There have previously been unconfirmed reports, including in March 2015 and in June 2016, that al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in airstrikes carried out by US -led coalition forces. They said the strike came as the militants gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from Raqqa. Russian Federation in September 2015 launched a bombing campaign in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its efforts against IS jihadists are separate from the US-led coalition which supports ...
However, Chinese authorities said that they were concerned about the safety of Indian pilgrims, which is why it can not allow them to proceed. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently flagged off the first batch of this year's Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims in a ceremony held in New Delhi .
The Senate health care bill created to replace the Affordable Care Act has drawn criticism from conservative Republican lawmakers who say the measure does not go far enough to repeal Obamacare . "There are lots of frustrated senators saying they didn't like the process of writing this bill, [but] none of them saying they would use their power to do anything about it", says Zwillich.
Meanwhile, the head of Yale's health policy unit said Senate Republicans have given themselves problems from the left and the right, when it comes to passing their revised healthcare bill. The Senate bill would also erase the tax penalties Obama's 2010 law imposes on people who don't purchase insurance. The Senate bill would modify those government price controls somewhat, allowing insurers to charge 64-year-olds five times what they charge 18-year-olds (as opposed to three times, ...
Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said in a statement early Saturday that Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender "are doing relatively well under the circumstances". The ELN, Colombia's last major guerrilla army with about 1,500 troops, said the journalists were detained preventively because they had entered a conflict zone where Colombia's military often operates covertly.
Last week, Saudi Arabia and a number of its cohorts cut off diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspended air, sea and land transport with Qatar. The ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the Bahraini Charge d'affaires accredited to Turkey met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Monday.
The Eid festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan , the ninth month of the Islamic calendar . The end of Ramadan usually depends on when the moon is sighted. EID Mubarak Sounds like Allah Entering not entering the Home of Muslims or to the Islamic world, Even more to the belief what they were holding.
During Ramadan , the Islamic Charity Association (SBM), which funds Brazil Mosque, promoted many donations to those vulnerable to the cold and hunger. People are allowed to eat after sunset, Shearson said, so when the month of fasting falls in winter, people get to eat sooner. Buhari congratulated Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements .
When asked by reporters, Colombia National Police Chief Jorge Hernando Nieto refused to answer whether those arrested were present at the mall. Those arrested will be arraigned on charges including homicide and terrorism, he said. In February, the ELN claimed a bombing at a bullring in Bogota , which killed a police officer and wounded more than 20 people. The country has seen an increase in illegal mining in recent years.
She repeated calls for members of the public with information about people who may have been in the tower at the time of the fire to come forward. Portsmouth City Council is removing cladding from two high-rise buildings as a precautionary measure. "I do not want any hidden victims of this tragedy", she said on Friday.
The Senate intelligence committee plans a hearing on the same election issues with current Federal Bureau of Investigation , homeland security and state election officials. What he said was that he was not aware of efforts by Mr Trump or his campaign to collude with Russian Federation beyond what the intelligence community already knows.
The worst fire to hit the capital since World War Two has prompted a nationwide review of high-rise buildings after police said the cladding used on Grenfell had failed all safety checks. Some survivors of the fire claim that cheap materials were used for the cladding; others contend substandard maintenance practices also were responsible for the disaster.
Ryan (R-Wis.). Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been moved out of intensive care and remains in fair condition . Last week, Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at the medical center, said that Scalise was at "imminent risk of death" when he arrived last Wednesday.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the American people are growing increasingly frustrated over the government in North Korea that "provokes, provokes and provokes". He was held for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. -Chinese talks in Washington. This year's edition separates out the security aspects.
Norris confronted the couple outside, telling them she had called the police, but the female customer began striking her. Norris described the female customer as allegedly going "berserk", however, and that she and her companion started beating on the windows of the restaurant.
The Obama administration first publicly announced Russia's alleged election meddling on October 7 but stopped short of saying that the efforts were aimed at helping Trump win. "So, there was enormous bias in the election because of the Russians, but how do you balance that out without further damaging it?" Sen. Ron Wyden expressed disappointment Friday that the administration wasn't more aggressive.
NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags following reports that a Canadian sniper in Iraq shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill. "Canadian snipers are the best in the world". "Why have you not declared that the current military operation is now a combat mission?" The unnamed sniper was part of Canada's elite Joint Task Force 2 special operations unit that is now deployed in an "advise and assist" capacity to help Iraqi security forces ...
The scheme would lower the cost to Mexico too, he said, adding: "Pretty good imagination, right?" "We're working it out. And that's good, right?" Among them was one from Gleason Partners in Las Vegas that proposed a wall of steel, cement and solar panels .
United Nations spokesperson Eri Kaneko said the world body continued "to follow the situation with deep concern". "In addition, dozens of journalists face losing their jobs with devastating effects for them and their families", said IFJ President Philippe Leruth.
Claiming that the majority of the population in Madhya Pradesh was dependent on farming, Chouhan said that the state can not progress without farmers. As hundreds of farmers held a protest there on Wednesday - demanding better prices for their crops and loan waivers - the police opened fire to control the crowd.
More than 100 people have been killed in an explosion in Pakistan after they gathered to collect fuel from an overturned oil tanker, according to reports . Many were burned beyond recognition, Baqar said, and will have to be identified using DNA testing. He said it was "greed" of the villagers which took them to the "valley of death".
Comey on Thursday had said he would welcome the release of such recordings, if they exist. "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker", he said. The leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Friday they've written to Comey, following the sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony he made notes about his talks with Trump on Thursday.
At least four GOP senators-along with all Democrats-have voiced opposition to the bill. "Because of this, I can not support it as now drafted , and I do not believe it has the votes to pass the Senate ". Medicaid: The Senate bill slashes spending on Medicaid in order to cut taxes on the rich. A number of Republicans such as Susan Collins and ME said it was "too soon" to judge the bill until they had had a chance to read it.
The Senate bill, officially known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act , allows the ACA's expansion of Medicaid to continue through 2021, but then makes drastic budget reductions to the entire program. As a military veteran who uses the VA, and as someone who now works in the health care field, I believe a single-payer Medicare-for-all system is the only one that will truly work.
He appealed to the electorates from Telangana State to vote as per their conscience in the Presidential elections . More pertinent, the selection of Meira Kumar has brought Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Janata Dal (U) under pressure.
Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S.is " not winning in Afghanistan" as Taliban insurgents are battling American and Afghan troops to a "stalemate". Mattis says, "Mr. Putin has chosen to be a strategic competitor". "Everything that we are doing plans for that contingency.in addition to looking ahead to what might be developed or what is possible over the next five to ten years".
The single has also been declared the second fastest-selling single of the year. Among the British musicians who have been seen coming and going from the recording studio include Robbie Williams , former Ginger Spice Geri (Halliwell ) Horner, Queen guitarist Brian May , and James Blunt .
Al-Islam also issued a warning to Washington saying that "the presence of Americans in the region is illegal" and added that the "U.S. should leave Syria sooner or later". Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it fired as many as seven missiles at an ISIS compound in Deir Ezzor while Iranian media cited sources who said that the strikes killed 360 militants on Sunday.
The suspect in the murder, Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, allegedly got into an argument with a teen in Hassanen's group who was riding a bicycle, and became enraged. Her funeral is planned for Wednesday afternoon, with a private burial to follow. "The Fairfax County Police Department has partnered closely with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office with the common goal of justice for Nabra as well as for her family, friends and community", FCPD said in a news release .
In the first official reaction to his death, a spokesman for the National Reconciliation Council earlier Friday said that Warmbier was treated according to "international standards". He said North Korea's treatment of Warmbier demonstrated "a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity". A negotiator involved in Warmbier's release said his Jewishness was hidden as a tactic because he was accused by Pyongyang of acting on behalf of the United Methodist Church.
The bill also scales back federal funding for Medicaid - which is more than half the spending for the program at the state level. Echoing the other four, Heller said he opposes the measure "in this form" but does not rule out backing a version that is changed to his liking.
What's less clear is how Trump plans to confront Putin about Russia's meddling in last year's election contest. Did nothing about it. The report , published on Friday, claims that Putin had given direct instructions to help elect Trump.
DM Awasthi, DG Naxal operations on "Operation Prahaar" said that 3 DRG jawans martyred, 5 injured whereas over a dozen Naxals dead, 8-10 injured. Security personnel are now conducting extensive combing operation in the Sukma region. IAF source said they had received information about heavy attrition to Naxalites and also certain casualties to security forces. The injured were airlifted to Raipur and admitted at a private hospital.
Compared to the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which had since 2009 been the key platform for bilateral talks under the Obama administration, pundits are hopeful that the new security dialogue, along with three parallel bilateral consultations initiated by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in April, will be more productive.
States with a large population receiving Medicare , health insurance for seniors, or Medicaid, government-subsidised insurance for low-income or disabled people, may be negatively affected by the bill in its current draft . He added that Nevada "is one of the most improved states in the country" in expanding coverage. "As I've said numerous times , we rely heavily on federal funding in Vermont and we took advantage of the expansion of Medicaid, so we're very reliant", Scott said.
When he first arrived at the hospital following the shooting in Virginia, Scalise was said to be at "imminent risk of death". Hodgkinson , who authorities said spent the last few months living in a white van parked at a local YMCA, opened fire just after 7 a.m.
The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict amid its support of embattled President Bashar Assad .
In an interview today, South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered more details on the ongoing dispute over the US THAAD missile defense installed in the south of his country, a controversial deployment that he's been critical of. "President Moon Jae-in visited the test site of the Agency for Defense Development today to oversee the test-firing of a ballistic missile". The issue of South Korea's suspension of the THAAD deployment comes against the backdrop of the death of United States ...
On the House side, the intelligence committee heard from former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson . Johnson also took heat from Democrats, angry that former President Barack Obama did not more forcefully announce Russia's meddling in the election in the midst of the election itself.
She also dismissed the notion that the Republicans' longtime tactic to hold her up as a partisan lightening rod drags down public opinion about fellow congressional Democrats and candidates. Moulton is a 38-year-old Iraq war veteran elected to Congress in 2014. "I don't know that it's possible at this point to change our party leadership", Moulton said.
The US approved the possible sale of up to 72 F-15QA aircraft to Qatar for $21.1 billion in November. The president called Qatar a "funder of terrorism at a very high level", telling a press conference in the White House Rose Garden that the country had to "do more" to combat terror.
Nor have they identified a challenger. Kathleen Rice and a group of Democrats met privately Thursday to brainstorm ways to replace the Democratic House leader. Gergen added that the odds of a Trump re-election is high and will continue to increase if the Democratic Party won't step up. "As we sit here, they're running caricatures of me in Georgia ", Pelosi said.
Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all tried and failed to achieve a peace deal. Greenblatt and Kushner both accompanied Trump in May on his first visit as president to Israel and Palestine . "They sounded like Netanyahu's advisers and not as honest mediators", a Palestinian source told Haaretz . Others say Trump needs to act quickly to sew up the deal before investigations entangling him eat away at his presidential power.
The Kremlin strongman said the USA is afraid of what he described as "serious competitor". Putin said , referring to former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden , who was granted asylum in Russian Federation in 2013 after leaking classified information about US spy operations.
He ordered the reinstatement of all civil service benefits cut as part of an austerity package earlier this year.He also extended the Eid Al-Fitr holidays until July 9 for all public sector employees.As deputy crown prince, the new heir to the throne already held multiple posts.
Some Israeli media later said that ISIS had claimed responsibility. The killing was "a natural response to the crimes of the occupier", he said, echoing the language used by Hamas after other recent attacks against Israelis. Ma'an, a Palestinian news outlet, reported that Israeli police have also been conducting physical searches on Palestinians, forcing those with West Bank IDs to board special buses back to the West Bank after they are rounded up and detained.
In a joint statement Thursday, the four conservative senators announced that they would not vote for the bill in its current form. - Restricts subsidies that help lower-income families afford premiums. I will continue to stand with my fellow mayors and the American people to fight for real, affordable health care for all. Mr. Sandoval accepted federal funding in the health law to expand Medicaid in the state and praised the impact on Nevada, especially the 210,000 residents who ...
The opposition met yesterday to discuss the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) decision to field Kovind as their presidential nominee, following which they announced their candidate in the form of Meira Kumar . I will strive to keep President's post above party politics. This, sources said, is especially significant after JD (U) suddenly broke ranks to back the NDA and jolted the unity being attempted over the last two months.
Amidst the continuing violence, Home Minister Rajnath Singh telephoned the chief minister and discussed the situation prevailing there. The unrest and turmoil that erupted in the Darjeeling hills last week, is not likely to settle down anytime soon, as leaders from the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) have made it clear that they are unlikely to settle for any sort of compromise with the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal .
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that if someone is trying to make a Dalit a President with the goal of gaining a vote bank then we are not with them. According to sources, " Shiv Sena's support is crucial for NDA as the party has a total vote pool of around 25, 893 ". However, Shah made it clear that both the names suggested by the Sena, that of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan weren't in the reckoning.