United States launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops

USA officials have confirmed that an air strike had been carried out against pro-Syrian goverment forces which had attacked the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF ) in what it described as an unprovoked attack on allied Kurdish and Arab fighter... More..

by | Published more than a month ago
Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon

Most rain ends as the upper disturbance lifts northeast by Saturday evening. Another weather disturbance brings the chance for rain on Saturday , and a rain to wintry mix on Sunday . Sharply colder temperat...More..

North Korea: Cracks in US-Japan-South Korea alliance start to show
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

North Korea: Cracks in US-Japan-South Korea alliance start to show

In October 2007, then South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun met with DPRK leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, marking the second summit between the two Koreas since 2000. I have never seen that before. US Ambass...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang

Moon was heard asking the visiting delegation "I appreciate you stayed late out in the cold, are you all well?" before the talks proceeded behind closed doors. Athletes from South Korea and the DPRK also march...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Steele wrote memo based on information fed through Clinton campaign - released documents

Republicans are effectively accusing the Obama State Department of providing Steele information from Clinton associates which he then used to reinforce his own dossier that he eventually gave to the Federal Bur...More..

Senate Leader Announces Two-Year Spending Plan to Avoid Shutdown
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Senate Leader Announces Two-Year Spending Plan to Avoid Shutdown

Paul explained in an interview with Fox News Thursday afternoon why he's blocking the vote on the measure, which includes a bipartisan budget deal to lift spending caps. Senators voted 71-28 to appro...More..

Trump won't declassify Democrats' memo, citing national security concerns
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trump won't declassify Democrats' memo, citing national security concerns

Although Trump's Saturday morning tweet portrayed the memo's arrival on his desk as the work of Democrats, the House Intelligence Committee voted, unanimously , to release the counter memo earlier this week. B...More..

NKorea notes 'warm talks' with SKorea's Moon, no mention of summit invitation
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

NKorea notes 'warm talks' with SKorea's Moon, no mention of summit invitation

The two leaders however, did not discuss North Korea's invitation to Moon to visit Pyongyang, according to a senior administration official. The two Koreas have a rocky and sometimes violent history at the Bl...More..

Disclosing Rafale deal details in Parliament will harm national interest: Amit Shah
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Disclosing Rafale deal details in Parliament will harm national interest: Amit Shah

Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his party, Modi said the people in Tripura feel intimidated by the communists. The BJP held its parliamentary board meeting at the party headqu...More..

Rahul Gandhi busts Jaitley's lies in the parliament
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Rahul Gandhi busts Jaitley's lies in the parliament

The FM accused Congress president of compromising national security by demanding disclosure of details of the Rafale deal. But Modi stole it from HAL and handed the deal to his industrialist friends. "But he ...More..

Indian Prime Minister Modi in UAE
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Indian Prime Minister Modi in UAE

Half-a-dozen agreements were signed at their meeting for setting up a super-speciality hospital in Bethlehem, a joint centre for women's empowerment, a printing press and a couple of schools. "Only diplomacy an...More..

Egypt forces kill 16 militants in Sinai offensive: amry
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Egypt forces kill 16 militants in Sinai offensive: amry

Military jets hit stores of weapons, ammunition, explosive materials and logistic areas of terrorists, the statement read. "The armed forces call upon Egyptian people in all parts of the country to closely co...More..

Read the White House letter denying release of Democratic memo
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Read the White House letter denying release of Democratic memo

They argued that the reliance on Steele's material amounted to an improper politicization of the government's surveillance powers. The Democratic memo was drawn from the same underlying documents as the Republi...More..

Democrat blasts Trump's attempt to vindicate himself
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Democrat blasts Trump's attempt to vindicate himself

The memo's key allegation is that the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation improperly obtained a series of electronic surveillance warrants on former Trump associate Carter Page ...More..

In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin

Along with the rest of the North's senior delegation, Kim is to have lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House. It is extremely unusual for the paper to show a picture of a ...More..

Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin

State-run news agency Anadolu said the incident happened in Turkey's southern border province of Hatay. Talking to reporters in western Mugla province, Yildirim said: "Unfortunately, one of our two ATAK helic...More..

'Never-before-seen' MYSTERY missiles spotted during North Korea's military parade
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

'Never-before-seen' MYSTERY missiles spotted during North Korea's military parade

The Winter Olympics that opened here Friday are taking on an unusually political tone as North Korea tries to drive a wedge between South Korea and the US through an aggressive charm offensive. Pence has ...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Second Trump aide quits over abuse claims

NPR has confirmed Sorensen's departure, which was first reported by the Washington Post . Gen. Kelly reportedly told U.S. president Donald Trump that he's willing to quit over his botched handling of...More..

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC as Army battles terror attack at Sunjwan
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC as Army battles terror attack at Sunjwan

At least six other people are said to have received minor injuries while as several houses suffered damage in the Pakistani shelling, he said. "The Pakistan Army launched mortar shells in Khadi Karmara forward ...More..

Amanda Bynes Makes Her Return to Twitter After 10-Month Hiatus
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Amanda Bynes Makes Her Return to Twitter After 10-Month Hiatus

The former child star, 31, was posed with two pals at Los Angeles restaurant Girasol for her first tweet in nearly a year. Bynes is wearing a short-sleeved, black top with her blonde hair hanging down the front...More..

Medals awarded in men's snowboard slopestyle
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Medals awarded in men's snowboard slopestyle

His third run was flawless, though, and judges gave him an 87.15, good for first place ahead of Canada's Mark McMorris. He led entering the final stage of competition four years ago also, but responded better t...More..

North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean President
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean President

But Schoff said that by pouring cold water on hopes for better inter-Korean relations, Pence's stance could be viewed as critical of Moon's outreach to North Korea . A spokesperson said: "The vice president is...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Winter Olympics Organizers Probe Possible Cyberattack On Opening Ceremony Day

There were also selfies between North and South Koeran athletes as they waited to walk into the heart of the stadium. Even so, there's also cautious optimism, or curiosity at least. After sitting at a table, ...More..

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators escorted from Olympic Opening Ceremonies
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators escorted from Olympic Opening Ceremonies

The opening ceremony will also be attended by US Vice-President Pence - who has declined to rule out a meeting with the North Korean delegation - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other world leaders. ...More..

Teenage girl posts Craigslist ad seeking someone to kill her
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Teenage girl posts Craigslist ad seeking someone to kill her

Sheriff Michael McIntosh said Friday at a news conference that detectives wanted to question Lopez after they examined Bollinger's cellphone. McIntosh said their relationship did not appear to be sexual. Lawful...More..

Trump Accuses Democrats Of Playing Politics With Counter-Memo
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trump Accuses Democrats Of Playing Politics With Counter-Memo

Specifically, the GOP memo accuses law enforcement officials of relying heavily on uncorroborated allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia in applications to an intelligence court to survei...More..

4th ODI: Match resumes, South Africa gets 202 target
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

4th ODI: Match resumes, South Africa gets 202 target

India had a decent start, before Rohit Sharma mistimed a Rabada delivery in the fourth over and gave the Proteas an early breakthrough. Miller celebrated by smashing pacer Hardik Pandya for three consecuti...More..

Kim Jong Un's sister, South's President Moon shake hands at Olympic opening
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kim Jong Un's sister, South's President Moon shake hands at Olympic opening

The invitation was delivered through his younger sister Kim Yo-jong who met Moon at the presidential palace. "The Koreans will think it's a mood kill", said Frank Jannuzi, an expert on East Asia at the Mans...More..

Kenyan runner emerges new champion at Lagos city marathon
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kenyan runner emerges new champion at Lagos city marathon

Speaking on the performance of the marathoners and the hosting activities put up by Lagos State, Ambode said that the epoch event could only get better. This is more about the energy of Lagos . The organiser...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse allegations

According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. "I think it makes a whole heck of a lot ...More..

Bouts of snow followed by freezing rain Sunday
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bouts of snow followed by freezing rain Sunday

Snow in Charlottetown will end Sunday morning with snow and ice pellets beginning again in the afternoon. The rain will develop near the USA border before heading north to Montreal, the North Shore and the Ce...More..

Boris Johnson calls for safe return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Boris Johnson calls for safe return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Boris Johnson has demanded a "safe, dignified return" for Rohingya refugees trapped in Bangladesh , ahead of meeting Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi . Human Rights Watch said Myanmar's militar...More..

Most domestic tourists in Goa scum of the earth: Minister
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Most domestic tourists in Goa scum of the earth: Minister

Stating that they are very high in per capita income, social and political consciousness, health parameters, and many other parameters, the minister said, "We are much superior than people who are coming in". T...More..

Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

Moon hosted the elderly Kim Yong Nam - technically the highest-level Northern official ever to go to the South - and Pyongyang's star representative Kim Yo Jong at the presidential Blue House. Kim appears t...More..

Streelman, Hossler share 1st round lead at Pebble
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Streelman, Hossler share 1st round lead at Pebble

The leading duo were two strokes in front of Julian Suri , who carded a four-under 67 at Monterey Peninsula to get to 10-under and Troy Merritt , who shot a five-under 67 at Spyglass Hill. After an impressive...More..

Kim Jong-un asks South Korean president to meet in Pyongyang
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kim Jong-un asks South Korean president to meet in Pyongyang

The North Koreans earlier Saturday invited Moon to visit Pyongyang in what would be the Koreas' third summit talks since their 1945 division. Roh Moo-hyun, a liberal South Korean president who carried on with...More..

South and North Korean athletes unite during opening ceremony in Pyeongchang
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

South and North Korean athletes unite during opening ceremony in Pyeongchang

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics , South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim was chosen to light the Olympic cauldron, signaling the official start to the games. On one side of the arena, ab...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Israel does not seek escalation in region: Israeli military spokesman

Israel said its aircraft, an F-16 jet, was carrying out strikes in response to the launch of an Iranian drone into Israel. The Israeli army intercepted the UAV with an Apache helicopter over Israeli territori...More..

IDF: F-16 appears to have been downed by shrapnel
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

IDF: F-16 appears to have been downed by shrapnel

While Israel is not actively engaged in the Syrian war, it keeps close tabs on Iran and Hezbollah, both of which are backing Syrian government forces. Earlier today an Israeli F16 fighter jet was shot down af...More..

Modi Pledges $40 Million for Palestinian Development
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Modi Pledges $40 Million for Palestinian Development

PM Modi spent around three hours on this visit that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , has described as "significant". "Had a wonderful meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan". He was received by His Hig...More..

Israeli F-16 hit by Syrian fire after raid on Iranian facilities
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Israeli F-16 hit by Syrian fire after raid on Iranian facilities

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have downed an Israeli jet, could alter military calculations for Israel , where it until now had a relatively free hand to act. Israel and Iran have recently exchange...More..

Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe

President Trump on Friday refused to authorize the release of a Democratic rebuttal to a controversial Republican memo alleging that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice abused their ...More..

Deportation temporarily halted for Ragbir
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Deportation temporarily halted for Ragbir

Now Ragbir will only appear for a check-in with ICE at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York City on Saturday, according to several news reports. "When ICE takes aggressive action against leaders in ...More..

Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea

Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who is visiting South Korea as his special envoy for the Winter Olympics, conveyed her brother's invitation during a meeting at the presidential Blue House, officials from the Blue Hou...More..

PM Hails Indo-Palestine Relations
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

PM Hails Indo-Palestine Relations

In a special recognition of the PM Modi's contribution to relations between India and Palestine, President Abbas conferred the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on him after the conclusion of the bilater...More..

Rahul wants parties to unite on AP special status issue
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Rahul wants parties to unite on AP special status issue

D Raja, National Secretary of CPI and senior Rajya Sabha member, demanded Special package for Andhra Pradesh by adding that 'the promise made by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the upper house should be...More..

BJP workers vandalise residence of Patnaik's private secretary
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

BJP workers vandalise residence of Patnaik's private secretary

The BJP activists barged into the residence after attacking the security personnel, damaged flower pots and several two-wheelers. Particularly as some members of a national party have agreed that they took pa...More..

South Africa's ANC official urges patience during Zuma exit talks
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

South Africa's ANC official urges patience during Zuma exit talks

Zuma has shrugged off a succession of scandals during his nine-year tenure as president, but pressure has been mounting on him to quit since Cyril Ramaphosa won control of the ruling party in December. Professo...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

During Opening Ceremonies, PyeongChang Organizing Committee computer servers hacked

It is extremely rare for a Japanese prime minister to communicate with a high-ranking official from North Korea's ruling party. The dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong , and the country's 90-year-old nominal head o...More..

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un impersonators ejected from Opening Ceremony
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un impersonators ejected from Opening Ceremony

Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates, including the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, arrived in the South on Friday on Kim Jong Un's private jet and attended the opening ceremo...More..