Activist-run Palmyra News Network says the advancing forces have pounded the town with artillery and airstrikes. Earlier on Thursday, the Syrian military took the strategic al-Tar heights near the city of Palmyra. The Syrian Army, backed by the Syrian and Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated Palmyra in March, 2016, almost a year after it was captured by ISIS in May 2015.
Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the panel holding the confirmation hearings. The Senate Intelligence Committee is also conducting its own investigation, and has asked more than one dozen agencies, individuals and organizations to preserve records and communications of interest.
He had a short-term visa to visit the US. The questions looked like someone with no technical background had Googled something like, "Questions to ask a software engineer", he said . At the time he thought the questions were so insane he thought he was being asked trick questions. Omin stated to the media, "No one would tell me why I was being questioned".
German authorities have arrested a Syrian national on war crimes charges over the killings of dozens of civilians in Syria in 2013 as a member of the al-Nusra Front "terrorist" group, prosecutors said Thursday. He is accused of managing funds, vehicles and weapons for one of Al-Nusra Front's combat units. The four suspected members of the sleeper cell are now in police custody.
My main goal remains the same: "to win a Super Bowl championship with a great team, which I also believe we have in Minnesota". Peterson , 31, is a seven-time Pro Bowler, five-time first-team All-Pro, and three-time rushing yards leader.
MTN Nigeria increased its subscriber by 1,2% to 62 million, and the company increase its market share to 48% from 44,8%. The programme will ensure a well-coordinated approach throughout MTN, enabling operations to execute their mandates effectively and deliver excellence in customer experience and value propositions.
Chinnaswamy Stadium. India really should have stuck to a similar plan from the first Test against Australia , rather than pitching in for a rank turner, but having learnt a harsh lesson, the pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is expected to be a lot better for the batsmen, even if Starc expects the track to remain on the dry side, albeit not as dry as the wicket in Pune.
A MASSIVE murder probe has been launched after a family disappeared from a home which looks "frozen in time". The new breakthrough in the case came the day after a jogger found items belonging to his sister Charlotte, 18, in a forested area three hours by vehicle from where she was last seen.
The Liberal government already reduced rates by 8 per cent by removing the provincial portion of the harmonized sales Tax (HST) from hydro bills. "I have heard from people around the province who are anxious about the price they are asked to pay for electricity and the impact it has on their household budget", Premier Kathleen Wynne says in a statement released Thursday.
According to the document, the branch management seemed to have acted the way they did hoping to protect the company and its employees, although "in hindsight, the measures required to continue operations at the plant were unacceptable". Lafarge bought the Jalabiya cement works in 2007 and the plant went into operation in 2011. French authorities launched an investigation of the company past year after the ministry of economy and finance filed a complaint against Lafarge.
We can say Satender Awana was justified in his place to retaliate against any wrong decision made by the Dean. The two St Stephen's students- a boy and a girl- have alleged that they were beaten up outside the Ramjas College canteen by ABVP supporters, said a senior police officer.
Rohit Chandode, Mumbai Secretary, ABVP, said, "We asked students who are supporters of ABVP and who stand against the anti-national behaviour of students in Delhi to upload pictures with a placard". The clashes have resulted in two constables and a head constable being suspended. I don't belong to any political party. However, what they fail to realise in this young age is that their anger and aggression is somewhere being misused against them by the political parties who are using these ...
The European Commission president wants some states to be able to deepen cooperation further and faster without the whole bloc having to follow suit, but this idea has raised concerns, especially among poorer eastern countries, that their richer neighbours may use Brexit to cut EU subsidies to them.
They were sealing the roof when the roof collapsed. According to Johannesburg EMS spokesperson, Nana Radebe, one person was removed from the rubble and taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Chief Director of Gauteng Emergency Medical Services, Arnold Malotana , said that the roof was being sealed when it collapsed. 'We want to assure the public that we share their concerns in terms of patient safety, while confirming that the incident is confined to the main entraince of the ...
We also remembered the life of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who sadly passed last week, and the heroism of Ian Grillot, who is still in the hospital. Ian Grillot, 24, intervened to stop a gunman who witnesses said yelled " get out of my country " before shooting two Indian men in Olathe, Kansas last Wednesday, killing one.
Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, is considered by United States intelligence to be one of Russia's top spies and spy-recruiters in Washington, according to current and former senior U.S. He said if it comes appropriate to recuse, kind of in a (INAUDIBLE) way but, so let me ask you, do you think he should recuse himself from this investigation given this now disclosed meeting? When asked if he thought Sessions lied, Franken said, "At the very least, this was extremely misleading".
China has blamed the exiled Uighurs for a series of violent attacks in the western Xinjiang region- the Uighur homeland- and has warned that there is a potential for militants from the region to associate with global Islamist groups. China maintains tight security in Xinjiang but a drumbeat of deadly unrest has continued. Some Chinese Uyghur terrorists have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for militant groups there, having traveled illegally via Southeast Asian countries and Turkey.
Citing the ballistic missile launch of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on February 12, South Korea and the United States plan to stage the largest-ever joint drills this year, with the largest number of USA troops and strategic assets to be mobilized for this year's joint drills.
If post-election talks can not mend tensions between the former coalition partners then direct rule from London looks likely. His successor as Sinn Fein's leader in Northern Ireland , Michelle O'Neill, has signalled a possible way out. Long-simmering tensions boiled over in January when Sinn Fein deputy first minister Martin McGuinness quit, saying he could no longer work with First Minister Arlene Foster from the rival Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
North Korea had test-fired a ballistic missile on February 11, which flew east towards Sea of Japan for about 500 km. It details a previously unknown interdiction of North Korean-made military communications equipment destined for Eritrea in July previous year.
A statement from the Petroleum Minstry said prices have been hiked due to a rise in global LPG product prices. Before the hike LPG was at Rs 651.50 per for 14.2-kg cylinder and now it has priced at Rs. "However, there will be no impact on the LPG consumers receiving subsidised refills". This follows a 9 paise increase effected from February 1. While the prices of non-subsidised cylinders are on an upswing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been promoting his campaign of "Give it up".
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, announced the start of an offensive on February 19 to drive extremist militants out of the western side of Mosul , locally known as the right bank of Tigris River, which bisects the city.
The Concordia University website said all afternoon classes and services are cancelled and warned people to avoid buildings on the three campuses. About 30 residents of the building were evacuated during the police operation and kept aboard transit buses until they could return home.
The Trump administration this week denounced vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and bomb threats made against Jewish community centres (JCCs) across America. Trump addressed them on February 21 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where he called anti-Semitism "horrible" and "painful".
Some strategists said that stocks on Wednesday were also being driven by expectations that the US Federal Reserve is preparing to raise interest rates later this month. He has promised to cut taxes, boost infrastructure spending and cut red tape. Still, despite the strong reading on USA consumer confidence in February - the best since summer 2001 - investors were unwilling to make ever bigger bets on the Dow ahead of Trump's highly publicized speech to Congress late Tuesday.
Letsoalo has been at the helm at Prasa for about seven months, after being seconded by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters last July. However, the chairman of the rail agency's board‚ Popo Molefe‚ told the paper he had received a defiant email from Letsoalo and chose to ignore it.
Panaji: Kerala's rulling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is in league with jihadi groups and the IS in order to prevent the growth of the RSS in the southern state, claims RSS wing Goa Janadhikar Samiti. Condemning the killing of 52-year-old Sangh worker Santosh Kumar in Kerala in January, the saffron group leaders alleged that workers of the CPM are behind the cold blooded murder.
They were received at centers across NY state and nationwide. At least a dozen Jewish community centers and day schools in Alabama, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia and DE received threatening phone calls, The Huffington Post has confirmed.
The promise may not turn out to be binding on the government, however. The Government has vowed to resist any Lords amendments and said the issue of reciprocal rights is one of its top priorities in Brexit negotiations. Former Conservative minister Quintin Hogg, known as Viscount Hailsham, said he would also back it, urging peers to "take the moral high ground". "Why is everybody here today so excited about an amendment that looks after the foreigners and not the British?" he said.
Le Pen, a member of the European parliament, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of ISIS executions on Twitter in 2015, including the beheading of the U.S. Le Pen has previously refused to attend a French police interview over the investigation, citing her status as an MEP. She directed the images to BFM TV journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin, who she said had likened her party to ISIS, alongside the caption 'Daesh is THIS!'.
It also found gangs of violent and risky criminals were not being formally classified as organised crime groups, in order to avoid placing further strain on overstretched services. Forces fail to carry out more than one in five investigations because the "victim does not support police action". "The well publicised work we carried out a year ago to adjust our resources and divert more to emerging issues such as cybercrime and online grooming and boost our investigative capabilities in the ...
Declassified in 1992, the once-secret NRO oversees the United States' fleet of spy satellites, conducting dozens of classified missions. The NROL-79 mission was originally scheduled to launch in December, according to Spaceflight Now , but it's been delayed several times - first by a wildfire that damaged the Vandenberg Air Force Base, and then by some issues found in the Atlas V second stage booster.
More rainy periods mixed with snow are expected early this evening, when winds are also expected to pick up. This morning (Wednesday) should be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers, turning to heavier rain late this afternoon. "An area of showers with embedded thunderstorms", as the weather forecaster puts it, is expected to move into the region at night. "Poorly drained sections of roads may become icy as a result".
She's the chair of the House Democratic Women's Working Group. So, today , when a man who has been accused of sexual assault on more than one occasion and bragged about allegedly groping women without their consent took to the podium to speak, the conscious choice to wear all white, specifically by Democratic women, seemed fitting.
That reading "signaled another solid improvement in the health of the sector", coming from January 2017's 52.7 that was the weakest, so far, since the Philippine survey began in January past year. The weak pound has helped manufacturers sell their wares overseas, but it has also increased the cost of components imported and used in manufacturing processes in the UK.