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Protesters gathered at Riyad el Soloh, Lebanon

Chaotic protests erupted in Lebanon after its cash-strapped government tried to launch a 20¢ per day tax on using WhatsApp and Skype

The proposal was later reversed by the Telecoms Minister Mohammed Chouccair after protests escalated, but demonstrations continued on Friday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (right) negotiate a ceasefire in northeast Syria at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey, on October 17, 2019.

Trump’s ‘great for everybody’ ceasefire deal in Syria gives Turkey everything it wants in exchange for virtually nothing

Mike Pence signed the deal on Thursday, prompting a NATO official to tell Insider: "The humiliation of the United States in Syria is complete."
A Transavia plane.

A budget flight from Paris to Morocco was forced to land after a passenger tried to open the emergency exit in midair

Transavia flight TO3010 to Marrakesh returned to Paris Orly airport on Friday after a man tried to force open the over-wing emergency exit.
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at a White House press briefing in October 2019.

Mick Mulvaney tries to claw back his confirmation — made on live TV — that Trump threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine to secure political...

"Once again, the media has decided to misconstrue my comments," said the acting White House chief of staff.
Amanda Mary Jewell has for several years sold and promoted GcMAF as a cancer cure, despite the substance being untested and potentially dangerous

Facebook removed more than a dozen closed groups promoting unlicensed medicines after a Business Insider investigation

In closed and secret groups unproven medical substances were sold — and experts say we have no idea of the scale of the problem.
Inside Beijing's new Daxing Airport.

What it’s like to travel through Beijing’s futuristic new airport, which is shaped like a starfish and is the biggest single terminal in t...

Beijing Daxing International opened to great fanfare in September 2019. Here's what it was like to travel through the state-of-the-art airport.
Canada legalized cannabis in October 2018.

One year after Canada legalized weed, figures suggest a large number of Canadians still buy their cannabis on the black market

Canada legalized weed in October 2018. However, legal weed sales are still millions of dollars lower than those from the black market.
Xi Jinping in Beijing in March 2015.

Dior groveled to China after it used a map that didn’t show Taiwan as part of the country. Here are other times Western brands caved after offen...

The Communist Party is sensitive to any content seen to jeopardize its grip on power, and regularly censors any content critical of the government.
Inside Beijing's new Daxing Airport.

What it’s like to travel through Beijing’s futuristic new airport, which is shaped like a starfish and is the biggest single terminal in t...

Beijing Daxing International opened to great fanfare in September 2019. Here's what it was like to travel through the state-of-the-art airport.
Nancy Pelosi speaks across from President Donald Trump in the White House Cabinet Room in a meeting about Syria on Wednesday.

Trump’s ‘meltdown’ meeting with Nancy Pelosi reportedly went off the rails when she called him out for helping Putin in Syria

They met to discuss Trump's withdrawal of US troops from Syria, but it led to Pelosi walking out and each accusing the other of having a "meltdown."