SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 30TH, 2016
GOP CANDIDATES BACK AWAY FROM PLEDGE
At the beginning of the presidential race, each candidate signed a pledge that said they would unequivocally support whoever became the Republican nominee. However, in the GOP town hall on Monday, each one of them backed away from the pledge. Both John Kasich and Donald Trump said explicitly that they would not support whoever became the nominee, while Ted Cruz beat around the bush, saying he would have a “hard time supporting Donald Trump”. The GOP town hall was centered around a large number of issues, most of them personal.
BRAZIL’S ROUSSEFF AT RISK OF IMPEACHMENT
Dilma Rousseff, the deeply unpopular president of Brazil, has been left politically isolated after Brazil’s most prevalent political party pulled out of her administration. Rousseff recently made the controversial decision to appoint a former president as her chief of staff. The Brazilian Supreme Court will convene on whether or not to approve the appointment. However, the people are restless, and protests are likely to be instigated regardless of how the court rules. Rousseff’s desired appointment, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was caught in a graft probe that would have resulted in his prosecution. Critics believe that she just wants to appoint him in order to shield him from prosecution.
A BROTHER LOST
Hicham Chaib grew up in a normal, loving Muslim community. His parents taught him the kind, warm version of Islam. Unfortunately, in 2013, Hicham began a journey down a much darker path, becoming one of the most prolific executioners for the terror group known as ISIS, or Daesh. His brother, Mohamed Amin Chaib said that, growing up, Hicham was a gentle soul, who was always there for his younger brother. Hicham’s family has since disowned his actions. They receive threats from Daesh frequently, and live in fear of something happening.
SEIZED WEAPONS CACHE HAS LINKS TO IRAN
On March 20, a large weapons shipment was on its way to Somalia when it was seized by French authorities. Officials believe that this, the second of two shipments found this month, was bound for Yemen. A United States assessment report shows that these weapons most likely originated from Iran. This seizure is an example of how Iran has been propagating tensions in the Middle East. The weapons, meant for Houthi rebels in Yemen, a group fighting against the Sunni-led government of the Middle Eastern country.