The UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said on Monday the figure that includes refugees, asylum seekers and people uprooted inside their own countries was some 300,000 higher at the end of previous year as compared to 2015. The figures released ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday showed that 10.3 million of the world's displaced people fled their homes past year alone, including 3.4 million who crossed global borders to become refugees.
Underscoring the growing insecurity, a motorcycle bomb exploded near the Grand Mosque in the western city of Herat, killing seven people and wounding 16 according to the interior ministry. President George W. Bush first sent special forces to the country after the September 11 attacks to topple the Taliban regime which sheltered al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
Tillerson also told USA lawmakers that Washington needs more flexibility to " turn up the heat when we need to, but also to ensure that we have the ability to maintain a constructive dialogue " with Moscow. On Tuesday, Tillerson said that the PNA agreed to stop the payments for families of assailants, including suicide bombers who carried out attacks on Israelis.
President Donald Trump confirmed Friday, June 16, 2017 , he was under investigation and appeared to t. Rosenstein wrote a memo used by the White House to justify Comey's firing, prompting him to reportedly threaten to resign since the memo, though critical of the former director's performance, did not recommend his termination.
Pakistan was cruising at 0-128 in the 23 over with Azhar on 59, when he was involved in a farcical mix-up with opening partner Fakhar Zaman . Mohammad Hafeez whacked 57 not out off 37 balls, Babar Azam 46, and Imad Wasim 25 not out, as the last 10 overs netted 91 runs, giving Pakistan's bowlers - its strength - an impressive total to defend.
Coach Mickey Arthur praised the spirit of his side after they bounced back from a humiliating defeat to India at the start of the tournament to beat Sri Lanka, South Africa and England to reach the final. With his bat tucked under his arm, Fakhar begins the long walk back to the pavilion as the Indians celebrate grabbing their first wicket with only four Pakistan runs on the board.
In a rare show of bipartisanship on foreign policy, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for a bill that would toughen sanctions on Russian Federation for interfering in the 2016 USA elections, as well slap new sanctions on Iran for efforts to expand its long range missile program.
President Donald Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice despite his tweet Friday that appeared to confirm he is , a member of his legal team said, doubling down on the point with appearances on almost every major Sunday TV talk show.
Handel raised slightly more than $5 million, less than a quarter of Ossoff's total, but national political action and campaign committees aligned with both parties have spent big as well, enough to saturate local media with advertising. Democrat Jon Ossoff is campaigning Saturday with civil rights icon John Lewis, an Atlanta congressman who represents the district just south of the Georgia 6th.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had been scheduled to attend Monday's first ever standalone BRICS foreign ministers' meeting - previous interactions among the foreign ministers of the grouping had only been held on the sidelines of other summit - but as Gen.
Javier Hernandez equalised with a low header from Carlos Vela's cross. Hector Moreno scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Mexico battled back to earn a 2-2 draw against Portugal in their Group A opener at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup .
But his political career ended with defeat, in elections in 1998, and his legacy was later clouded by disgrace over an opaque party fund-raising scandal. Working closely with allies like President Ronald Regan, Kohl went from leading West Germany, to having the Berlin Wall torn down, and becoming Chancellor of a once again, reunited Germany.
A person familiar with Mueller's inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Thursday Mueller was looking into whether Trump or others attempted to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation. But any involvement of Rosenstein - who himself only took over the probe after Sessions recused himself - is complicated by the fact that he authored the memo that Trump cited in terminating Comey.
Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court in March 2016. The Warmbier family said they were informed that North Korean officials had told American envoys that their son became ill with botulism soon after his show trial.
He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately. Search and rescue teams from London Fire Brigade reached the second from top floor inside the Tower on Saturday. "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth , the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , who won Oscars as lyricists for La La Land , took home Tonys for Best Original Score for Dear Evan Hansen , while music supervisor Alex Lacamoire won the Tony for Best Orchestrations for the second year in a row.
The conservative lawyer, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, is assisting Trump as Mueller probes into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and the potential obstruction of justice by the president in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey .
The president appeared to stop tweeting long enough to get some sleep, but he was back at it bright and early Friday. No such conclusion has been reached. Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign. In March, CNN reported Kushner had "relationship meetings" with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov to discuss issues like sanctions.
Since al-Masri's time it has come under new management and CNN correspondent Phil Black says over the past 10 years it has "worked very hard at becoming a healthy, active member of the community". So obviously, it was a terrorist attack. "When islamist terrorists attack we rightly seek out hate preachers who spur them on". Mother-of-two Mrs Cox, who represented the Batley and Spen conctituency in West Yorkshire, was shot and stabbed as she arrived for a constituency surgery in Birstall ...
Dozens of police officers held back booing crowds and broke up scuffles as her vehicle drove off from a local church, where she had met survivors, residents and volunteers and promised new funds for those affected. Families searching for loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters. Sixteen bodies have been taken to the mortuary after flames tore through the 1970s tower block - while 14 others have been recovered from the building.
The cause of the fire, which has left at least 30 people dead, is yet to be determined, but the building's cladding is being blamed for the inferno's rapid spread. Sixteen bodies have been taken to a mortuary for examination. Public anger has been swelling, with furious residents heckling May and storming the local authority headquarters on Friday.
Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy asserted that their investigation will " establish the facts and provide answers ", as they " look into what criminal offences may have been committed ". City police have announced 58 people remain missing and "we assume likely to have died". Told there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and the Government accepted responsibility, Mrs May said: "Something awful has happened".
Like Castile's mother, Holmes has also watched a video of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting her own son, Ronald Johnson, 25, during a chase in October 2014 in the Washington Park neighborhood. Protesters leave the steps of the state Capitol after a rally in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, June 16, 2017. For many , the anger over Friday's verdict is still very fresh, but they say they want to channel that outrage into changes in the laws that govern officer-involved shootings.
A prominent British Labour Party lawmaker is calling for police and the government to seize all documents relating to the renovation of a London high-rise destroyed by a fire that killed dozens of its residents. Meanwhile, police and firefighters have now reached the top of the tower in their search. He said the situation has become an emergency and that "all assets" should be brought to the table.
But Rosenstein could end up recusing himself , too, Justice officials say, in part because he played a role in President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey . "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation". Aides have counseled the president to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job .
Pressed by Wallace to account for the apparent contradiction, a clearly upset Sekulow subsequently accused Wallace of "putting words in my mouth", and insisted again, "Let me be crystal clear so you completely understand: We have not received, nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the United States ".
After Trump announced the United States' withdrawal from the climate agreement , Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paulo Gentiloni signed a joint letter condemning the decision . One was written by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the other by the Climate Mayors, which was signed by 292 US mayors. The U.S.
Many others suffered injuries during the protests. Kiran Tamang, Assistant Commander of IRB, was later brought to Siliguri for treatment, Mrinal Ghosh, Commandant IRB Second battalion, said. GJM activists threw petrol bombs, bottles and stones at the anti-riot police personnel, who fired teargas shells to disperse the mob in Singmari. "We had to resort to lathi- charge", a senior police official said.
They also blamed the long election cycle, with party primaries that started a year ago before the two rounds of presidential and then legislative voting, for turning voters off. But turnout was sharply down, at 48.7% compared with 57.2% in the first round in 2012, which analysts say reflected a sense of resignation among Mr Macron's opponents.
PARIS France's far-right National Front is projected to win no more than five seats in the lower house of parliament, polls showed after the first round of voting on Sunday, failing to capitalise again on widespread frustration at mainstream parties.
The military added that such visits have been underway since 2015. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain also reiterated their commitment to Qatar's ban on landing at its airports or crossing its sovereign airspace. As Qatar shares with Iran one of the world's largest underwater natural gas fields, the country is working to maintain conciliatory ties with Iran in expectation of cooperating with Tehran to develop the field.
Artist Yuriy Karabash hugs a family member of a victim at the Pulse nightclub, Monday, June 12, in front of his mural commemorating the one-year anniversary of the June 12, 2016, massacre that killed 49 at Pulse. Each balloon represented a victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Some said the tragedy serves as a reminder for the need of more unity.
Let's hope this really kick-starts the momentum in Pakistan again". This was a great tournament for me, dismissed some top players. Sarfraz Ahmed's side suffered a shambolic 124-run loss to India on DLS in their first match a fortnight ago but closed the campaign a team transformed with their fourth win in a row.
A group representing undocumented CT students Thursday recognized the Trump administration's decisions to leave in place a program protecting hundreds of thousands young immigrants from deportation but said without further action, undocumented immigrant communities remain at risk of deportation.
Discredited, shattered and weakened after the catastrophic vote, the 60-year-old prime minister is now faced with overwhelming pressure from several prominent Conservatives , and other voices in Westminster and beyond to abandon her hardline stance.