Newport, RInewportri.com

Coming to Newport? Here's what to do in town while you're here.

Whether you coming for Newport Folk or Jazz Festival, in town for a wedding or a vacation, while you're in the City-By-the-Sea to celebrate you might wonder what else there is to do around here. Don’t worry. Newport’s got you covered. Getting Around. Newport, for all its charm, is still...
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California StateMarietta Daily Journal

Tom Barrack to appear in California court for bail hearing

Colony Capital founder and Trump ally Thomas J. Barrack Jr. is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Los Angeles Friday to learn whether he will be released on bail, after his arrest this week on charges of illegally lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Barrack, 74,...

Syria's table tennis tween navigates 'tough' road to Olympics

Syria's Hend Zaza was just five when she first picked up a table tennis paddle, and now the 12-year-old is the youngest person to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Zaza shot to fame overnight in her war-torn country last year after beating a Lebanese rival in her forties to win the West Asia championships, qualifying her for the Olympics.
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The Independent

Trump ally facing UAE lobbying charges released on massive $250m bond

A federal judge in Los Angeles ordered the release of Thomas Barrack, a private equity investor and former campaign adviser to Donald Trump, on a massive $250m bond after reaching a deal with federal prosecutors to keep him out of jail before facing a trial on charges of illegally lobbying the former president on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.Prosecutors warned a court earlier this week that the 74 year old could be a flight risk, as he has access to private aircraft, Lebanese citizenship, and “deep and longstanding ties to countries that do not have extradition treaties with the...

Shenseea Plans Big Performance At Rolling Loud Miami On Ciroc Stage

Shenseea has big plans for her performance at Rolling Loud festival in Miami. Rolling Loud, dubbed the World’s Biggest Hip Hop Festival, rolls around this weekend, and dancehall princess Shenseea is set to make her mark alongside other hip hop stalwarts such as Kanye West. The Florida Hard Rock Stadium...
Savannah, GAWSAV-TV

Let the Tokyo Games begin: What to know about Olympic opening ceremony

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The long-awaited opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has arrived. It’s the first major global gathering since the start of the pandemic. Back in March 2020, Japan’s prime minister and the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Games a year due to safety concerns. Now,...

Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel is a national correspondent for NPR based in Los Angeles, covering issues of culture, diversity, and race. Most recently, she was NPR's international correspondent based in Cairo and covered the wave of revolts in the Middle East and their aftermaths in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and beyond. Her stories brought us to the heart of a state-ordered massacre of pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo in 2013 when police shot into crowds of people to clear them and killed between 1,000 and 2,000 people. She told us the tales of a coup in Egypt and what it is like for a country to go through a military overthrow of an elected government. She covered the fall of Mosul to ISIS in 2014 and documented the harrowing tales of the Yazidi women who were kidnapped and enslaved by the group. Her coverage also included stories of human smugglers in Egypt and the Syrian families desperate and willing to pay to risk their lives and cross a turbulent ocean for Europe.
Middle EastAntiwar.com

Israel Hit Northern Lebanon Villages During Overnight Attack on Syria

Overnight, Israeli warplanes carried out an attack against Syria’s al-Qusayr, and as is so often the case, they attacked Syria from Lebanese airspace. Lebanon is planning to lodge an official complaint about that to the UN. Beyond that, Israel appears to have hit several villages in northern Lebanon as well,...
New York City, NYfundingnewsasia.com

Indoor dining delays could be final straw for many restaurants

Cities across the U.S. are delaying plans and reversing orders to allow restaurants to open for indoor dining, marking the latest setback for one of the hardest-hit industries as COVID-19 continues to spread across the country. With outdoor dining permitted, many restaurateurs have expanded their seating onto sidewalks, even spilling...