Trump CIA director blames 'worship of Edward Snowden' for rise in leaks

Mike Pompeo said more needed to be done to stem what he called an increase in the leaking of state secrets to ‘undermine the United States and democracy’ Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, has blamed the “worship” of leakers such as Edward Snowden for a rise in the public disclosure of US intelligence….

Syria says Israel strike kills civilians

BEURUT (Reuters) – Israel said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians.  Syndicated from Reuters

Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

With the defeat of Isis close, its opponents scent opportunity in the region. Can Kurdish forces win more autonomy? As what remains of Islamic State crumbles, the would-be victors have started circling. In Mosul, Iraqi forces have begun preparing for peace in the city where the now-encircled marauders took root three years ago. Across the…

Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it

The Israeli military has taken the precautionary step of asking civilians to avoid gathering near the border with Syria, following wayward projectiles from fighting there that landed in its territory. Syndicated from Fox News

China Plans to Launch Luxury Cruise Liners Three Times Bigger Than Titanic

China has announced it will become the world’s largest cruise liner center in the future. China’s State Shipbuilding Corporation has recently partnered up with an iconic Italian ship building company and together they plan to construct super luxurious cruise liners. Syndicated from Sputnik News

Two hundred migrants rescued off Spanish coast

BARCELONA (Reuters) – More than 200 migrants found drifting in six dinghies off Spain’s southern coast were rescued on Saturday, the maritime rescue service said. Syndicated from Reuters

Trump officials oppose funding museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study

Justice department fighting use of unclaimed money from settlement for museum honoring black men who were not given treatment for disease The Trump administration is opposing an attempt to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring its victims. The justice department argued in…

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast on Sunday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said on Saturday. Syndicated from Reuters