These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:
The Washington Post: Democracy dies in darkness
The very origins of the word democracy from ancient Greek, Demos Kratos, literally means ‘people power.’ So why then did the Washington Post choose such an eye-opening slogan as the subtitle of their publication? Is this a direct jab at President Donald Trump’s hatred of the media, whom he sees as the archenemy of the American people? Or, is it in fact a double-edged sword, and in fact is reflecting on Trump’s notion of giving America back to the people, which is essentially, Demos Kratos, people power!
High-ranking Israeli official finally admits
Former Israeli minister of military affairs Moshe Ya’alon put an end to Tel Aviv’s denial of collaboration with anti-Damascus terrorists. He was quoted as telling militants near the occupied Golan Heights that Israel would take care of their needs. Ya’alon, in return, urged the militants to protect Israeli occupied territories. Those areas in Syria are mainly seized by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terror group formerly known as Nusra Front. This is the first time that a senior Israeli official has confessed that the regime has been cooperating with terrorists in Syria.
Saudi foreign minister in Iraq
Saudi foreign minister on a surprise visit to Iraq, Adel al-Jubeir’s trip to Baghdad has been described as rare given the years-long tensions between the 2 countries. Jubeir was heading a high ranking delegation during talks with top officials including Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and foreign minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. The Saudi delegation’s visit to Iraq has raised many questions about the kingdom’s motive.