He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College Quetta, National Defence University Islamabad and War Course USA. Gen Asim Bajwa was considered as one of the key persons behind former army chief Raheel Sharif's successes. He replaced Lt Hidayatur Rehman, who has been posted as Inspector General Training and Evaluation at GHQ. A career infantry officer belonging to the Baloch Regiment, Gen Javed Bajwa is said to have extensive experience of handling affairs in Kashmir and northern areas ...
A news agency linked to the Islamic State group and a Syrian activist say airstrikes on an IS-held central region killed at least 20 people. "We've long accepted that if we die we die, from barrel bombs and so on, but now we're scared that the army will come in and take my husband".
The statement added that the Syrian government now controls 93 percent of Aleppo, and the civilians who exited eastern Aleppo have been placed in special humanitarian centers where they are provided with hot food and medical help. More than 20.000 civilians left Aleppo's eastern districts in the first half of December 10, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov told Interfax.
As the fire moved through the building ceilings in the fourth floor units began to collapse, forcing firefighters to use a ladder to pluck an elderly man from a balcony. Callers to NEWS1130 say they can see flames shooting as high as 20 feet in the air near the back of an apartment building near the Save-On-Foods near Fraser Highway.
The rebels have controlled the eastern section since 2012, and President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published on Thursday that retaking Aleppo would change the course of the civil war across the whole country. Russian Federation has come under severe criticism in the West for its continued political and military support for Damascus as the regime pursues its all-out assault on east Aleppo.
Ryabkov said that talks between Russian and USA experts would continue in Geneva, RIA reported. Assad's forces retaking Aleppo appears to be only a matter of time. The images from the exit routes, which have also been broadcast live by the Russian military, have been playing almost every day since the ground offensive began dislodging opposition fighters bit by bit from eastern Aleppo neighborhood starting from the north.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said the regime was now in control of 90% of east Aleppo after seizing the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Saeed and Saliheen, forcing the rebels into an ever-dwindling pocket of land. Recapturing rebel-held parts of Aleppo, which was once Syria's main financial center, would be a major victory for President Bashar Assad in the more than 5-year-old civil war that has killed over 300,000 people.
The National Weather Service says that as of Sunday night snow totaling 6.8 inches was recorded at O'Hare International Airport and 5.2 inches was reported at Midway Airport. All told, more than 1,200 flights into and out of O'Hare were canceled as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Flightaware tracking service, while almost 200 Midway flights were scratched.
Trump that in the space of a week he both met with former Vice President Al Gore and appointed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier who has opposed many environmental regulations, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
Retno said that Indonesia's export to India has been composed mostly of CPO and coal products, and that it is time to diversify. However, in the past one year, the bilateral trade fell to $9 billion (Rs 56,000 crore) because of global economic situation.
Turkey supports anti-government forces in Syria and has a military presence in the northern Syrian town of Jarablus and in the outskirts of the IS-held town of al-Bab. "Terrorists are present elsewhere - even if we finish with Aleppo, we will continue our war against them", he said. The insurgents are holed out in a handful of areas mostly south of the historic Old City, having lost almost three-quarters of territory they controlled for years in the space of around two weeks.
It was a deliberate move - and a brilliant one at that. However, Trump followed this by saying he would nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a long-standing friend of Beijing, as the next USA ambassador to China, a move which that country's state news agency said was a positive sign for ties.
First held in Arlington National Cemetery in 1992, this memorial ceremony was held past year in over 1,100 cemeteries in which over 900,000 wreaths were placed. Kocsis said there are about 1,600 veterans buried there. DANBURY - Wreaths Across America has a goal of decorating the graves of one million veterans this holiday season.
The shot detonated her explosives, killing the woman and the baby. The second explosion was apparently triggered slightly later as bystanders were helping the wounded. President Muhammadu Buhari described the Friday's twin bomb blasts in Madagali, Adamawa State, as a desperate last act by the terrorists. Nigeria's army has pushed the militant group back to its stronghold in the vast Sambisa forest in the past few months but the group still stages suicide bombings.
There was dense fog in Delhi, with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. 13 trains coming to Delhi rescheduled, 16 others cancelled due to heavy fog. Meterological Department has predicted clear skies during the day. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 27 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, four global flights were delayed due to dense fog at the Indira Gandhi worldwide Airport.
She ended up with approximately $839,000 on hand - a figure tabulated on November 28. It's a fact that has many on the left - and certainly a few on the right , as well - furious, calling for electors to abandon the tradition of following their state's election results and instead vote for Clinton on December 19th.
He said that the commission was awaiting the remaining results in other constituencies. In Rivers East senatorial district the PDP won in Etche with 6,926 while the APC had 1,258. He said: " God forbid, if Nigeria disintegrates, the entire continent of Africa will disintegrate ". According to him, the result of Rivers East has been held down by the plots of INEC, the Army and the Police to manipulate the results of Emohua and Ikwerre Local Government Areas for the objective of concocting ...
Castro is undoubtedly a polarizing historical figure: upon news of his death, Cuban exiles in Miami danced in the streets as world leaders issued statements of condolence to the Cuban people. Trump said weeks before the election that Obama has propped up Cuba economically and politically "in exchange for nothing". It's "not right to talk about Fidel in the past tense.
Citing the example of the party's alliance with Bains brothers, who have been implicated in over a dozen assault cases, he said it was no longer possible to continue with AAP, given its current state. The party that once had corruption as its main plank, now had more than 60 of the party candidates with shady background, he said. Sharma left Canada to join AAP during Anna Hazare movement but soon got disillusioned with the "deep-rooted malaise" in the party and chose to join the Congress.
Earlier on Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that initial findings pointed towards the PKK. TAK has claimed responsibility for other acts of violence in Turkey over the a year ago, including two attacks in the capital, Ankara, and one in Istanbul.
He is accused of lowering technical specifications to permit AgustaWestland, a British entity linked to Finmeccanica, an Italian firm, to sell choppers for VVIP duties. Aggarwal. The AgustaWestland scam is back in the news. And so were companies Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland, IDS Infotech Ltd (India) and Aeromatrix India.
The leaders said they will push "to unify our colleagues around the goal of investigating and stopping the grave threats that cyberattacks conducted by foreign governments pose to our national security ". The senator's Armed Services Committee will begin working on the investigation right away, though McCain said he would prefer a special committee to lead the investigation.
Officials hope to create a virtual, 3D reconstruction of the building for criminal and civil investigations and to provide answers to family members about their loved ones' last moments, Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. Yet, that leaves so many families with questions about loved ones who were living successful and fulfilling lives before this cruel twist of fate. Almena had leased the space from its owner and then rented five recreational vehicles and other nooks on the ground floor as living ...
An emotional Karnataka State AIADMK Secretary V Pugazhendi said the world would never see another leader like Amma. It was also proposed in the Cabinet meeting to raise a memorial building for the leader at the MGR Memorial site, where she was laid to rest.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has topped 4,000 passing yards for an an NFL-record 11th consecutive season. Martin is the Bucs' leading rusher, with 39 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. New Orleans got to the Bucs' 1-yard line with a chance to tie the game before halftime, but a false start and then sack by Robert Ayers backed them up to the 16, and poor clock management forced them to kick on third down.
Donald Trump has also been on the magazine's cover as the Time Person of the Year, with his first designation way back on 1989. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the 11 candidates shortlisted by Time for its annual honour. "I will say this, I've now gotten to know President Obama". Donald Trump , who just won the recent elections as the president of the United States, will have the whole world talking again.
She is just the first female deputy leader of the National Party and just the second female deputy prime minister. "It's a lovely day and it's a great day for a new Prime Minister so I'll be looking forward to signing off with my Caucus colleagues as the leader after 10 years at the top leading the National Party and eight years the country", Key said heading into the meeting.
A few months after Fidel Castro and his band of guerrillas had overthrown Fulgencio Batista, the Cuban dictator, the satirical magazine Punch invited readers to guess from his appearance where this young fighter would take his country. "I think that a lot of the issues that people have with Fidel Castro are related to the root of the Cuban revolution, which was about making Cuba a more equal society for all", says Tamara Hansen, a VCSC coordinator.
Despite not getting much love from Hollywood it looks like Donald Trump has friends in low places. No celebrities have yet been announced as taking part in the January 20 inauguration. "No one with any official position at, or official relationship with, the Presidential Inaugural Committee, is engaging in the conduct described", said Boris Epshteyn, spokesman for Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Noting that the rebels are already encircled, Lavrov said: " I don't think this [US step] will significantly change the situation in east Aleppo ". There were conflicting reports from inside Aleppo, where some residents reported a sudden quiet, but others said neighborhoods were still under fire.
Klobuchar said she hopes Trump takes a new look at the issue after he's sworn in on January 20. Fidel himself survived 638 Central Intelligence Agency assassination attempts throughout his 90 long years. " Fidel Castro was larger than life", said a tearful Aurora Mendez, 82. "Speak up, Cuba", Gross tweeted shortly after Castro's death was announced. All of the Cuban exile groups say that the death of Fidel Castro marks the end of a painful history in Cuba but there is still a lot of work ...
The rival centre-right National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Save Romania Union (USR), newly created by a mathematician-turned-activist, are seen garnering a combined 35 to 40 per cent. Romanians blamed corrupt officials for the tragedy, where stage pyrotechnics set fire to acoustic foam in the Colectiv Club then spread, causing a deadly stampede towards the only functional emergency exit.
In a direct reference to Pakistan, Rajnath Singh said: "Terrorism is a weapon used by the weak and coward people". "Being Home Minister of India, I know the truth and I can say it that ISIS has not been able to get a foothold in India... "So we made a decision to invite all the neighbouring heads of state/government and we invited Nawaz Sharif also, and he had come", Singh said. He also said Modi, "breaking all the protocols", went to attend a function in Sharif's family while returning ...
Jayalalithaa then went on to become a four-time chief minister. Jayalalithaa , who had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, was admitted to the hospital on September 22 following complaints of fever and dehydration. Ramachandran, an actor turned politician, was instrumental in introducing her to politics. Police were deployed across the state to ensure security out of fear that her death could trigger widespread violence and riots.
Calling demonetisation a "tsunami" that had hit economic activity across the country, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has said that the government should consider deferring the launch of new sales tax.Under a constitutional amendment that enabled the GST, India needs to roll out the new sales tax in September 2017 when the old system of indirect taxation is due to lapse.