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Duterte Declares Limited Martial Law As Bloodshed Breaks Out In Marawi City

He spoke as the fighting raged in Marawi city, where militants seized a priest, 10 worshippers and three church workers from a cathedral as they rampaged through the city. The US State Department offers a $5-million bounty for Hapilon's capture. Social media users in the city posted photos online that claimed to show residents attempting to evacuate the city Wednesday morning. Read More »

United Kingdom threat level raised to critical after warning of "imminent" attack

Armed police were also seen on patrol outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London , another popular tourist spot. Kinsey said he would often get picked up by another young man in a Toyota and often returned late. Multiple witnesses told gossip website TMZ that Joan ushered the panicking youths towards backstage security and waited with them until it was safe to evacuate. Read More »

Iran worries driving Arab states close to Israel

The moment is the latest in a series of interactions between President Trump and First Lady Melania that have been deemed to portray their relationship in a negative light. Speaking of Tel Aviv to Riyadh, at least one United States president has made that trip. Jewish worshippers visit and pray at the Western Wall, while Muslims visit and pray at the mosque above the wall. Read More »

Iran must never have nuclear weapons, says Trump

Mr Trump, who had previously suggested that it would be easier than anticipated to solve the conflict that has vexed his predecessors for decades, said that conditions were right in both Israel and the Arab world to strike what he has called "the ultimate deal". Read More »

UK Prime Minister May raises threat level to critical

Collander tweeted at Grande the day before the show with another enthusiastic message: " SO EXCITED TO SEE U TOMORROW ". ISIS is now taking credit for the Monday night massacre, with authorities identifying 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suicide bomber responsible for the carnage. Read More »

IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region


One of the security officers and four civilians were killed in the blast", said local police official Mohamed Dahir Adan. The al-Qaeda-linked Somali Islamist insurgency, al-Shabaab , which claims responsibility for most attacks, told Reuters they were not behind the bombing. Read More »

Ariana Grande returns to US,tour uncertain


It is the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. Also killed was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos, who a teacher called "simply a attractive little girl in every aspect of the word" who was warm, kind, "and unassuming, with a creative flair". Read More »

President Trump: Israelis and Arabs share 'common cause' against Iran


This Trump cared enough to get something right. Delivering a speech without going off script is a low bar, to be sure. In a statement following the meeting, Trump addressed his meetings the previous day with Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, and said that there is growing realization that they share a "common cause with you" in their determination to defeat extremism and deter "the threat posed by Iran ". Read More »

Donald Trump meets with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem

I am telling you that's what I do they are ready to reach for peace. "I understand that Netanyahu and Abbas are interested in peace". DONALD Trump has met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank as the United States president seeks to restart peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. Read More »

North Korea condemns U.N. Sanctions

Admiral Harry Harris, in discussing a stronger world response to North Korea's nuclear weapons program, stated, according to the Diplomat , "I firmly believe that the United States, Japan, South Korea , Australia, China , Russia and every nation who considers itself to be a responsible contributor to global security, must publicly and privately work together to bring Kim Jong-Un to his senses, not to his knees". Read More »

#ManchesterBlast: Ariana Grande offers to pay for funerals

She said the request was part of an established plan known as Operation Temperer, which is now in force. On Monday night, a suicide terrorist attack took place at Manchester Arena at the end of a pop concert , killing at least 22 people , several of whom were children, while injuring 59 others. Read More »

Cops nab Palestinian suspected of plotting attack during Trump visit

Similarly, Logan Bayroff, associate director of communications for J Street, said the visit was "very light on substance". The weight of gravity in Israeli politics has shifted dramatically rightward in the last two decades, probably because of Israeli disillusionment over the prospects for a land-for-peace deal given the continued violence, especially coming out of post-withdrawal Gaza. Read More »

Manchester police presence increased as Britain faces raised threat


Amber Rudd said Salman Ramadan Abedi was known to the intelligence agencies but it was not yet known whether Islamic State (Isis) directed the attack on Manchester Arena killing 22 people and injuring 59. The last time troops were deployed on British streets was after an airliner plot in 2007. Queen Elizabeth held a minute's silence at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London . Read More »

Trump praises Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, does not mention two-state solution


But from the Palestinian leadership's perspective, I don't think their definition of peace fits within what most of us, at least here in Congress and in the United States, would define as peace and that's always been the problem". 'Together we must defeat those who glorify death and protect those who celebrate life. "The ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal". Read More »

Trump denies outing Israel in meeting with Russians

Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip overseas as president, and follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront "extremism". Still, Trump was enthusiastically received by Netanyahu, who leapt to his feet when the president declared that his administration "will always stand with Israel". Read More »

The victims: Martyn Hett named as latest fatality of Manchester Arena attack


Police officers arrive at a residential property on Elsmore Road in Fallowfield, Manchester, on May 24, 2017 , as investigations continue into the May 22 terror attack at the Manchester Arena. It said she died of injuries from the attack and described her as "a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff". Update - 7.45am: A Polish couple who had gone to Manchester Arena to collect their daughters were among the victims. Read More »

Missile ready to be deployed, mass-produced: North Korea


North Korea is also building nuclear-tipped missiles and has greeted new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who wants to reach out to the North, with two missile test-launches, part of a flurry of tests since leader Kim Jong Un took over in late 2011. Read More »

First The Swat, Now The Hair Tuck. Melania Trump Does It Again

But much of the intrigue over Trump's public statements during the trip revolved around what he didn't say. Awni al-Mashni, a member of the Fatah movement, the dominant faction within the PA, told MEE, "even if Abbas has agreed to give up Jerusalem , no one can impose anything on the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian people won't allow that to happen". Read More »

Britain raises terror threat level from "severe" to "critical"

Prime Minister Theresa May said this means that the likelihood of another attack has gone from "highly likely" to " imminent " during a televised statement. Some of the 22 people who died in the attack were teens or young girls. Ariana broke her silence with a tweet yesterday, saying she was "broken" and "so so sorry" about the incident. Read More »

'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican


The proposed budget also includes cuts to Medicaid , which provides health care for the poor, by more than $600 billion over 10 years. There's little appetite among Capitol Hill Republicans for a genuine effort to balance the budget; GOP lawmakers this year are instead pressing to rewrite the tax code and forge a spending deal with Democrats that would permit higher military spending. Read More »