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British police no longer sharing Manchester intel with USA following leaks


Trump said he's asking the DOJ and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter" and said that "if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law". Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: "I want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant, and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation". Read More »

Mosul residents deny findings of USA probe into Iraq strike

He said the GBU-38 is created to take out single combatants, and therefore should not have leveled the entire building. The fighters then launched an attack on Iraqi forces , hoping to draw a similar USA airstrike on civilians. "While we welcome the USA investigation into the Jadida airstrike, we are curious to know whether any lessons were learned and what steps were taken to ensure such horrors do not occur again", human rights group Amnesty International said in a statement. Read More »

Trump succeeding where Obama failed on Middle East

What President Trump failed to say was "two-state solution" referring to a future, independent Palestinian state. Trump and Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas discussed the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians during a press conference in Bethlehem on Tuesday. Read More »

Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes — AP Analysis


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after delivering a televised speech in the capital Tehran on May 20, 2017. The US should drop its "hostile" policies towards Iran, the country's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday. The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia , Adel al-Jubeir, in a press conference hailed the visit as a historic turning point. "In Syria , they made mistakes, and also in Yemen ". Read More »

Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily


When Melania arrived in Saudi Arabia, she opted for a flowing black jumpsuit by Stella McCartney coupled with a striking, over-sized gold Saint Laurent belt made of python to cinch her thin frame. The coat, worn over a simple beige dress, sells for only $5,000 less than the median USA household income in 2015. The look was completed with a complementary pair of tan snakeskin Manolo Blahnik BB pumps. Read More »

Iran will keep on progressing its missile programme: President Hassan Rouhani


Voskanyan recalled that during a visit to Armenia in 2016 December, Rouhani said that Iran regards Armenia as the most important country of a project created to link the Persian Gulf to the Black Sea. In a tweet following the speech, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused Trump of ignoring Iran's democratic credentials to "milk" Saudi Arabia of billions of dollars. Read More »

Moon not sighted, Ramadan Sunday


The date and month changes each year based on the lunar calendar. In the USA, the Fiqh Council of North America announced that Ramadan would be observed from May 27, based on astronomical predictions. Fasting is obligatory for every sane, healthy Muslim who has reached puberty and is not traveling during the time of fasting. Muslims believe Ramadan is a time to improve moral character and focus on positivity. Read More »

Trump wants ME peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

He declined to reiterate stated US -policy on a two-state construct for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, nor did he repeat his earlier calls to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to slow Israeli settlement building in disputed areas of the West Bank. Read More »

Israeli intel experts alarmed by Trump leak but play down any damage


The president will also go to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis who has said he will not make any judgments about Trump before meeting him. There are also no plans for Trump - who will see Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank - to bring the two together, one senior US official said. Read More »

Trumps continues Iran nuclear tirade as tensions mount in West Asia


Rouhani , a cleric whose administration struck the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, decisively won a second term in Friday's election. "We should bring peace and stability back to the region". "After Rouhani's reelection, there is much up in the air/room for misinterpretation", John Kerry tweeted on Wednesday , referring to last weekend's victory by Iran's moderate president, Hassan Rouhani . Read More »

Netanyahu: US to Boost Military Aid Amid Saudi Arms Deal


The President's words came as he visited Bethlehem during a visit to the Middle East. The President also notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades. Trump later visited the Western Wall and Yad Vashem , the Israeli Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem , and spoke at the Israel Museum, where he focused on terrorism. Read More »

Jakarta Bombing Kills Three Police Officers, Linked to Islamic State


The explosion occurred in a parking lot next to the bus terminal in eastern Jakarta . The blasts came after 22 people were killed in a blast at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom on Monday night after a concert by U.S. In January 2016 , four militants killed four people in a gun and bomb assault in the heart of Jakarta . The second suspect's house in the city of Cimahi, outside Bandung, was also searched and his mother and sister were found to be living there, said Yunus. Read More »

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country to Approve Same-Sex Marriage


In Nepal, LGBTQ citizens are provided protection under the law, but that doesn't include the right to marry. Past attempts to legalise same-sex marriage stalled under the Kuomintang, which dominated politics for decades until it was unseated by President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party previous year. Read More »

Watch Trump strut his stuff into prime position


It's the final day of the president's nine-day trip. "I'm not 100 percent sure that we can say today - "we" means Mr President and myself - that we have a common position, common opinion about Russia", Tusk said after meeting Trump at European Union headquarters in Brussels . Read More »

Trump shoves fellow Nato leader aside on his first summit


The trip has gone off without a major misstep, with the administration touting the president's efforts to create a new coalition to fight terrorism while admonishing partners in an old alliance to pay their fair share . "It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France, who ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory", Trump said. And he didn't really clarify the situation on Thursday. Read More »

Palestinian protesters hold Trump effigy at gunpoint to decry visit

Instead, President Trump focused on Palestinian President Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as the committed partners for peace, adding only that the Arab world would like to see the two leaders reach a bilateral agreement. Also, he said that freedom for the Palestinians and their independence is the key of peace and stability in the region and in the world. The most high-profile moment of Trump's stay in Jerusalem was his visit to the Western Wall , one of the holiest sites in ... Read More »

Donald Trump condemns media leaks after complaints from Britain

Intensive investigations have so far revealed that there are two gangs operating in Manchester: One is notorious South Manchester gang and other consists of people from Libyan and Somali heritage. Defending its decision to publish the pictures , the New York Times said: "The images and information presented were neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims, and consistent with the common line of reporting on weapons used in horrific crimes". Read More »

President Trump Promises to 'Get to the Bottom' of All These Leaks

The Home Secretary's comment came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to the United States media within hours of the attack, which resulted in the deaths of 22 people . But on Saturday, the threat level was lowered to "severe", where it has been since mid-2014 Prime Minister Theresa May said "a significant amount of police activity" and several arrests had led to that development, but she urged Britons to remain vigilant and said soldiers would remain at high-profile sites ... Read More »

G7 leaders sign Declaration on fight against terrorism

He has also previously been highly critical of the organisation over free trade, multilateralism and for having liberal values. "No doubt this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years", European Council president Donald Tusk said before the meeting opened. Read More »

Lib Dems call for review of pension tax relief


They say this will ensure that pupils have a healthy meal during the school day, improving their health and education, and saving parents money. Sitting a distant third place in opinion polls ahead of the June 8 vote, the Lib Dems are styling themselves as the party of the 48 percent who voted previous year to remain in the European Union. Read More »

Trump told not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital ahead of visit

Mr Abbas quickly reasserted the goal of a Palestinian state as vital to any rejuvenated peace process, reiterating that it must have its capital in Jerusalem with borders based on pre-1967 lines. " From the meeting in the Oval Office: 'The embassy - the PM supports moving it '". During the campaign, Trump said he would move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , Israel's capital, a proposal that Palestinian leaders would complicate any chances of working out a peace deal. Read More »

BJP will better its score in 2019 elections: Shah


Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi attacked the Modi government, saying it had "failed to deliver" and instead "divided and distracted" people. Sharing the social initiatives of the government, the BJP president said the government had given constitutional status to the OBC commission for empowerment of backward classes and distributed various assistive devices for disabled persons across the country. Read More »

Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S


At one point, a Chinese fighter reportedly flew within 100 feet of the USA plane. Beijing scrambled two jet fighters to intercept a United States naval surveillance plane that flew too near to its coastline, said reports today. "The frequent close-in surveillance by US military ships and aircraft is the root cause to the issue of China-US military safety at sea and in the air". Read More »

Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing after deadly exchange


Pakistan announced it had reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for several hours. Last year, Pakistan started building a barrier at the main border crossing in the town of Torkham, near the Khyber Pass, angering Afghanistan which has never formally recognised the colonial-era Durand Line border drawn up in 1893. Read More »

1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India


Caste clashes erupted again in the village on Tuesday night after a visit by Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati , leading to the death of one person and injuries to over two dozen. BSP supremo Mayawati today attacked the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh alleging that "casteist forces" in the BJP and RSS had been given a free hand to misuse the official machinery and harm social amity and brotherhood in the state. Read More »

Talk-Show Hosts Spoof Trump's Israel Visit

He also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to be where Jesus was buried and resurrected. "Weapons deals in the Middle East just in 2016 reached $215-216 billion and this is no small sum", Lieberman said . The holiest site in Judaism and the third-holiest in Islam, it is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was seized from Jordan in the 1967 war. Read More »

$25000 swan sculpture stolen by naked man in Lakeland found, deputies say


Investigators say they've found the truck that was reported stolen in a nearby county, but they still don't know why the man was naked as he apparently tried to break into the storage center. While the truck has been found and the suspect identified, the swan remains missing and investigators hope the public will help track it down. Anyone who knows where it may be is asked to call the sheriff's office at 863-298-6200. Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadiya


Talking to Indian Express , Brigadier (retired) Ranjit Borthakur, meanwhile, said that the bridge will be extremely helpful to the Army. Firstly, the bridge is close to Arunachal Pradesh - a frontier state bordering China. It will also cater to the strategic requirements of the country in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, besides facilitating numerous hydro power projects coming up in the state, as it is the most sought after route for various power project developers. Read More »

G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

He also deplored German trade policies at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, saying Germany's export prowess was "bad", EU and United States officials confirmed on Friday. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said one of the important issues faced by the summit this year is the empowering of women and girls around the world. Read More »