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by | May 29, 2017 | 10:54

A statement released by singer Ariana Grande on Friday expresses grief for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing earlier this week, which killed almost two dozen people and injured dozens more. "From the day we started putting the Dangerous Woman tour together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was meant to be a safe space for my fans...this will not change that", she asserted.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:56

Ronen Zeidel, an expert on the Middle East Affairs from the University of Haifa. Yet all this was now forgiven as Trump has dropped into lockstep with Saudi hard-line attitudes over Iran. The future of the anti-Iran coalition was now officially tied to the Palestinian issue, despite Netanyahu's strenuous efforts to separate the two. In a sharp and welcome diversion from Barack Obama's global apology tours, Donald Trump just completed his first presidential visit to the Middle East ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:55

Yet all this was now forgiven as Trump has dropped into lockstep with Saudi hard-line attitudes over Iran. He also spoke against terrorism, but made it clear that he aligns the United States with the Saudis and the Gulf Arab states against Iran, which he depicts as the main enemy of all and the chief source of violence in the region, ignoring the fact that ISIS and Al Qaeda get their funding and fighters entirely from the Sunni community and that they, like some of the Sunni despots ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:55

White House silent on Kushner "communications channel" reportsThe White House was declining comment Saturday about news reports that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner , attempted to set up a secret communications channel with Moscow.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:50

Chelsea couldn't cope with him, either. He had another effort cleared off the line. "It's been an up and down season but we've finished with the FA Cup so it has to be successful", he said . Does this not suggest to them that Arsenal is still capable of excelling under the greatest manager it has ever had? Wenger berated those fans who had called for his exit during matches in the latter part of the season, but said he does not have to hold it against them in the long-run.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:47

Despite being a non-NATO state, Australia has now 270 defense and civilian personnel in Afghanistan, providing training to local forces. United States combat operations against the Taliban officially ended in 2014, but special forces have continued to provide support to Afghan troops.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:43

Possible nationalities of the six slain terrorists are Malaysians and Indonesians. Hapilon moved out of the Abu Sayyaf's strongholds in Sulu province a year ago to bring bandit and terrorist groups in the southern Philippines under IS' banner.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:43

In a tweet after his plane took off, Trump said he had " great meetings on everything, especially on trade ", highlighting the part of the communique which called "for the removal of all trade-distorting practices". Throughout the campaign, Trump had pledged to withdraw from the pact. He made no mention of protectionism. He also criticised them for not honouring aid promises to fight poverty in West Africa's poorest regions.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:45

A statement by the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch came from around the eastern North Korean coastal town of Wonsan. "We will never tolerate North Korea's continued provocations that ignore repeated warnings by the global community", Abe told reporters shortly after the test .

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:40

The allegations came after Mr Kushner was said to be under scrutiny as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He added: "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names ... it is very possible that those sources don't exist".

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:40

Almost three dozen heads of state and governments from Muslim-majority countries are in the Saudi capital for the Arab Islamic American Summit. "Muslim majority countries must take the lead in stamping out radicalization". will be tough, as it only takes one bomb to create chaos. "I think the president's views, like we hope the American people's views, are going to continue to evolve", Tillerson said before Trump arrived in Israel for a two-day visit, the Washington Examiner reported .

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:40

Aram almost all territories in the South China Sea are claimed by China, including reefs and islands also claimed by other nations. The U.S. had conducted the so-called " freedom of navigation " patrols under previous administration, where ships or planes go near features in the South China Sea claimed by China to test its assertions of exclusive access.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:38

Senior US advisers have refused to answer questions about Donald Trump's son-in-law, following reports that Jared Kushner tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow . Kislyak in 2016 but failed to disclose those interactions during his confirmation hearing in January. The DNC, not needing any evidence of wrongdoing beyond anonymously-sourced reports and assumptions of bad intentions, has called for Trump to fire Kushner immediately.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:35

The news reports are based on unnamed sources. Trump fired Comey May 9, with the White House initially saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation rank and file had lost confidence in the director's leadership and citing a memo from the deputy attorney general about Comey's work.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:30

The tweets came shortly after Trump's return from his first foreign trip. Clapper was specifically asked about new reports that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner asked Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December about the possibilities of setting up a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:28

A Reuters report from Washington claimed that the new sanctions package was aimed at stepping up pressure on the leftist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his loyalists, amid growing concern over a crackdown on street protests and his efforts to consolidate his rule over the South American oil-producing country.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:32

Stuart Jones , acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, said us officials believe the crematorium could be used to dispose of bodies at a prison where they believe Assad's government authorized the mass hangings of thousands of inmates during Syria's six-year-old civil war.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:28

In 2010, Manning was serving in Iraq as an analyst for the usa military. The former intelligence analyst in Iraq acknowledged leaking the materials, saying she wanted to expose what she considered to be the US military's disregard of the effects of war on civilians.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:24

Atul Khare , the United Nations undersecretary-general for peacekeeping support, said at a news conference that peacekeeping "is effective", pointing to almost 70 missions that have wrapped up and "left a legacy of stability in countries spanning from El Salvador to Namibia to East Timor ".

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:23

The Basdens say everything was fine until midway through the flight. This time, passengers said, had a towel or blanket over his head. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Anil Uskanil , 25, of Turkey was taken into custody by federal agents.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:22

G7 nations risked unprecedented deadlock yesterday as US President Donald Trump resisted pressure to sign up to joint positions on hot-button issues such as climate change , trade and migration. Members of his administration are deadlocked about whether the US should uphold the agreement. US Defence Secretary James Mattis, in comments to be aired fully in a TV interview today, said Trump - famously skeptical of global warming - is now "wide open" on the issue.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:20

Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said government forces are working to "clear the city of all remnants of this group". Philippine troops entered Mindanao Thursday to begin clearing out the Islamist militants. Police and military forces have been conducting house-to-house clearing operations and aerial strikes to clear the city of Maute and Abu Sayyaf fighting groups who terrorized the city on May 23.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:15

Just nine percent of Palestinians believe Trump's actions will lead to a renewal of the peace process. One possible factor: the absence of a firm decision as to whether he will move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , as promised .

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:14

He said on Monday in Jerusalem that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer, calling Tehran a real threat in the region. Rouhani suggested that he remained open to dialogue with the United States. " Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace , all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism ", he said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:12

The Iranian spokesmen urged the USA officials to stop, what he called, "rising tensions, intervention, Iranophebia, and selling weapons to the supporters of terrorism". Iran denies the claims and says Saudi Arabia is the real source of funding for Islamist militants. "We are waiting for the new government to find stability and continuity in its policies", he said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:13

The president was warmly received on his opening stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, though he has come under more pressure in Europe, particularly over the Paris accord. In March this year, Kelly said he stood by that prediction from November given Trump had already signed an executive order to unravel a number of Obama's regulatory measures to combat climate change , seen as a prelude to the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:13

Speaking generally, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said "we have back channel communications with a number of countries". According to the person familiar with the Kushner meeting, the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state on February 1.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:09

Meanwhile police in Libya have detained the father and brother of 22-year-old bomber Salman Abedi . Britain's home secretary criticised USA officials for leaking sensitive information about the ongoing inquiry into the bombing. But in the USA, politicians were openly briefing the media on what they had been told about Abedi and his "cell of Isis-inspired terrorists". "We recite Quran, but not that".

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:06

Spicer also didn't sound fazed or concerned regarding Trump's relationship with European leaders, rather claimed that "the relationships continue to grow stronger and stronger", contrary to some claims from many popular news sources. Publicly, though, the other leaders appeared less gratified than bewildered. The Montenegrin prime minister finally found his place in the far right end of the back row of the group photograph, while Trump took his place in the front and center of the group ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:03

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is urging a review of White House adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance following news reports that he sought to set up back-channel communications with Russian Federation. But there have been a number of as yet unexplained contacts - during last year's presidential campaign and afterward - between other top Trump aides and senior Russian officials, including Flynn, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Manafort and others.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:04

Kushner wanted a communication backchannel; it's that Mr. Kushner sought to pursue one with a hostile power months after American intelligence agencies had collectively acknowledged the Kremlin's cyber warfare against the United States", he said in a statement seen by The Hill.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:02

She said: "I'll be returning to the incredibly fearless city of Manchester to spend some time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families". Six men and one woman have been arrested and were being held in custody, with the probe widening beyond Manchester to Nuneaton in central England.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:01

The first meeting between Trump and Macron at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit was immortalized in this decidedly awkward video , and by the time the two sat down for their first formal meeting with the press in attendance, the French president had another plan in place.

by | May 29, 2017 | 09:58

According to multiple outlets, police in the United Kingdom were " furious " when photos of debris from the attack appeared in a New York Times article . "When that trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations". The latest arrest took place in the Rusholme ward of Manchester on Friday and followed by a few hours the detention of another suspect in the inner-city Moss Side neighbourhood, Efe news reported .

by | May 29, 2017 | 09:58

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday the terror threat level in the United Kingdom will remain at critical, following a suicide bombing that killed 22 at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. Authorities in Britain have become increasingly angered by USA leaks from the investigation, including the bomber's name on Tuesday and the photos of blood-stained fragments from the bomb on Wednesday.