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Iraq forces launch broad attack on IS holdouts in Mosul

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The enclave covers mainly the Old City centre and three adjacent districts alongside the western bank of the Tigris river. But with an American investigation into the attack blaming the Islamic State for the casualties, Iraqis may have difficulty getting any kind of USA compensation. Read More »

Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'

US President Donald Trump yesterday condemned the " evil losers " behind a bomb blast at a pop concert in Britain that killed 22 people, as the attack overshadowed his trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The new American plan that Trump seeks to materialize does not consider the Palestinian rights, rather it is an Israeli-designed project working against the Palestinians' rights. Read More »

Ariana Grande Vows Return To Manchester In Letter To Fans

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Grande tweeted after the bombing she was "broken" by the attack by British-born Salman Abedi that was claimed by Islamic State. The New York Times published detailed pictures of the crime scene, including the remains of the suspected bomb and the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber. Read More »

Senate mulling toned-down version of healthcare plan

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Ryan pointed to the good news about the American Health Care Act in the nonpartisan agency's report , which estimated that premiums would decrease for healthy people and that the federal budget deficit would decline if the bill were to become law. Read More »

Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

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According to a complaint , a police commander said Mr. Kaine was among a small group who put on black clothing and covered their faces prior to the protest. "Today's announcement of misdemeanor charges against Sen". As it was starting, 75 to 125 anti-Trump protesters gathered nearby outside, according to the criminal complaints . Read More »

Iranian president calls U.S. relations 'a curvy road'

Speaking after meeting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin , Mr Trump said the U.S. and Israel faced "common threats - from [IS] and other terrorist groups, to countries like Iran that sponsor terrorism and fund and foment bad violence". Read More »

Jared Kushner Sought Back Channel With Russians... Say Russians

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Kushner initially failed to declare the meetings on forms to obtain a security clearance to serve in the White House. The meeting with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak , is significant because of how many members of Trump's campaign team he met over the course of Trump's meteoric rise within the GOP. Read More »

AT&T workers on strike

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Renee Rouser, a Communications Workers of America Local 4320 union representative, said unionized employees at the AT&T call center in Boardman, where she works, and dozens of others who work at the company's retail stores across the Mahoning Valley are participating in the temporary strike that is set to last through Monday if the two sides can not come to terms. Read More »

Exit polls show Merkel's CDU wins key German election

Projections based on partial counting, showed the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) beating the Social Democrats by about 34% to a little over 30.5%. The Green party, now the junior coalition partner to the SPD, took a massive hit, dropping down to 6.4 percent. Read More »

Trump meets Macron and praises his "tremendous victory"

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels , Thursday, May 25, 2017 . But Macron, France's 39-year-old political wunderkind, appeared to be ready for him when they met for lunch at the U.S. embassy in Brussels ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Read More »

Islamic State Supporters Celebrate Manchester Attack Online, No Official Claim

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He had been under surveillance since he left Britain in mid-April and had remained in constant contact with Salman Abedi, it said. The Vatican said Pope Francis is "deeply saddened" by the bombing. Whether such attacks can change domestic political dynamics depends on their shock value. Yes, quite frankly. I mean the British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is ... Read More »

G-7 Leaders Brace for Clashes With Trump on Trade, Climate

TAORMINA , Italy Leaders of the world's rich nations braced for contentious talks with Donald Trump at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after the US president lambasted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not spending more on defence and accused Germany of " very bad " trade policies. Read More »

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

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In the north-western province of Badghis, militants attacked security forces in Qadis district, sparking fighting that killed 22 insurgents, six security forces, and eight civilians, said Zahir Bahand a spokesman for the provincial governor. Read More »

Iran Accuses US of 'Iranophobia,' Arming 'Dangerous Terrorists'

The comments received strong condemnation by Qassemi who said they were completely "false" and "baseless", adding that Iran's positive role in fighting terrorism is crystal clear. The announcement of the new missile factory, Iran's third such plant for building deadly missiles, comes just four days after Trump, speaking during a state visit to Saudi Arabia, accused Iran of having "fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". Read More »

Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct

Commenting on the "Code of Conduct" for the disputed South China Sea , Lin said Taiwan should not have been left out and the country should be a part of the negotiating table. It claims as its border in the South China Sea the so called Nine-Dash Line (also referred to as the Ten-Dash Line or the Eleven-Dash Line), a demarcation line, with the claimed territories including the Paracel Islands, the Spratly Islands, the Scarborough Shoal, the Pratas Islands, and the Macclesfield Bank, among ... Read More »

Seventh arrest over Manchester Arena bombing made in Nuneaton

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The force said it was too early to say whether the alert is linked to its investigation into the Manchester bomb attack. "This morning (Thursday 25 May 2017) we have been carrying out searches at an address in the Moss Side area during which a controlled explosion took place", the police said in a statement. Read More »

G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

Trump is overseas on his first foreign trip as president. "It's great to have Prime Minister Abe, a friend of mine ..." He also deplored German trade policies at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, saying Germany's export prowess was "bad", EU and U.S. Read More »

Muslims in America, by the numbers

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In that respect, this story is not one of Manchester Muslims insulating a violent extremist , but of counter-terrorism agencies in the United Kingdom failing to act on these multiple tips. Andy Burnham , a former Labour frontbencher who was elected mayor this month, insisted the attack, claimed by Islamic State , had nothing to do with Islam. Read More »

Mudslide, floods in Sri Lanka kill 25; 42 missing

Besides, The Meteorology Department has predicted that the rain and strong winds will continue due to the South-Western monsoon. The INS Shardul with medical relief kits and diving teams has left from Kerala's Kochi port at 7am today and is likely to reach Colombo by tonight. Read More »

Trump gives pledge to deliver peace to Israel

As for follow-up, "The one thing that it probably will be is quiet and discreet", the official said. Oded Revivi , chief foreign envoy of the Council of Judea and Samaria, praised Trump's statements , saying, "The president didn't mention two states in his Bethlehem statements, just peace". Read More »

4 bodies found in tent near top of Mount Everest

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Hillary Step , which stood on the mountain's southeast ridge, was the last hurdle before reaching the summit. "For safety reasons in the Hillary Step, I changed the route a little to the right", said Pasang, who has scaled Everest 11 times. Read More »

India's longest bridge to boost regional development

It links Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge is among a series of infrastructure projects that PM Modi has fast-tracked since taking charge after a landslide win in 2014. After inaugurating the Rs 2,056 crore strategic bridge at Sadia in Assam's Tinsukia district, Modi walked a short distance over it. After inaugurating the bridge, Modi was scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh. Read More »