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Eidgah Mir Alam to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayer

Afghans greet each other outside the Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr. "This festival of happiness enhances the spirit of mutual brotherhood as well as strengthening social unity". "Greetings to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers & sisters, in India & overseas on IDU'l Fitr", the President tweeted. For almost the last 20 years, US presidents d... [Full Article...]

Safety tests at tower blocks in Wales after Grenfell Tower fire

While the new information provides details about the fire's source, McCormack said the investigation is working to determine why the blaze spread so quickly , and with such tragic effects. The initial test on the cladding tiles also failed the safety tests", she said. Preliminary tests on insulation samples recovered from the tower showed they "combusted soon after the test started", Superinten... [Full Article...]

22M more to lose health care under Senate bill

22M more to lose health care under Senate bill Trump chided Democrats for their opposition to the Republican effort, saying on Twitter, "Democrats slam GOP health care proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%". A procedural vote to proceed with the plan could come as soon as Wednesday. McConnell can lose only two of the 52 GOP senators to move onto the legislation. [Full Article...]

Modi, in Washington, hails 'growing convergence' of US-India interests

Despite differences over issues such as immigration and climate change, Modi is expected to assure Trump that the United States has nothing to fear from India's growing economic clout. Trump also noted that both the USA and India have been affected by the "evils of terrorism" and the "radical ideology that drives them" before vowing to "destroy radical Islamic terrorism". [Full Article...]

Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House

Modi will become the first foreign dignitary to be entertained at the White House by the Trump administration. Modi , meanwhile, said that India would work with the U.S. The administration is also set to offer a $2 billion sale of US -made unarmed drones to help in surveillance of the Indian Ocean. While ties with some traditional allies have been strained by Trump's complaints that Was... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court agrees to hear religious liberty case next term

Supreme Court agrees to hear religious liberty case next term Phillips' lawyers asked the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling, arguing that Phillips does not object to serving gay and lesbian clients but wants to use his "artistic talents to promote only messages that align with his religious beliefs". [Full Article...]

Trump Says Russia Collusion Probe Has Turned Up Nothing

Trump Says Russia Collusion Probe Has Turned Up Nothing Following a weekend Washington Post report about the Obama administration's responses to Russian Federation matter, the top Democrat on the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, criticised the Obama administration on Sunday (Monday NZT) for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways CEO: UN body should call Qatar measures illegal

Qatar Airways CEO: UN body should call Qatar measures illegal Pakistan has close ties with the kingdom but also business ventures in Qatar . Both Saudi and Qatari officials appear to be seeking support from Ethiopia. "We have legal channels to object to this", he said. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighbouring states as a violation of Islamic values and tantamount to a "death penalty" against Doha in a crisis reve... [Full Article...]

Trump, Modi Exchange Hugs During Rose Garden Statements

Modi and Trump said their administrations were "true partners" will fight and work towards "ending terror safe havens". The US tonight, ahead of the PM Modi and Donald Trump meet had declared Salahuddin, the chief of Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen , as a "global terrorist". [Full Article...]

FBI Investigating Officer's Stabbing at Flint Airport as Terrorism

FBI Investigating Officer's Stabbing at Flint Airport as Terrorism He says authorities have no indication at this time that Ftouhi was involved in a "wider plot". Amor Ftouhi allegedly stabbed a police officer in the neck during an attack at the Flint Bishop Airport in what appears to be an act of terrorism , and now evidence suggests that the 50-year-old Canadian man may have been planning a much larger attack. [Full Article...]

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

Modi and Trump also held delegation-level talks in the Cabinet Room at the White House where they discussed varied issues like the purchase of military equipment and ties between the two nations. Trump is speaking alongside India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House. "The meeting will provide more clarity on whether the past six months have been Act 1 in a surprising friendship or R... [Full Article...]

1 dead, 11 injured by explosion in upscale Colombia mall

1 dead, 11 injured by explosion in upscale Colombia mall President Juan Manuel Santos , who was informed about the explosion while on a visit to the city of Barranquilla, condemned the attack and said he would return immediately to the capital. The Centro Andino in the northern Chapinero district is one of the Colombian capital's most popular shopping centers and is close to global restaurants, bars. [Full Article...]

North Korea censures United States for 'smear campaign' over student's death

North Korea has called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of Otto Warmbier who was detained for over a than a year and died a few days after coming home in a coma. The casket carrying the remains of Otto Warmbier is carried out of Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, June 22, 2017, following his funeral. Kim Jong-un's official mouthpiece, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, said the Presiden... [Full Article...]

Trump destroys Obama's 'collusion' and 'obstruction' in blistering tirade

Trump destroys Obama's 'collusion' and 'obstruction' in blistering tirade The New York lawmaker helped steer a bill through the Senate this month to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation and bar Trump from weakening them on his own. "It's pretty clear they [Obama administration] knew all along there was no collusion and that's pretty helpful to the president ", Spicer stated. "I will tell you this". [Full Article...]

White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

It warned that Syria would "pay a heavy price" if any such attack proceeds, NBC News reported. In April, the president approved an attack in Syria of 59 Tomahawk missiles after intelligence showed that Assad had launched chemical weapons against civilians. [Full Article...]

The Taliban says no peace in Afghanistan until United States quits its 'occupation'

According to a report by VOA, he blamed foreign forces for being "the main obstacle in the way of peace in Afghanistan". He warned that recently leaked Pentagon plans to deploy some 4,000 extra troops would not grant victory to Washington and the government of President Ashraf Ghani, who Mr Akhunzadah called a United States "stooge". [Full Article...]

Kushner Taps Chadbourne's Abbe Lowell In Russia Probe

Kushner Taps Chadbourne's Abbe Lowell In Russia Probe A legal representative of Kushner's issued a release to the Post stating that Kushner was not required to disclose the loan. His contacts with Russia have come under scrutiny amid reports he met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov ahead of Trump's inauguration, at one point suggesting establishing back channel communications with the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

Trump travel ban partly reinstated

The decision obviously just came down a few hours ago, so we'll probably have further guidance for you as it becomes available", Spicer said and referred reporters to the Justice Department for more information. Trump cited national security concerns as the reason for the orders. It was not immediately clear if refugee resettlement groups in the U.S., or religious entities that have sponsor... [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland party leader in talks with Conservatives

Northern Ireland party leader in talks with Conservatives In an annex outlining the deal , the government said it "recognizes that Northern Ireland has unique circumstances within the United Kingdom , not least as a effect of responding to challenges of the past", and would therefore allocate 50 million pounds a year for two years "to address immediate pressures in health and education ". [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Returns Sanity to Debate Over Travel Ban

The council expressed its concerns about the Supreme Court decision in relations to Islam saying it "ignores the Islamophobic origins of the policy and emboldens Islamophobes in the Trump administration". As Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the dissenters, lawsuits are now likely to flourish as the government and affected individuals and institutions struggle over what constitutes "a bona fide... [Full Article...]


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