Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen are already fighting on Assad's side in the country's civil war, and the coalition is now participating in an Iraqi government offensive to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State. Islamic State returned fire with machine guns and mortars. Almost two weeks into the Mosul campaign launched by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the advance along the Tigris river valley south of Mosul has been slower than on the eastern front, where Kurdish peshmerga ...
In an incident sure to inflame the already polarised situation, a policeman died after being shot on Wednesday night in central Miranda state. In a curious convergence of events on the same day last week, four Venezuelan provincial courts issued identical rulings, state governors quickly hit Twitter to celebrate, then the election board emailed a short but bombshell statement.
Discussions were under way with British authorities over who should take in children with no family ties in Britain, a French interior ministry spokesman said, adding that 200 had left for Britain last week. The buses will take migrants to reception centers around France to apply for asylum, officials say. On the side of one wooden shack a message to British Prime Minister Theresa May had been scrawled in spray-paint: "UK government!" French officials are preparing for the clearance of the ...
Clashes and shelling which had continued throughout the day on front lines intensified late in the day, a witness and the Observatory said. "We are seeing them massing around Aleppo and preparing for another breakthrough into the city's western neighborhoods", he said.
In recent weeks, Duterte has used frank and profane language to distance himself from the USA and Obama, from calling the American president a son of a bitch and saying he "can go to hell ". "It's not clear to us exactly what that means and all its ramifications", he said. "What is unfolding before us must be considered a national tragedy which does not need to happen", he said in a statement .
It's reported that this prompted cheers from the crowd, which included 200 Chinese and Filipino businesspeople as well as Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli. Rodrigo Duterte's announcement may be only a war of words to gain concessions from the United States, or favors from Beijing , but it is probably a better idea not to jump to conclusions.
President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while answering questions during a news conference upon his arrival from a state visit in Japan at the Davao International Airport in Davao City on October 27, 2016. He went as far as to say that children who lose their lives as part of his war on drugs are simply "collateral damage". "As countries that share the values of democracy, adherence to the rule of law and peaceful settlement of disputes, the Philippines and Japan agreed to work closely to ...
A mourner clutches a picture of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej after the hearse carrying the body of the late monarch passes the Grand Palace in Bangkok on October 14, 2016. "I'm prepared now to go in and pay my respects to our late king because this will be the last time for us to express our sorrow", said mourner Waewwan Iimsud, 42.
The district administration in the National capital had imposed Section 144, banning public gatherings and display of weapons for two months. Police tear-gassed and baton-charged the rock-throwing protesters in Rawalpindi, 20 km (12 miles) from Islamabad , as both sides prepared for his plan to shut down the capital next week to try to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
The Pakistani troopers included the Border Action Team (BAT), while, Pakistani rangers pounded BSF posts and hamlets along the IB in Kathua, Hiranagar sectors (Kathua), RS Pura and Arnia sectors ( Jammu ) and Samba sector. The border guarding forces, BSF and Pakistan Rangers, had activated hotlines in 2015 and had put in a system to resolve any flare-up on the IB by effective communication.
Trump will speak from the Open Door Christian Academy Gymnasium beginning at 3:00 p.m. Politico's "Political Caucus" is back at it again - providing a wildly baseless prediction on the performance of Donald Trump that is likely wrong. FBI Director James Comey announced in July that his agency had completed its investigation and didn't recommend an indictment of Hillary Clinton, saying that no "reasonable" prosecutor would take the case.
Many prominent politicians from both parties are up in arms that nearly 10,000 soldiers have been ordered to repay large reenlistment bonuses after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California National Guard at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Politico reports .
Before filing his nomination, AK Bose offered prayers at the Kalyana Vinayagar temple in Harveypatti for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery. She said the prayers of party supporters has reaped fruits and thanked the medical experts from AIIMS and Singapore among others who treated the 68-year-old leader.
Get free real-time news alerts from the Solon Patch. The news arrived with Clinton holding a solid advantage in the presidential race. Trump also gave an additional $2,600 on October 20, other filings show. Obama has emerged as a compelling force in the hard-fought campaign, delivering powerful arguments against the Republican billionaire and in support of Clinton's bid to become the first female USA president.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a British-based group that reports on the war, also said that insurgents had set off several suicide auto bombs on the western edge of Aleppo . "All the revolutionary factions, without exception, are participating in the battle", the military spokesman for the Fastaqim faction inside the city said, AP news agency reports.
The U.N. office said civilians from across the region south of Mosul were being herded into Hamam al-Alil, a militant-held town where the population has more than doubled to 60,000 since the forced displacement began. Adding to the challenges facing the advancing forces, retreating Islamic State fighters have forced women and children from outlying villages to march alongside them as human shields as they withdraw into the city, according to villagers who spoke to Reuters by telephone from ...
He told reporters in Geneva that the evacuations couldn't begin "because the necessary conditions were not in place to ensure safe, secure and voluntary" movement of people. Ted Allegra, deputy U.S. ambassador, said the Russian and Syrian assault had killed 400 people, including 100 children. An 11-hour unilateral ceasefire in Aleppo , offered by Russian Federation on Thursday, was "allowing civilians and those fighters who lay down their weapons to leave" the city, Moscow's envoy said.
The rebel-controlled news agency Saba News reported that two missiles hit civilian homes in the villages of al-Sharaf and al-Maabaran in the administrative area of al-Salu. "This oppressive attack which did not respect the holiest site for one and half a billion Muslim incites the feelings of all Muslims and shows disrespect to the Islamic sites", said Abdel-Latif Al-Zayyani.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk pays her respects, laying a wreath outside the Dreamworld Theme Park on Thursday. "Our darling Ebony is only 12", he said. Ms Turner's granddaughter survived the tragedy but her son's wife, 32-year-old Canberra woman Kate Goodchild died. All the victims were in their 30s and 40s.
Mr Balnaves said the company bonuses were for the previous financial year. On Friday, he read an emotional statement on behalf of the families of the victims, who died when their raft overturned on the Thunder River Rapids ride on Tuesday.
Sources report that the attackers entered a camp for a majlis set up outside a police officer's residence, in a street adjacent to the local police station, and opened fire at the gathered mourners. Shia Muslims are frequently targeted in sectarian violence in Karachi and Quetta, the capital cities of Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah took the notice of the incident and directed the police officials to arrest the culprits at the earliest.
The 4,000 migrants may be accounted for, he says, but the camp had an estimated 6,000-8,000 residents and it is possible a large number have disappeared - either to squat or sleep rough around Calais or go to other towns of their own accord.
While he had routinely given about $2 million a month, as of Wednesday, he'd covered $33,000 in October campaign costs, giving nothing more-and putting him $44 million short of the $100 million overall he has repeatedly vowed to give. And in fact, a rich irony was thrust Thursday upon Trump, a candidate who has attacked Clinton for not investing more of her own money in his campaign.
China, Cuba, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom were seeking re-election to the Council as their terms were set to expire in December. The elected members will serve in the 47-member Council for a three year term beginning January 1, 2017.
Ever since the surgical strike by Indian Army on 29 September, cross-border firing has been on rise at the border. Pakistan, however, has denied the claims saying that none of its soldiers were killed. "The nation should be assured that in no way will we bow down before any provocation", he said, adding that the nation should believe in India's soldiers.
Syrian rebel groups launched a new offensive on Aleppo on Friday following a wave of defeats to regime forces in the city. Rebels claimed to have seized several positions from government forces on Friday and SOHR said they had gained control over a checkpoint at a factory in the southwest of the city, as well as some other points nearby.
A spokeswoman for the UN's human rights arm told CNN that the terror group had carried out the mass killings on Wednesday, punishing people who had defied its orders. A spokesman for the Iranian-backed paramilitary groups said the advance toward the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, about 55 km (35 miles) west of Mosul, would start within "a few days or hours".
He was speaking after a meeting in Tokyo with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam. He was asked if he thought North Korea could mount a nuclear warhead on a missile that could reach the West Coast of the United States .
One more accomplice of Akhtar, a Jodhpur-based passport and visa agent called Shoaib, was arrested near Jodhpur on Thursday evening. Two others, Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir, residents of Nagaur, Rajasthan, were held along with Akhtar.
President Barack Obama doubled down Friday on his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, hours after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it is reviewing newly discovered emails related to her personal server. "If people wonder: Yes, Hillary Clinton is my friend", Obama said. The emails were among thousands stolen from the private account of a top Clinton aide, part of a hacking the Democratic campaign has blamed on the Russians.
He and his family were held in abandoned homes, and were allowed to bring their sheep along for food. He said USA airstrikes were able to destroy 40 to 45 of the trucks. Gen. Matthew C. Isler. "They are pausing and repositioning, refitting and doing some back-clearing", coalition spokesman Col. John Dorrian told Pentagon reporters via videoconference.
The Saudi military was able to immediately target the area where the missile was launched. The abhorrent act is the latest in a series of risky attacks targeting holy places in Saudi Arabia including the awful attack in the vicinity of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah last June, Madani said in a statement.
Canada and Germany announced their support for building the largest Western military force in Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. "We are responding in a measured and responsible way because we are not seeking a new Cold War". Canada will provide 450 troops as well as light armoured vehicles and other military equipment to the force; Italy has said it will send 140 soldiers.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. · If you are impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation. To address these traffic and pedestrian safety concerns, the Maui Police Department's Traffic Section and all Patrol Districts will be enhancing its traffic enforcement operations this Halloween.
Indian forces opened fire at Shahkot sector earlier today on Saturday, Aaj News reported. "Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Tatta Pani, Jandrot and Nakyal sectors in the afternoon, using small and heavy weapons", an official told reporters.