Syrian foreign minister says U.S. sanctions ‘suffocate Syrians, just like George Floyd’

Syria’s foreign minister drew comparisons between his country and George Floyd, saying that U.S. sanctions have “suffocated” the Middle East nation. Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem strongly criticized the United States and Turkey in a pre-recorded address to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday. He focused on the Caesar Syria Civilian […]

Paris knife attack injures 4, manhunt underway for 2 suspects on the run: officials

Multiple people were wounded in a knife attack that erupted near former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Friday, officials say. Officers are “actively hunting” for two suspects that are on the run after injuring at least four people. Police have cordoned off the area including the former Charlie Hebdo offices after a suspect […]

Twitter stands by as Chinese media threatens Taiwan leader, critics say

Twitter appears to have allowed a state-affiliated media outlet in China to make violent threats against Taiwan and its leader, and critics say the tech platform’s inaction on the matter is part of a wider pattern of double standards with its policies. Last Friday, The Global Times, which Twitter has labeled as “China state-affiliated media” […]