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Charles Krauthammer: The great Muslim civil war -- and us


Iran's use of missiles, which were fired from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdestan over the Iraqi airspace that is patrolled by US-led coalition forces and into Syria, is likely to create havoc in Washington . top diplomat said. Iran's last foreign missile strike is believed to have been carried out in April 2001, targeting an Iranian exile group in Iraq. Israel, although not explicitly mentioned, has been the focus of constant threats by Iran - both directly and indirectly - ... Read More »

Lalu to Nitish Kumar

Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced the name of party leader Meira Kumar at a meeting of the 17 parties including the Left, Trinamool Congress , Samajwadi Party , Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP ), DMK and the National Conference . Read More »

'I did not make, and do not have' Comey tapes

US President Donald Trump has stated he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey , despite an earlier hint to the contrary. This President's announcement came just one day before the House Intelligence Committee deadline for the #White House to show any recordings on this issue. Read More »

Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

The North had earlier Friday denied torturing or mistreating Warmbier , in the first official reaction to his death . Before his death, the doctors said he had suffered an extensive loss of brain tissue from a "severe neurological injury" and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. Read More »

North Korea defector launches news of Otto Warmbier near DMZ

The European Union is in discussions with South Korea and China about taking a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea on ending its nuclear program, according to EU officials involved in the effort. North Korea last tested a nuclear bomb in September, but it has conducted repeated missile test since and vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland, putting it at the forefront of Trump's security worries. Read More »

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting


MARGE PITROF, BYLINE: Well, it had been a violent weekend in Milwaukee last August with about a half dozen shootings when Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown and a partner tried to pull over the vehicle that Sylville Smith was in. Smith rose from the ground, grabbed his gun, turned partly toward Heaggan-Brown and, in the process, threw the gun over the fence. The videos show that Heaggan-Brown fired two shots. Read More »

Qatar's Neighbors Issue Steep List of Demands to End Crisis


Cutting ties to Iran would prove incredibly hard. The network's critics say it advances Qatar's goals by promoting Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood that pose a populist threat to rulers in other Arab countries. A Saudi-led alliance against Qatar is planning to slap economic sanctions on Turkey for its support for Doha during the ongoing diplomatic crisis, diplomatic sources have said. Read More »

18 killed, 100 injured in twin blasts in Pakistan's Parachinar


The first blast came during rush hour in the market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram tribal district, local official Nasrullah Khan told AFP. When people rushed to the site to rescue the wounded, a second blast took place. According to sources, numerous injured are in critical condition hence the death toll could rise further. Meanwhile, rescue operation is now going on in Parachinar. Read More »

Body discovered in city landfill


When she didn't come back home, her parents left to search for her and reported her as a missing person to Bedford Police, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "Due to this, an Amber Alert is not authorized". Police will hold a press conference later this morning, but last night the community stood together in memory of Kaytlynn at a vigil at Central Junior High School in Euless, where Kaytlynn was a student. Read More »

Trump reports hundreds of millions in income

The documents were made available to the government voluntarily, and cover January 2016 through this April 15, 2017. The filing shows that Mr. Trump resigned from more than 560 positions - many of them a day before his inauguration as president on January 20. Read More »

London fire: Cladding in other buildings 'combustible'

The overnight fire rapidly engulfed Grenfell Tower, with flames shooting up the outside of the building, raising concerns that the cladding material attached to the concrete block didn't comply with fire-safety rules. It couldn't comment on reports that occupants of these buildings were being moved out. Earlier, Ms May had said that local authorities were being warned about the building clad in combustible materials. Read More »

I did not record Comey conversations

But the episode exhausted Trump's defenders and aides, who for weeks have been dodging questions about the recordings. Trump ended a monthlong guessing game Thursday by tweeting that he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with Comey. Read More »

Russian Federation wants USA explanation for downing jet


The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict amid its support of embattled President Bashar Assad . "We will slap them", Khamenei says in the video, before it fades into a footage of the missile launch on Sunday night. Iran's homemade missiles, which can hit targets up to 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) away, are a major point of tension with Washington ... Read More »

Philippine hostage crisis: Islamist gunmen withdraw from school


Abella said the militants have resorted to "increasing willful intention of arson activities in various areas of the city". Ms Payne did not give details about operations or say from where the Orions would fly, but they could possibly gather aerial images and other surveillance, including mobile phone conversations. Read More »

FBI's most wanted arrested in Minnehaha County

The FLDS has a compound in South Dakota, though it is on the opposite side of the state - nearly 400 miles away from where Jeffs was booked into jail. The FLDS church leader was on the FBI's most wanted list and there was a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. It was issued a decade after his brother Warren Jeffs was featured on a similar poster. Read More »

New Saudi heir, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, built the right Trump ties

Appointed Deputy Crown Prince by his father, Prince Mohammed often overshadowed the then powerful Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef . London- "Fitch" global ratings agency said on Thursday that the decision by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to name his son, Mohammed Bin Salman , as crown prince, would further boost economic reforms in the Kingdom. Read More »

The Great Muslim Civil War - and Us

On June 7, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, killing 17 people. "Backed by Iran, Iraqi Shi'ite groups are spreading across the Badia", said Abu Yaqoub, a commander in the Ahmed Abdo Martyrs Brigade, an FSA rebel group whose fighters were involved in the battles. Read More »

We Don't Know Much About the Fitzgerald Collision and That Seems Odd

The USS Fitzgerald came close to sinking after colliding with the ACX Crystal , a Philippine-flagged tanker that weighed three times more than the USA guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. The incident happened early Saturday morning as numerous crew slept. "The ACX Crystal , a Philippine-flagged vessel, was being manned by 20 Filipino crew including the captain". Read More »

MP CM ends fast; announces farmer-friendly decisions


The curfew will remain in Pipliamandi police station area which is 15 km from Mandsaur district headquarters and where five farmers were killed in separate police firings during the agitation. "He should remember that (demon king) Ravana is burnt at the Dussehra Maidan every year", the Congress leader said. "Now this movement will go from Madhya Pradesh and spread across the whole country, this will become a people's movement ". Read More »

Iran's Missile Strikes on ISIS, Strong Warning to US: Syrian Minister

China is thought to have aided Iran with missile technology as early as the late 1980s, while North Korean/Iranian cooperation in missile technology also dates back to the 1980s. Right after his appeal, IRGC launched the operation: six mid-range ballistic missiles , home-made Zolfaqar high-precision missiles, were fired at Daesh targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor. Read More »

Israel disputes success of Iran missile strike


The sole focus of coalition forces in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in those nations, a Pentagon spokesman said today. That's a questionable line of argument, particularly as unlike the recent strikes around al-Tanf, there's no indication that there was a US troop presence nearby-only Kurdish SDF forces. Read More »

Qatar Airways seeks 10% stake in American


American said its certificate of incorporation prohibits anyone from acquiring 4.75 percent or more of the company's outstanding stock without advance approval from the board following a written request. The airline's move comes as Qatar faces conflict with neighboring countries after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed ties over Doha's alleged support for extremist groups and Iran. Read More »

Opposition Split Wide Open, JD-U to Back Ram Nath Kovind

That strategy has already taken a hit with AIADMK, BJD, TRS and YSR Congress expressing support for Kovind. Earlier on Wednesday, there were reports that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had told the party lawmakers to vote for Kovind in the upcoming presidential election on July 17. Read More »

Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

This allegation comes following the loss by the Democratic candidate John Ossoff in the special election for Georgia's Sixth District after Trump nominated Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. "And I think the answer is obvious", Vela said. Others have privately said Pelosi weighs down Democrats and could prevent the party from retaking the House in the upcoming midterm elections. Read More »

Israel begins work on new settlement

President Barack Obama and his predecessors failed to deliver. A day ahead of the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner in Israel for talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel's finance minister said that the American administration is pressuring Israel to move forward on reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians. Read More »

Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow

The ministry released video footage of missiles being fired from underwater by the submarine and from the ships as well as aerial footage of the missiles striking two-storey buildings in what appeared to be semi-desert areas. Russian Federation said it notified Turkey and Israel of the imminent attacks. On Monday, Moscow accused the USA of issuing a warning before a United States jet shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday after which it suspended its communication channel with the U.S. Read More »