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Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon

Turkish officials did however allow U.S. aircraft to fly over the country during the subsequent fighting, and helped with supply operations and USA troop rotations. With the departure of Mike Flynn from the White House, however, Turkey may have lost some influence in having the decision made not on the evidence but political calculations. [Full Article...]

Tinubu calls for special care for released Chibok schoolgirls

Tinubu calls for special care for released Chibok schoolgirls Governor Sani Bello remained hopeful that government would soon facilitate the return of all others still in captivity. According to him, there was evidence to show that the government did not stage-manage the abduction and release of the girls to score political points. [Full Article...]

In Israel, flags Iranian threat, remains mum on Mideast peace plan

During his 28 hours in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the US president gave several speeches stressing his desire for peace and denouncing terrorism. Escorted by Israeli police and helicopters, Trump and his delegation sped down the Hebron Road and found themselves, just minutes from their Jerusalem hotel, at the gates of Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. [Full Article...]

Rivlin greets Trump in Israel: We have great expectations from this visit

Rivlin greets Trump in Israel: We have great expectations from this visit It "is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilisations" but "a battle between good and evil", he said. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared the site part of Israel, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday dodged. [Full Article...]

President Trump Meets With Palestinian President Abbas

President Trump Meets With Palestinian President Abbas US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One. Trump praised Israel, saying it had "built one of the great civilisations: a strong, resilient, determined nation" that he said was "forged in the commitment that we can never allow the horrors and atrocities of the last century to be repeated". [Full Article...]

Iran's foreign minister scorns Donald Trump after Saudi speech, arms deal

It was not clear if the $110 billion defense deal was included in that sum, or is separate, as Zarif's calculation suggests. His visit to Saudi Arabia , and speech to leaders from over 50 majority-Muslim countries on Sunday, is reflective of that. [Full Article...]

Trump asked top intel officials to push back publicly on Russia probe

Trump asked top intel officials to push back publicly on Russia probe The firing comes just days after Sally Yates, who was acting US attorney general until she, too, was sacked by President Trump , told a congressional committee that she had clearly warned the White House that retired Gen. He was asked by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., if he had such material that could be provided to special counsel Mueller. The Times said the document was based on no... [Full Article...]

Russia Investigation IDs White House Official

Issa said. But Trump himself quickly trashed that narrative in an interview with NBC News. The Washington Post reported Friday "the senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president ". The White House did not deny the claim. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reportedly did not dispute the account. Almost six in 10 voters (58%) said the... [Full Article...]

American climber dies, Indian goes missing after successfully climbing Mount Everest

Yearwood is the third climber to die on Everest during the current spring climbing season, which began in March and runs through this month. A Nepalese Sherpa who was accompanying the climber did manage to drag himself to the camp at South Col, where he was receiving oxygen and being treated for frostbite. [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI chief warned of Russian contact with Trump campaign officials

Brennan also addressed news reports that Trump, in an Oval Office meeting this month with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, shared highly classified information provided by a USA ally about an Islamic State group plot to bring down civilian airliners with bombs hidden in laptop computers. [Full Article...]

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace President Trump visited Jerusalem's Western Wall, Monday making him the first sitting US President to visit the Holy Site in history. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Iran must immediately stop its financial and military support for "terrorists and militias" and he reiterated that it never be permitted to possess atomic arms. [Full Article...]

Anti-Border Wall Pope Francis to Meet President Trump - Behind Vatican Wall

United Nations peacekeeping forces have reinforced the town as well as Bangassou and Alindao, two cities recently struck by violent skirmishes. Accordingly, their visit together could be extremely awkward. The Vatican has gone out of its way to accommodate President Trump by arranging for him, at very short notice, to have a private audience with the pope at 8:30 on a Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May calls Manchester terror attack as 'callous'

British PM Theresa May calls Manchester terror attack as 'callous' Police forensic investigators search the property of Salmon Abedi in connection with the explosion that took place at the Manchester Arena, in Greater Manchester, England, Tuesday , May 23, 2017 . "Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course", the college said. "We ran out", Ms Robinson told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Mike Smyth: B.C.'s voters have spoken. Now what?

Premier Christy Clark now leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP's 41 and the Green party's 3. The Greens received 8 per cent of the popular vote in the 2013 election along with their lone seat, but Mr. Not long before midnight, the NDP scraped to victory in Courtenay-Comox by a bare nine-vote margin, leaving the Liberals with 43 seats, one short of absolute power. [Full Article...]

No on 2 districts, court tells NC

Such a distinction matters because African-Americans tend to vote overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats, and the Supreme Court has only deemed racial gerrymandering as constitutionally problematic. Alito complained that in a previous decision, the court insisted that those challenging districts present alternative maps showing that the legislature could achieve its political goals without "the ra... [Full Article...]

Iranian President mocks Trump administration, calls it 'intellectually' unstable

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France is convinced that Iran under Rouhani will have "an important role in the pacification" of the region. Saudi clerics, whose work is sanctioned by Riyadh, freely preach Wahhabism, a violent strand of "ideology" that declares people of other faiths "infidels" and allows killing them. [Full Article...]

Britain Raises Terror Level After Manchester Attack

Thousands of people gathered in Manchester's Albert Square to pay tribute to the victims of the attack. Police said they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack and have carried out local warrants as part of their investigation. [Full Article...]

No Airspace Violation, Says Air Force After Pak Media Reports On Siachen

No Airspace Violation, Says Air Force After Pak Media Reports On Siachen The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday categorically ruled out any air space violation by Islamabad on the Indian side, as being reported by Pakistan media. The Air Chief said the PAF also played a significant role in anti-terrorism operations. A fighter squadron carried out higher and lower altitude flights and the Chief of Air Staff also met the pilots and technical staff of the fightin... [Full Article...]

Some musicians cancel concerts after deadly United Kingdom blast

The threat level had been at the second-highest run of "severe" for several years. The group also said the "30 Crusaders were killed and 70 others were wounded", which are different numbers than what authorities in Manchester have confirmed. [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Committee Issues Two New Subpoenas For Michael Flynn

Senate Intelligence Committee Issues Two New Subpoenas For Michael Flynn The Senate Intelligence Committee is giving former national security adviser Michael Flynn another chance to produce documents about his interactions with Russian officials, even as the panel's leaders are sending signals that they are unafraid to hold him in contempt of Congress. [Full Article...]


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