by | October 30, 2016 | 11:40

But Palestine's deputy ambassador to Unesco, Mounir Anastas, welcomed the adoption of the resolution, saying he hoped it would put pressure on the Israeli authorities to "stop all their violations", particularly the excavation of sites in and around the Old City.

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:34

The U.N. statement issued on Friday is consistent with the testimony of Iraqi civilians who recently fled ISIS-held areas of northern Iraq interviewed by TIME in recent days. Iranian strategists are advising the fighters, said a spokesman for another group, the Hezbollah Brigades, with Iraqi aircraft carrying out airstrikes.

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:37

He said there will be two corridors by which people can leave the city. "That was my understanding, that it was supposed to be a beginning", he said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the airstrikes hit the Marjeh neighborhood. Monday's Russian announcement did not include any promises of an extended ceasefire or local administration and followed a bloody day of air strikes on rebel-held districts in and around Aleppo .

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:34

There was no immediate comment from the army. Porter said numerous freed children were younger than 5, some still being breast-fed, and were detained because their parents were suspects. A representative from the UN Children's Fund said they were held on suspicion they could be linked to the Islamist group, Boko Haram. They also face funding problems as UNICEF has only received 25 percent of the funds required for its operations in the country in 2016, while the World Food Programme (WFP) ...

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:38

Iraqi forces have pushed into an Islamic State-held town south of Mosul after a wave of airstrikes and heavy artillery. Leaving it open would offer Islamic State fighters a chance to retreat, potentially sparing civilians inside the city who might otherwise be trapped in a bloody fight to the finish.

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:36

A public consultation will now be held on the impact of a third runway before the final decision is put to MPs for a vote in the winter of 2017/18. Selecting Heathrow for expansion yesterday, the government said that the United Kingdom aviation regulator would work with Heathrow and the airlines to ensure the new runway plan is affordable and keeps landing charges paid by airlines close to current levels.

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:35

Two days ago, a US army commander said that fighters from the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Unit would join the forces tasked to isolate Raqqa . Turkey has branded the YPG and its political wing, the PYD (Democratic Union Party) as terrorist organizations. "The operation needs to continue, and it will", he said .

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:52

Gambia, the home nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda , has announced its decision to withdraw from the Hague-based court. South Africa was drawn into a dispute with the ICC for hosting the indited Sudanese president, Omar al Bashir , during the African Union (AU) summit in Johannesburg past year.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:52

She said the American people deserved to have as much information as possible before they voted in less than two weeks. "I'm confident, whatever they are, will not change the conclusion reached in July". While the former congressman is probably in hot water with Clinton, will Weiner be forced to stand trial? Donald Trump has long argued that Clinton put United States security at risk by using her personal email.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:52

The Iraqi prime minister, however, rejected any Turkish participation in the campaign. He said the Kurds had captured two villages near Bashiqa and a small Shiite shrine in the area. In Kirkuk, clashes between Kurdish and Islamist fighters continued Sunday on the third day of the ISIS raid of the oil city, despite claims that Kurdish authorities had regained control.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:50

The militants apparently are collecting people from the outskirts of Mosul and pushing them into the city "to be able to keep them close to military installations, close to their offices", she said. The coalition used "precision strikes" on vehicles that were unoccupied and far away from civilians to try to disrupt the forced relocations, said U.S.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:49

In his arrival speech Thursday night, the President said he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "discussed in full detail the state of Philippines-Japan ties and identified points of collaboration that will lead to a common path towards the achievement of shared objectives".

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:50

Government screening is in place to check people fleeing Mosul but the process must be carried out in humane conditions respecting worldwide standards. The civilians are understood to have been brought into the city and used as human shields nearby to military installations. "Credible reports suggest that ISIL has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in sub-districts around Mosul and have forcibly relocated numbers of civilians inside the city itself since the operation ...

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:48

The Army responding to the move has warned Pakistan that this act will be met by an "appropriate response". Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT), known to be made up of trained terrorists and Pakistan Army soldiers, is believed to have been behind this act.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:46

The evacuations, part of a Russia-announced pause in fighting, were announced a day earlier with great hopes by United Nations officials. "The UN remains hopeful that parties will provide all necessary guarantees and is actively working to that end", UN humanitarian spokesman Jens Laerke said on Saturday.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:44

Authorities say a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin died by accident in a Washington hotel room from hitting his head and incurring other injuries after "days of excessive consumption of alcohol". hotel room in 2015. The cause had been "undetermined" and the investigation launched after he was found with blunt force injuries to his head, neck, torso, and upper and lower extremities.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:44

The commander of the Frontier Corps of Balochistan Major General Sher Afgan said that security forces quickly rushed to the scene after the alarm was raised and that "the attack ended about three hours after our arrival". Footage aired on local television stations showed ambulances rushing out of the main entrance of the academy as fire engines struggled to put out fires set off by the explosions from the attackers' suicide vests.

by | October 28, 2016 | 12:52

A day after Cyrus Mistry's explosive letter alleging "corporate mis-governance" in the Tata group companies kicked up a major storm, Tata Sons on Thursday hit back saying that those allegations are "malicious" and "unforgivable" and would be responded to in an "appropriate manner" before an "appropriate forum".

by | October 28, 2016 | 12:46

Japan and the Philippines signed agreements including Japan's provision of two coast guard boats and T-90 military trainer aircraft as part of its contribution to step up Philippine maritime security capability. Duterte conceded that he "may have ruffled the feelings of some but that is how it is". "I do not need the arms". Dominguez said the response to some of Duterte's statements had been overblown and the Philippines would welcome investment from the United States though it was ...

by | October 27, 2016 | 15:30

During the televised statement , Information Minister Sheriff Bojang criticized the court for ignoring western atrocities [Reuters report], referring to the ICC as "an International Caucasian Court". South Africa's decision followed a dispute previous year when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the country despite being the subject of an ICC arrest warrant over alleged war crimes.

by | October 27, 2016 | 15:27

The announcement comes days after a fleet of Russian warships heading to Syria sailed through the English Channel. US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced a "battle-ready battalion task force" of about 900 soldiers would also be sent to eastern Poland, as well as another, separate force equipped with tanks and other heavy equipment to move across eastern Europe.

by | October 27, 2016 | 15:26

U.S. deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken took issue with that view in Tokyo after a trilateral meeting with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts. "And that's something they worry about a lot...(just look at) their reaction to the loudspeakers being activated along the DMZ or the dropping of leaflets by NGOs over North Korea ...

by | October 27, 2016 | 15:25

On Mr Guo's website his team posted that the "crew of USS Mankin Island has visited the boat but did not find Guo". "He is attempting to set a solo single-handed sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai . Chuan's racing boat, the Qingdao China , has an automatic identification system that showed its location, Molle said. Guo, 51, became in 2013 the first Chinese sailor to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe and is by far the country's biggest sailing star.

by | October 26, 2016 | 07:59

Donald Trump's campaign has launched a nightly show on Facebook Live aiming to bypass "the media filter", as White House hopefuls sprint the final leg of a caustic race. Terry McAuliffe giving money to a campaign connected to the FBI investigation of Clinton's emails, Trump's massive social media reach, and hashtag ducks on the ground.

by | October 26, 2016 | 07:55

If the prime minister is not appointed till October 31, the new round of nation-wide elections, which will become the third in 2016, must be held on December 25, on Christmas. The Socialists, who do not support the acting prime minister but say they want to see an end to Spain's political blockage, have chose to vote against him in this vote.

by | October 24, 2016 | 00:45

Rajoy has since headed a caretaker government as rounds of negotiations failed to secure a coalition to govern, forcing new elections on June 26, resulting once again in a hung parliament. King Felipe VI begins meeting party leaders Monday in the hope he can pick one to try to form a government. The opposition Socialists met for talks on a deal with the governing Conservatives.

by | October 24, 2016 | 00:44

Almost a dozen women have publicly accused Mr Trump of unwanted advances or sexual assault in the weeks since the emergence of a 2005 recording in which the former reality TV star boasted of kissing women and groping their genitals without their consent.

by | October 24, 2016 | 00:43

European Union heads of state and government condemned the airstrikes by the Syrian regime and Russian Federation in a joint communique. He spoke to reporters in Geneva . Syrian activists report that fierce fighting in Aleppo has brought an end to a three-day cease-fire in the city that had been declared by Syria's government and its main ally, Russia.

by | October 24, 2016 | 00:43

Three people were run over but managed to get to their feet before being taken to hospital. The disturbing footage showed rallyists being run over by the police van, while other protesters threw objects at the officer's vehicle. Duterte said he will talk to both sides because there's no more room for fighting now that his administration is pursuing talks with the communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

by | October 23, 2016 | 01:34

Ross said the operation was conducted "in a routine, lawful manner without ship escorts and without incident" and that it "demonstrated that coastal states may not unlawfully restrict the navigation rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea".