May 15, 2019

US suspends all flights to Venezuela citing safety and security

Ruskpp/iStock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. flights to Venezuela are being suspended due to safety and security concerns, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday. Officials said the decision was made "based on the ongoing political instability and increased tensions in Venezuela and associated inadvertent risk to flight operations." The suspension of flights will be revisited "if and when the conditions in Venezuela change," officials said. This is a developing story. Please ..
May 15, 2019

Anti-gay, anti-Semitic US preacher banned from Ireland says ‘God is going to punish these countries’

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Ireland is now the 32nd country to ban American pastor Steven Anderson from preaching in the country. Charlie Flannigan, minister for justice of Ireland, signed an exclusion order under the 1999 Immigration Act to ban Anderson, the founder of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., on May 10. “I have signed the exclusion order under my executive powers in the interests of public policy,” Flanagan said in a statement. According to Anderson's webs..
May 15, 2019

State Department orders non-emergency government employees out of Iraq

CT757fan/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq as soon as they can amid tensions with Iran and warnings about possible threats to American interests. The order comes after U.S. officials told ABC News last week there were "clear indications" Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing for a possible attack against U.S. forces at sea and on land, including in Iraq. The U.S. Embassy In Iraq issued a statement that cal..
May 15, 2019

Mother says son’s alleged killers surrendered after learning she was on hunger strike

Hatem Maher/ABC News (CAIRO) -- Two people who were on the run after being accused of killing a 13-year-old boy by celebratory gunfire in Egypt have turned themselves in, the boy's mother told ABC News. Youssef El-Arabi was struck in the head by machine gun rounds fired from a nearby wedding on the outskirts of Cairo two years ago, falling into a coma before succumbing to his wounds 12 days later. Marwa Kenawy, who started a hunger strike on March 31 to pressure authorities into arresting ..