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by | May 29, 2017 | 01:18

Reports emanating from Kashmir Valley said that violence has been erupted in many parts following the killing of Bhat. Protesters clashed with law enforcement in several parts of Kashmir leaving dozens of people injured. At least three other protesters sustained bullet injuries in the clashes. Several armed rebel groups are fighting against Indian rule, with tens of thousands of people, a lot of them civilians, killed in the almost three decades-old conflict.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:44

British police said on Sunday they had arrested a 14th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing, and were searching a property in the south of the city. May says major progress has been made in the investigation but that people should remain vigilant. Mr El-Hudarey said: "We didn't even think 1% he was a terrorist or a bomb-maker".

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:58

Kushner are the latest in a series of leaks from security officials that put Mr. Trump on the defensive. Minutes before, another even more damning report had landed, too: Kushner had approached Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak about creating a top-secret back-channel for communications at the Russian consulate in New York City.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:32

This gives political succor to those who accuse Rouhani of being naive to hope that the worldwide community would welcome a more open Iran . Together with that came unemployment and the slow pace of change. The little elbow room Rouhani has to pursue reforms will be determined significantly by the economy's performance and should US President Donald Trump , on the prodding of Israel and Saudi Arabia , decide to tighten economic sanctions on Iran, it would impact Iran's economic growth ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:08

Anyone who kills women and children is not devout. Asked whether he is concerned of the risk such tactics pose to civilians, Mattis responded: "Civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation". "We are going to squash the enemy's ability to give some indication that they're -- that they have invulnerability, that they can exist, that they can send people off to Istanbul, to Belgium, to Great Britain and kill people with impunity", Mattis said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:08

Britain's terror threat assessment has been hiked to "critical", the highest level, meaning an attack is considered imminent. Around a thousand soldiers were deployed at key locations across the country to free up armed policemen to go on patrol.

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:42

President Donald Trump , Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic , Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Dutch Prime Minster Mark Rutte walk together inside the new NATO headquarters in Brussels , Belgium, May 25, 2017 .

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:19

Germany spends 1.2 percent on defence but argues that its spending on development aid also contributes to global security. "Two per cent is the bare minimum for confronting today's very real and very vicious threats", he said . First and foremost, on counterterrorism. "But some issues remain open, like climate and trade", he told reporters . "Part of that is knowing intelligence can be shared confidently, and I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence shared with law ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:52

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Saturday that so-called "back-channeling" was normal, reported Voice of America .McMaster was in Taormina, Italy, on the sideline of the Group of Seven meetings, and he did not speak specifically about Jared Kushner , who is also a senior advisor to Trump .

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:08

Let us fight". The army said 11 soldiers and 31 militants have been killed . On Tuesday, security personnel conducted a raid on Hapilon's suspected hideout. 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.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:50

Gen. Restituto Padilla, in the same news conference, said that of the 31 alleged Maute group members killed in clashes with government troops, six had been identified as foreigners. And he urged the soldiers to take tough measures, such as arresting anyone or searching any house. "We will win this", he said. "We have to finish this".

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:08

Informed sources said that coordination between the Indian Air Force and the Army was also taken up during the discussions and the Army chief was handed over a report prepared by formation commanders in this regard. 'The decision of the Army Chief to recognize the services and contribution of Major Gogoi and to not transfer him from his present place of posting in Kashmir must be appreciated by the friends and well-wishers of India and those who want the situation in Kashmir to become ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:17

Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. Zarif tweeted on Sunday, a day after relative moderate President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in Iran. "For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror", Trump said. Saudi media accounts of the speech, the summit, and Trump's visit in general were generally glowing.

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:10

On May 25th, in a 900-word speech made in front of a monument to 9/11 at NATO's new headquarters in Brussels , the president failed to mention the alliance's Article 5-the bedrock commitment to regard an attack on one member country as an attack on all.

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:22

The nuclear agreement Mr Rouhani's government reached with global powers in 2015, under which most worldwide sanctions have been lifted in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme, is likely to remain safe. To the extent the United States moves in a different direction, then it, not Iran, is the odd one out. Earlier Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on Washington to abandon its "warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and sales of unsafe and useless ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:13

Arsenal have now won the FA Cup a record 13 times while Wenger is now the most successful manager in the competition's history having secured the trophy seven times. He said after the match, : "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". "It wasn't easy to lose, but it was still a good season", he told reporters in the mixed zone afterwards.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:37

The latest reports says Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. Reserved in public, he was on prominent view during Trump's first presidential trip, as befits a trusted behind-the-scenes adviser involved in everything from Middle East peace to an initiative to streamline the United States bureaucracy.

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:16

Greg Gianforte apologized late Thursday for attacking a reporter who had asked about the GOP health care bill. "Last night I made a mistake", he said , adding: "I'm sorry, Mr". "That's the Montana way", he said. And I'm not proud of what happened. Republican Sen. Steve Daines , who is from Bozeman and worked with Gianforte at RightNow Technologies, issued a statement on Twitter this morning saying he will "leave the questions and answers to local law enforcement".

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:54

Campaigners for and against same-sex marriage are expected to gather in central Taipei later in the day when the ruling will be pronounced. However, according to the court's explanation, gay couples will still be able to legally marry in 2019, even if lawmakers don't pass such legislation.

by | May 29, 2017 | 01:06

The operation comes as the city enters the fifth day of a siege by government forces. Female Daesh terrorists are fighting against Philippine army that is now using its air force to target Daesh terrorists. "We have to finish this". But Wadi also said he did not believe the vast majority of local Muslims supported an IS caliphate, nor the group's brutal tactics that include mass beheadings of opponents.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:11

Meanwhile, new details of the ongoing probes of Russian meddling in the US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign emerged last night. Trump scolded America's allies for "not paying their fair share" and later appeared to shove aside the Prime Minister of Montenegro . Trump spokesman Sean Spicer dismissed questions about the president's commitment as "almost laughable", pointing out that the 9/11 memorial is dedicated to Article Five.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:32

It was unclear who first proposed the secret communications channel , but officials said the idea was for Flynn to speak directly with a Russian military official. "So, generally speaking, about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner". They include his unrealistic and callous budget proposal, his ineptness in dealing with health insurance, and whether the USA should withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:26

Trump met with world leaders this week at the G7 Summit in Sicily where many set out to lobby the USA president over staying committed to the climate agreement. After the pomp of presidential travel overseas, Trump will return to Washington and numerous problems he left behind. Advocates for stronger action to confront climate change said the message from the joint statement was that Trump remained unconvinced of the accords' value.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:47

Rouhani conveyed the message that as in recent years Iran has supported the Syrian and Iraqi governments through diplomatic efforts and military advisors, it will maintain this policy in the future. Total SA, which agreed to draw up plans to produce offshore natural gas and pump crude onshore, hasn't signed any final deals for projects there. Under the headline "Dancing in Riyadh, The Death Concert in Manchester", conservative newspaper Javan noted Trump's visit to Riyadh and his signing ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:55

The U.S. sees the Syrian Kurds as their best battlefield partner on the ground in northern Syria. The Turkish press, outraged, complained that "the American, Trump, couldn't even wait six days" for his upcoming meeting with the Turkish president before rushing into the decision.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:25

USA intelligence has concluded that the Russians interfered in the November election to tip the scales in favor of Trump over Hillary Clinton. Kislyak told higher-ups in Moscow that Kushner suggested the proposal in a meeting at Trump Tower - which former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn also attended - in December, the Washington Post reported , citing USA officials briefed on intelligence reports.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:22

He defended his proclamation of martial law in Mindanao , saying it was necessary to root out the militants who attacked Marawi on Tuesday, burning buildings and taking some dozen hostages. "For this martial law and the consequences of martial law and the ramifications of martial law, I and I alone would be responsible", he began . Duterte confirmed on TV the presence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Mindanao .

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:47

Police say they are also searching a new property in the Moss Side area of the city. On Friday, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace told CNN in Manchester that there are "over 400 investigations now ongoing by the security services and police into terrorist planning or people thinking about terrorist planning".

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:51

With top tier European football secured United fans will be hopeful a deal for the France ace can be done sooner rather than later, should he wish to leave the Spanish capital. "I can t dress it up any other way - other players are in really good form and deserve to keep their place". We prefer it this way. "We talked about it, and in the media there was a lot going on, so obviously both sides were affected".

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:31

The terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been reduced from "critical" to "severe" after temporarily raising the level in response to Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people were killed and several others injured. However, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the United Kingdom police chief for counter-terrorism, advised people to be vigilant but to "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves".

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:36

McMaster says that in general, "we have back channel communications with a number of countries" and doing that "allows you to communicate in a discreet manner". Flynn about the Syrian war and to discuss ways to cooperate there. But neither side followed up on it. The Associated Press reported Saturday morning that the G7 final declaration says the "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:46

On Saturday, police said they had identified the location where they believe Abedi assembled the bomb which was used in the attack. The images show Abedi in the hours before the attack, wearing sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:32

Trump issued a tweet on Saturday, before the communique was even out, that he would make his final decision on the Paris climate deal next week. And European hopes that Trump could be pressured into a more conciliatory stance on trade, climate change and migration at the G7 summit in Sicily were dashed.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:47

Sources told CNN that the information led Comey to declare the investigation's termination without discussing the matter with ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. "The records being withheld are central to those questions, even more so in light of Comey's decision not to testify before the Committee at this time".

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:50

The city has been under siege since one of Asia's most-wanted militants, Isnilon Hapilon , evaded capture and dozens of rebels came to his aid. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Friday that soldiers could rape up to three women, as he reassured them of his full support under his newly imposed regional martial law.