by | December 01, 2016 | 04:26

On Nov. 15, government forces launched a final push to take them back, supported by Russian warplanes and Iranian-backed troops. It would put his forces in control of the country's four largest cities as well as the coastal region, and cap a year of steady government advances.

by | December 01, 2016 | 04:21

Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on Tuesday stoked controversy when the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi should take CM Nitish Kumar away. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, Leader of Opposition in Assembly Prem Kumar, and a host of party legislators joined the agitating MLA later. "He was with BJP for 17 years, where has his political career ended?" Rural Development minister Shrawan Kumar later introduced two bills - ...

by | November 30, 2016 | 17:35

This would leave Turkey at odds with the US-led coalition - which considers the YPG its top ally against IS - and with Russian Federation, which wants Turkey to end its support for the FSA rebels. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also made a surprise visit to regional rival Iran, another key Assad ally, at the weekend, discussing cooperation in Syria with President Hassan Rouhani.

by | November 30, 2016 | 17:30

Kelcy Warren , CEO of Energy Transfer Partners , the parent company of Dakota Access LLC, has made public statements about reimbursing the state for the costs. The companies say the pipeline would carry Bakken shale oil more cheaply and safely from North Dakota to IL en route to Gulf Coast refineries. The protest effort have brought together Native groups from around the U.S., making it the largest alliance of tribes that the country has ever seen.

by | November 30, 2016 | 17:30

But the officials conceded that India would need to evolve a response to Basit's offer to balance the twin objectives of not appearing disinterested in reducing tensions on the one hand, and yet not appearing to be bending to Pakistan's demand on the other.

by | November 30, 2016 | 17:26

The letter lists several controversial headlines from Breitbart News, an organization Bannon used to run and accuses him of promoting prejudice and bigotry through his writings and opinions. Notably, in the press release, Bannon's appointment was given top billing. Israel's USA ambassador, heading into a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, named Steve Bannon as someone his country was ready to work with.

by | November 29, 2016 | 05:28

The Philippines is one of the original signatories of the Rome Statute , the 1998 document giving the ICC authority to prosecute war crimes and other crimes against humanity. In October 2016, Gambia announced its withdrawal from the ICC claiming that bias against Africa exists within the court. "According to information received, the situation in the Crimea and Sevastopol is equivalent to the worldwide armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation", ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda ...

by | November 29, 2016 | 04:00

The EU has however promised to stay loyal to Kiev, while Tusk emphasised to Trump in a phone call earlier this month the importance of "transatlantic cooperation" on Ukraine . "We discussed the implementation of the current contract with Ukraine and agreed with Sefcovic to hold a trilateral meeting with Ukrainian representatives to discuss the additional gas supply within the current contracts", added Novak.

by | November 28, 2016 | 10:15

Sesmas, who police said posed as pregnant woman for months, then snatched Abarca-Nogueda's 8-day-old baby girl, Sophia, and fled back to her Dallas home, the site reported . "Laura meant so much to us and we are devastated by the events surrounded by her death and the disappearance of her [daughter] Sophia". She said Sesmas offered to give her a TV and some clothing she wasn't taking with her to Dallas , and that she invited her and her daughters, ages 10 and 3, to collect the things from ...

by | November 28, 2016 | 10:13

During the meeting, the prime minister praised General Raheel Sharif for his valuable services rendered as Army Chief and extended his best wishes for his post retirement life and happiness for his family. In August 2011, Gen. Bajwa was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), which is the second highest civilian award and honour given to both civilians and military officers of the Pakistan armed forces.

by | November 28, 2016 | 10:10

Fillon, who was prime minister from 2007-2012 under ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy , enjoyed a surprise surge in popularity in recent weeks. In his victory speech, he pledged to unite conservatives around his bold reforms. All eyes now turn to the ruling Socialist party and to whether the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande will decide to run for the left-wing ticket in his party's primaries in January, amid signs that his prime minister, Manuel Valls, is considering a bid of his own.

by | November 28, 2016 | 10:12

The United States designated the group a terrorist entity in June for its activities and links to Islamic State . The Israeli airstrike killed at least four militants, according to a visual assessment by the pilot. While avoiding being drawn into the internal Syrian conflict, Israel attacks Syrian military targets when fire, even unintentional, spills over the demarcation line.

by | November 28, 2016 | 10:05

Meanwhile, the Tohoku Electric Power Co. said there was no damage to its Onagawa nuclear plant. The 6.9 quake struck at 6 a.m. Japan time today and was centered about 45 miles off the coast from Namie, a town close to the nuclear plant.

by | November 28, 2016 | 10:05

Some experts quoted in Hong Kong media reports speculated that China would use the seized military shipment to pressure Singapore to adopt a friendlier stance toward China on the dispute. It has gradually reduced that training, moving to other facilities in Australia and India, but is unlikely to pull out of Taiwan completely, experts said.

by | November 28, 2016 | 10:06

The immediate former Deputy Governor in Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, has said that the All Progressives Congress won the last Saturday's governorship election in the state through the assistance of former chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party who defected to the APC.

by | November 27, 2016 | 09:10

The conglomerates are under investigation over funds they provided to foundations related to President Park Geun-hye's confidante, Choi Soon-sil. Choi and two of Ms Park's former aides were indicted on Sunday on charges including abuse of authority and extortion.

by | November 27, 2016 | 09:07

Meanwhile, the USA -backed SDF is eight kilometers from the north and northeastern part of the city. Fifteen people were killed during air strikes and shelling of government forces on two villages west of Aleppo. Syrian state media said the army had secured the safe passage of at least 150 people out of Hanano, and showed pictures of people it said were evacuated residents in a reception centre.

by | November 27, 2016 | 09:09

Captain Jason Holder said he expected Zimbabwe to come out blasting on all cylinders, still fired-up from their miraculous come-from-behind effort to force a tie against his side on Saturday. Chari nearly followed Chibhabha to the changing room only to be dropped on 11 by Powell off the bowling of Cummins. Shai Hope fell inside the powerplay as well nicking off to Sean Williams for 14.

by | November 27, 2016 | 09:08

Witnesses saw several bodies at the scene of the blast near the vegetable market in Mogadishu's Waberi district. "Our ambulances have collected 13 wounded civilians and 28 dead bodies, the toll could be higher because of the density of the location where the blast occurred", Dr Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adem, director of the AMIN ambulance service, told AFP .

by | November 27, 2016 | 09:00

Russian Federation claimed the vacant belt last Wednesday in the 60kg final in Bulgaria, courtesy of Daria Abramova's win over Mira Potkonen. who beat Taylor at the Rio Olympics, Taylor's last amateur fight in a career in which she won 18 major titles.

by | November 26, 2016 | 16:52

Washington said it had received reports that the latest bombing raids had damaged civilian infrastructure in rebel areas. In Sukkari's al-Quds hospital, doctors are facing at least 12 cases of "head and spinal cord injuries" as of Wednesday afternoon, Hamza, the hospital's director, told Syria Direct.

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:22

Berlin is the next stop on his European farewell tour, where he will meet his "Quint" counterparts - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Italian PM Matteo Renzi. Mr Obama also encouraged leaders to continue efforts to expand information sharing throughout the European Union to help disrupt terror attacks. President Barack Obama is starting his final day in Greece with a tour of the Acropolis, the nation's most famous ...

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:11

The General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) was signed at the MND's headquarters by South Korean defence minister Han Min-koo and Yasumasa Nagamine, Japan's Ambassador to Seoul. In 2012, Seoul unilaterally postponed its signing at the last minute due to domestic opposition. "The East Sea is proximate to Japan's waters and falls into the visible range of the Japan's intelligence assets including radar, submarine, maritime patrol aircraft (MPA)", the MND said.

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:14

The site suggested that Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, should have stipulated before the meeting that it was merely a goodwill call and he was not seeking a position, so that Trump could not claim later that Romney begged him for a job.

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:11

Merkel's current approval numbers average between 55 and 59 percent, down from her peak rating of 80 percent in 2014 but still above her lowest of 50 percent, which came after she backed the European efforts to bail out Greece in 2010, but as many of us in the USA have seen, poll numbers can be very misleading.

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:09

El Salvador's government also said it saw the threat of tsunami waves hitting the coast. A magnitude seven quake has occurred off El Salvador's Pacific coast. Hurricane Otto, catagory 2, hit landfall near the southeastern coast of Nicaragua. El Salvador emergency services urged residents living on the Pacific Coast to flee to higher ground.

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:13

Police did not have a motive for the two related shootings or suspects in custody, spokesman Dwight Mitchell said. Among those attending the game was Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer , who told WAVE that the shooting happened about 150 yards from him.

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:11

The bill provoked has fury, with critics accusing the government of encouraging rape of minors. The main opposition Republican People's Party ( CHP ) had called for the bill to be withdrawn, and has vowed to go to the constitutional court to block it.

by | November 25, 2016 | 02:00

Leader of the Commons David Lidington paid tribute to murdered Labour MP Jo Cox , on the day after her killer was jailed for life. "Your inspiration is not love of country, it is an admiration for Nazis and similar anti-democratic white supremacist creeds".

by | November 25, 2016 | 01:43

Bangladesh police on Wednesday detained dozens of Rohingya migrants, some of them children, and said they would return them to Myanmar where there are reports the military is burning villages and raping women. Some Rohingya refugees have been missing since Tuesday after a group crossed the River Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh. Myanmar does not formally recognise the Rohingya as one of the country's patchwork of ethnic minorities.