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by | February 21, 2017 | 00:52

Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, a top US commander in Iraq , said the Iraqi forces are an "increasingly capable, formidable and professional force". An estimated 650,000 civilians still reside in IS-controlled Mosul. Eastern Mosul was declared fully liberated in January, but has already experienced several militant attacks as Iraqi special forces pull out of the east and Iraqi army units, with less training and experience, take over the area.

by | February 20, 2017 | 00:58

The case has also sparked a diplomatic row between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur, after Malaysia rejected North Korean demands for the body to be handed over to them immediately. A fifth North Korean man is already in custody as are an Indonesian woman, a Malaysian man and a woman with a Vietnamese passport. " We believe the North Korean regime is behind this incident considering five suspects are North Koreans ", Jeong Joon-hee, spokesman at the South Korean Unification Ministry, which handles ...

by | February 19, 2017 | 00:41

Adama Barrow takes over from Yahya Jammeh who was forced by worldwide pressure and military intervention threats to fly into exile in Equatorial Guinea. Worldwide monetary support is being pledged to Gambia with the European Union promising a package of about 80 million dollars. Various African Heads of State are expected at the ceremony.

by | February 19, 2017 | 00:03

Belga added that the person who died was not on board the train but gave no other details. All services in and out of Leuven, 12 miles east of Brussels, have been interrupted. Authorities have begun an investigation to try and determine the cause of the accident. A spokesperson said: "It is important to note that that person was not on the train ".

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:16

But the government of South Korea has said it is certain it is him. "We should take this as an action that reflects Jong Un's paranoia", Lee said. The women, believed to be North Korean agents, then escaped in a taxi, South Korean broadcaster TV Chosun reports.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:10

On August 24, 2016, the Turkish Air Force and special ground forces kicked off Operation Euphrates Shield inside Syria in a declared bid to rid the border area of Daesh terrorists and fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Democratic Union Party ( PYD ).

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:09

On Monday, Human Rights Watch released a report documenting chemical weapon use in Aleppo. HRW emphasized that the pattern of the attacks indicated careful coordination by the military and clearly ruled-out rogue operations by a few. The use of the gas is well short of the sort of chemical weapons Syria had in its arsenal before signing the ban, but still illegal because of the danger of civilian exposure.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:08

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country sought good relations with its Gulf Arab neighbours as he began a one-day trip to Oman and Kuwait today, his first since taking power in 2013. In a landmark visit last month to Tehran last month, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah delivered a message on the importance of Gulf-Iranian relations.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:07

Following a separatist appeal for a protest shutdown across the Kashmir Valley, authorities on Monday made heavy deployment of security forces to avoid violence, police said. Three terrorists managed to escape. The police had to resort to force to disperse the crowd. Officials say the civilian who died was inside the house which came under fire from the security forces.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:07

A subsequent statement from the foreign ministry said the talks would begin at 0600 GMT on Thursday. "The opposition factions that took part in the [first] Astana negotiations have been invited to the talks taking place in the Kazakh capital over the next two days", said Liwa Shuhada al-Islam representative Said Naqrash.

by | February 15, 2017 | 00:54

One man told a local news paper: 'I have often seen this gentlemen in Braunau and wonder if this means something'. It also reported that he went to a local bar and identified himself " Harald Hitler " and insisted on being served "Austrian mineral water".

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:48

Some of the intelligence officials even went so far as to say that Flynn indicated that Trump could reexamine sanctions after becoming president. Flynn's contacts with Kislyak were first disclosed in my January 12 Post column, so I have a window on the events surrounding that disclosure.

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:48

Investigators had sought to arrest Lee when they summoned him last month, but a court ruled there wasn't enough evidence to justify Lee's arrest at that point. South Korea's Constitutional Court is hearing arguments in its case to decide whether to uphold parliament's impeachment of Park, who has been stripped of her powers pending the verdict.

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:45

In his acceptance speech, Steinmeier said Germany should be an "anchor of hope" while democratic institutions were under threat across the globe. He is totally against the ones that "make politics with fear". Brookings Institution Fellow Constanze Stelzenmueller - a German who since childhood has admired the America that rescued Europe and the Germans from the atrocities of Hitler, from post-World-War-II devastation, and from the threat of the 20-plus Soviet divisions that stayed on for half ...

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:45

England have a long break from Test cricket for now and will don the whites next only after the Champions Trophy, when South Africa fly to England for a Test series in July. He is universally respected by his team mates, passionate about driving the Test team forward and extremely excited about the prospect of leading his country".

by | February 13, 2017 | 01:02

Sam Rainsy, a popular figure who has been living in Paris, said the surprise decision was "for the sake" of his Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), which faces crucial commune elections in June. Mr. Rainsy's resignation appears to be an effort to make sure his own legal issues will not be used as a pretext to erase his party. Sam Rainsy has stayed overseas to avoid a two-year prison term on a defamation conviction he had believed was covered by a pardon.

by | February 13, 2017 | 00:59

Miller served as a spokesman for the White House on the Sunday talk show circuit after a tumultuous week for the Trump administration that included a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the suspension of his controversial executive action that, in part, temporarily bars US entry to nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries.

by | February 11, 2017 | 00:50

The World Anti-Doping Agency had recommended five athletes and five coaches be banned for life, including Savinova-Farnosova. She was also seen in a 2014 German television documentary on Russia's doping, apparently admitting to taking banned substances.

by | February 11, 2017 | 00:48

Garcia De Rayos has a prior felony conviction dating from March 2009 for criminal impersonation ", the statement read . A total of seven people were arrested Wednesday night, including one man who tied himself to one of the van's front wheels.

by | February 10, 2017 | 02:14

Shares in Seattle-based Nordstrom traded around $42.70 before the tweet, then fell immediately afterward to $42.50. Stephen Colbert tore into Donald Trump during his Wednesday night monologue on The Late Show for a tweet the president posted about his daughter Ivanka's clothing line being pulled from Nordstrom stores.

by | February 10, 2017 | 02:11

Huang dismissed claims that organs were still being extracted from prisoners or ethnic minorities in a state-sponsored program in China. Both Congress and the European Parliament recently condemned organ harvesting in China amid widespread concerns that tissue is sourced from detained and executed prisoners.

by | February 10, 2017 | 02:09

Traditionally, the USA president makes Canada the destination of his first official visit, although former president George W. Bush first travelled to Mexico in 2001. He has said that the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement has harmed American workers and that he wants to renegotiate the deal to get better terms for the United States .

by | February 09, 2017 | 00:42

But convinced she had a just case, Denise launched a fundraising campaign and took her case all the way to the Supreme Court. Ms Brewster and Lenny McMullan lived together for 10 years and owned their own home. The relevant clauses of European Convention on Human Rights lay down that you must have peaceful enjoyment of your possessions, and that your rights should be secured without discrimination.

by | February 09, 2017 | 00:40

President Erdogan pressed Trump not to support the Syrian Kurdish fighters, and to "stand with Turkey" against Gulen's network of supporters, the news agency said. The U.S. president reportedly told Erdogan Washington wished to develop ties with Turkey and to engage in close cooperation with the country on regional issues.

by | February 08, 2017 | 00:46

He said that there were no differences in the party, reported ANI . "Akhilesh will be the Chief Minister if the alliance wins", he told reporters in Parliament on Monday. "We gave a good number of seats to Congress". In a jibe at the Samajwadi Party's internal bickering during the past few months, The Prime Minister further stated, "Jo papa, chacha, mama mein hi phasa reh gaya wo pradesh pe kya dhyan dega".

by | February 08, 2017 | 00:44

UNAMA documented 899 civilian casualties (209 deaths and 690 injured) in comparison to 82 civilian casualties (39 deaths and 43 injured) in 2015. More than 900 children were killed in Afghanistan's conflict last year, the United Nations said Monday, calling it the most violent year for children since it started keeping records.

by | February 08, 2017 | 00:44

The government is promising a new emphasis on people who rent their homes when it unveils its housing strategy this week. The paper also contains punitive measures for developers created to speed up delivery and encourages local authorities to deliver more detailed plans for housing in their area, in a bid to speed up the local planning process.

by | February 07, 2017 | 01:13

Diversified is bought and sold in the stock market, the current market cap indicates the existing public opinion of the net worth of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Nonetheless, and in the immediate aftermath of reporting, investor reaction in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. They fell 1.1 percent to $31.06 at the close in NY and have gained 24 percent in the past year, in line with the S&P 500 Media Index.

by | February 06, 2017 | 01:09

Buoyed by last year's unexpected vote to take Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump's election in the United States, the FN hopes to ride the same populist wave to victory. The FN and the are all part of the FN-led Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament. But in France, the right and the far right do not agree to make an alliance.

by | February 06, 2017 | 01:08

The winners of the tie will travel to France for a quarter-final in April. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., was to face Britain's Kyle Edmund in that match, with the victor determining which country would face France in April in the World Group quarterfinals of the annual global team competition for men's professional tennis.