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South Korea Fires Warning Shots as Suspected North Korean Drone Crosses Border

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South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff said they have also broadcast a warning to the hermit state in response to what coule be the start of war. It also claimed the military has now increased its air surveillance, according to AP. Song told reporters afterwards that Russian Federation stressed the importance of dialogue and negotiations in dealing with North Korea , and also agreed on the possibility of trilateral cooperation. Read More »

Trump succeeding where Obama failed on Middle East

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Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. "There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have a common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran ", President Trump said in Israel on Monday. Read More »

Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao - solicitor

On the campaign trail, Duterte also jokingly told voters to open funeral parlour businesses because as president he would fill them with corpses from a war on drugs. The government says Hapilon has been the point man for Islamic State in the Philippines and has been collaborating with Maute leaders. They said six soldiers perished in Thursday's fighting. Read More »

Key state election kicks off in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia

CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber crowed over the election results at a party gathering in Berlin , saying his party had "conquered the heart" of the SPD. What was clear is that the ruling SPD-Greens coalition fell short of a majority as the Greens won about 6 percent, down from 11.3 percent in 2012. Support for the pro-market Free Democrats rose to about 12%. Read More »

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

On the implementation of martial law , Duterte reiterated his instruction to kill the armed men who fight the government. On Friday, Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, warning that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group. Read More »

Theresa May Takes Hit In First Poll Since Manchester Attack

Quizzed by the BBC's Andrew Neill, Mr Corbyn was asked why the British people would wish to elect a Prime Minister with those links when "we live in an age of terrorism now". And he pointed to "the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism at home". "Seeing the army on our own streets today is a stark reminder that the current approach isn't really working so well". Read More »

Manchester police arrest another man in connection with attack

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Chief Hopkins told reporters Wednesday, "It's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating", and that Abedi did not act alone. Up to 3,800 military personnel would be available to support police, Home Secretary Rudd said, amid warnings of another potential attack. Read More »

At least 15 Afghan soldiers killed southern Kandahar

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A Taliban commander who identified himself as Abdullah Waziristani confirmed the attack, saying the targeted compound belonged to a local Taliban commander. The deadliest-ever Taliban raid killed more than 150 soldiers, although multiple independent sources gave a much higher death toll. "Some political figures within the National Unity Government are trying to destabilise Kandahar like (neighbouring) Helmand and Uruzgan provinces", Raziq told a public gathering. Read More »

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

US President Donald Trump on Thursday held his first formal meeting with newly-elected French counterpart Emmanuel Macron , hailing his outsider campaign as a model of its kind. He kept his grip on Trump's hand firm, and he kept his arm tense so that the president couldn't yank it forward. "I'm the person you're going to be working with.' That's what the handshake is supposed to be for, not some sort of sophomoric challenge between two alpha males". Read More »

When is first Ramadan 2017 in Bangladesh, India?

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Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon and Ghana have, too, declared Saturday the first day of Ramadan. It's that time of the year again when all the Muslims will make every effort to please the lord by abstaining from food and water during the day and performing prayers in the night. Read More »

Pay more for home appliances, less on air travel under GST

This category of vehicles will attract 15 per cent cess over the peak rate of 28 per cent making it a total of 43 per cent. With each passing day, the Goods and Service Tax (GST ) is inching closer to its July 1 rollout. The rates for hotels with tariff of Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 per day would be 12 per cent, while those with Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 would be 18 per cent. Regarding certain life-saving drugs for different kinds of cancers, severe rheumatoid arthritis and epilepsy, imported at 0%, ... Read More »

Krauthammer: Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Trump arrived in Bethlehem in a motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall, and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the presidential palace, The Washington Examiner reported . Trump had just visited Israel and the Palestinian areas. "We would like to reiterate our commitment to cooperate with you to make peace and achieve an historic peace agreement between us and the Israelis", he added, echoing similar pledges from Netanyahu. Read More »

PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Sunni Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping. "I demand the Israeli government to meet these humane, legitimate demands", he said. Trump also expressed an even loftier hope than an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement: "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout ... Read More »

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

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The specter of North Korea armed with nuclear-bomb-tipped missiles is such "a serious threat for the world" that a top US scientist says President Donald Trump should send an envoy to Pyongyang to persuade Kim Jong Un's regime to end its doomsday posturing. Read More »

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

In his speech to the troops, Duterte said said ISIS "is here already" and flying its flags. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) activated its red alert status early yesterday to monitor and prepare for the possible consequences of the ongoing armed operation between the Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP ) and members of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who have pledged their allegiance to the global terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ... Read More »

Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile programme in new term

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The city council election was held May 19 simultaneously with presidential election, which also sent Hassan Rouhani to office with the support of reformists. According to Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, the more moderate "Rouhani's convincing win is a sharp rebuke to Iran's unelected institutions that were a significant brake on progress during Rouhani's first term". Read More »

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow

Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late previous year with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak , and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. However, Washington Post reporter Adam Entous said there is a chance that Russian Federation could have intentionally exaggerated what happened in the meeting . Read More »

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

A helicopter hovers over the site as government troops continue to battle Muslim militants, three days after laying siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. Ano predicted that the military operation will take about a week as soldiers go house to house to clear the city of militants. Calida said these foreign fighters had heeded a "clarion call" of IS to travel to Mindanao to put up a "wilayat" or IS province, if they could not go to fight in Iraq or Syria. Read More »

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans "bad"

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We're gonna stop that". Trump speaks this way on domestic issues as well, but in global affairs his vulgarity as a speaker is amplified. "He ( Trump) said: "I don't have a problem with Germany , I have a problem with German trade", Cohn insisted. Read More »

Sharif regime slammed for 'mishandling' Jadhav case

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said worldwide court can not halt executions in those countries where capital punishments are allowed, Samaa reported. The ICJ this week stayed Jadhav's execution pending proceedings and upheld India's right to consular access, a request Pakistan has denied as many as 16 times. Read More »

Rouhani Should Dismantle Iran's Network of Terrorism

During his Saudi Arabia visit, Tillerson said Saturday that he hopes the re-election of Rouhani would prompt changes to Tehran's approach to " terrorism and human rights". "I think the president clearly was extending a hand, and understanding that only together can we address this threat of terrorism that has befallen all of us", Tillerson said, according to the transcript. Read More »

Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

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It noted that "Israelis can travel freely on these roads". After 31 days, 843 prisoners are still on a hunger strike, said the spokesman, Assaf Librati. Seconds after the Israeli man killed the Palestinian, an IDF vehicle pulled up and dispersed the crowd with tear gas. During these invasions troops detained 79 Palestinian civilians, including 9 children. Read More »

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

As the world cameras watched, Macron held on tight to Trump's notorious power grip as the two men sat next to each other, the Frenchman's mouth clenched and eyes firmly fixed at the tycoon's squinted stare. Cue laughs from leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg as Macron found his arm wrenched about by a smiling Trump. Read More »