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Syria Values Highly Russia's Stance on US Aggression - Foreign Minister

Syria Values Highly Russia's Stance on US Aggression - Foreign Minister His comments came after US President Donald Trump said Mr Putin was backing an "evil person" in Assad, as talks took place in Russian Federation between the countries' chief diplomats. Stoltenberg said he strongly believes that the only way to deter Russian Federation is to be strong. I think he had a very successful meeting in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

U.S. 'playing the terrorism game' in Syria warns Lavrov

Haley noted that ousting Assad was not the US's only priority. Britain's foreign minister, Boris Johnson, canceled plans Saturday to visit Moscow, just hours before he was due to depart London, as tensions escalated between the US and Russian Federation over Syria. [Full Article...]

USA drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

The cost of a single MOAB is $16 million. Dawlat Waziri , an Afghan ministry spokesman, said, "No civilian has been hurt and only the base, which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed". President Trump told media Thursday afternoon that "this was another successful mission" and he gave the military total authorization. The target was close to the Pakistani b... [Full Article...]

United States rhetoric 'partially to blame' for Syria attack: McCain

The US strikes "aim at slowing the victories of the Syrian army and its allies, and reinforcing terrorist groups", they said in a statement. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for the US, Haley said in an interview on CNN's State of the Union . [Full Article...]

First Reports Coming Out of Afghanistan: MOAB Killed 100 ISIS Fighters

He declined to say whether President Donald Trump personally ordered use of the weapon, known as a bunker-buster. The target was close to the Pakistani border. The MOAB was first test in 2003, but never used on the battlefield until now. At the group's height in Afghanistan, it had more than 3,000 fighters, the Pentagon said. [Full Article...]

'I said it was obsolete. It's no Longer obsolete'

'I said it was obsolete. It's no Longer obsolete' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to meet Mr Trump within days of his election took the sting out of that threat by conceding that the new U.S. The second is White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who is aligned with Mr. Spicer, and their allies, many of whom worked at the Republican National Committee. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation monitored Trump aide for Russian Federation links

Asked whether the Russians tried to recruit him, Page said, "I was never asked by anyone to do anything untoward or otherwise". A member of the Trump campaign's foreign policy group, Page is said to be the only American to be targeted by a FISA warrant in 2016 as part of the USA authorities investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election. [Full Article...]

USA drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS caves in Afghanistan

Asked if the bombing sent a message to North Korea, Trump was unusually equivocal. The bomb, roughly ten times the size of an average bomb used to carry out these kinds of attacks, was aimed at an ISIS-K tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Strikes conducted on site of Syria chemical attack

In a phone conversation with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Rouhani said that the US airstrike against Syria was a violation of global law and the UN Charter. The Syrian government has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons against civilians during the country's six-year civil war. On Friday, Assad's office described the US action as, " reckless ", "irresponsible", and not based on true fac... [Full Article...]

United Passenger Fiasco Sparks Security Review At Chicago Airports

The forcible removal left Dao, 69, with a "significant concussion", a broken nose, injury to the sinuses, Demetrio said, adding that Dao lost two front teeth in the altercation and will need reconstructive surgery. Demetrio said he thinks the apology that United CEO Oscar Munoz issued two days after first blaming Dao, was "staged" and done because the airline was taking a public relations "beating... [Full Article...]

USA drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan - Pentagon

The Afghan leader tweeted his concern after the United States dropped "the mother of all bombs,"+ on eastern Afghanistan yesterday, as part of what it calls its "war on terror". This strike supports our Afghan partners and their fight against these terrorist groups", he said. President Donald Trump called Thursday's operation a "very, very successful mission". [Full Article...]

United States drops 'Mother Of All Bombs' on ISIS target in Afghanistan

A colossal U.S. bomb dropped Thursday on ISIS tunnels in eastern Afghanistan killed 36 militants, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. The massive ordinance air blast, or MOAB, explodes three meters above ground to wipe out all living creatures within a 500-meter radius with force equivalent to eleven tons of TNT. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

The previous day, the ministry had named the man it said was the bomber who struck outside a church in the Mediterranean port of Alexandria . A STATE of emergency has been declared in Egypt after 44 people were killed in bombings targeting Egyptian Coptic churches on Sunday. [Full Article...]

A Special Win for Republicans

A Special Win for Republicans On Monday, Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of SC, who shouted "You Lie!" at President Barack Obama during a 2009 health care speech, heard chants of the same phrase at a town hall from constituents angry about health care and his voting record on violence against women. [Full Article...]

Republican Holds On in Closely-Watched Kansas Special House Election

But it was an unlikely spot to make a stand, and Thompson was an unlikely candidate to do it. Some of this glee is understandable; Pompeo won his last re-election battle in 2014 by a 31-point margin, but Estes kept the district red last night by a much slimmer margin. [Full Article...]

Watch MASSIVE destructive power of US Mother of all Bombs

Markey wouldn't say what an acceptable number of civilian casualties is, but if there are casualties, he says it could backfire on the U.S. He's afraid ISIS could use it as a recruitment tool. It was first tested in 2003, but had not been deployed in combat before. Military officials said they hoped the MOAB would create such a huge blast that it would rattle Iraqi troops and pressure them into ... [Full Article...]

North Korea defiant on nuclear test, warns against pre-emptive strike by US

North Korea defiant on nuclear test, warns against pre-emptive strike by US In 2016, for example, foreign journalists underwent hours of investigation by North Korean officials ahead of what turned out to be a pop concert to mark the finale of a ruling Workers' Party congress. As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, Beijing appears alarmed by Trump's strident pronouncements as it tries to figure out how to manage the billionaire politician, who insists China handle th... [Full Article...]

USA drops Mother Of All Bombs in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said US forces in Afghanistan dropped a GBU-43B on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in what a Pentagon spokesman said was the first-ever combat use of the bomb. The Pentagon says it dropped the MOAB in Nangarhar province at around 7:30 p.m. local time , to counter ISIS efforts to use bunkers and tunnels as defense mechanisms. [Full Article...]

2nd suspect arrested as Swedish police reveal 1st sought asylum

2nd suspect arrested as Swedish police reveal 1st sought asylum But police said they were more convinced than ever that the Uzbek man was the driver of the commandeered truck. A second person has been arrested in connection with the attack and is suspected of terrorist offenses, including murder, spokeswoman Karin Rosander told The Associated Press. [Full Article...]

Oslo police detonate 'bomb-like' device

The new threat level will be in place for two months. Journalist Fredik Drevon who is based in Oslo wrote on twitter "I asked a police officer if police did a detonation". It remained unclear whether more people were involved in the incident. "He opposes the terrorist group Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) and radical Islamism", said lawyer Ose Karine Sigmonne. [Full Article...]

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