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Christmas in Hong Kong marked by demonstrations and tear gas


Anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong over the Christmas holiday, clashing with riot police in malls and busy shopping districts across the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The city’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, accused the demonstrators of ruining the holiday. Her critics say the government and police used unnecessarily ...

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Syrian Air Defenses Repel Israeli Missile Attack


Syrian air defense forces have repelled an attack launched from “the occupied territories”, according to Syrian state media. Syria’s SANA news agency reported that the attack took place late on Sunday, with reports indicating that one of the four “hostile targets” was downed in the Aqrabah suburb near the capital ...

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