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Iranian General: US-Saudi Arms Deal to Jeopardize Regional Security

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On Monday, Rouhani, however, said that Iran will continue to test its missiles anytime if there is a "technical need", and it will not seek the permission of any other country to do so. Trump on Monday journeyed to Israel after spending last weekend in Saudi Arabia as part of his first foreign trip as president. And on the eve of Trump's visit, an Israeli official said Netanyahu's cabinet has approved confidence building measures with the Palestinians, including allowing building in a West ... Read More »

STATEMENT: US Isolates Itself on Climate Change at G7 Summit

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President Donald Trump delayed the United States's commitment to fight climate change through an ambitious global agreement that his counterparts in the group of G7 nations eagerly adopted. "His basis for decision ultimately is going to be what's best for the United States", Cohn said Saturday. Pulling out of the Paris climate deal would unravel Obama-era climate change policies, and possibly the agreement itself. Read More »

Turkey wants United States envoy to leave

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A video by Voice of America (VOA) released on Thursday shows that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watched violent attack of his bodyguards and embassy staff to protesters outside of the ambassador's residence in the United States capital on Tuesday, Turkish Minute reported . Read More »

Trump not swayed by G7 leaders on Paris climate deal

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Trump also has pushed back against earlier G-7 agreements to "fight all forms of protectionism". The repetition of a pledge from the Japanese-hosted summit in 2016 to respect the rules-based multilateral trade system embodied in the WTO was a win for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in particular, reported The Guardian. Read More »

Police raid St Helens address as Manchester terror investigation spreads

Police said they have arrested a large part of the network behind the bombing, which killed 22 people at a concert hall, and three more men were arrested over the weekend as police continued to close in on the group. Libya said it was working closely with Britain to identify possible "terrorist networks" involved, while a British official said that Abedi had been on the intelligence radar before the massacre. Read More »

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For The Egypt Attack On Twitter

Coptic Christians in Egypt have long pointed to institutional prejudices against them due to their religion, notably in the courts, which they say fail to prosecute those who commit acts of violence against Christians. Majlis Mujahedeen Derna ousted IS from Derna in 2015 and also fights Haftar's forces. Sisi hads declared a state of emergency in Egypt after the Islamic State bombedf two Coptic churches in April. Read More »

UK Police Show Photo of Concert Bomber, Ask Public for Info

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Eleven people are now in custody in the United Kingdom in connection with the attack by Abedi, who was of Libyan origin but born in Manchester . The police said the probe had made "good progress" and they "now need people to tell us if they have any information about his movements from 18 May when he returned to the United Kingdom through to Monday night". Read More »

Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom police briefly halt information sharing

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United Kingdom police have made "immense progress" in their investigation into the Manchester terrorist attack and believe they have detained a large part of the network that supported suicide bomber Salman Abedi . "Even if the families knew about their sons' ideologies or affiliations, they wouldn't talk but keep it to themselves", he said. British officials say that have receive assurances from USA authorities that confidential material will be protected. Read More »

Macron offers Britain's May support in fight against terrorism

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Donald Trump's overbearing handshake used to be his display of dominance on unsuspecting world leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hinted that he failed to woo U.S. " Donald Trump , the Turkish president or the Russian president believe in the logic of the trial of strength, which doesn't bother me". Trump called Macron after his resounding victory. Read More »

Jared Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia, source says

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Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, spoke in December with Russia's ambassador to the United States about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Moscow to discuss strategy in Syria and other policy issues, according to three people with knowledge of the discussion. Read More »

Philippines president jokes about sexual assault in speech to soldiers

Many have gone to their relatives in Iligan City and to nearby towns, but there are also a lot of families who have nowhere else to go but to evacuation centers like this. He said some civilians refused to evacuate because they want to guard their homes, which is slowing down government operations. Gen. Restituto Padilla said. Read More »

Ariana Grande Pens Emotional Open Letter Following Fatal Manchester Attack

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A teenage boy and a woman arrested by British police this week have since been released without charge, leaving nine in custody on United Kingdom soil who were arrested "on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act". No further details were given about him. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech during a General Election campaign event in central London Friday May 26, 2017 . Read More »

United Kingdom terror threat level reduced - but attack remains 'highly likely'

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Almost two dozen people were killed and dozens more were hurt Monday night in a bombing at the Manchester Arena , which occurred shortly after the singer's concert concluded. Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight in Manchester and in the Withington area in the south of the city. His friend, also of Libyan descent, died after being stabbed by British youths in Manchester in May 2016, the source said on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Inside the White House's History of Secret "Back Channels"

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A Washington Post story out Friday reported that Kushner proposed establishing a "secret and secure" backchannel with the Kremlin to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Given what we know about how the Russians try to use people, it makes sense that Kushner, who had several meetings with high-level Russians and is one of the president's closest advisers, is part of this investigation. Read More »

Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom stop sharing intel

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Manchester police said on Twitter that Thursday's arrests bring the total number of men in custody in the U.K.to eight. Army bomb disposal units, together with Manchester police, attended a suspicious item in the city's Hulmes area on Thursday but Hopkins said the alert was not necessarily related to the ongoing investigation into Monday's bombing. Read More »

UK police say potentially suspicious items found in Manchester hunt

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Investigators are also looking into the Abedi family's ties in Libya. He said: "I heard shouting and screaming and looked out of the window and saw a man getting wrestled down to the ground". "They are unjust to the Arabs". The National Police Chiefs' Council said the leaks undermines the investigation into the terror attack. Islamic State did claim responsibility for the attack several hours after the bombing which killed 22 and injured 64. Read More »

SCDNR looking into photos of young alligator forced to drink beer

Two South Carolina men made a decision to force a young alligator to drink beer, post about it on Snapchat, and now, they're facing the consequences. 20, of Ridgeland, and Zachary Lloyd Brown , 21, of Ridgeland were charged with harassing wildlife after pictures of them feeding a gator beer surfaced online. Read More »

US First Lady Melania Trump is Catholic, spokeswoman confirms

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We had no idea Pope Francis had it in him: The shade heard 'round the Vatican took place earlier today, as Donald Trump headed to Rome for the third leg of his very first worldwide tour. Nevertheless, the American leader expressed eagerness over the visit, while the pontiff assured people that he will listen to what Trump has to say. In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the ... Read More »

Threat in Syria to Turkey, not USA or Russia: Erdoğan

While the USA -led coalition has already supplied weapons to Arab fighters in the SDF, the White House this week authorized for the first time arming its most powerful element - the Kurdish YPG - to help in the Raqqa assault, infuriating Turkey. Read More »

Remember your brolly this bank holiday weekend: Met Office issues weather warning

The yellow status warning is valid from 1p.m. through to 11p.m. on Saturday. People in Lincoln are set to have a hot but rainy Saturday, when the Met Office are forecasting heavy, thundery showers in the afternoon and evening. Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said there was "a chance" of breaking the record. "The risk of this looks slightly higher across Scotland than across England or Northern Ireland". Read More »