Even before Bundesbank will publish its annual statistics on the consolidation in the German banking industry in May, there are already indications that the total number of banks and branches has dropped even further. Banks from abroad or those focusing on very specific customer groups are among the few that are expanding.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has condemned joint airstrikes by the US, the UK and France on Syria as “crime,” describing the leaders of the three Western states as “criminals.”
The Lebanese parliament speaker has warned against any military aggression against Syria, stressing that the outcome of any missile attack on the Arab country plagued with foreign-sponsored militancy will be “devastating for Arab leaders.”
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun says Israeli jets' violation of the Lebanese airspace amounts to an attack on the country's national sovereignty, noting that Beirut will lodge a complaint with the United Nations Security Council.
Saudi warplanes have launched seven airstrikes against the Sana’a International airport and al-Dailami air base in Yemen’s capital city as the regime pushes ahead with its aggression against its neighbor.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has suggested that the recent suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria was a false flag operation and that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not responsible for it.