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IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Notably, US-backed Iraqi forces are now battling ISIS militants in the western half of Mosul . Some 400,000 people are trapped in the area and more than 300,000 have fled fighting since the operation started in October, officials say. Losing Mosul would be a major blow to IS, but would not mark the end of the war against the jihadists. "In many cases, militants are using the rooftops of res... [Full Article...]

Gaza crisis deepens as its only power plant goes dark

The head of the energy provider, Samir Metir, said that all the plant's fuel, purchased in January with funding from Qatar and Turkey, had been used up. There are also fears that drinking water supplies will be affected. Last week, Israel warned of a rapidly worsening conditions in the Strip's water supply, calling on the global community to take urgent action to avoid deteriorating humanitarian... [Full Article...]

Christians In The Middle East Celebrate Easter Amid War, Violence

I have junk in my life that God - I thank him for His faithfulness - is still wrestling with. The Bible teaches us that the only way that we can inherit everlasting life is through the gift of God's grace, and it is only by God's grace that he sent His son to die on the cross to save sinners. [Full Article...]

Sisi declares state of emergency in Egypt; ISIS had warned Christian population

Sisi declares state of emergency in Egypt; ISIS had warned Christian population A couple of hours prior, a suspected suicide bomber attacked Tanta's St. George Cathedral, killing not less than 28 people and injuring over 70 others. A Muslim funeral was also held in El Behira province for one of the four policemen killed in the attack. "As we celebrate Palm Sunday today and Christ's entry into Jerusalem, we now also mark the entry of those who have passed today into the he... [Full Article...]

Pyongyang Parades New ICBMs & Submarine-based Missiles in Founding Leader's Honor

A carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson had made its way toward North Korea last week, in addition to a WC-135 "nuke sniffer" being deployed to neighboring Japan. On April 11, he tweeted that "North Korea is looking for trouble ", and said China's help would be welcomed, but that the USA was prepared to solve the problem without Beijing, which has served a the North's economic lifelin... [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood president responds to defunding bill

Notice anything missing from that list? It squeaked through the Senate on March 30, when Vice President Mike Pence rushed to cast a tie-breaking vote. She was in Phoenix on Thursday to talk about how taking away money from the organization would impact Arizonans, especially low-income women. "Whether our elected leaders take action publicly or privately to restrict women's health care and attack... [Full Article...]

Assange 'cordially invites' Ecuador's Lasso to leave country within 30 days

At a rally soon after, Moreno told his cheering supporters that he had won. Ecuador on Sunday elected Lenin Moreno as the country's new president, according to the CNE electoral agency. "Delegates from our political alliance will challenge the results", Lasso said. His rival, conservative banker Guillermo Lasso , was closely behind with 49 percent of the votes. [Full Article...]

Turkey made historic decision with 25 million 'Yes' votes, Erdogan says

Turkey made historic decision with 25 million 'Yes' votes, Erdogan says The result could still change as more ballot boxes are counted across the hugely diverse country following the close of polls at 1400 GMT. The constitutional amendments give executive power to the president and vice president, and merge the presidency and the prime ministry for a more "functional and effective system of governing". [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan claims victory in referendum to expand powers

A total of 47.5 million votes were cast, Anadolu said. Other opposition players echoed the assertion, with the Peoples' Democratic Party claiming on Twitter that its "data indicates a manipulation in the range of 3 to 4 percent". Mr Erdogan claimed victory in a speech in Istanbul . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a referendum on Sunday to expand presidential powers. [Full Article...]

Karzai: Ghani a 'Traitor' for Allowing MOAB

But most Afghans will consider the messenger in evaluating Karzai's anti-American comments, a journalist tells al Jazeera: "At least for a decade, he was using USA bodyguards to protect himself". Karzai, known for years of opposing the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan, said in his speech on Saturday that the use of the bomb by the USA made him plan to "stand against America". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump praises China for abstaining from vote on Syria

Donald Trump praises China for abstaining from vote on Syria Officials at Treasury, the agency that is responsible for issuing currency reports every six months, confirmed that China won't be named a currency manipulator. A deadline of 100 days has been set and this is doable, given that negotiations on these issues began earlier, with the administration of Barack Obama. [Full Article...]

Wenger: New Sanchez deal could bring trouble

Wenger: New Sanchez deal could bring trouble Arsenal could welcome back captain Laurent Koscielny after two games out with an Achilles issue. Wenger, whose own deal runs out at the conclusion of this campaign, is wary of destabilising his dressing room by offering the forward an excessive salary and feels Arsenal need to be careful. [Full Article...]

North Korea displays new long range, submarine based missiles on anniversary

North Korea displays new long range, submarine based missiles on anniversary China is North Korea's lone major ally, but has spoken out against its missile and nuclear tests and has supported United Nations sanctions. Leaders have grown increasingly frustrated with Kim Jong Un's regime for refusing to heed warnings over weapons testing. [Full Article...]

Chelsea have a 50-50 chance of 'miracle' title win, says Conte

Chelsea have a 50-50 chance of 'miracle' title win, says Conte Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera's goals were scored with United's first shots on target against the Blues. While United's hopes of making the top four will be boosted by the win, the major impact will be felt in north London where Spurs will sense a chance to chase down Chelsea's four-point lead in the final six games of the season. [Full Article...]

Athletes, fans honor Stockholm truck attack victims

The 70-year-old monarch says "Sweden is, has always been, and will continue to be a safe and peaceful country". "The suspect didn't appear in our recent files but he earlier has been in our files", he said. It said two were in intensive care, four were seriously injured but the one child was not seriously hurt. A further 15 were injured. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom told The Associated Press:... [Full Article...]

Facebook says killing in Cleveland was not broadcast live; recording was uploaded

I'm going to try and kill as many people as I can and be on death row or whatever the case may be. Local reporters spoke with a man and woman, believed to be the 78-year-old victim's children, who said their father would "give you the shirt off his back". [Full Article...]

1 killed, 1 injured by unidentified gunmen in Kashmir

1 killed, 1 injured by unidentified gunmen in Kashmir Dozens of students were injured, three of them grievously, during clashes at Degree College Kulgam, today. The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the Valley where several civilians were recently killed after clashing with security forces during the Srinagar Parliamentary by-poll. [Full Article...]

Turkey election chief confirms 'Yes' camp wins Erdogan powers referendum

The changes would replace Turkey's parliamentary system of government with a presidential one and could see Mr Erdogan remain in office until at least 2029. He said he would have more leverage when negotiating with Brussels, claiming "it will be a different Turkey" then. Rising from humble origins to take the helm of the country's government in 2003 as prime minister, Erdogan quickly attracted... [Full Article...]

Johnson labels Putin a 'super villain' over support for Syria

Syria's Assad regime still has hundreds of tons of lethal chemical weapons, according to Syria's former head of chemical warfare Zaher al-Sakat. In fact, Trump tweeted to then-President Obama about this, saying, "AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN". [Full Article...]

President Ilham Aliyev phoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Istanbul, where the ruling Justice and Development (AK) party Erdogan founded has never lost a general election, rejected it by 51.4 percent. "Since the morning, we have detected violations", he said. Earlier in the day, three people were reported to have died after an exchange of gunfire near a polling station in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır. [Full Article...]


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