign colluded with any Russian effort to sway the 2016 U.S. election. Continue reading “Trump Lashes Out Over Probe Into Possible Obstruction Of Justice”

Qatar Says Fighter Jets Deal Shows Deep U.S. Support

Doha, Qatar – A $12 billion deal to buy U.S. F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated accusations that Doha supports terrorism. Continue reading “Qatar Says Fighter Jets Deal Shows Deep U.S. Support”

Gulf Ministers Face Off Over Qatar Airspace Row At U.N. Agency

Montreal, CA – Gulf aviation officials met on Thursday to discuss the airspace standoff resulting from the Arab world’s biggest powers decision to cut ties with Qatar, prompting Doha to invoke a 1944 international agreement to try to ease the logjam. Continue reading “Gulf Ministers Face Off Over Qatar Airspace Row At U.N. Agency”

Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal To Buy F-15 Jets From U.S.

Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion. Continue reading “Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal To Buy F-15 Jets From U.S.”

Trump Under Investigation For Possible Obstruction Of Justice: Washington Post

U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Continue reading “Trump Under Investigation For Possible Obstruction Of Justice: Washington Post”

Trump Says He Backed Saudi-Led Diplomatic Isolation Of Qatar

President Donald Trump said he backed a Saudi Arabia-led movement to isolate Qatar over its funding of extremist groups, once again sending conflicting signals about the U.S. stance in a dispute between American allies in the Gulf region. Continue reading “Trump Says He Backed Saudi-Led Diplomatic Isolation Of Qatar”

Trump Says He’d Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand

President Donald Trump said fired FBI Director James Comey lied in his Senate testimony and that he would be willing to testify under oath that he didn’t demand a pledge of personal loyalty from Comey. Continue reading “Trump Says He’d Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand”

Full Transcript And Video: James Comey’s Testimony On Capitol Hill

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director who was fired by President Trump, appeared in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. The following is the full transcript of that hearing, as prepared by the Federal News Service.  Continue reading “Full Transcript And Video: James Comey’s Testimony On Capitol Hill”

Text: Ex-FBI Director Comey’s Prepared Testimony To Senate Panel

Following is the full text of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony as prepared for delivery to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Continue reading “Text: Ex-FBI Director Comey’s Prepared Testimony To Senate Panel”

Ex-FBI Chief Comey Tells U.S. Senators Trump Pressured Him On Russia Probe

Former FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump asked him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading “Ex-FBI Chief Comey Tells U.S. Senators Trump Pressured Him On Russia Probe”

Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change

By Michelle Higelin 

Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, which is why they must take the lead role in fighting it, says Michelle Higelin, Interim Director of Actionaid Australia explains. Continue reading “Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change”

How A ‘Shadow’ Universe Of Charities Joined With Political Warriors To Fuel Trump’s Rise

Long before Donald Trump promised to build a wall, ban Muslims and abandon the Paris climate accord, David Horowitz used his tax-exempt Freedom Center to rail against illegal immigrants, the spread of Islam and global warming.  Continue reading “How A ‘Shadow’ Universe Of Charities Joined With Political Warriors To Fuel Trump’s Rise”

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Submits Russia-Related Documents To Intelligence Panels

President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, turned over 305 pages of documents related to the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to the House and Senate intelligence committees this week, according to people familiar with the ongoing inquiries. Continue reading “Former Trump Campaign Chairman Submits Russia-Related Documents To Intelligence Panels”

Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Push Back Against FBI Collusion Probe After Comey Revealed Its Existence

The director of national intelligence and the NSA director refused because they believed the requests were inappropriate. Continue reading “Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Push Back Against FBI Collusion Probe After Comey Revealed Its Existence”

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. Continue reading “Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation”

Former FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly

Former FBI director James B. Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee at a date to be set after Memorial Day, committee leaders announced Friday night. Continue reading “Former FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly”