September 16, 2019

Iran fired cruise missiles in attack on Saudi oil facility: Senior US official

JeanUrsula/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its territory in the attack on a key Saudi oil facility Saturday, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News Sunday. It is an extraordinary charge to make, that Iran used missiles and drones to attack its neighbor and rival Saudi Arabia, as the region teeters on the edge of high tensions. President Donald Trump warned the U.S. was "locked and loaded" to respond to the attack on Sunday..
September 16, 2019

3 migrants killed, 11 detained after boat sinks in Caribbean: CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection(NEW YORK) -- Three people were killed and 11 were detained on Saturday night when a makeshift boat capsized in the Caribbean, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in the Caribbean bureau said the makeshift vessel, called a "yola," went under Saturday night with "approximately" 38 undocumented immigrants on board, according to a statement. Three drowned and 11 were detained by the Ramey Border Patrol, the CBP stated via the agency's veri..
September 15, 2019

Thousands of climate change activists block entrance to Frankfurt auto show

iStock/VanderWolf-Images(FRANKFURT, Germany) -- Thousands of climate-change activists formed a human roadblock on Sunday to the Frankfurt auto show, one of the largest car industry showcases in the world. Protesters, many wearing surgical masks and white hazmat suits, blocked the entrance to Germany's 68th annual International Auto Show, demanding German lawmakers to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and some calling for a ban on gas-guzzling SUVs. “The automotive industry makes money b..
September 15, 2019

Tunisian presidential elections: a major test for the Arab Spring’s legacy

iStock/twinsterphoto(TUNIS, Tunisia) -- On Sunday, 7 million Tunisians will vote for a new president in the country's second presidential election since Tunisia’s Arab Spring in 2011. Arab Spring led to Tunisia’s first democratic elections. Initially scheduled for Nov. 17, the election was pushed forward after the death of the incumbent president Béji Caïd Essebsi on July 25. In 2011, Tunisians protested for four weeks against social inequalities and government corruption in a context of hi..