In response, the Saudi Grand Mufti said Khamenei's comments were " not surprising ", as the Iranians are the descendants of the Zoroastrians, a religious group that had assimilated elements of Islam and Christianity before being conquered by the Arabs.
Officials are gearing up to address the situation that is expected to worsen when the Iraqi army, with U.S. support, launches a long-talked about operation to wrest Mosul from ISIS control. Reports emerged that as many as 300 Sunni Muslim civilians had survived Islamic State's nightmarish two-year grip on their city only to be summarily executed and dumped in shallow graves by Shiite militiamen who had taken over in the terror group's wake.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he was working with the USA -led coalition and Russian Federation to try to establish a ceasefire in Aleppo before the Eid al-Adha religious holiday expected to start around September 11. In the space of an hour, a suicide bombing struck a suburb west of Damascus , while a motorbike exploded in the northeastern city of Hasaka, which is controlled by Kurdish fighters.
The fragile three-day-old Syrian cease-fire negotiated by the USA and Russian Federation appeared increasingly troubled Thursday with Moscow accusing Washington of failing to rein in rebel militias, and insurgent commanders saying there's little point to the truce while Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, continues to block United Nations aid from reaching the besieged city of Aleppo .
Monitors reported Thursday morning, however, that both the Syrian Army and its allies, and the armed opposition forces on the other side, are saying the other has to pull back first. The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Gaziantep, a Turkish town on the Turkey-Syria border, said the 20 aid lorries were stuck on the border because of security concerns.
Earlier Moscow had called for the ceasefire to be extended, despite accusing rebels of violating the truce 60 times since it came into force. The truce brokered by Russian Federation and the United States began at sundown on Monday, in the latest bid to end a conflict that has killed more than 300,000 people since March 2011.
If the cease-fire is violated, the seven-day time period resets, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said . A representative of a group in the Free Syrian Army - a loose coalition of rebel forces claiming to be on the more moderate end of the spectrum - said his group and others fighting around Aleppo rejected the U.S.
The U.S. will provide Israel's military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. Israel is America's strongest ally and a stalwart of democracy in a very troubled region. The agreement is expected to give Israel as much as 3.8 billion US dollars a year over 10 years.
Russian Federation said the Castello Road - the key supply route into Aleppo - had come under mortar fire, threatening the withdrawal of Syrian troops which had been set to begin at 0600 GMT on Thursday, September 15. The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha has also slowed progress, an aid official in the region said. But disagreements between warring sides and security fears are said to be holding up deliveries.
As a result, Mehrzadselakjani often has to use a wheelchair to travel as walking is unbearable doe to the large difference in leg length, and the injury - along with his existing condition - led to his exiling himself from the outside world.
Man wolle in der Sache den Rat des Ethikkomitees einholen. Der Portugiese war von 2002 bis 2004 Ministerpräsident seines Landes und stand danach bis 2014 der Europäischen Kommission vor. "Barroso hat alle Regeln eingehalten". Barroso selbst war für eine Stellungnahme zunächst nicht zu erreichen. Barroso bestritt zugleich, dass ihn die US-Bank angestellt habe, um sie zum britischen EU-Austritt zu beraten.
As the truce is largely an effort to allow aid to reach Syrians in need of help, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Russian Federation and the U.S. The Britain-based Observatory follows the war using a network of contacts in Syria. Syria's Foreign Ministry has said aid can only be delivered to Aleppo if it is coordinated through the government and United Nations - especially aid coming from Turkey.
On Friday during an overnight visit to Indonesia, Duterte announced China had pledged to help build drug rehabilitation centres to treat Filipino crystal meth users. "We are continuing our surveillance and monitoring of their presence and activities", Arsenio Andolong, spokesperson for the Philippine Defense Department, told Agence France-Presse.
She had a CT scan of her brain and sinuses in March that revealed "no abnormalities of the brain", she wrote. Bardack said Clinton is up to date on all vaccines, two given to help prevent pneumonia - Prevnar and Pneumovax. "She is in excellent mental condition", said Lisa Bardack, her physician, four days after the Democratic nominee wobbled, stumbled and almost collapsed during the 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks in NY.
The main source of information about Trump's health thus far has come from a widely mocked letter from his longtime physician declaring he would be the healthiest president in history. Clinton got a chest scan Friday that showed a "mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia", according to the campaign. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), who stood next to Clinton during a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday, pushed back when asked at a press conference if the candidate hadn't been transparent about ...
The truce agreed between Russian Federation, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and the United States, which backs some rebel factions, excludes some jihadist groups. A 10-day truce is set to start in Syria on Monday, according to an agreement announced early Saturday by the United States and Russian Federation. Footage from the Dogan news agency showed water cannon trying to douse flames on the street opposite.
No casualties had resulted from the Syrian strike on the Golan Heights , the IDF said. A senior level official from the Syrian Army commented on the Israeli Air Force (IAF) attack and accused Israel of trying to escalate the situation along the mutual border.
The Greek government needs to press ahead with planned reforms demanded by worldwide lenders so it can receive money, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a news conference after leading a meeting of the group in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, on Friday.
The Philippines has traditionally leaned on the USA, its longtime treaty ally, and other Western allies for its security needs. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said this week he wants USA special operators to leave Mindanao island, where they are assisting in the fight against Islamist extremists.
The auto contained five gas cylinders and three bottles of diesel fuel, broadcaster France 24 said. She was arrested in southern France on Tuesday with her boyfriend, who has since been released. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that French police had arrested 293 people this year for "links to terrorist networks". The official said the arrest isn't linked to the arrests last week of four women and a man over aborted attacks.
Crown prosecutors have argued the McCanns never made it to B.C. According to the prosecution, they were killed near Highway 16, somewhere around Peers, Alta., while Vader was trying to steal from them. "Where's the beef", Beresh asked about the lack of evidence. Bret McCann says it's been a long ordeal. "There is an absence of fundamental evidence in this case upon which you could ever convict Mr.
The statement said that he was stable and fully conscious. Shimon Peres, Israel's former president, has been put into an induced coma by doctors after suffering a stroke. Rabin was assassinated in 1995 by a far-right Israeli who opposed the peace deal, and it was Peres who took over in office after Rabin's death. Last week he had a brief hospital stay when he had a pacemaker device implanted, according to i24 News .
Mr. Duterte also criticized the media for "spinning stories" about his remarks on Mr. Obama. This is a complete turn-around from his feisty speech before he left for the ASEAN summit on Sep 5, Mon, where he cursed in response to a question about meeting with U.S.
But the biggest loser was the Russian people - because Putin has ended any hope of integrating the Russian economy with that of the West, Russia's only hope for the future. "Unfortunately, (when) we see the continuing manifestation of such a blatant Russophobia, we can only express regret here", Putin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday in comments carried by the TASS news agency.
Videos from the SC and Georgia coasts posted on social media showed high winds and heavy rain. The depression was moving east at 8 miles per hour but was expected to slow later Thursday and then have an erratic motion into Saturday. There were no coastal warnings or watches posted because of the storm. A tropical wave was expected to move off of the west coast of Africa by late Friday, and then move generally west-northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is hitting the airwaves, demanding an apology from Clinton for calling half of his supporters a "basket of deplorables". He said Clinton is far more transparent than Trump and there's no contest between them on their respective foundations and qualifications.
He added: "Where there is failure and disadvantage, the answer should not be this festival of bring-backery but instead a focus on expanding opportunity for all schools right across the system". He went on: "There is no compelling evidence to suggest that grammar schools actually make that much difference to social mobility". If youre going to say, theres bright kids and theres kids that are not that bright, and we need to segregate those kids, then say it, she told the Guardian .
It puts 9.2 million acres of federal land in the California desert off limits to solar, wind and geothermal development, while steering renewable projects to less ecologically valuable areas on about 800,000 acres, with a particular emphasis on roughly half that land.
Fogle, 39, was sentenced in November to 15-and-a-half years in prison for receiving child pornography and traveling to engage in sexual conduct with a minor. The request, filed Thursday, is a response to the suit's allegations that Fogle and his co-defendant, Russell Taylor , caused the girl emotional distress when she was videotaped in Taylor's home.
Middlesbrough-born Greg Clark, Business Secretary, added: "We have always been clear nuclear is an important part of ensuring our future low-carbon energy security". The project, which was first touted in 2007, has split opinions, with critics raising concerns about allowing foreign governments to own critical infrastructure.
Courts in recent months have blocked voter ID laws passed in several states with Republican-led legislatures after civil rights groups argued the measures were discriminatory against poor and minority voters. One bill would loosen the state's gun laws, while the other would provide the system with which Missouri would implement voter photo identification. It will appear on the November ballot as Amendment 6.
Prove it medically. Medically chikungunya can never be cause of anyone's death, " he said. South Delhi MCD Commissioner Punit Goel said that cleanliness and awareness about the diseases are very important to stay healthy, adding they have initiated free test for the same.
Cunha was first suspended in May, less than a month after lawmakers voted to open impeachment proceedings against Rousseff, Brazil's first woman president. Temer, Rousseff's vice president before taking over, and Cunha were once close allies. The Blog of Josias de Souza, meanwhile, declared that pushed by a vote of 450 legislators, Cunha fell from his horse without laying hands on his guns.
Slow-moving Tropical Storm Julia is expected to meander along the Atlantic coast where Georgia and SC meet, dumping rain, but not posing major threats. That storm brought from 3 to 6 inches of rain but mainly in areas of the Midlands farther inland. The strong winds will produce rough seas, minor coastal flooding and beach erosion along the coastal areas from Jacksonville to Savannah, Georgia, into Wednesday afternoon.
The Union Leader did not back Trump in the primary, choosing instead to endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie , who finished sixth in the contest with just 7% of the vote. According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll of likely voters, Clinton leads with 39 percent support, followed by Trump with 37 percent and Johnson with 15 percent.