The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" declared almost three years ago by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which also covers parts of Syria. Zimmerman, who helps advise a brigade from the Iraqi Ninth division, said forces had made some gains. Yet with such a small amount of the city still held by the militants and so many Iraqi forces attacking at once, Zimmerman said it will hard to marshal and coordinate USA -led aircraft in the ...
The statement said the latest resolution was said to have been put together by the United States and China in the "back room". "China is a significant economic and trading power". "And we urge all nations to resolve their disputes peacefully and in accordance with the worldwide rules-based order". North Korea on Sunday denounced the new sanctions imposed two days earlier by the U.N.
China and other nations must strengthen efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday (June 5), while also calling out Beijing over its South China Sea activities. "The U.S.is ceaselessly trying to form tension" on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang said. The siren "rang all of a sudden while we were picking grass, so that scared me", said Taison Ito, a 10-year-old fifth grader.
Qatar, which will host the 2022 football World Cup, is a member of the US-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State group. The conflict between Qatar and its neighbors began late last month, following the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh May 20-21, when the Qatar News Agency posted a speech on behalf of the country's emir supporting improved relations with Iran .
The Call takes note of the Paris Agreement on climate change . This event is critical because it will, for perhaps the first time, focus the worldwide community on how critical our oceans to our life and livelihoods. "The Conference will explore how to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14, which seeks to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development", said Wu Hongbo, Conference Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General of the UN ...
Corbyn's comments prompted surprise among some in Labour - with some seeing them as a demand for May to quit today - and soon after he clarified them by saying: "We've got an election this Thursday and that's perhaps the best opportunity to deal with it".
Six countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt , had all coordinated on Monday to accuse the wealthy Gulf state of supporting terrorism, which Qatar has denied. Egypt is halfway through its annual LNG cargo delivery program for the year, with 50 shipments left to arrive, of which at least 10 are of Qatari origin, a Cairo-based energy source said.
Here is what we know about the attack, which came 12 days after a suicide bombing in Manchester and just days ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday. London's police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names have not been officially released. She said five credible plots have been disrupted since March.
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that seven other French nationals are hospitalized, four of them in serious condition. After militants killed seven people and injured 48 in London , British Prime Minister Theresa May resumes campaigning on Monday (June5) just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted.
In a series of early morning tweets, Trump urged the Justice Department to ask for an "expedited hearing" at the high court and seek a "much tougher version" of the order temporarily blocking entry to the USA from a half-dozen majority Muslim countries.
The police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice was sacked Tuesday for failing to disclose that he had been forced out of another department before Cleveland hired him, while his partner was suspended for driving too close to the 12-year-old seconds before the boy was killed.
He has accused Mrs May of trying to protect the public on the cheap, cutting 20,000 police officers, despite warnings from the Police Federation that this would affect public safety. In a speech at the Royal United Services Institute, where she had launched her campaign for the Tory leadership just under a year ago, she said: "Jeremy Corbyn seems to think that any deal - no matter what the price, no matter what the terms - is better than no deal".
With the United States virtually isolated on the world stage, a string of administration officials have sought to justify the decision to abandon the 195-nation Paris deal curbing global emissions. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Friday he had not had the opportunity to talk to Trump about his views. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, pledged "more decisive action than ever" to protect the climate after Trump's "highly regrettable" decision.
The UK Labour Party improved its positions by 1 percentage point over the past week, though the Conservatives still maintain a 11-percent lead over the Labour three days ahead on general election , a fresh ICM poll showed Monday. Later in the interview, Corbyn said the upcoming election might be a better way of removing May. "Throughout my many years in politics I have always been very clear, I never set expectations of that sort and I never predict election results", May said, when asked ...
Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have severed diplomatic and transport links with Qatar as a result of its support for Islamist groups, deepening the split between Gulf nations. Qatar is now ruled by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who at 27 years of age is extremely inexperienced "and totally unprepared for a scenario like this", said Avidar.
Qatar has always been accused of funding worldwide terror groups as a defense strategy, essentially paying "protection" money to global terror groups in order to ensure that they are not attacked, said Amidror. The crisis comes after U.S. President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia for a summit with Arab leaders. "We are friends, we've been friends now for a long time, haven't we?" Cavusoglu said: "We are saddened by the existing picture".
The Labour leader said that May "presided over" cuts to police staff when she was Home Secretary and said that "we do have a problem now because of the cut to police numbers". Her tenure at the Home Office saw 20,000 fewer police officers on the country's streets as a result of government cuts. She added: "It is also about the powers you give to the police and I have been responsible for giving the police extra powers to deal with terrorism".
An orange farmer from Amravati, Rishikesh Sontakke said there is enough produce in the fields but the farmers are not getting the right rates. "We have no connection whatsoever with the strike which is continuing", he said. The Kisan Kranti Core Committee from Puntambe in Ahmednagar had made seven major demands: complete farm loans waiver package, total implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee report, adequate minimum support prices, zero interest credit to farmers, pension for farmers ...
Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a stark assessment of the threat facing the United Kingdom, saying that although there was no direct link between the three incidents, "terrorism breeds terrorism". On the two as-yet unidentified Australians, Mr Turnbull said the government had "very real concerns". May responded to the attack by calling for an overhaul of the strategy used to combat extremism, including a demand for greater global regulation of the internet, saying big internet companies ...
With the general election now less than a week away it was an opportunity for May and Corbyn to defend their respective plans for government. Theresa May has rejected accusations that she went back on her word by going to the polls, telling voters: "I had the balls to call an election".
Qatari troops will also be banned from Yemen , where a Saudi-led coalition has for the past two years been battling Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in a proxy war that has killed 13,000 civilians and brought the country to the brink of starvation.
Riyadh in its statement on Monday also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in Saudi Arabia's Shiite-dominated area of Qatif, as well as in Bahrain , both of which have seen Shiite unrest over the past six years.
The restrictions on Qatar are more severe than during a previous eight-month rift in 2014, when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Doha , again alleging Qatari support for militant groups. Airspace and sea traffic would also be affected, the countries that launched the measures said. The Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said it had expelled Qatar from the group.
Saudi Arabia's Ports Authority notified shipping agents on Monday not to receive vessels carrying Qatari flags or ships that are owned by Qatari companies or individuals. As for the USA response, both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis say they don't think the decision will affect the fight against terrorism.
And Coldplay's Chris Martin brought Grande out so her could serenade her with his rendition of Oasis' Don't Look Back in Anger , which has become an anthem for Mancunians in the weeks since 22 people were killed as they exited Ariana's concert at the Arena.
But Jordan had received disinformation from Egypt , claiming massive, successful attacks inside Israel, and Jordan joined the war against Israel. The war also saw the capture of the Golan Heights, Gaza and the Sinai, and displaced up to 325,000 Palestinians.
Dozens of people have been killed after a gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital, Manila , firing shots and setting gaming tables alight, according to officials. Police Senior Superintendent Tomas Apolinario said the car's owner was being questioned and had denied knowing the gunman. Philippine authorities have said they suspect the man was trying to rob the casino and that there was no evidence it was a terrorist attack.
Mrs May went on: "We have protected counter terrorism policing budgets, we have also provided funding for an increase in the number of armed police officers and since 2015 we have protected overall police budgets - and that's despite the fact that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party in the House of Commons suggested that police budgets could be cut".
However, possibilities of restoring diplomatic ties between the states and Qatar can not be ruled out as Kuwait, also a member of the GCC, had attempted to mediate in the crisis, rather than follow suit. Emirates, in a separate statement , said its suspension of flights to Qatar begins on Tuesday, June 6. State-linked media in the region ignored Qatar's denial and continued to report the comments, while Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt blocked access to Al Jazeera ...
Announcing the closure of transport ties with Qatar, the three Gulf states gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave. Saudi Arabia is also shutting its border to neighboring Qatar, locking the state out of its only over-land border crossing.
Theresa May's Conservative Party is just 3 points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour in a poll published Thursday, a week before the United Kingdom election. However, if their projections about young people coming out to vote are wrong, the Tories would likely win a convincing victory. YouGov used a complicated method to work out its latest figures, not based on a single poll, but on the responses of 50,000 people who have taken part in other YouGov polls.
Hua said China had always respected freedom of navigation but opposed shows of military force in the South China Sea in the name of such exercises as threats to China's sovereignty and security. The secretary left Singapore today and has arrived in Sydney , where he will participate in a U.S. President Donald Trump - who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail - has turned to Beijing to help rein in North Korea's weapons programme, prompting concerns among Asian ...
The Conservative manifesto had committed the party to keep tax "as low as possible" but had not ruled out increases in income tax. Corbyn faced hard questions over his view of nuclear weapons during Friday's BBC Question Time leaders special.
However, until now no poll has suggested that the Conservatives could lose their majority in parliament. The detailed poll results show that a Tory lead of 20 points in Labour's marginal seats at the beginning of the campaign has now shrunk to five points, according to ICM.
Police shot the three terrorists dead within eight minutes of the violence erupting. RNZ London correspondent Natalie Powell said there was growing concern in Britain, given that is seems very hard for police to stop the threat, or predict where it could be coming from.
So the central question in this election is: "who has the will - and crucially the plan - to make a success of Brexit so that we can build the stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain we want and need?" she will say. Theresa May was left licking her wounds after Jeremy Paxman called her a "blowhard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire" during their live TV clash.
The so-called Islamic State has taken credit for a Friday attack on Egypt's Coptic Christian that left 29 dead, according to the Associated Press . The bombers, striking on April 9, attacked St. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed, reporting from the Libyan capital Tripoli, said residents of Derna "are very angry" about the airstrikes. Sisi also directly addressed US President Donald Trump , saying, "Your Excellency, I trust your ability to wage war on terrorism as your first priority, with ...
Jeremy Corbyn refused to say whether he would launch a retaliatory nuclear strike when questioned by voters this evening. Another Question Time special will see Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon appear in a similar format on Sunday evening.
Qatar is also one of the major supporters of the Hamas government in Gaza, Palestine. Qatar's stock market suffered its largest fall in nearly a decade after Saudi Arabia led other Gulf states including United Arab Emirates and Egypt in cutting diplomatic ties, purportedly over protecting themselves from " terrorism and extremism".
Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates also began withdrawing their diplomatic staff from Qatar as regional airlines quickly announced they'd suspend service to its capital, Doha , reported The Associated Press. Qatar Airways flies 14 aircraft to the UAE every day. Qatar has adamantly denied that it funds extremist groups, despite claims from its regional neighbors and Western officials.
Rabat- Morocco's King Mohamed VI has canceled plans to attend a West Africa summit this weekend in Liberia's capital due to the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Netanyahu hopes that improved ties with African countries will translate into favorable voting patterns towards Israel at worldwide forums. Israel wants to seize this future with you.
The coordinated move, with Yemen and Libya's eastern-based government joining in later, created a dramatic rift among the Arab nations, many of which are in OPEC. The five main UAE and Bahraini airlines are halting flights to Doha as a diplomatic row escalates between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen and states threaten to close their airspace to Qatar airlines.
He also said that the pact puts the United States at the mercy of foreign powers; in fact, the agreement is voluntary. "Non-compliance with commitments in the Paris accord by a government which is the second-largest producer of greenhouse gases and is one of the most polluting countries, is unacceptable", said Ghasemi.
All four nations have halted air and sea travel between themselves and Qatar. The comments appeared to be criticizing Saudi Arabia and outraged the countries. Qatar also says the decision is a "violation of its sovereignty", vowing to its citizens it won't affect them. A potential shutdown of the pipeline would cause a "severe problem" in the UAE as demand for electricity peaks in the summer, Mills said.
Through two games of the 2017 Finals, the occasionally volatile Green has kept his composure so f. The result already had James in a bad mood heading off the court despite his second triple-double of the playoffs. "And we forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we got to be much better too", he said. GOLDEN STATE (132 ) - Durant 13-22 3-3 33, Green 4-8 1-2 12, Pachulia 1-2 0-0 2, Curry 7-17 14-14 32, K.Thompson 8-12 2-3 22, Barnes 0-1 0-0 0, West 1-2 0-0 2, ...
The YPG-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been Washington's principal partner in the anti-Daesh fight. The Raqqa operation has been a deep source of tension between Washington and Ankara because of U.S. "We will begin in a few days", said Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, spokeswoman for the SDF's "Wrath of the Euphrates" operation to capture Raqqa, speaking Saturday.
Add it all up, and it means that there will be a first-time major title victor at the end of the tournament. Meanwhile, Croatia's Petra Martic will face women's fifth seed Elina Svitolina in the fourth round after beating 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1.
The crisis was likely to have wide-ranging consequences, not just for Qatar and its citizens but around the Middle East and for Western interests. The host of the football World Cup 2022 said it has been subjected to an "incitement campaign based on fabrications, which reflects an intention to harm Qatar".
Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Monday it has banned all Qatari planes from landing in the kingdom's airports, following the worst rift in years among the Gulf countries. Arab News: The Saudi-based news outlet maintained a non-partisan stand and reported the developments in consonance to the reporting done by worldwide news agencies.
Everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would. SITE said in a statement today that the ISIS run Aamaq news service cited "a security source" in the Arabic-language posting claiming the attack. A statement from her family recalled the 30-year-old as someone with a big heart, who had been working in a homeless shelter before she moved to Europe.