by | May 21, 2017 | 04:10

Sabah al-Numan, the spokesman for the special forces, says the troops finished their mission Saturday. More than 50 people have been killed in a string of suicide vehicle bomb attacks in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and the southern province of Basra, police have told Al Jazeera.

by | May 21, 2017 | 04:06

It looks like someone in President Trump's White House has been listening. For the first two days, May 20 and May 21, Trump will visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. " Jerusalem is the capital of Israel". But the worldwide community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem , which is also home to sensitive Christian and Muslim holy sites.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:58

The opposition, which commands majority support after years in the shadow of the ruling socialists, is more united than during the last wave of anti-Maduro protests in 2014. Several buildings were set ablaze. In the central state of Carabobo, authorities said three police officers had been injured, including one left in a critical condition.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:57

A USA defense official told VOA Thursday pro-Syrian government forces were operating in an "established deconfliction zone" near al-Tanf border crossing when a coalition commander on the ground deemed the force a threat to his troops. "Any military action leading to an escalation of the situation in Syria has an impact on the political process", agencies quoted him as saying. "Whatever the reason for the decisions that the U.S.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:51

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by | May 21, 2017 | 03:41

President Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey and the incoherent, contradictory explanations for that action simply added weight to previous calls for an independent investigation. Shortly after Mueller was assigned to lead the Russian Federation probe on Wednesday, the president said it would prove that his campaign did not collude with any foreign entity, adding that he looked forward to this matter concluding quickly.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:38

The Iranian president earlier received the first congratulatory message from Federica Mogherini, the European Union's Foreign Policy Chief, after his victory in the election was declared. "Rouhani will apply his ever-increasing efforts for the dignity of Iran" in his next term, the reformist said. "Though he'll remain a centrist, Rouhani will be more aggressive in pursuing reforms", he predicted, though he cautioned the path would not be easy.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:37

Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia , but they were insulted". "That was a tremendous day". The New York Times reported Trump had called Comey a "nut job" in a private meeting last week in the Oval Office with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:26

Mrs. Sturgeon is seeking to retain 56 seats in the 650 House of Commons. But, England and Wales tilted the balance towards Leave. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said the SNP's 10th anniversary in power marked a "missed opportunity", as she insisted ministers could have achieved much more "if they hadn't spent so much time trying to rip Scotland out of the UK".

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:24

In justifying the ban, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) said in a statement that "Russian security agencies are waging a hybrid war against the Ukrainian population, using in their special information operations Internet resources such as VK, Odnoklassniki ,, and so on".

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:26

On Monday 15 May 2017, Macron said that he will work with Merkel on a "road map" for the European and Eurozone. He also vowed to continue the fight against terrorism. Philippe - a moderate member of the Republicans party whose presidential candidate crashed out in the election's first round - is seen as Macron's Trojan horse on the right.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:21

As This is Anfield's Will Snyder explored, four of Klopp's regular starters have missed 25 percent of the season, and two more nearly 20 percent. All in all I think Liverpool will win this game but we are not getting the right price to make this bet and as a result I think it is best if we skip it.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:16

Besides Cornyn, Trump is considering Mike Rogers, former House Intelligence Committee chairman and a former FBI agent, and Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., a former prosecutor who led the Benghazi investigation that dogged Hillary Clinton. From a political landscape, Cornyn now serves as the Senate Majority Whip and Republicans control 52 Senate seats, both factors that may have lead some Republicans to try and convince Cornyn to hold his position.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:12

Even his hand gestures were likely to draw scrutiny in the Middle East, where the thumbs-up sign, a signature move of Trump's, is considered taboo. The first lady wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt but did not cover her head, consistent with custom for female foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia .

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:11

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said Brexit represented "the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation". The Liberal Democrats have pledged to reverse £9.7bn worth of Conservative benefit cuts, more than double that of the Labour Party.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:56

Mark Warner announced late Friday that Comey will testify in a hearing to be scheduled after Memorial Day. That's now expected to happen. Former FBI Director, James Comey, has now agreed to testify at a public Senate hearing. "That's taken off" and "I'm not under investigation". Burr says the panel's members are not surprised and says, "We'll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is".

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:52

The Labour leader sought to respond to Tory claims he was weak on defence and security policy by insisting he was "not a pacifist" but that if he was prime minister, the UK would focus on diplomacy and United Nations efforts to find solutions to conflicts.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:47

Kurtulmus said Turkey was both defending the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq and supporting moves to clear out terrorist organizations. If Trump does not find solutions to the sensitive issues for Turkey, he can play the role of Stalin, who threw the once friendly USSR into the embrace of the United States after the Second World War by territorial claims to Turkey and his requirement to create military bases of the USSR in the straits.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:47

White House officials had flatly denied that the Russian Federation investigation had something to do with Comey's firing. Trump said in a tweet that he followed up in a second missive: "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" Politicians from both parties reprimanded Mr Trump's actions last week, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Mr Comey's dismissal and an ominous ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:36

The 68-year-old has come to embody more liberal and reform-minded Iranians' hopes for greater political freedom at home and better relations with the outside world. Rouhani, known for decades as a mild-mannered establishment insider rather than a gung-ho reformer, has taken on the mantle of the reform camp in recent weeks, with fiery campaign speeches that attacked the human rights records of his opponents.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:35

The coalition said the de-confliction zone "remains in effect". On Thursday, news reports confirmed an American airstrike near a military base in Al-Tanf, Syria, in a region which multiple parties to the Syrian Civil War agreed to treat as a safe zone.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:30

With nearly all votes counted, Rouhani looked to have an insurmountable lead with 22.8 million votes - or 59 percent - compared to 15.5 million for his hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi, election committee chief Ali Asghar Ahmadi announced on state television.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:28

The Times said the document was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office. But he made it clear it was not his intention for Mr Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Mr Comey, and he drafted it only after Mr Trump told him of his plans to dismiss the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:18

Talking to the state-run Pakistan Television after the ruling was delivered, Zakaria said India has been "trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Jadhav to ICJ. Since Jadhav's arrest a year ago in March, India asked Pakistan as many as 16 times for consular access to the Indian national. He said Pakistan has already informed the ICJ that it does not accept its jurisdiction in matters related to the national security.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:14

The attack has caused most damage in Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and India, said Czech security firm Avast. More attacks were possible, Choi said, "especially given that, unlike missile or nuclear tests, they can deny their involvement in attacks in cyberspace and get away with it".

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:11

Pletcher's former boss, six-time Preakness victor D. Wayne Lukas, joined him to watch Always Dreaming jog. Neither Velazquez nor Pletcher has won the Preakness. Traditionally, the victor of the first Triple Crown race does very well at Pimlico assuming the track conditions are similar. Oaklawn has since become a trendy spot for Triple Crown hopefuls, Oxbow in 2013 becoming the 10th Preakness victor with "OP" in his past performances.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:09

Middleton's ensemble also included a Maidenhair Fern tiara with matching hairpiece handmade by Robinson Pelham and Manolo Blahnik pumps in ivory satin with bespoke pearl detailing, the PA reported. He then put her left hand on his arm and led her along the church path to the west door where her mother, Carol, was waiting. Like Middleton , Matthews comes from a wealthy family.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:08

It was a well-deserved victory as the Lions dominated the second-half. Millwall's man for the big occasion did not disappoint. The best chance of the early stages fell to Bradford when the sparky Marshall fed a flawless pass through to Billy Clarke who, clean through, attempted a delicate dinked finish, but keeper Jordan Archer sprawled just effectively enough to fingertip the ball wide of the post.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:10

On Saturday, however, none of the women in Trump's delegation covered their hair, and there appeared to be little consternation from the large delegation of Saudi men who greeted them at the airport. The Washington Post reported that a high-ranking White House aide was a "person of interest" in the probe. Separately, Comey agreed to testify at an upcoming, open hearing of the Senate intelligence committee, the panel said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:06

With his first stop at Riyadh , President Trump will focus on strengthening relations between the Saudis and America. The itinerary, which begins Saturday in Saudi Arabia, is a startlingly ambitious excursion for a president who dislikes travel and has displayed a shaky grasp of foreign affairs.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:52

According to AP, Mr Trump boasted about his access to classified intelligence during the meeting with Mr Lavrov. McMaster said that Trump did not know the source of the information when he shared it with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on May 10.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:53

The existence of a special counsel doesn't absolve those committees from pursuing their investigations, and we believe an independent commission could provide a complementary and more thorough accounting of what happened. Trump has frequently attacked the news media and Democrats, groups that are unpopular with his supporters, as a way of solidifying his backing. He misspelled the word "counsel" on Thursday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:51

His lawyer and weeping supporters had no comment. New York City law enforcement officials say at least one person was killed after a vehicle traveling through the popular tourist area drove into a crowd of pedestrians around lunchtime Thursday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:27

A recent failed underwater missile launch by Iran had the USA again looking at the military cooperation between Iran and North Korea . Patrushev cited North Korea's isolation as the rationale behind the Kim Jong -un leader's mission to increase the nukes so as to ensure the country's safety.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:26

Men who appear to be wearing D.C. police uniforms attempt to surround and stop the aggressors. However, the State Department said "violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest".