• Philippines' Duterte may place entire country under martial law
Philippines' Duterte may place entire country under martial law

Newly arrived from Moscow, just hours after cutting short his diplomatic visit to Russia, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stepped behind a podium to explain his decision to declare martial law in the southern island of Mindanao . The group took over buildings and torched a school, church and jail, leading President Rodrigo Duterte to announ...

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  • 10 submissions Pakistan made in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case at ICJ
10 submissions Pakistan made in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case at ICJ

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on espionage charges and earlier this week, the ICJ at the Hague in the Netherlands suspended the death sentence. The neighbouring country has claimed that Jadhav was arrested from the Balochistan province by security forces on March 3, 2016, after he entered the territory from Iran.

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  • Part Of The Philippines Is Now Under Martial Law
Part Of The Philippines Is Now Under Martial Law

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said one policeman and two soldiers were killed in the clashes, which began when security forces raided a house where they believed Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the infamous Abu Sayyaf kidnap gang and Philippine head of IS, was hiding.

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  • Donald Trump's Saudi trip ends, urges Muslim leaders to fight extremism
Donald Trump's Saudi trip ends, urges Muslim leaders to fight extremism

Wearing black skull cap, he became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the most holy site at which Jews can pray. "Oh my god. Trump has obtained the Bajoran Orb of Time", tweeted games developer and US congressional candidate Brianna Wu, in a reference to a mythical object from the " Star Trek " univer...

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  • Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details
Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details

Netanyahu must deal with opposition from rightist elements within his coalition who oppose any steps towards a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict. "This city, like no other place in the world, reveals the longing of the human heart - to know and worship God", said Trump. " Iran calls for the destruction of Israel".

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  • Venezuela death toll hits 40 as boy dies, say prosecutors
Venezuela death toll hits 40 as boy dies, say prosecutors

Maduro has remained in power, despite losing his influence among even poor Venezuelans who once embraced him and his mentor, Hugo Chávez. Protesters travel in a caravan during an opposition demonstration in Caracas on Saturday. Capriles on Friday tweeted a photo of a woman who said she is 97 years old as she stood before of phalanx of national ...

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  • Bodies of murdered property dealers wife, daughters found
Bodies of murdered property dealers wife, daughters found

Hassan was released on interim bail on May 17 as his wife Sonia and four children, Aqib , Shaqib , Arzoo and Arshi , had been "missing" since April 18. Bunty allegedly said he got friendly with Hassan's family during the politician's time in jail even as he waited for the right time to strike. Hassan worked as a property dealer and along w...

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  • Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit
Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit

These days, we're supposed to look at everything through the lens of gender, so let me get with the hermeneutical program and say that Obama's speech , indeed his entire performance, struck me as an anti-patriarchal blow for what Goethe, in another context, called das ewig weibliche , the eternal feminine (though I wouldn't say it was leading u...

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  • Raid on Manchester city centre flats part of terrorist investigation
Raid on Manchester city centre flats part of terrorist investigation

He added: "The priority remains to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network". Officers have been combing the streets of the city since being alerted to the attack that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured a further 59 in Manchester Arena.

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  • IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region
IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region

A Reuters reporter at the scene saw burnt bodies and a wrecked auto near a damaged police checkpoint. Bombings are a near-daily occurrence in the Somali capital. The ISIL terror group claimed responsibly for the attack and boasted that the group carried out its first suicide bombing in Somalia. Puntland , which is just across the Red Sea fro...

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  • Eight-year-old girl named as a victim of the Manchester bombing
Eight-year-old girl named as a victim of the Manchester bombing

Police said three suspects were arrested Wednesday around Manchester, and Abedi's father told The Associated Press that Abedi's brother Ismail was arrested Tuesday in the area. Police and intelligence agencies are trying to determine if he was part of a network that may be planning further attacks in the coming days. Although the LIFG disbanded...

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  • SCOTUS Rules North Carolina Gerrymandering Is Racist
SCOTUS Rules North Carolina Gerrymandering Is Racist

The state redrew congressional district maps in 2016 to comply with court rulings . The justices threw out a decision that had upheld all 12 state legislature districts that were challenged. And that has not been going well when it comes to voting rights. This time, as partisan gerrymanders. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more , visit http://...

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  • Top official in Trump's 'election integrity' commission has history of voter suppression
Top official in Trump's 'election integrity' commission has history of voter suppression

President Trump has been adamant that 3-5 million people voted illegally last November - but his supporters have offered up nothing near that level of fraud. It is old news that Trump has claimed that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, but he didn't provide his sources . "The commission risks becoming a partisan tool to shu...

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  • Moon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing change for South Koreans
Moon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing change for South Koreans

Putin made the comment after Moon said the foremost task to boost cooperation between the two countries was to strengthen strategic bilateral communication to find a solution to curb North Korea's nuclear threat, the Blue House said in a statement.

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  • Now, you can meet Delhi govt officers, ministers without prior appointment
Now, you can meet Delhi govt officers, ministers without prior appointment

An AAP leader said, "We need to ensure that we don't lose our connect with people in the capital. So far the scheme was only for Delhi colleges but now students who completed school education from Delhi who wish to take admission in colleges outside the city will also be eligible for the loan scheme", he said.

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  • Trump Channels Game Show Host To Achieve Middle East Peace
Trump Channels Game Show Host To Achieve Middle East Peace

Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip overseas as president. Trump briefly commented on Monday night's deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England, sending condolences to the families of those "innocent people, lovely young people" who were killed.

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  • China and Philippines meet on South China Sea disputes
China and Philippines meet on South China Sea disputes

China on Friday, May 19, 2017, said it reached agreement with the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) on the rough outline of a legally binding code of conduct created to prevent clashes in the strategic South China Sea .

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  • 'Football feast' overshadowed by Manchester attack, says Ajax boss
'Football feast' overshadowed by Manchester attack, says Ajax boss

I felt good and I didn't have any problems. Pogba has shown little of the spark that prompted United to pay out the vast sum despite the fact he's played more minutes - 2,087 - than any other outfield United player. Bosz believes his team's trip to Stockholm to play Manchester United is proof clubs with limited budgets but talented young playe...

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  • Stephen Colbert Takes Apart Trump Official's Deeply Disturbing Observation About Saudi Arabia
Stephen Colbert Takes Apart Trump Official's Deeply Disturbing Observation About Saudi Arabia

They are only interested in spending their money fight terrorism when they realize Uncle Sam is not going to be a sucker forever and they comprehend that ISIS could undermine the privileged positions of theses Arab potentates. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs- I would like to thank all of t...

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  • ISIS abducts Catholic Priest, 13 others in Philippines
ISIS abducts Catholic Priest, 13 others in Philippines

Duterte also said that martial law in Mindanao could last up to a year. As Trump congratulated Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on the "unbelievable job" he was doing in attempting to end drug use in the Philippines (which rights groups say amounts to sanctioning extrajudicial killings by unregulated militia groups that are given bo...

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  • Chelsea Manning Instagrammed her first moment of freedom
Chelsea Manning Instagrammed her first moment of freedom

Her sentence was commuted in President Obama's final months in office, a controversial move which was cheered by advocates and pro-whistleblower groups. But Manning, whom Greer considers a personal friend after speaking with her over the phone nearly every week, is "an incredibly driven person and I would expect that we will be hearing from her...

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  • United Kingdom investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers
United Kingdom investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers

That specific information has been shared between USA and British intelligence services, the United States officials said, adding they now have "high confidence" the information is accurate. Islamic State claimed the Manchester attack in a short message in Arabic and English posted on the online messaging service Telegram and picked up by the SIT...

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  • ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises
ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

The poll follows Labour's manifesto launch in which it laid out plans to nationalise industries. The tax burden - the amount of tax paid compared with total national income - could rise to around 37 per cent under Labour by 2022, higher than at any time since 1950, according to IFS estimates.

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  • Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

Lieutenant-General Eduardo Ano, the armed forces chief of staff, said almost 50 gunmen entered Marawi City, which has a population of about 200,000, and burned houses and other buildings to sow confusion during the fighting, AP reported. At least three government troops have been killed in the fighting. Ano said Hapilon is still recovering from ...

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  • Israeli-Palestinan deal would be start of Middle East peace
Israeli-Palestinan deal would be start of Middle East peace

The American President met with Abbas and several military officials and religious leaders before having a meeting behind closed doors. Before private talks with the Israeli leader, Trump also took the occasion to deny that when he was meeting with top Russian diplomats in Washington earlier this month he had unmasked Israel as the U.S.'s clandes...

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  • North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test
North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test

Firing the missile at high altitudes could also help North Korea test the technologies needed for warheads to withstand the re-entry through the earth's atmosphere. Experts aren't so certain but have said the nation is becoming increasingly nuclear capable. The North has successfully launched long-range rockets twice to put objects into space.

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  • Thunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust
Thunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust

As a police officer, this amounted to a breach of trust, the filing alleges. Thunder Bay's police Chief Jean-Paul Levesque is facing charges of obstruction of justice and breach of trust in connection with allegedly disclosing confidential information about the city's mayor Keith Hobbs, according to a court document.

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  • Manchester attack: Police are investigating 'network'
Manchester attack: Police are investigating 'network'

Authorities said they were also attempting to determine if Salman Abedi had any ties to Raphael Hostey, a British recruiter for ISIS who died previous year during a drone strike, according to the New York Times . Tuesday. Non-US media followed, again citing US sources. He said his son last visited Libya a month-and-a-half ago and never visited S...

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  • Fake encounter by forces in Assam alleged
Fake encounter by forces in Assam alleged

The CRPF's official report, writes Mr Rai, "present (s) a fictitious account of the joint operation by the security forces to hide pre-planned murders of two persons in custody and present it as some courageous act of professional achievement".

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  • Tree crashes onto hydro truck as windstorm whips South Coast
Tree crashes onto hydro truck as windstorm whips South Coast

The largest outage is on South Vancouver Island where almost 7,000 residents are without power, including 4,000 due to high winds in the Oak Bay/Saanich area of Greater Victoria. According to BC Hydro's website , almost 10,000 customers in Nanaimo lost power at some point between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3 a.m. Wednesday. BC Hydro says it needs to a...

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  • Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier
Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier

As for her plans for a coalition government, Clark says she will be awaiting final results. Liberal leader Christy Clark said she intends to form the next government. New Democrat Leader John Horgan voted at an advance poll. But the results will remain unclear for at least two weeks until absentee ballots are counted, which could flip close rid...

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  • Wont accept ICJ order, will take case to logical end
Wont accept ICJ order, will take case to logical end

Pakistan says ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear the case of Yadav as it pertains with the national security of the country. "Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings", ordered Judge Ronny Abraham , president of the court, as he announced the decision.

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  • South Korea fires warning shots at North after 'drone' crosses border
South Korea fires warning shots at North after 'drone' crosses border

U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood responded that it was "ridiculous" to claim North Korea's actions were legal. The Security Council late Monday strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of United Nations sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowed "to closely monitor the situation and take further sig...

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  • Trump affirms peace is
Trump affirms peace is "possible" between Israel and Palestinians

Bethlehem/jerusalem, May 23 US President Donald Trump today said that he is committed "to do everything" to achieve israel-Palestinian peace deal but made it clear that "peace can not take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded".

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  • Encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama, search on for militants
Encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama, search on for militants

According to a dossier of intelligence bureau, Abu Dujana joined Lashkar-e-Taiba when he was 17. "It happened outside the security ring", sources said. Mohammed Naved, the Pakistani terrorist who was caught alive past year, confessed that Abu Dujana masterminded the Udhampur attack in which two BSF jawans were killed.

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