US will provide air support in Raqqa battle

The operation, dubbed "Wrath of the Euphrates", involves some 30,000 fighters and had begun on Saturday night, Ahmed said, speaking alongside SDF officials in crisp fatigues. The assault by the SDF - an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces that has de... More..

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by | Monday, November 07, 2016

Tony Romo not even ready to be Cowboys backup

For out-of-market viewers, this game can be streamed live on NFL Sunday Ticket . The Cowboys have been surprisingly good in the run-stopping department this season and should be able to keep the 12th ranked r...More..

by | Monday, November 07, 2016

Syria monitor: 74 killed in 8 days of rebel Aleppo offensive

It was not immediately possible to reconcile the different figures. Such criticism had previously been focused on the Syrian government and its allies, accusing them of indiscriminate shelling and air strikes...More..

by | Sunday, November 06, 2016

Voter intimidation arguments head to federal court

However, if the email news for Clinton worsens, those could begin to look brighter for Republicans. AP found a lack of Trump's voice in his own commercials and an overabundance of his words in Clinton's. "And...More..

IHK schools shut down after deadly shelling
by | Sunday, November 06, 2016

IHK schools shut down after deadly shelling

On Monday, an Indian soldier and a civilian were killed along the line of control in held Kashmir in the Rajouri sector on the Line of Control, an Indian army spokesman said. Authorities on the Indian-administe...More..

UK PM May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback
by | Saturday, November 05, 2016

UK PM May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback

Some Conservative parliamentarians have been unhappy about the lack of parliamentary involvement in the process, but they are unlikely to take the momentous step of voting against Article 50 entirely. The bus...More..

Campaigning for Clinton, Obama reflects on his own legacy
by | Saturday, November 05, 2016

Campaigning for Clinton, Obama reflects on his own legacy

The attack is aimed at appealing to moderate Republicans and independents who have been the holdouts of his campaign , turned off by his behavior but equally repelled by the possible return to Washington of ...More..

Hearthstone's next expansion is Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
by | Saturday, November 05, 2016

Hearthstone's next expansion is Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion introduces 132 new cards into the game, which will be split across the three family functions of Gadgetzan . At the time of posting, there are almost 23 cards to bro...More..

May promises Europe she will keep to March timetable for Brexit
by | Saturday, November 05, 2016

May promises Europe she will keep to March timetable for Brexit

Asked if Mrs May agreed with Cabinet minister Sajid Javid that the judgement was "unacceptable", the spokesman said: "The very fact that we are appealing that decision means very clearly that we don't accept th...More..

by | Saturday, November 05, 2016

Clinton campaign: We just want 'fairness' from Federal Bureau of Investigation

The emails, belonging to Clinton's closest aide, Huma Abedin , came to light during an investigation of disgraced former NY congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Abedin. The issue that Clinton us...More..

US Supreme Court puts Alabama execution on hold
by | Saturday, November 05, 2016

US Supreme Court puts Alabama execution on hold

Seventy-four-year-old Arthur had been scheduled to be executed Thursday evening by lethal injection at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote Thursday that he did not thi...More..

Facebook reports 1.2 billion daily users
by | Friday, November 04, 2016

Facebook reports 1.2 billion daily users

What this means is that Facebook earned $5.7 billion of its total $6.8 billion on mobile ads alone . "As I mentioned last quarter, we continue to expect ad load will play a less significant role driving reve...More..

Gabriel Klein: Abbotsford school stabbing suspect charged
by | Friday, November 04, 2016

Gabriel Klein: Abbotsford school stabbing suspect charged

Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), speaking at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. The other victim stabbed, a 14-year-old friend of Reimer's, remains in hospital in r...More..

UK court brings Brexit plans screeching to halt
by | Friday, November 04, 2016

UK court brings Brexit plans screeching to halt

A hearing is scheduled in the Supreme Court for December 7-8. According to the New York Times , the court's ruling requires a final vote by the 650-seat Parliament in order to determine whether or not Ma...More..

by | Thursday, November 03, 2016

Lebanon Elects Pro-Hezbollah President Who Vows to Retake 'Israeli-Occupied' Land

The selection of the Michel Aoun, a Christian, highlights the complex alliances among Lebanon's various factions as the country struggles with the humanitarian and political fallout from the Syrian civil war ne...More..

by | Thursday, November 03, 2016

Donald Trump Organization denies links with large Russian bank connected to Putin

The more serious allegation concerned communication between a Trump Organization server and two servers for the Russian bank Alfa. This server was discovered by a malware hunter using the pseudonym Tea Le...More..

by | Thursday, November 03, 2016

Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter begins in Kupwara district; three terrorists hole up

However, the Kupwara encounter resulting in the death of the soldier and the mutilation was directly supported by the Pakistan Army, they said. This move by the BSF is in protest to the growing incidents of cea...More..

by | Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Pakistan apex court moots probe panel on Panama Papers scam

The court heard several petitions, including by Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which accused Sharif and his family members of illegally transferring money overseas after the Panama Papers leaks showed ...More..

by | Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Investigation: UN Troops Failed to Protect Civilians in Juba Violence

Ban's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the United Nations chief had "asked for the immediate replacement of the force commander", Lieutenant-General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki. Around 12,000 UNMISS peacekee...More..

NATO allies advance plans for east Europe troop deployment
by | Tuesday, November 01, 2016

NATO allies advance plans for east Europe troop deployment

France, Denmark, Italy and other allies are expected to join the four battle groups led by the US, Germany, the United Kingdom and Canada to go to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, with forces ranging from...More..

by | Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Syrian opposition captures strategic Aleppo village

The UN Special Envoy for Syria has said he is "appalled and shocked" by the rebel attacks on western Aleppo, warning the bombardment could amount to war crimes. The United Nations said credible reports from sou...More..

by | Monday, October 31, 2016

UNESCO passes controversial Jerusalem resolution

Mexico on Wednesday dismissed its envoy to UNESCO over his objection to the United Nations body's recent resolution that ignored the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem. The reso...More..

by | Monday, October 31, 2016

Shiite militias launch operation near Iraq's Mosul

The militias, known as the Popular Mobilization Units and backed by Iran, had not to this point played a significant role in the 100,000-plus troop force organized by Iraqi and Kurdish military leaders and back...More..

'Wow': Conway Takes Offense When Tapper Says Racists and Anti-Semites Back Trump
by | Monday, October 31, 2016

'Wow': Conway Takes Offense When Tapper Says Racists and Anti-Semites Back Trump

You're the enemy ", he shouted. "Welcome to all you deplorables! " he said . Clinton later expressed regret for suggesting that half of all his supporters were racist or xenophobic. "There are what I call th...More..

by | Monday, October 31, 2016

Iraq's Shiite militias join Mosul push; bombs rock Baghdad

The Mosul offensive involves tens of thousands of soldiers, federal police, Kurdish fighters, Sunni tribesmen and Shia militias. Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for the militias, said on state television the wes...More..

by | Monday, October 31, 2016

Iraqi forces push toward Mosul, Shiite militias join battle

There are fears IS could use them as human shields as the operation closes in on the city. Jihadi tactics have so far included dozens of suicide auto bombs, and booby-trapped towns criss-crossed with undergroun...More..

by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

UNESCO expected to adopt controversial Jerusalem resolution

The site's history makes it one of the holiest sites for Muslims. Israel suspended co-operation with Unesco on October 14. Gardner Coates takes an extraordinarily narrow perspective on the Metropolitan M...More..

Clinton rallies with Mrs. Obama as Trump alleges corruption
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Clinton rallies with Mrs. Obama as Trump alleges corruption

If people wonder, yes, Hillary Clinton is my friend. "We know the influence our president has on our children, how they turn on the TV and they see the most powerful role model in the world, someone who sho...More..

by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

UNESCO approves new controversial resolution on Jerusalem

The independent professional body, which advises UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, spoke out after a board meeting in Istanbul. But, unlike the West Bank and Gaza, whose global status has yet to be determined, Isr...More..

Guarding the nation is our Diwali, says BSF Commander
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Guarding the nation is our Diwali, says BSF Commander

Pakistan opened fire at the International Border on Saturday night and met with a strong response by the Border Security Force. The attack comes a day after India and Pakistan traded accusations that each had...More..

by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Iraqi forces push into town south of Mosul

The Mosul offensive is the largest Iraqi military operation since the 2003 US -led invasion, and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi soldiers, federal police, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanct...More..

UK Government approves third runway at Heathrow Airport
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

UK Government approves third runway at Heathrow Airport

Teesside Labour MPs Tom Blenkinsop and Anna Turley also previously backed an expansion at Heathrow as the "best option for Teesside". The U.K.'s Department for Transport forecasts the runway will create up to...More..

Turkey to target ISIS in Manjib and Raqqa stronghold in Syria
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Turkey to target ISIS in Manjib and Raqqa stronghold in Syria

Instead, Turkey bombed People's Protection Units, or YPG - Kurdish militia the US considers the most effective force against ISIS in Syria . He says the attackers took advantage of a 10-day moratorium ...More..

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege

He says all attacks have been repelled, but 43 civilians have been killed and 96 wounded in the rebel shelling. He says the attackers took advantage of a 10-day moratorium on military flights over Aleppo, whi...More..

by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Trump campaign manager: Federal Bureau of Investigation director in 'terrible spot'

In a letter to senior lawmakers explaining his decision, Comey said "the Federal Bureau of Investigation cannot yet assess" whether the information is "significant" nor could he offer a timetable for how lo...More..