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'Be an olive tree for peace,' Pope tells Trump at Vatican meeting

Reporters in the room thought initially that the First Lady had replied "Pizza!" Donald and Melania Trump meet the Pope. During his meeting with the Pope and the Vatican's Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Trump stressed how the USA, the Holy See and the worldwide community must work together to combat terrorism. Read More »

No accident, school bus with 40 children returns safely to Poonch

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A bus ferrying students of Ghareeb Nawaz School in Manjakote of Rajouri district is said to have fallen into a deep gorge. Over 40 students are feared to have died in the accident. With details not coming, a number of locals from Surankote and Poonch also rushed there after hearing about the accident, while many others waited at Buffliaz causing traffic jam there. Read More »

In Saudi Arabia, Trump Touches Glowing Orb and Unleashes Memes

He expressed US support for slowing Iranian influence and preventing the country from developing nuclear weapons. The deal also reportedly includes the renewed sale of precision-guided munitions that had been blocked under president Barack Obama's administration, for fear the Saudis would use them on civilian targets in Yemen, where Riyadh is prosecuting a war against Iranian-backed Huthi rebels. Read More »

The Note: Election Night turns Fight Night in Montana

At a press conference Wednesday, Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said that four people were present for the alleged incident. "So that is wrong and it should not have happened". "Quist rarely mentions the president on the stump, while Gianforte hugs him close, adorning his events with Trump stickers and peppering his standard speech with mentions of the president". Read More »

Martial law in southern Philippines could last a year: Duterte

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The attackers reportedly burned a Catholic church , the city jail, and two schools, as well as occupied the main streets and two bridges leading to the city of more than 200,000 people, Lorenzana added. "This is not a reflection of a major conflict looming, but this is a reflection of the capacity of our security forces to respond to any threat", he said. Read More »

President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

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Trump accepted an invitation from Abbas to "discuss ways to advance peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, as well as efforts to unlock the potential of the Palestinian economy", the White House said earlier this month. "On the contrary, it would advance it by correcting an historical injustice and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel ". Read More »

Russians 'discussed how to influence Trump via his aides'

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He says he doesn't know if any collusion occurred between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. As important as it is to get to the bottom of Russia's tampering and the Trump campaign's possible collusion , it is more important to conduct thorough investigations of great integrity, taking all the time that is necessary. Read More »

White House could use ethics rule to hamper special counsel on Russian Federation

But asked about the justice department decision to appoint a special counsel, Robert Mueller , to investigate contacts between his campaign and Russia , Trump appeared to shift his position from previous blanket denials. And again I'm quoting now, "The president has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS , and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people". Read More »

U.K. Police Rebuke U.S. for Leaking Information on Terror Probe

Two arrests were made Thursday in and around Manchester . The latest arrests take the total number of men in custody for the terror attack to eight. "That incident stirred up a sense of anger among young Libyans in Manchester and especially Salman, who clearly expressed his desire for revenge", he said. Read More »

Manchester bomber's father says he did not expect attack

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A woman was arrested late on Wednesday evening in Manchester following an armed raid on a block of flats, while another suspect, believed to be carrying a package, was arrested in Wigan earlier. Based on the account from a younger brother, investigators think Abedi used the internet to learn how to make a bomb and "seek victory for the Islamic State", bin Salem said. Read More »

Philippines may impose nationwide martial law to tackle IS

Muslim rebels have been fighting since the 1970s for an independent or autonomous homeland in Mindanao, with the conflict claiming more than 120,000 lives. Last year, the group sought recognition from the Islamic State , pledging allegiance and calling itself as the IS-Ranao. The United States has since 2001 offered a bounty of $5 million for Hapilon's arrest. Read More »

Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling is 'huge step forward' for LGBTI rights

This ruling requires that the federal government changes the law to recognize gay marriage in two years. Watch the moment below when they heard the news. Taiwan has always been considered a beacon of LGBT rights in Asia, specifically for its annual Taipei gay pride march - the largest in Asia. "After more than a decade, the Legislative Yuan is still unable to complete its legislative process on those bills regarding same-sex marriage". Read More »

United Nations vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea

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Our actions, including Trump's illegal missile attack against Syria escalating our CIA-led regime change war in Syria, have eroded US credibility and sent a foolish, short-sighted message to Kim Jong Un and other tyrants: The only way for North Korea to deter an American attack is to tighten their grip on their nuclear weapons. Read More »

Brennan says he had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign

He added that he is not sure whether " collusion existed" between the campaign and Moscow, but the interactions were enough that he believed the matter warranted an FBI investigation. Brennan's comments were made during a tense exchange with Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy , who pressed the Obama-era official on what evidence he had of a "connection" between the Trump campaign and Russian state actors. Read More »

Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

He also slammed a recent summit in Riyadh , attended also by the United States president, as a theatrical gathering without any political or practical insight. On the first leg of his trip in Saudi Arabia, Trump lashed out at Iran, accusing it of fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and calling for its worldwide isolation. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

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And Iranian decision-makers are well aware of this. "We are waiting for the new USA administration to find stability and continuity in its policies", Rouhani said . Surprisingly, despite the signature of a nuclear agreement with world powers, Rouhani's influence on Iran's foreign policy remains very limited. Mr. Read More »

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

Ground troops hid behind walls and armoured vehicles and exchanged volleys of gunfire with Maute group fighters, firing into elevated positions occupied by militants who have held Marawi City on Mindanao island for two days. The militants raided two jails, leading to the escape of more than 100 inmates, according to Mujiv Hataman , the governor of a Muslim self-ruled area that includes Marawi . Read More »

Eight arrested till now in Manchester bombing

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Greater Manchester Police said late Wednesday that six men and one woman had been arrested in a series of counterterror raids across Manchester's sprawling suburbs. Salman Abedi , 22, was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan origin. Police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect device several hours after the blast. Read More »

Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of leaks

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Police confirmed today that intelligence-sharing had resumed, Reuters reported. "I do think we should be concerned about leaks from our intelligence community that are going to potentially put at risk our information-sharing with key allies", he said Thursday on CNN's "The Lead". Read More »

Fresh arrests in Manchester bomb investigation

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A second brother, Ismail Abedi, 23, was taken into custody in Manchester a day earlier. At another property, a house a 10-minute walk from where Abedi lived, neighbours said they were awakened by a loud noise and saw a man hauled away in handcuffs. Read More »