Iran's First Vice President Is’haq Jahangiri says the best revenge for the United States' criminal act in assassinating top Iranian general, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, is the expulsion of all American forces from the West Asia region.
“We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan. We didn’t know what we were doing.” So said Gen. Douglas Lute, who oversaw the US war on Afghanistan under Presidents Bush and Obama. Eighteen years into the longest war in US history, we are finally finding out, thanks to thousands of pages of classified interviews on the war published by the Washington Post last week, that General Lute’s cluelessness was shared by virtually everyone involved in the war.
President Hassan Rouhani once again on Tuesday denounced the United States for unleashing a campaign of “economic terrorism” against the Iranian nation, saying Washington has committed “a crime against humanity” by imposing sanctions on food and medical supplies.
US special counsel Robert Mueller says his team is not “confident” about US President Donald Trump’s innocence, noting that not filing federal charges against a sitting president has been the Justice Department’s long standing policy.
Scores of extremist Jewish settlers have vandalized private Palestinian vehicles in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, slashing the tires of more than two dozen parked cars and spraying racist graffiti on a wall.
The media in the UK have reported on a second major case of hateful crime amid calls for a boycott of budget airline Ryanair over alleged inaction of its staff during a “racist” verbal attack on a passenger.
A court in New Delhi has struck down a law that made begging in the Indian capital a crime, a major victory for campaigners who have long argued that the legislation was being used to harass and intimidate the homeless and the poor.