Head of Isis in Afghanistan confirmed killed in joint US operation

Head of Isis in Afghanistan confirmed killed in joint US operation The raid conducted by Afghan Special Security Forces (Kitah Khas), in partnership with U.S. troops, also resulted in the deaths of several other high-ranking ISIS-K leaders and 35 fighters. He is credited with masterminding the Kabul hospital attack , although some Afghan security experts questioned whether a group still thought to be relatively small in Afghanistan could be capable of planning... [Full Article...]

Judges hit Trump lawyer with tough questions over revised travel ban

But three Republican appointees on the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seemed to lean towards the administration, asking whether the president should be second-guessed when it comes to protecting the country's borders and whether the plaintiffs bringing the suit had been sufficiently harmed by the order during arguments before 13 judges. [Full Article...]

Francia, verso ridimensionamento del nucleare? Macron accende le speranze ambientaliste

Emmanuel Macron 66,1%, Marine Le Pen 33,9%: questi i risultati definitivi delle presidenziali. In attesa del passaggio di poteri da Hollande al neo presidente Macron , che si svolgerà domenica, oggi dopo la deposizione di corone di fiori davanti alla statua del generale De Gaulle, sulla piazza Clémenceau e la risalita dei Champs-Élysées con la scorta della Guardia Repubblicana, il presi... [Full Article...]

Pakistan, Afghan Troops Trade Fire Across Disputed Border

Samim Khpalwak, spokesman for the governor of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, said the Pakistani officials had strayed onto the Afghan side of the border and were attempting to count people living there. Meanwhile, hundreds of Afghan families have fled fighting between the Taliban and government forces near the northern city of Kunduz as the insurgents captured a strategic district soon after lau... [Full Article...]

What do you think of Fuchsia's UI so far?

What do you think of Fuchsia's UI so far? The new UI, dubbed Armadillo , features a card-based design for managing multiple apps, according to a profile by Ars Technica . We could speculate for days on Google's intentions, but at this early stage it seems more prudent to simply wait and see where Fuchsia ends up. [Full Article...]

Ex-Obama aides to testify in Russian Federation probe

Ex-Obama aides to testify in Russian Federation probe Yates, who was testifying at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, said she first warned the White House of the Department of Justice's concerns on January 26. Trump has provided no evidence and neither scenario has been supported by intelligence agencies. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told the Senate Judiciary Committee's sub... [Full Article...]

ASEAN leaders go soft on China

Some experts believe that Beijing is now capable of deploying combat aircraft on several of its manmade features. In his debut as chair of a regional summit, Philippine President Rodirigo Duterte had to balance the interests of ASEAN neighbors with those of China, which has promised billions of investments and credits for the Philippines . [Full Article...]

North Korea claims Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim Jong

North Korea claims Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim Jong North Korea's leader ordered frontline artillery forces to be prepared to "break the backbone" of enemy forces, showing defiance days before voters in the South choose a new president. The North Korean statement also did not provide any information on how the plot was foiled or what happened to the alleged spy. China on Friday opposed unilateral sanctions on North Korea by Washington, a day afte... [Full Article...]

Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for Islamic State: Erdogan

Turkey's bombardment of YPG positions complicates the US -backed fight against Islamic State in Syria, where the YPG has been a crucial partner on the ground for Washington. The army returned fire, it said, killing 11 YPG militants. The Turkish attacks killed at least 20 Syrian Kurdish fighters in the People's Protection Units, or YPG. [Full Article...]

US Government Warns Of Additional Venezuela Sanctions

US Government Warns Of Additional Venezuela Sanctions The sign at left reads in Spanish "No more cheating". Clashes broke out on Wednesday after riot police blocked demonstrators from advancing towards state institutions in central Caracas , where Mr Maduro addressed a rally of thousands of his supporters. [Full Article...]

Midler, Groban score Tony nominations, 'Sunset Boulevard' snubbed

Tony victor Jane Krakowski and 2016 nominee Christopher Jackson will read the list of nominees at Lincoln Center later this morning. " Come From Away ", which ran last summer and fall at Ford's Theatre, will compete in seven categories, And "Sweat", which had a pivotal pre-New York engagement at Arena early in 2016 before coming to NY, received three nominations, including one for best play . [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Marcon's Marriage Proves Politics is Different in France

Emmanuel Marcon's Marriage Proves Politics is Different in France Brigitte is the force behind Macron, the youngest President-elect has confessed several times in the past. As his drama teacher, Brigitte Trogneux directed Emmanuel Macron's stage debut in a school play at the age of 15. Brigitte has been on the cover of almost a dozen magazines and at her husband's side for packed-to-capacity rallies, while the world has been fascinated by the couple's unor... [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses U.S. of assassination plot against Kim Jong Un

The plot was tantamount to "the declaration of a war", the statement added and it accused the U.S. of sponsoring terrorism. KCNA , which often carries threats against the U.S., gave lengthy details about the alleged plot but said it could never be accomplished. [Full Article...]

Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case

Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case Saucedo was charged with 26 felony accounts, including multiple murders and drive-by shootings, she said at a news conference. A man was arrested Monday in a string of serial killings that terrified a Phoenix neighbourhood previous year, a huge break in a case that involved nine deaths and a dozen separate shootings. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis delivers message of peace in Egypt

There, he warmly embraced Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Al-Azhar's grand imam who hosted the pope and other senior Muslim and Christian leaders, students and scholars at a peace conference in a hall featuring a mock-up of the famous Al-Azhar mosque, complete with faux windows and flooded with purple lights. [Full Article...]

White House: Republicans To Be Rewarded For Health Care Vote

That approach is welcome in states that want fewer mandates from the federal government but is causing alarm in states that embraced former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. "We are concerned that is more limited under what came from the House", he said. "Having insurance leads people to get preventive care and we in the long run that saves society money", Chandler said. [Full Article...]

Police to probe allegation that Arvind Kejriwal accepted Rs 2 crore

Police to probe allegation that Arvind Kejriwal accepted Rs 2 crore Mr Mishra is considered close to Kumar Vishwas, who headlined AAP's internal crisis that spilled out in the open last week. He also denied that he was ousted for supporting AAP leader Kumar Vishwas. In its report, the committee appointed by the AAP government said when a private supplier was dismissed because it was the only applicant, the tender was awarded to a company even though it was also ... [Full Article...]

Trump signs executive order on religious liberty

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that will allow churches and other religious organizations to become more active politically without risking their tax-exempt status. "These are two very, very special executive orders", said Trump. The Johnson Amendment is not terribly restrictive. "I'm not seeing a lot more shield around people of faith from this", said Wilson, ... [Full Article...]

Obama said to have warned Trump about Flynn

Obama said to have warned Trump about Flynn Judicial Watch filed the freedom of information act lawsuit just before Yates is scheduled to testify before the Senate Monday on alleged connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia, Politico reports . White House officials had insisted that Flynn had not discussed USA -imposed sanctions with Kislyak during the presidential transition period, but asked Flynn to resign after news ... [Full Article...]

Russia, US agree to air safety measures for Syria

Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation signed an agreement in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Thursday, setting up four "de-escalation" zones in war-torn Syria. He said they would be allowed to fly only in eastern Syria over areas held by ISIS, apparently excluding the entire western spine of the country. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS fighters withdrew from Tabqa... [Full Article...]

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