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Executions in Iran down by 42%

Executions in Iran down by 42% The database also does not contain foreign nationals handed death sentences for drug-related crimes, contrasting media reports of at least 11 executions. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told parliament last month that 1,122 prisoners were on death row nationwide as of Feb 21. [Full Article...]

Tillerson Says 'No Change' to Military Stance on Syria, Assad

Trump administration officials on Sunday blamed Russian inaction for enabling a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepared to explain to Moscow a USA retaliatory missile strike. [Full Article...]

Who has chemical weapons in Syria?

Who has chemical weapons in Syria? Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. strike was an "act of aggression". Warplanes struck a northern Syrian town Saturday where a chemical attack killed scores of people earlier this week, killing one person and wounding another as Turkey described the US missile attack on an air base as a "cosmetic intervention" unless it removes President Bashar Assad from power. [Full Article...]

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Leicester City

Leicester have once again surprised fans with their strong performances in Europe's top flight and even though they go into the second leg 1-0 down, they overturned a goal deficit in the previous round against Sevilla easily. After the mandatory break, Griezman was brought down by Marc Albrighton. "We played a very good game", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. " Well, Atletico went to the Be... [Full Article...]

Russia: Vladimir Putin meets Rex Tillerson as Syria rift deepens

The U.S. military official said the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the initial chemical attack, with the aim of destroying evidence. "In facing our common challenges, we must also ensure that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members meet their financial obligations and pay what they owe", he said. [Full Article...]

Leicester working to establish 'full facts' of fan disturbances in Madrid

Unless a 1-0 deficit can be overturned on Tuesday, it's likely to be a long, long wait before the Champions League returns to the King Power Stadium. Leicester struggled from the start and never threatened Atletico at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, finishing the game with no attempts on target. [Full Article...]

China reiterates opposition to South Korea's THAAD anti-missile system

China reiterates opposition to South Korea's THAAD anti-missile system Later, at a joint news conference in Seoul with acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn, Pence reiterated that the USA commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable". "We want to see change". Hwang hailed the early deployment of the controversial USA missile defence system (known as THAAD) created to protect against threats from North Korea . [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani condemns US attack on Syria, chides Gulf Arabs

The precautionary move, revealed in statistics made public by the command on Saturday, was taken as Russian officials have threatened to suspend the communication line the USA and Russian militaries use to notify each other about air operations in Syria. [Full Article...]

North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at late founder's birthday parade

North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at late founder's birthday parade He criticized the new USA government under President Donald Trump for " creating a war situation " on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching strategic military assets to the region. " A preemptive nuclear strike is not something the USA has a monopoly on", North Korean government official Lee Yong Pil told NBC News in an interview. [Full Article...]

Police hunt for man who streamed murder on Facebook

Williams said alerts had been sent out across the state, and Gov. John Kasich promised the Ohio State Highway Patrol's help. Stephens, 37, was employed as a case manager at Beech Brook, a mental health organization. Stephens was at large after fleeing in a white Ford Fusion with temporary license plates, police said. "Everybody is looking for Steve", said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Will... [Full Article...]

Pope decries 'vile' attack on Syrians in Easter address

Pope Francis has used his Easter message address to condemn Saturday's deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria . In an " Urbi et Orbi " ("To the City and the World") speech with an audience of thousands, Francis called for the support of those working to bring peace to Syrians, who are "so greatly suffering from a war that continues to sow horror and death", he said at the Vatican on Sunday. [Full Article...]

DPRK says it's "prepared to respond to all-out war, with all-out war"

DPRK says it's Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing. Korean People's Army soldiers gather at the North's capital . The failed launch came a day after North Korea showcased almost 60 missiles - including what is suspected to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile - at a giant military parade to mark the 105th birthday of its founder Kim Il-Sung. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile launch fails, says South Korean military

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits at the border village of Panmunjom which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. "The only problem is the missile blows up on the pad". Neither military knew what kind of missile was sacked. North Korea's state-run TV station mentioned the name of the special operation forces after the navy, the air force and t... [Full Article...]

Twelve burned by 'noxious substance' at east London bar

Twelve burned by 'noxious substance' at east London bar A spokesperson with London Fire Bridge said that a "strong acidic unknown corrosive substance" was thrown inside the venue, Mangle E8 in Dalston. Police were called to the premises in Sidworth Street, Dalston, at approximately 01:10hrs on Monday, 17 April, after members of the public complained of a noxious substance. [Full Article...]

China, U.S. working on 'North Korea problem'

China, U.S. working on 'North Korea problem' The U.S. had good intelligence both before and after the launch, said a White House foreign policy adviser traveling with Vice President Mike Pence, who arrived in Seoul in the afternoon to start a 10-day trip to Asia. North Korea's actions come as tensions on the Korean Peninsula have spiked to alarming levels. "We've never seen them in the wild", Hanham said. Konstantin Kosachev, the head of... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation maintains support for Assad after Tillerson meeting

He said, however, that "until full progress is made under the Minsk accords, the situation in Ukraine will remain an obstacle to improvement in relations between the USA and Russian Federation". "In general, primitiveness and loutishness are very characteristic of the current rhetoric coming out of Washington", Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russia's state-owned RIA news agency. [Full Article...]

Intense Manhunt for Man Accused in Facebook Live Murder

He noted that the suspected shooter has "relationships with the clergy", and urged him to turn in himself . Cleveland Police have identified the suspected shooter's auto: A white Ford Fusion with the temporary OH tag of E363630. "We want to communicate to him that we know who he is, and that he will eventually be caught". Stephens claimed on Facebook that he committed multiple homicides, bu... [Full Article...]

MOAB strike: 90 IS fighters killed in Afghanistan

The death toll of Islamic State (IS) militants killed when the USA military dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb or the "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province has risen to 94, a Kabul official said on Saturday. President Donald Trump has given his military commanders freer rein than did his predecessor, Barack Obama. A network of tunnels and caves was destroyed on Thursday evening ... [Full Article...]

Iran's president registers to run in May elections

Iran's president registers to run in May elections Thank you! Your submission has been received! Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran needs no one's permission to build missile and planes. Iran's economy suffered under heavy global sanctions during his administration because of Western suspicions that Tehran was secretly pursuing nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom minister voices support for Gibraltar in Madrid talks

United Kingdom minister voices support for Gibraltar in Madrid talks Michael Howard, a former Conservative leader, said in a Sunday television interview that prime minister Margaret Thatcher had sent British warships to the South Atlantic in 1982 to defend the Falklands, and Ms. Hpwever, later in the day a spokesman for Spain's foreign ministry denied that a Spanish vessel had made such an incursion into the disputed waters off the British enclave. [Full Article...]


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