Afghan Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to talk security, power lines

15 Aug, 2018

The talks focused on a range of issues, including the withdrawal of global forces from Afghanistan and Uzbek development projects in Afghanistan, a Taliban official said in a statement to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal. The Taliban set fire to most government facilities and security posts, Mohammad Rahim Hasanyar, a senator from the province said, adding that the militants had also set ablaze mobile communication towers.


U.S. ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

15 Aug, 2018

Despite opposition from European allies, US President Trump in May pulled the United States out of a deal between world powers and Tehran under which worldwide sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.


Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States, rejects Trump's offer

15 Aug, 2018

Speaking in Tehran on Monday (August 13), Khamenei said he has banned Iranian officials from accepting Trump's offer of unconditional talks. "Beside sanctions, they are talking about war and negotiations", he said via his official Twitter account in English.


Pedestrians hurt as car hits barriers at UK parliament, man arrested

14 Aug, 2018

Witnesses told reporters that the man was led away in handcuffs by officers as ambulances and police vans surrounded the scene. Several streets around nearby Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off. It's now unclear if the incident was terror-related. BBC employee Barry Williams told the broadcaster: "The vehicle went onto the wrong side of the road to where cyclists were waiting at lights and ploughed into them.Then it swerved back across the road and ...


Donald Trump: There Is No Tape, N-Word Not in My Vocabulary

14 Aug, 2018

Manigault Newman had also worked for Trump during his presidential campaign. "Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations", she said in a statement.


Pence announces creation of new space military branch

13 Aug, 2018

But Pence was unequivocal in presenting the administration s wish for it to become a reality - preferably by 2020, the end of Trump s term in office. "The time has come to establish the United States Space Force", Pence said at the Pentagon.


Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in Washington

13 Aug, 2018

State Police patrol the road in front of Market Street park with the state of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Government and police officials in Washington have expressed confidence the city can manage the events without violence; the mayor and police chief have promised a massive security mobilization to keep protesters and counter-protesters apart.


Trump doubles steel, aluminum tariffs on Turkey in ‘economic war’

13 Aug, 2018

The White House has since confirmed the tweet . The White House said Mr Trump had authorised them under a section of U.S. trade law that allows for tariffs on national security grounds. authorities. Relations between Turkey and the US have been tense over a range of issues, from the Syrian conflict to the imprisonment of American pastor Andrew Brunson.


Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

11 Aug, 2018

Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor. The 46-year-old from East Lansing appealed for party unity, saying she was proud to have run against a diverse field of candidates that included Dr. Party activists will choose attorney general and secretary of state nominees at a convention in late August, and Schuette said Wednesday his running mate will be a woman.


Kerala Floods: Number Of Deaths Rises To 29, Army Rescues 54 Tourists

11 Aug, 2018

At least 58 people were killed by flooding and house collapses in northern Uttar Pradesh state two weeks ago. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, "24 dams have been opened so far, which is unprecedented and is telling of the seriousness of the situation".


Man saved from quake-flattened mosque on Indonesia island

11 Aug, 2018

Almost 1,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes. All tourists in Indonesia's quake-stricken resort island of Lombok, including 39 Chinese citizens, had been evacuated to safe areas by late Monday, according to China's consulate general in Denpasar, Bali.


At Least 4 People Killed in Canada Shooting; Suspect in Custody

11 Aug, 2018

Fredericton Police are telling people to stay indoors and lock their doors. The circumstances of the shooting in Fredericton , about 75 kilometers (45 miles) from the border between Canada and the USA state of ME, were not immediately clear.


Israel strikes Gaza 140 times, threatens new war

10 Aug, 2018

In southern Israel , two Thai labourers were among the seven wounded by rocket fire, and rockets damaged buildings in the cities of Sderot and Ashkelon. It said Israel was targeted by around 150 rockets from late Wednesday into Thursday. The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), which this year coincided with the U.S.


Boris Johnson facing party probe over burqa comments

10 Aug, 2018

Johnson resigned as Britain's top diplomat a month ago after claiming Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for a soft exit from the European Union were killing the dream of clear, decisive split from the bloc. Such crass commentary should have no place in our political discourse". France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia, the Netherlands and the German region of Bavaria have all implemented restrictions on wearing full-face coverings in public in recent years.


Pence launches Space Force, says United States needs to prepare for 'next battlefield'

10 Aug, 2018

Mr Trump - who tweeted " Space Force all the way!" on Thursday - and his supporters point to how adversaries such as China and Russian Federation are increasingly deploying satellites as proof that action is needed. This force will draw from across the military to provide space expertise in times of crisis and conflict, Pence said. This will be an "elite group of joint war fighters specializing in the domain of space", and it will draw its ranks from men and women from across the ...


Republican Troy Balderson Declares Victory in Ohio Special Election

08 Aug, 2018

Mr. Balderson's 0.9 percent margin, representing less than 2,000 votes, is slightly greater than the 0.5 percent gap that would trigger an automatic recount, though a losing candidate can still call for one. On Twitter, Trump called Kobach a "strong and early supporter of mine". "He is a fantastic guy who loves his State and our Country - he will be a GREAT Governor and has my full & total Endorsement!" The Republican Party has held the OH 12th District seat for more than three decades, ...


S.Sudan foes to sign power-sharing agreement on Sunday

07 Aug, 2018

Kiir and his bitter rival Riek Machar were in neighbouring Sudan to sign the deal, under which the rebel leader is set to return to a unity government as the first of five vice presidents. Sudan helped broker the agreement. A similar arrangement, however, fell apart in July 2016 when fighting erupted in the capital, Juba, and Machar fled the country.


Star Witness Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Manafort

07 Aug, 2018

Gates was expected to be a star witness in the government's case against Manafort having pleaded guilty in February and agreed to co-operate with prosecutors under a deal that could lead to a reduced sentence. Though the names of those companies appeared on wire transfers and at times on his bookkeeper's ledger, both Manafort's accountants and his bookkeeper say they never knew that the companies - and corresponding offshore bank accounts - were controlled by Manafort.


Rudy Giuliani: Chicago Murders 'Direct Result' of 'Democratic Rule for Decades'

07 Aug, 2018

Johnson said the police department can not reduce shootings without help from residents identifying the shooters, many of whom are repeat offenders. "We will not. I promise you that we will not be defeated", he told CBS Chicago . Waller said the summer heat brings crowds out to the streets, particularly when violence has taken place.


Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

07 Aug, 2018

The current European record of about 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), which was registered in Athens during the summer of 1977, could be broken in the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain and Portugal, said Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist with the national weather service in the United Kingdom (U.K.).


China, ASEAN Agree On Draft South China Sea Code Of Conduct

05 Aug, 2018

US should talk respectfully and know that pressure and dialog can not happen simultaneously, he said, noting that recent US President's call for talks is more like a propaganda than a real political move. The United States-traditionally the dominant military power in the area-has more frequently carried out patrols aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation.


Mexico airliner crashes and burns, but all aboard survive

05 Aug, 2018

The state's Secretariat of Health confirmed that at least 18 people were taken to a local hospital, where there was no word on their conditions. The plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members and had just taken off when it went down and skidded to a stop.


Caracas drone explosion 'attack on Venezuela President Maduro' - government

05 Aug, 2018

Venezuelan blogger Larissa Costas has tweeted that Maduro is "well". State television showed Maduro abruptly cutting short a speech and hundreds of soldiers present broke ranks scattered. Rodriguez said two drones filled with explosives were shot down by trained military guard and seven servicemen were taken to nearby hospitals with injuries.


Pence attends ceremony honoring return of presumed Korean War dead

04 Aug, 2018

President Donald Trump in June. Resting inside coffins wrapped in US flags, the remains arrived from South korea at the US Naval Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii , where a ceremony presided over by the country's Vice President, Mike Pence , was held.


Russia: UN peacekeepers back on Golan Heights-Syria frontier

04 Aug, 2018

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the situation on the Syrian side of the boundary had returned to its pre-2011 state after Syrian government forces, supported by Russia's military, regained control of the region from armed opposition that controlled since 2014.



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