Sri Lanka state of emergency must respect human rights - Amnesty

07 Mar, 2018

India is closely watching developments in Sri Lanka , where the government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in order to control communal violence. As a country that had suffered by acts of violence for almost three decades, the Department said, "We as a nation should desist from the repetition of such".


Delta CEO: Ending NRA discount was attempt to be neutral

06 Mar, 2018

Gov. Casey Cagle had threatened Delta in a tweet Monday. Deal's chief of staff Chris Riley confer in the senate before the senate went into recess and the Rules Committee stripped the Delta tax cut from legislation. "The voters who elected us and believe strongly in our rights and liberties expect and deserve no less". GOP lawmakers amended a sweeping tax bill to eliminate a fuel-tax exemption worth at least an estimated $38 million to Delta and other airlines.


Trump Mocks Kushner At Gridiron Dinner: 'Jared Could Not Get Through Security'

05 Mar, 2018

I am a member of the club. There's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who Trump slammed on Twitter (again) this week and reportedly has now nicknamed, "Mr. At the closed-door event, where filming was prohibited , Trump also discussed more somber issues like North Korea , saying he was open to direct talks with its leader, Kim Jong Un.


Saudi Crown Prince Receives Grand Welcome From Egyptian Fighter Jets

05 Mar, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday on his first public trip outside the kingdom since he has been named crown prince past year. While expressing support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Cairo has stopped short of full engagement and has instead settled for a less direct military-support role.


Man Shot Himself Outside White House, Law Enforcement Source Says

05 Mar, 2018

The Secret Service on Saturday responded to reports of a man who shot himself near the White House. Authorities are investigating what led a man to shoot himself right outside of the White House. "We're aware of the incident". Trump is expected to return to Washington D.C. this afternoon to attend the Gridiron Club dinner, an annual gathering with members of the press and D.C.


Burkina Faso: French Embassy says it is under attack

04 Mar, 2018

Just before mid-day on Friday, the French embassy and the headquarters of the Burkinabe army chief of staff in Ouagadougou were attacked by armed militants. Eight attackers were also killed in Friday's bloody assault. "These attacks only strengthen the resolve of the United States and responsible nations to pursue, destroy, and rid the world of those who commit such heinous acts", Sanders said.


British PM sets out post-Brexit trade vision

04 Mar, 2018

Theresa May has also took an opportunity to vow for real change that Britain voted for in 2016 to finally occur, with jobs and safety well defended. However, for the first time the prime minister also accepted that her plans to leave the single market will mean restricted access to European markets for United Kingdom businesses.


Turkey says 2222 militants "neutralized" in military operation in Syria's Afrin

03 Mar, 2018

The United Nations Security Council, crucially including regime ally Russian Federation, has agreed a 30-day nationwide ceasefire in Syria although this has yet to be implemented or end the violence in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. "Turkey is not one of the parties to the conflict in Syria", said Aksoy. Since launching its operation in the northwest Syrian region, Turkey has captured 115 "strategic points" and 87 villages, Anadolu said.


French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked: FM

03 Mar, 2018

France's foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the Burkinabe government confirmed that the embassy had been the target of one of a pair of attacks against several locations on Friday. Men escape from Burkina Faso's army headquarters during an attack in the capital Ougadougou , Burkina Faso March 2, 2018. Le Drian said the damage at the embassy was relatively minor.


Turkish strikes kill 14 Damascus loyalists in Kurd enclave: monitor

03 Mar, 2018

Shortly after, it issued a second statement in which it announced that three more soldiers had been killed and six more were wounded, without giving details of the circumstances. Washington warned Ankara that its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan distracts Kurdish fighters from the war against the Islamic State (IS). The development comes days after the UN Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria "without delay" to allow aid delivery and ...


Mainers brace for flooding, power outages along the coast

03 Mar, 2018

The storm , with about 80 million people in its path, could knock out power and flood some neighborhoods along the Atlantic coast Friday and Saturday . That " bomb cyclone " created a record high tide of 15.16 feet - besting the tides of the Blizzard of '78 and sending heavy, car-swamping floods through the North End and Seaport - and today's storm is expected to create even higher tides.


West ups heat on Damascus as Ghouta civilians await aid

03 Mar, 2018

The UN Security Council in February voted unanimously for a 30-day Syria-wide ceasefire to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, but Russian-backed Syrian government forces have only implemented a brief daily pause in their otherwise relentless offensive in Eastern Ghouta, a region outside of Damascus.


UEFA make changes to Champions and Europa League from next season

02 Mar, 2018

Starting next season, the winners of the Ladbrokes Premiership will have to navigate four rounds of qualifiers to reach the Champions League , after changes to European football's premier competition were announced. The Champions League usually kicks off at 7.45pm, but from the 2018-19 season, games will start at either 5.55pm or 8pm. 'We will not use it in the Champions League next season.


The Senate's big fight over net neutrality officially starts today

02 Mar, 2018

Democrats have been promising to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution ever since the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal its net neutrality rules in December. "The Trump Administration supports the FCC's efforts to roll back burdensome, monopoly-era regulations", Gidley said , when asked whether Trump would sign a resolution to effectively reinstate the Obama-era open internet rules his own FCC chairman voted to overturn.


Iraqi court sentences 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to ISIL

01 Mar, 2018

Several Western governments, including the United Kingdom, have expressed a wish for nationals who travelled to the Middle East to fight on behalf of the group be tried in Iraq . Iraq has detained 560 women and 600 children over alleged links to IS, and has moved quickly to put them on trial. Iraq has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death for involvement with ISIS .


Syria's entire territory must be cleansed of terrorists in coming months

01 Mar, 2018

Moscow began military operations against terrorist groups in Syria at the request of Damascus in September 2015. The Syrian regime says it is targeting terrorists inside the enclave , as the draft resolution stated the cease-fire doesn't apply to operations against the Islamic State , al-Qaida and the Nusra Front.


Israel arrests family member of jailed Palestinian teen

01 Mar, 2018

Hours after Mohammed's release , Mordechai posted on Facebook that the 15-year-old had admitted to interrogators that he had sustained his head injury from falling off of his bike and hitting his head on the handlebars. His 17-year-old brother, Tamim, was also arrested. "Then I saw the same soldiers who hit my cousin, this time in front of my house". The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in a statement that Israeli forces detained 10 members of the Tamimi family from the central ...


Allies urge Trump to not go further on gun control measures

26 Feb, 2018

He says what's needed now is a political settlement reached by the people who live there. At the White House, Trump told local and state school officials he had discussed his ideas to stem gun violence in schools with the NRA , the politically influential gun lobby that backed him in the 2016 campaign.


Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest

26 Feb, 2018

The bill set to approved by Israeli ministers would restrict the rights of churches to deal independently with their own land and also threatens church land around the Jaffa gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. "This reminds us all of laws of a similar nature which were enacted against the Jews during a dark period in Europe". Fatah Movement condemned the Israeli decision; saying that these decisions target the Christian presence in Palestine.


Hertz, Avis Follow Enterprise, End Partnership with NRA

25 Feb, 2018

Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts and other special offers to NRA members. Enterprise Holdings Inc.: The vehicle rental company, which also owns Alamo and National, tweeted Friday, "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members .


Another round of winter weather could make for slick commute Thursday

25 Feb, 2018

Snow and sleet accumulations can range anywhere from 1-2 inches while ice accumulations can range from a tenth to two-tenths of an inch. It's that wintry mix chance we're concerned about Thursday night and again on Saturday morning. Kansas City Public Schools will be one of the only metro schools in session. Up to a half-inch of sleet fell in southwest Oklahoma City, and two-fifths of an inch of freezing rain coated parts of Garvin County, where branches were broken.


Employers arrested after Filipina maid found dead in freezer

25 Feb, 2018

Eva (2nd L), mother of Filipina worker Joanna Demafelis whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait, cries in front of the wooden casket containing her daughter's body shortly after its arrival from Manila at Iloilo International Airport in Iloilo province, central Philippines, on February 17, 2018.


Russian Federation sends 2 stealth fighter jets to Syria

25 Feb, 2018

But White's comments are the clearest to date that the US military was told there were no Russians in the attacking force. The US suffered heavy casualties in Vietnam, and later the Afghanistan war was very costly for Russian Federation.


Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya

24 Feb, 2018

Most of the 55 demolished villages are among the 362 that were destroyed by Myanmar security forces and Rakhine Buddhist vigilante groups in the wake of attacks on security outposts by the Rohingya insurgent group ARSA on August 25, 2017.


RBS and other banks increase provision for PPI claims

24 Feb, 2018

In its United Kingdom personal and business banking division alone, RBS reported an 8% drop in headcount in 2017, while its commercial banking unit saw front office headcount fall around 16 per cent, alongside an 11 per cent drop in its private banking business.



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