Mounting claims of civilian deaths after U.S. targets al-Qaeda in Syria – The Washington Post

BEIRUT — U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles and dropped a 500-pound bomb outside Aleppo on Thursday in an attack that the Pentagon said killed scores of al-Qaeda militants but that local residents described as an assault on a mosque crowded with civilians. U.S. officials said the strikes in the town of Jinah had killed “dozens” […]

Trump’s New Travel Ban Blocks Migrants From Six Nations, Sparing Iraq – The New York Times

President Trump during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House last week. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order on Monday blocking citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the most significant hardening of immigration policy in generations, even with changes […]

Trump’s Attack on Media as ‘Enemy of the People’ Has Historic Echoes

President Donald Trump ramped up his criticism of the news coverage of his administration Friday, again taking to his favorite social media platform. “The FAKE NEWS media,” Trump wrote on Twitter, “is the enemy of the American People!” An initial tweet put only The New York Times, CNN and NBC News on his enemies list. […]

Family of Syrians Deported From Philadelphia Voted for Donald Trump | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Sarmad Assali’s relatives, who are all Orthodox Christians, had visas and proof of green cards, the family said By David Chang, Alicia Victoria Lozano and Gabe Gutierrez endclickprintinclude loadInlineNwsModule | $loadInlineNwsModule nwsLetterEmbedded | $nwsLetterEmbedded nwsModuleAttached | false NEWSLETTERS   Receive the latest local updates in your inbox startclickprintincludeProtests against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban continued […]

Trump Bars Refugees and Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday closed the nation’s borders to refugees from around the world, ordering that families fleeing the slaughter in Syria be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States, and temporarily suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries. In an executive order that he said was part of an extreme vetting plan […]

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara – The New York Times

A man, right, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Credit Yavuz Alatan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ISTANBUL — Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday […]

Women in Aleppo Choose Suicide Over Rape, Rebels Report – The Daily Beast

Abdalrhman Ismail / Reuters This Is the End Women in Aleppo Choose Suicide Over Rape, Rebels Report Activists and rebels in the besieged city say mass executions have begun and children are burned alive as Assad’s Iranian- and Russian-backed forces move in. Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout. Troops loyal to Syrian dictator […]