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Video footage of migrants sold in apparent slave auction in Libya provokes outrage

Footage of men being auctioned off as slaves in Libya has been met with outrage and the UN Secretary-General has callied on the international community to “unite in fighting this scourge”. In the grainy mobile footage, unidentified men are offered up as a group of “big strong boys for farm work”. The film was obtained …

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Man Charged With Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Australian Terror Plot

SYDNEY —  Police in Australian have charged a man with planning to carry out what they described as a potentially “catastrophic” terrorist attack during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Melbourne. Authorities say the suspect, a 20-year old Australian citizen of Somali descent, allegedly planned to “shoot as many people as …

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Hariri Says Hezbollah Must Remain Neutral to Ensure Lebanon Moves Forward

PARIS —  Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Monday that the political and militant group Hezbollah must stop interfering in regional conflicts and accept a neutral policy to bring an end to Lebanon’s political crisis. The Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which forms part of the Lebanese government, is fighting alongside Syrian …

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Despite Claims of US Concessions on Kurds, Turkey Rebukes Washington

ISTANBUL —  Senior Turkish ministers have strongly criticized the United States and its policies toward Turkey and the region. The criticisms come after Turkish officials said the Trump administration met a key Turkish demand to end the arming of a Syrian Kurdish militia. U.S. officials have not confirmed the Turkish …

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