Iranian Protestors Swarm Streets Chanting, ‘Death to Palestine’

Iranian civilian protestors, in a surprising turn of events in the country, are taking to the streets to express opposition to the hardline ruling regime by chanting, “Death to Palestine” and “Leave Syria, think of us,” according to an independent translation of videos showing the protests.

DeSantis Joins Call for Trump to Indict Raul Castro

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) is calling on President Donald Trump to impose more severe economic sanctions against the Cuban government and to indict Raul Castro, the island nation’s former president who remains the top leader of the Cuba’s Communist Party.

DeSantis, who chairs the House Oversight Committee’s national security panel, this week expressed deep concern about the Cuban government’s record of oppressing its people, murdering Americans, and working with some of the world’s worst actors, including Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, to undermine U.S. interests.

Syria’s Assad Defies U.S., Presses Southwest Assault

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.