Ahok said that some people had been "deceived" by other people using Al-Maidah 51, a Quranic verse some clerics believe prohibits Muslims from electing a non-Muslim leader. "Hard-liners will feel emboldened by the ruling, given that the trial represents a wider tussle between pluralism and Islamism in Indonesia", said Hugo Brennan, an analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, a political risk assessment firm in Singapore.
The election was not close. Renewing a political landscape long bogged down with out-of-touch parties and long-serving politicians was a central campaign promise and the eclectic mix of candidates speaks to Macron's desire to pull the plug on a system he deems broken.
Instead, he chose to play up former director of national intelligence James Clapper's acknowledgement during the same hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the president and Russian Federation, which American intelligence has concluded tried to sway the U.S.
A day after India got a stay on Pakistan's death sentence to arrested former Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav at an global tribunal, the government defended going to the tribunal, as a "carefully considered decision". His comment came a day after President of International Court of Justice, Judge Ronny Abraham, wrote to Pakistan Prime Minister M Nawaz Sharif, calling upon his government not to carry out the death sentence awarded to Jadhav till the court decided on the merit of the case.
The source said the ballistic missile launch was the kind of "provocation" that had been anticipated ahead of South Korea's 9 May election, and President Donald Trump could use the test-firing to further press China to do more to rein in North Korea .
He did not elaborate, but Yoon also said the two leaders agreed that all sides must work together to ease tensions over North Korea's weapons program. China has vigorously opposed the deployment of a US anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it threatens Chinese security and will do nothing to resolve tensions with North Korea.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also denounced the US move, saying "every weapon that reaches the (Kurds') hands is a threat to Turkey". and we support Turkey in its fight against PKK as a fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member", Mattis said. Turkey believes the US-backed Syrian Kurds, known as the YPG, are terrorists.
Congress leader and MP Vivek Tankha, member of the Congress delegation at the all-party meeting, told IANS that the Election Commission has to take a call on making the election process trustworthy. The only EVM-related agenda for tomorrow's meeting, announced by the EC, is that "parties may give their views" on reviewing the rules of counting VVPAT slips.
But both were outstripped by the SNP, which added 31 councillors to win a total of 431 seats. The Tories have made this seat a key target, with John Lamont quitting his job as an MSP with the hope of overturning SNP MP Calum Kerr's slim majority of 328.
It's aimed at upgrading weapon systems, training elite forces and raising wages for soldiers. With only an acting president in place for several months, South Korea has found itself caught between the USA and China on the diplomatic and economic front.
And by "heads up", Spicey apparently meant she talked to Donald Trump's White House counsel three times , explaining that Flynn was "compromised" and could be "blackmailed" by a subversive foreign power that had directed a targeted attack on our elections, otherwise known as Russian Federation.
Abdulatif al-Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza , said in a statement that Haniya replaced Kahled Meshaal, the Hamas leader who has been the chief of the movement for eight years, Xinhua news agency reported . " Ismail Haniya is the most appropriate person to promote this document to Arab and global leaders", said Gaza political scientist Mukhaimer Abu Saada.
They are lukewarm about the deployment of the US ABM system in South Korea and they would foster friendly ties with China. Russian President Vladimir Putin also extended his congratulations to Moon on Wednesday. China has vowed appropriate response for THAAD missile batteries. Pyongyang has conducted its fifth nuclear test and a series of missile launches since the start of previous year, ratcheting up tension on the peninsula.
The bombing took place near a local mosque shortly after Friday prayers.The explosion occurred right as Haidari's convoy was exiting the mosque. Police said that 10 people were killed in the blast which was apparently a suicide attack. They have been shifted to Mastung Civil Hospital. "I have talked to chief secretary of Balochistan and asked him to airlift Haideri to Quetta ", he said.
Sally Yates, the longtime Justice Department official whom Trump fired as acting attorney general in January, testified Monday before a Senate subcommittee about her interactions with McGahn and others in the Trump administration concerning former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
But soon after the meeting, a photograph appeared on Twitter of Trump smiling broadly and shaking Kislyak's hand. President Donald Trump said Thursday he believes the idea that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election is a "made-up story" that Democrats are using to explain away his victory.
The fall of Tabqa leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to Raqqa, about 40 kilometers, or 25 miles, away. His forces would receive " special weapons and armoured vehicles " to enter the city, Hassan said, after President Donald Trump changed USA policy to allow arms deliveries to the SDF's Kurdish component.
The bill's sponsor, Southlake Republican Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, said "a lot of people have serious concerns" about abortion and that patients need protecting. We also are gratified that lawmakers chose to raise most of the money for road repairs by raising the state's gas tax, the second-lowest in the nation and one that hasn't been raised in 19 years.
But, LoSasso said, "everybody knows they're very expensive, so they have to be funded properly". Senate Republicans, who hold a slim two-vote majority, can only afford to two defections in order to pass a health care plan. Capito said her state faces a $500 million budget deficit this year and is in no shape to make up the difference. "Instead of trying to change the House's "repeal and replace" legislation, which has an uncertain path to the president's desk, you could instead choose to ...
England, the 2003 champions, went on an 18-match winning run after being knocked out at the pool stage when they hosted the tournament in 2015 from a group including Australia and Wales . "They have some strong forward play and some gas out wide, so between now and 2019 we're going to have to learn a bit about them". England are also set to face either the United States or Canada and Fiji or Samoa in a devilish group.
A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying in the Black Sea on Tuesday - the incident coming a day before Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Washington. Others include speed, altitude and visibility, she stated. Kunze said that distance is only one of many variables considered when defining what is safe and professional .
The White House did not post photos of the meeting until Thursday. "What are we supposed to do?" the official asked Acosta. President Trump and Vladimir Putin have a date. "So: Russian state media had an exclusive on the Oval Office meeting from which American journalists had been barred", CNN commentator Frida Ghitis wrote .
The president has called the first 100 days a "ridiculous" standard, but the White House went into overdrive last week to show the work the administration has done in its first few months. Mr. Trump has repeatedly labeled media outlets as "fake" since shortly before taking office, and in February declared the press the "enemy of the American people".
He says through a translator that "there is not a single fact" or piece of compelling evidence proving Russia's intervention in the election. Lavrov told reporters the "noise about our contacts (with Trump associates), the fake information" makes for "abnormal background" for relations with the USA, calling the whole situation "humiliating" for the American people.
As seen in another photo taken by the Russian Foreign Ministry photographer above, President Trump stood in the middle of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the left, while Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives as something that could have opened the Oval Office up to bugging. While a senior administration official has defended the decision to allow the photographer in, claiming that he "had to go through the same screening as a member of the US ...
And McGahn's judgment was once again called into question when news reports revealed that Flynn had worked as a foreign agent on behalf of Turkish interests at the same time he served as Trump's national security adviser-a troubling conflict that the incoming White House counsel was briefed on but declined to address.
In a statement the broadcaster said: "An experienced BBC cameraman has been injured while filming at the Labour Party manifesto meeting". It is understood the Labour party is looking into the incident. Undoubtedly, it is the manifesto that many in the party have long dreamt of writing and implementing. A Sky Data poll a year ago revealed that 55% of voters supported renationalization of Britain's railways.
Nicole has apologised for mentioning the name of her brother, stressing he has nothing to do with the project. The company is seeking Chinese money to help build a 79-story building in New Jersey. The proposed changes would address long-standing criticism of the program and potentially hamper the Kushner family's fundraising efforts for their New Jersey project.
The church plans to create it's own programs. Although the religion said they would stick with the scouts after announcing a policy to allow gay troop leaders , they still said they were " deeply troubled " by it. According to church officials, older students will no longer take part in two older Boy Scout programs. The change will not impact the Cub Scout or Boy Scout programs for the church, which will operate as normal.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell acknowledged that Labour had suffered a "tough" set of results, but insisted it was not "the wipeout that some people expected". Ukip was nearly completely wiped off the map, gaining just one seat - from Labour - in Padiham and Burnley West. The Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, were down by almost 30, while the UK Independence Party (UKIP) had lost all of the 41 seats it held at the previous elections.
There will also be leaders representing parts of Europe, Africa, Middle East and South America, while New Zealand foreign minister Gerry Brownlee is also attending. "The reason being that I think Beijing doesn't know either", said Tom Miller of Gavekal Dragonomics, who recently wrote a book on the New Silk Road.
Haniyeh, who served as Mashaal's deputy for the past four years, most recently traveled overseas in September. "It's my honour to shoulder the responsibility of leading the political bureau of this large movement of holy resistance", Haniyeh said after arriving at the tent in downtown Gaza City.
Uzma was deceived and misinformed as Tahir Ali - her Pakistani husband - was already married and father of four, adding, the Indian woman's life was in danger in Pakistan, hence the government should ensure her safe return to her country. The husband alleged that his wife has been illegally and unlawfully detained at the Indian High Commission and his right to meet her has been violated.
Based on the DIA statements, "if talking about an ICBM capable of striking the continental US, I would say it is "fast approaching, ' or a 'near-term" threat, not 'imminent,"' Michael Elleman, a missile defense analyst for 38 North, a website that focuses on North Korea, said in an email.
Referring to his conversation with President Donald Trump last week in Washington , Abbas said he informed Trump "of our readiness to work with him and to meet the Israeli prime minister under his supervision for the sake of making peace".