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Yahoo! ArtsAug 17, 2019
Yemen rebel attack sparks fire in Saudi gas plant: Aramco
An attack claimed by Yemeni rebels sparked a fire in a Saudi gas plant Saturday but caused no casualties or disruption to production, state-owned energy company Saudi Aramco said. "Saudi Aramco's response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility," the energy giant said. The Huthi rebels have carried out a spate of cross-border missile and drone attacks targeting Saudi air bases and other facilities in recent months in what it says is retaliation for the Saudi-led air war in Yemen.


Yahoo! BooksAug 17, 2019
Portland prepares for far-right rally expected to lead to violence
Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson surrenders but Proud Boys to fore in event expected to attract ‘antifa' counter-protestIn a photograph from 4 August, a protester participates in a rally in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Mark Graves/APAs Portland prepared for what may be one of the biggest political demonstrations of the US summer, longtime rightwing leader Joey Gibson turned himself in to city authorities.Outside the Multnomah County Justice Center, Gibson told reporters, and his supporters via Facebook, the arrest warrant against him was "without a doubt an assault on the first amendment"."I have never been violent," he said.The 35-year-old is one of six men associated with rightwing rallies in the Oregon city to be arrested or charged since 7 August, relating to a violent incident on 1 May at Cider Riot, a bar favored by the left.Video shows men who have attended Gibson's Patriot Prayer rallies in the city, and who arrived at the bar in his company, exchanging pepper spray with bar patrons, striking people with batons and fighting.Gibson claimed the charges against him were "completely political. This is [Portland mayor] Ted Wheeler doing everything he can because he's been caught." He accused Wheeler of "coordinating with" and "protecting" anti-fascist demonstrators or "antifa", a refrain in his speeches since 2017.Gibson's attorney, Multnomah county Republican chair James Buchal, said in a statement the charges were "part and parcel of the dishonest campaign by Portland leaders to blame out-of-

Yahoo! ArtsAug 17, 2019
U.S. issues warrant to seize Iran oil tanker 'Grace 1' after Gibraltar judge orders its release
The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant to seize an Iran oil tanker detained in Gibraltar, a day after a judge ordered the release of 'Grace 1.'


Yahoo! BooksAug 16, 2019
US lawmaker Tlaib scraps West Bank trip over Israeli demands
Palestinian-American lawmaker Rashida Tlaib on Friday turned down Israel's offer to let her visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, owing to restrictions she termed oppressive. It was the latest twist in a saga hinging on Israel's war against those who would boycott it over its treatment of the Palestinians. On Thursday, Israel barred from entry the US Congress' first Muslim female lawmakers, Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, on the grounds that they support the boycott movement, and after President Donald Trump urged the Jewish state to block the two Democrats.


Yahoo! BooksAug 16, 2019
'We don't want you': Portland warns it won't tolerate violence around far-right rally
Portland officials, backed up by heavy police presence downtown, warn they will not tolerate any violence at far-right rally.


Playbill NewsAug 16, 2019
Tony Yazbeck Will Play Rudolph Valentino in Readings of New Musical Valentino
Chet Walker directs the new musical by Douglas J. Cohen and Howard Marren.
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