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Pence arrives in South Korea amid tensions

A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country's east coast, USA and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful US aircraft carrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. Read More »

The great reversal - for now: Charles Krauthammer


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Russia, Iran and Syria have insisted that the us and its allies must respect Syria's sovereignty in line with global obligations. "They say still that it is not very safe, but they can not put forward convincing arguments", he said. "It's stage one, the play [they staged] that we saw on social network and TVs, then propaganda and then stage two, the military attack", he said, questioning the authenticity of the video footage. Read More »

Syria Crisis: US Official Doubts Syria's Chemical Weapon Production Capability


President Assad's flat denial that his country has used chemical weapons and that last week's incident was a fabrication concocted by al-Qaeda and Washington does not square with the "case for the prosecution". Images of children foaming at the mouth shocked the world last week. "It continues to possess and use chemical weapons". However, NPR says this is not true, according to experts. Read More »

Egypt Coptic Church cuts back Easter celebrations after attacks

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Palm Sunday attacks, which killed 44 people in total and wounded scores more a week before the Coptic Easter. In the neighbouring city of Minya, home to the highest Coptic Christian population in the country, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese said celebrations would be limited to liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations", in mourning for Sunday's victims. Read More »

Russia, other Countries warn against more US strikes

He held that the Syrian army bombed a warehouse belonging to al-Qaida's branch in Syria that contained chemical weapons. "Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand in glove with the terrorists", Assad told the news outlet Agence France-Presse. Read More »

Theresa May backs Boris Johnson's 'excellent' response to Syria crisis

They say a rebel warehouse with chemicals was hit by a Syrian warplane. Britain's UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told the Security Council that samples taken from the April 4 attack had been analysed by British scientists and tested positive for the nerve gas sarin, and said Assad's government was responsible. Read More »

'We are bringing a bad name to Islam': Malala condemns Mashal's lynching


Along with Mashal Khan, another student Abdullah was attacked by the mob. "I appreciate and salute his message of patience and peace". "It is us who are giving a bad name to our country", Ms Yousafzai further stated. Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, officially opens The Library of Birmingham in Birmingham, central England, on September 3, 2013. Read More »

France's Le Pen turns far-right party into contender for power

Their request was signed on March 29 but only revealed on Friday. The two shared many nationalist policy stances on immigration and globalization. His line - "When we workers are summoned by the police, we do go there, we don't have workers immunity" - left Le Pen silent and was widely picked up on social media. Read More »

IS terrorists killed by US MOAB air strike in Afghanistan

Afghan officials said no civilians were reported killed, but the revelation that late Thursday's strike targeted just 36 fighters is likely to raise further questions about the decision to deploy such massive ordnance. While US President Donald Trump lauded the strike, which killed almost 100 suspected militants as a "very, very successful mission", the response within Afghanistan has been mixed. Read More »

Russian Federation warns of 'grave consequences' of further United States action in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered cruise-missile strikes on an airbase in Syria last week after his administration accused Russian Federation of trying to cover up Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's role in the chemical-weapons attack. It was the deadliest such incident since a sarin gas attack killed hundreds of people in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus in 2013, prompting threats of USA military action. Read More »

Nerve gas attack leaves no room for politics — Uncut


The US has blamed the Syrian government for launching the attack that killed more than 80, while Russian Federation has claimed that toxic agents were released from a rebel chemical arsenal hit by Syrian warplanes. 'The UK, the United States and all our key allies are of one mind: we believe that this was highly likely to be an attack by Assad, on his own people, using poison gas weapons that were banned nearly 100 years ago, under the 1925 Geneva protocol'. Read More »

US Envoy Says Sex Abuse by UN Peacekeepers 'Must Stop'


Peacekeepers have maintained a steady presence in Haiti since 2004, when they were sent in to quell violence after then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overthrown and exiled. The U.N. apologized previous year and promised to compensate affected Haitians, but has yet to raise the proposed $400 million for the effort. But due to legal restrictions, the not permitted to punish perpetrators, a responsibility which is left to host countries in places where those governments are often ... Read More »

In Syria Syria's Assad is an 'arch-terrorist': British FM


On Thursday Trump expressed confidence that US-Russia ties would improve. "Things will work out fine between the United States of America and Russian Federation. A USA state department official, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations, said Tillerson's plan all along was to lay out the U.S. Read More »

Afghan death toll from `mother of all bombs´ rises to 94

But ISIS later released a counter-statement denying that any of its militants were killed or injured in the blast attack. CNN can not independently confirm the number of casualties. The US believes there are between 600 and 800 IS fighters in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar. Current President Ashraf Ghani's office said on Friday that there was "close co-ordination" between the USA military and the Afghan government on the operation, and they were careful to prevent any civilian ... Read More »

Boris Johnson offers Russian Federation a deal on Syria crisis

Although Ankara is aware that it is not realistic to expect a drastic change in Washington's plans for the liberation of Raqqa with the YPG alliance, it once again warned about the potential consequences of this cooperation, as well as security measures that the Turkish security forces could take in the event that the country's security is threatened. Read More »

Russian Federation 'open to dialogue' with United States despite problems: Lavrov


Russia's alleged meddling in the USA presidential election also hovered over the first face-to-face encounter between Putin and a Trump administration Cabinet member. The Kremlin had previously declined to confirm Putin would meet Tillerson, reflecting tensions over the United States strike on Syria. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov blasted USA claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference. Read More »

Polling stations open in Turkey for referendum


Turkish voters overseas have already cast their ballots.The package of 18 amendments would abolish the office of prime minister and give the president authority to draft the budget, declare a state of emergency and issue decrees overseeing ministries without parliamentary approval. Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes investigation into Syria chemical attack


Antipathy has erupted between the two sides over U.S. missile attacks last week on a Syrian air base after the West accused President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons. He added there was no talk Wednesday about a possible Trump-Putin meeting. Tillerson is considering the request, he said, "and we expect that Washington will have a constructive reaction". Read More »

Protesters demand President Trump release tax returns

A pro-Trump rally was scheduled for Saturday in Colorado Springs. "We're here to say we care", said Singh. Protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities nationwide Saturday to call on. "Ordinary citizens care he just usually that as a way to wiggle out by saying people don't care about their taxes, and of course we do pay taxes so he doesn't pay taxes so he doesn't care", demonstrator Jerry Jantz said. Read More »

North Korean missile explodes on launch, US and S. Korea say

The parade, the annual highlight of North Korea's most important holiday, came amid growing global worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch, such as its first flight test of an ICBM capable of reaching USA shores. Read More »

Scores Killed in Bombing of Syrian Evacuees


Residents from the two villages had been evacuated Friday, along with more than 2,000 from Madaya, an opposition-held town outside of Damascus besieged by government forces. Late yesterday buses began crossing into both government-held and rebel-held territory from the two transit points as the deal resumed, pro-Damascus media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported. Read More »

North Korean missile test fails, say USA and South Korea

As hostilities in the region surge Trump has sent an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the Korean peninsula to press his point. The White House has said U.S. "The launch of the ballistic missile occurred near Sinpo", PACOM continued. Kim, the analyst, said it's likely that North Korea is also developing solid-fuel ICBMs, and that some of the rockets inside the canisters on Saturday might have been prototypes. Read More »