These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:
US-led forces launch Raqqa offensive
The US backed forces in Syria have launched an attack against the city of Raqqa, the so called de-facto capital of Daesh terrorists. The coalition of fighters attempting to purge the city of Daesh terrorists are made up of both Kurdish and Arab militants. Concerns are now already rising that what the world views as a new intervention by the US in the Middle East could further spread terrorism in the region and also globally. Furthermore, many are worried about the expected toll on civilian lives as a result of US intervention in Syria – as has been the case in other crisis points like Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, etc.
Brazil in turmoil as President Temer faces trial
A top electoral court in Brazil is looking into allegations that President Michel Temer received illegal campaign donations during the 2014 elections that gave him a ticket to the office. The hearings could lead to the toppling of Temer from power if the charges against him are proved. And this is expected to plunge Latin America’s biggest economy into its second leadership crisis in a year. But still, regardless of what the ruling of the case would be, it is already becoming clear to the world that widespread corruption is ruling in Brazil.