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by | May 14, 2017 | 17:02

Speaking further about the deal, which full details are not made public yet, the minister said there will be no global forces under the supervision of the United Nation in the zones, which were set to be in Idlib province in northwestern Syria, countryside of Homs province, eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, and areas in the southern provinces of Daraa and Qunaitera.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:01

Revealing contents of the now-declassified letters, Soufan said that Hamza wrote the letters when he was 22 years old, in which he wrote, "I consider myself to be forged in steel". Hamza appeared in several al-Qaeda propaganda videos as a child, brandishing a gun and threatening violence and retribution against the West. Hamza has reportedly recorded four major audio messages in the last two years and has been active with efforts to reinvigorate and reunite the global jihadi movement.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:30

It was not clear if the leaders discussed the USA decision this week to arm the People's Protection Unit (YPG) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). "Both the PKK and YPG are terrorist organisations and they are no different apart from their names", he said. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White disclosed little about Mattis' meeting with Binali in London, where both men were attending a conference on Somalia.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:36

Trump says so. But now stories are appearing in multiple news reports, with details of a Comey-Trump dinner that contradict that assertion. That startling admission fanned suggestions that Trump may be interfering with the investigation and promoted Comey allies to refute Trump's account of events.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:58

The Nigerian government said it was committed to securing the release of all hostages held by Boko Haram . "Electricity has improved, price of petroleum products has stabilized, corruption has reduced to the barest minimum, Boko Haram is no longer in control of territories and the Niger Delta issue has been resolved", Shittu told his audience.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:19

He also expressed surprise about Washington's reaction, and especially Democrats. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". They didn't like him. The reasoning the White House officially gave then - in writing - was Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation, based on a review by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:08

Ms Yates said she could not disclose whether her knowledge derived from intercepted USA intelligence communications between Mr Flynn and the envoy. Hours before Monday's Senate hearing, Trump insinuated that Yates, an Obama administration appointment, had leaked information on Flynn to the media.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:39

While Always Dreaming was Pletcher's second victor out of the 48 horses he's run in the Kentucky Derby, the trainer has entered only eight horses in the Preakness, and none won. "It will be a quiet environment, give us time to get him settled in and if we have to make any adjustments, we'll have time to do that". Always Dreaming had proven so hard to handle during his morning galloping sessions last week that Pletcher chose to change to a stronger exercise rider and to alter his reins to ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:39

Djokovic created a break point as Nadal served for the match , but it was Nadal who calmed his nerves and closed out the victory. "Obviously I work with Ivan because I think he can help me, it's beneficial and has made a difference to my game most of the time when we've been working together but this time previous year was predominantly with Jamie, nobody else, and things went very well over the clay, so that's no reason why things may not be going well right now".

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:38

Australia participates in the contest via a wildcard which is offered each year by the host country; our 2017 fortunes were unexpectedly doubled when we ended up with two entrants this year, Firebrace, under our own flag, and Australian-born Anja Nissen, who represented Denmark.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:38

He also engaged in more traditional commencement rhetoric, congratulating the graduates on their accomplishments and lauding the school's academic credentials and football program. "Being an outsider is fine". "America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers", Trump said. Trump has been closeted in the White House all week, making only a few, brief public appearances after he took the highly unusual and fraught step of abruptly firing James Comey ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:33

There have been calls for an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Friday's major incident, with the British Government and NHS chiefs facing questions over their preparedness and the robustness of vital systems. Ms Rudd told Sky News: "It is disappointing that they have been running Windows XP - I know that the Secretary of State for Health has instructed them not to and most have moved off it".

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:29

During his interview with host Jeanine Pirro, Trump denied a New York Times report that he attempted early in his presidency to extract a loyalty pledge from recently fired FBI Director James B. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein conducted the interviews. Last week Hillary Clinton said Mr Comey had cost her the White House when he announced, just over a week ahead of polling day, that FBI had reopened its investigation into her use of a private email server.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:19

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who heads the government-sanctioned militia forces known as the Popular Mobilization Units, says the push began in the early hours of Friday morning and aims to further sever supply lines in and out of Mosul. People speak of conditions that are desperate and worsening. US -backed Iraqi forces were moving to surround Mosul's Old City on Thursday, a week after launching a fresh push to drive Islamic State militants from areas they still hold.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:32

In Britain , the attack disrupted National Health Service (NHS) facilities, forcing ambulances to divert and hospitals to delay operations. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits".

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:37

The State Department has expressed concern about the role of Iran in the agreement, something that was also echoed by the Syrian opposition, who walked out in protest when the deal was signed. Several ceasefires have been agreed since Syria's conflict broke out in 2011, but they have failed to stem the fighting permanently. One section, said the official, appears to say that Iran, for example, could deploy troops to the wider security zone that encircles the cease-fire area.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:01

Speaking in Toronto Wednesday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notely jokingly thanked the voters of British Columbia for making Tuesday's election "interesting" and precluding her from congratulating a victor at this point. It's the first time the province has seen a minority since 1952-1953. If there are sufficient absentee votes to change the outcome in either Courtenay/Comox or Maple Ridge/Mission, the Liberals could obtain the 44 seats necessary for a majority.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:27

Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) compared the letter to Mr. Trump's doctor's hyperbolic declarations of Mr. Trump's good health. Most US presidents since the early 1970s have chosen to release their tax returns publicly. Their letter notes exceptions related to previously cited income generated from a beauty pageant and sale of a Florida estate. On Tuesday, Trump fired James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who had been leading the agency's inquiry into Russian interference in ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:16

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says he and his South Korean counterpart have agreed that dialogue for dialogue's sake with North Korea is meaningless in the wake of Pyongyang's latest missile test. China remains one of North Korea's only allies and is responsible for much of the heavily-sanctioned nation's economy. "The possibility of dialogue is open, but provocations must be met with stern responses to prevent North Korea from making misjudgments", Moon said at the National ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:22

The Energy Department is now conducting clean up operations. There is no indication of a release of contamination at this point, Crews are continuing to survey the area for contamination. But never, he said, has there been a tunnel collapse. They were originally constructed to hold rail cars that were loaded with contaminated equipment.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:13

To that end China has invited heads of state and government of those countries wishing to deepen their involvement in the program to an global forum in Beijing on May 14-15. While the United States sent Matt Pottinger, special assistant to the President, no cabinet or elected officials were in attendance. To sustain the projects , Belt and Road nations should allow companies to play a key role, as government resources are limited, Zhou said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:27

To do so, the assailants included code in the ransomware that would stop it from spreading if the virus sent an online request to a website created by the attackers. Former assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the attack.disabled3000869520zrSXZxrFf6Efalse215836215844http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world-powers-look-djibouti-trade-military-access/World powers look to Djibouti for trade, military accessDjibouti, a tiny country in ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:43

Meanwhile, far-left politician Jean-Luc Melenchon, who came in fourth in the first round of France's presidential election with about 19.6 percent of the vote, launched his campaign for the legislative election on Saturday in the Paris suburb of Villejuif.

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:54

The monitoring had not yet begun, but the forces would report to senior USA commanders, Sharvan Kobani told Reuters after meeting us military officials in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border. There, they found documents shedding light on the ISIS oil trade, jihadist passports with Turkish entry stamps, an instruction booklet - printed in Turkey - on how to wage war against the Syrian government, and more.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:12

As many as 28 heads of state and government, over 50 leaders of global organisations, over 100 ministerial-level officials, as well as over 1,200 delegates from various countries and regions will participate in the forum. The initiative is welcomed by countries around the world. Leaders of 29 countries plus senior delegates from other nations gather in Beijing for a two-day summit starting on Sunday to map out a project that is seen as broad on ambition but short on specifics.

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:50

Sharif made the comments as India skipped China's Belt and Road Summit in opposition to the planned economic route which passes through Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. "It should change the very political and economic landscape of the continent bringing Eurasia stability, prosperity". "Spanning thousands of miles and years, the ancient silk routes embody the spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit", Xi told an audience of more than 1,500 ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:29

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres telephoned French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to say that he looks forward to France's strong engagement in global affairs, his spokesman has said. If so, he will be able to choose a prime minister. The French Interior Ministry said with 93 per cent of the votes counted, Macron had about 19.3 million votes, while Ms Le Pen secured about 10.4 million.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:50

One recent missile launch staged in March saw three North Korean missiles falling provocatively close to Japan, sparking alarm in Tokyo. It puts immediate pressure on South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, who campaigned on a platform of better engagement with the North.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:12

Officials say the danger still exists if terrorists travel through Europe to get around the current electronic ban on direct flights from the eight nations. The affected airports are in Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East. An expansion of the restrictions to flights from Europe could have a substantially greater impact on air travel.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:06

They said the resolution remains political in character and still includes criticism of Israel. "Today there are more countries abstaining or supporting Israel than countries against Israel", Netanyahu said. In a statement, the PA's foreign affairs bureau said: "We reiterate the single most important threat confronting Jerusalem and other important heritage sites in Palestine continues to be the Israeli occupation and its illegal practices, as well as its intransigence and refusal to ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:19

Mr Valls said that "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". Macron's year-old Republic on the Move party does not have any seats in the current parliament but it hopes in June to secure a majority that will allow him to push through economic reforms for reviving an economy beset by high unemployment and sluggish growth.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:01

Kushner Companies , the development firm formerly run by presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, apologized yesterday for statements made in Beijing regarding the One Journal Square project in Jersey City. Staff during a Shanghai event on Sunday promoting EB-5 investments in a Kushner Companies development in New Jersey. By obtaining an EB-5 visa. Qiaowai says on its website (in Chinese only) that the project is the 87th EB-5 project it has marketed in China, and also its ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:30

The disagreement between Mr Macron and one of his closest allies reflects the fine line that the president-elect is treading between honouring his pledge to shake up and bring renewal to the established political system and the need to build a solid in parliament with some experienced politicians.

by | May 14, 2017 | 15:15

It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a new type given its flight time and unusually high altitude. The issue has clouded efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, and also led to recriminations by Beijing against South Korean companies.

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:10

Japan and South Korea condemned the launch. A South Korean army soldier walks by a TV news program showing a file image of missiles being test-launched by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul , South Korea, Sunday, May 14, 2017.