Kurdish officials describe the US troop movement as a "buffer" between the Kurds and Turkey. Turkey has always been annoyed by US support for the YPG militia, seen by the Pentagon as a reliable partner in Syria but by Ankara as a hostile force linked to Kurdish PKK militants who have waged a three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state.
Flynn, a former U.S. Army lieutenant general and Defense Intelligence Agency chief, was later paid tens of thousands of dollars for his work on behalf of foreign interests, including Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and a Turkish-owned company linked to Turkey's government.
Haniya, as the leader of Hamas in Gaza since 2006, was associated with the political wing of the movement that, at least nominally, is more involved with diplomacy and governance and less directly with armed struggle. "He is also a moderate politician", he said, expecting the new Hamas leader would seek to bolster the group's relations with Sunni Arab countries. The strike is being led by Marwan Barghouti, a member of Fatah - a rival political faction to Hamas, which is considered a ...
Some 50 people were rescued from the dinghy and reached the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Sunday, UNHCR stated. Many people who take the central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy are migrants from Africa seeking to flee from political persecution or find better economic opportunities in Europe.
Labour tried to play down the significance of a bruising set of results which saw it forfeit nearly 300 council seats, lose control of Glasgow for the first time in around 40 years and suffer reverses in Welsh strongholds. There, the Conservatives' Andy Street, formerly the director of upmarket department store chain John Lewis, claimed a narrow win. Ukip suffered a near- wipeout, gaining just one councillor and losing in almost all the wards it was defending.
An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment. 'Al-Manar's correspondent reported that an explosion struck at dawn in fuel tanks and a warehouse near Damascus International Airport and that it was probably the result of an Israeli strike, ' the channel said.
Africa Command said in a statement on Friday. The U.S. Special Forces and Somali security forces have been conducting joint operations for more than a year as part of American effort to help the Somali government combat insurgents who have increased attacks against on the Western-backed government.
However, Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said yesterday it will take time before things return to normal. "What's encouraging is that the water levels will stop climbing", Coiteux told a news conference. Nearly 2,000 people have fled their homes in recent days amid floods caused by heavy rains in the province, according to government emergency informatiom bureau Urgence Quebec.
The phrase pre-existing medical condition has a lot of people concerned, but what exactly does the House Republicans' health care bill say about it? Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said, "I just want to make sure we have some women on it". "Much of the middle class did not receive financial support under the Affordable Care Act", said Johnston. I have heard from many of Nebraska's small business owners, self-employed workers and farmers who can't afford outrageous premiums and deductibles ...
Recent steps taken by USA ally Japan also indicated that current tensions would come to a violent head, according to the figure seen in the video. The group says both countries, including the USA, are moving "strategic pieces into place" for an impending war.
After a record result in the Scottish local government elections, where they returned 276 councillors, the Conservatives now have seats such as Mr Salmond's Gordon constituency and the Moray seat of SNP depute leader Angus Robertson in their sights.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' letter to the president was also released, wherein he states that he has "concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Senior FBI officials say that no one was aware the termination of Comey was incoming and that they are " in shock ". In his recommendation to Trump, also obtained by NBC News, Rosenstein wrote that Comey mishandled the overall investigation of the email scandal and said he was wrong to ...
Islamic Jihad's deputy leader, Ziad al-Nakhala said his movement rejects what he described as Hamas's new policy of easing its stand on the Zionist entity. Netanyahu took issue with a series of reports in the Western press this week about a declaration Monday from one faction of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas that the group wants to restore the 1967 borders with Israel.
Mr. Trump, who plans to visit Manila this fall for a regional summit, spoke to Duterte on Saturday, and appeared to praise the brash leader's violent crackdown on crime as he invited him to the White House. Xi assured Duterte that China firmly stood for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and for its peace and stability. For his part, Duterte said he was happy to see Philippine-China friendship and solidarity enhanced and their exchanges and cooperation in various areas restored and ...
Rai, however, continues to be the party's best bet as four close aides of Kejriwal - Punjab state in-charge Sanjay Singh, Punjab organisation building head Durgesh Pathak, Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey and Delhi state in-charge Ashish Talwar - stepped down from their posts Thursday morning.
Palestinian National Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki welcomed the resolution in a statement. The resolution also condemns Israel for the military conflicts with the Hamas terrorist organization, which rules the Gaza Strip. "More countries opposed this resolution than past year and fewer countries supported it", Netanyahu said. Israel occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds during the 1967 war and later annexed it, declaring the whole city its indivisible capital despite outcry by ...
Although that prediction is narrower than the polls, it projects that May would win a solid majority in June's general election. Election count staff tally ballot papers for the local election in Chelmsford, Britain, Thursday May 4, 2017.
But the relatively modest number and the draconian security did not dampen their jubilant mood. Francis urged worshippers to be good and merciful to fellow Egyptians and said, "the only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity ".
Aside from just telling us directions, Google Maps is now being used to solve a decades-old border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan that recently had hostilities. The incident prompted Google to later clarify that it had made a mistake. Pakistan previous year began trying to harden the traditionally soft border with Afghanistan through trenching and fencing, but its efforts were met with hostility from Kabul .
The final results released Friday show that the centre-right party won 1,900 seats, up 558, while the main opposition, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party , lost 320 to end up with 1,151. The First Minister and SNP admitted the Conservatives in Scotland had "a good day by their standards", with the party returning a record number of councillors north of the border.
One diplomat who attended the summit said Vietnam insisted on the reference to "land reclamation and militarisation". Earlier, the host country's President, Rodrigo Duterte had also expressed his concern saying that Asean was anxious over the North Korean issue.
The fire had broken containment Friday and, in a 26-hour period, burned an 11,000-acre rectangle, most of it private timber land, outside the southeast corner of the refuge. On Sunday, a fire in Martin County burned 28 acres along Interstate 95. What I can remember, we had a bad fire in 1999 and a lady lost her house. Officials aren't forcing people to leave their homes, but are urging them to get out before the fire gets any closer, said Susan Heisey, supervisory ranger for the Okefenokee ...
Tel Aviv - Israel showed off its new F-35 stealth fighter jets recently delivered from the USA on Tuesday as part of an air show marking its annual Independence Day celebrations. "We're not there yet, not at all", one senior official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Sweden was the only European Union country to vote in favor of the resolution, which passed in a 22-10 vote, with 26 countries either abstaining or not registering a voting decision.
Some carried banners protesting both far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron. "I'm a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea and European policies because I believe it's extremely important for French people and for the place of our country in globalisation", Mr Macron, leader of the recently created En Marche! movement, told the BBC.
The defection highlights the disarray in the Socialist party, whose candidate Benoit Hamon attracted just six percent of votes in the first round of the presidential election. "I am attached to the Socialist party, its history, its values but the Socialist party is dead and gone", he said. "I'm not living with regrets". "The essential thing today is to give a broad and coherent majority.to Emmanuel Macron to allow him to govern".
They hope large crowds will get President Donald Trump and congressional lawmakers to rethink efforts to expand deportations and pressure local governments to assist federal deportation agents. The May Day protests will broadly call for immigrants' rights and other civil rights, fighting against the anti-immigrant atmosphere that Trump has created in his first few months in office.
I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Congressman A. Donald McEachin compared the move to President Richard Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" decision to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, prompting the resignations of the Justice Department's top two officials.
Three more skiers were killed in the northern Italian Alps in March . The Savoie prefecture said the avalanche struck around noon today, without giving details about the identities of casualties. The three were headed towards Col du Greffier, the mayor said. Authorities do not know what caused the avalanche, which slammed the skiers onto a rocky ridge.
The public bet down Always Dreaming and Irish War Cry to become the 9-2 co-favorites and bet up both Classic Empire and McCracken to 6-1. Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. "At the quarter pole, I thought, 'They're going to have to work hard to get him because he was really running". Always Dreaming , the Florida Derby victor, contested a hot pace set by State of Honor through a blazing first quarter in 22.70 seconds and a ...
The Times story said Meyer did not respond when asked if she was concerned about possible conflicts of interest facing her brother. On Monday, Trump administration spokesman Sean Spicer said the president would look at the foreign investor visa program as part of a broader review of immigration policy.
President Jimmy Carter visited North Korea to win the release of American Aijalon Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labor for crossing illegally into North Korea from China. USA and South Korean intelligence officials have dismissed the accusations. Kim Hak-song became a US citizen in the 2000s, before returning to China, where he still has family members.
The White House on Tuesday postponed for a second time a key meeting on whether the United States should withdraw from the worldwide Paris climate change pact advocated by former President Barack Obama . The Paris agreement is a global deal that was drafted in 2015 to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. The Paris accord, signed by almost 200 nations in 2015, was never ratified by the Senate due to the staunch oppositions of Republicans.
A US military commander (R) walks with a commander (C) from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as they inspect the damage at YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria. The United States , a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally with Turkey, sought to deflate tensions and fears of a Turkish invasion by deploying ground troops on Friday to patrol the border region.
QUETTA , Pakistan Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan said. The two countries routinely squabble over the disputed border line, incidents which at times escalate into armed conflict. Earlier, the media office of the Afghan president too had rejected the Pakistani claim.
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system once he is in office. South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in is winning by a landslide, according to Tuesday exit polls. Moon almost disappeared from the public eye for almost four years until 2012 when he was elected to the National Assembly in Busan, the country's second-largest city, which is close to his hometown but considered a traditional stronghold of conservatives.