Arab League leaders slam Iran amid regional tensions

Arab League leaders slam Iran amid regional tensions

Eisenkot said he welcomed President Donald Trump's stated commitment to confronting Iran over its ballistic missile program and deepening presence in Syria and Iraq. "Iran created agents in the region, such as the Houthi and Hezbollah militias, in total disregard for all global principles", said al-Jubeir. The draft declaration cites the missile attack as well as the bombing of an oil pipeline in Bahrain this month as examples of Iran's threat to regional security. Read More

Trump Pauses The Decision On Importing African Elephant Trophies

Trump Pauses The Decision On Importing African Elephant Trophies

Despite the outcry and Trump's stated reversal, the worldwide affairs page of the US Fish and Wildlife Service still - as of Saturday morning local time - says it will issue permits for importing big game animal parts. Conservationists and wildlife advocates were critical of the timing of the move, noting the political turmoil in Zimbabwe, where the military has seized power and had held President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Read More

IAF Garud commando martyred, 5 terrorists killed in J&K encounter

IAF Garud commando martyred, 5 terrorists killed in J&K encounter

The army said as the cordon around the hiding terrorists was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter. Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said six militants, including LeT commander Mahmood Bhai, were killed in the gunfight. Read More

After 17 years, India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 title

After 17 years, India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 title

Manushi Chhillar of India was crowned Miss World 2017. Manushi, who was also the victor of Miss India 2017, made it through a total of 108 contestants to bag the coveted title. Super proud! Jai Hind". An overjoyed Manushi said, "I still can't believe that I have won the Miss World title". We knew you had all the qualities to conquer the world ever since we met you for the first time! She is a medical student hailing from Haryana . Read More

'Picture is really bad': Trump hits out at Democrat accused of groping

'Picture is really bad': Trump hits out at Democrat accused of groping

Then when Lesley is passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.' Or 'That's why you never see Lesley until February.' Or, 'When she passes out. Clinton also lambasted the two GOP politicians, saying that Trump "has disgraced the office" and that Moore "clearly doesn't appear to be someone who will bring respect and honour to the state of Alabama". Read More

N Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites

N Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites

Global sanctions, droughts, and disastrous internal management mean food shortages are a big problem in North Korea. Song, the head of the worldwide department at the Central Committee of the Communist Party, may also meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More

Trump Administration Reverses Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports

Trump Administration Reverses Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports

The reversal applies to elephants hunted in Zimbabwe on or after January 21 2016, and on or before December 31 2018, and elephants hunted in Zambia during 2016 2017 and 2018. President Donald Trump's sons Donald Jr. and Eric are themselves big game hunters. The population of African elephants fell by some 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, with poaching the primary reason for the decline , according to a report released previous year. Read More

Australian diplomat dies after fall from Lower East Side balcony

Australian diplomat dies after fall from Lower East Side balcony

By means of an apology, the police official said, Mr. Simpson suggested the two play a so-called trust game. "He will be remembered as someone dedicated to the service of our nation as a member of Australia's foreign service". Mr Simpson, his wife Lauren Waugh, and her brother James Waugh were partying in Manhattan with a group of about 10 on Tuesday night, celebrating the Yes vote in Australia's same-sex marriage survey. Read More

Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week

Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week

A competing measure by Russian Federation to renew for a year the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) failed to garner enough support in the council, essentially spelling the end of the body tasked with identifying the perpetrators of chemical attacks. Read More

Jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez trial report deadlock

Jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez trial report deadlock

Rep. Albio Sires, a Democrat from West New York and longtime Menendez ally, said Menendez has solid support in New Jersey Democratic circles and should be able to come back. The mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore have given Democrats hope they can score an upset win in that state's special election next month. Read More

Donald Trump pauses 'major statement' to take two big swigs of water

Donald Trump pauses 'major statement' to take two big swigs of water

At an event in Texas, Trump mimed Rubio's attempts to drink water mid-speech, while spilling some contents of a water bottle onstage. Trump sipping water has left the social media talking. Mr Rubio jokingly tweeted that Mr Trump had to work on his water drinking technique after the live announcement on Thursday. Trump then began to mock him. Read More

Three-carrier exercises "normal operation": Pentagon chief

Mattis said it has been 10 years since the last three-carrier exercises, adding that the United States doesn't "have an abundance of aircraft carriers" and it usually keeps them "spread out and working with allies". The combined strike force is conducting sea surveillance, UNREPS, air defense drills and air combat training and close-in coordinated maneuvers, among other operations. Read More

Iran, Iraq Refuse Israeli Offer of Aid Following Deadly Earthquake

Iran, Iraq Refuse Israeli Offer of Aid Following Deadly Earthquake

While most of the deaths occurred in Iran - Israel's chief enemy in the Middle East - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking past that. This weekend, a devastating natural disaster rocked parts of Iran and Iraq. "We offered Iran assistance after earthquakes in the past, but they refused". "We are brothers. We see Israel as the protector of the Druze community. Read More

South Korea postpones university exam after rare quake

South Korea postpones university exam after rare quake

The Meteorological Administration said almost 20 aftershocks had shaken the region and more were expected in coming days. The Korea Meteorological Administration reported a second tremor, with a magnitude of 5.4, about nine kilometers from Pohang. Read More

Russian Federation posts video game screenshot as 'proof' of USA helping IS

Russian Federation posts video game screenshot as 'proof' of USA helping IS

The discovery was made by Eliot Higgins, founder of the investigative website Bellingcat, who noticed a large red "fire" button in the corner had been cropped out of the picture. The original is consistent with a June 2016 Iraqi military video, which shows coalition airstrikes and Iraqi military forces attacking an ISIS convoy fleeing Falluja. Read More

Mugabe in trouble: 4 army tanks move towards capital

Mugabe in trouble: 4 army tanks move towards capital

Some analysts say it is too early to talk of a coup attempt against Mugabe - the only leader Zimbabwe has known in 37 years of independence. President Robert Mugabe's ruling party stripped Emmerson Mnangagwa of his vice president post. 'We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in, ' Chiwenga said in a statement read to reporters at a news conference packed with top brass ... Read More

Kurdish Olympic weightlifter will auction gold medal to aid natural disaster victims

Kurdish Olympic weightlifter will auction gold medal to aid natural disaster victims

Ahoora Niazi, who lives in Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah province, filmed scenes of ruin and posted the videos on the social media. The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Department dispatched several cultural heritage task forces to determine the extent of [possible] damage to each monument, the official said, adding that the five sites can be restored. Read More

Coalition to Gradually Reopen Yemen's Seaports, Airports

Coalition to Gradually Reopen Yemen's Seaports, Airports

Without Sanaa airport and Hudaydah and Saleef seaports fully functioning and receiving cargo, the dire humanitarian situation will deteriorate further. Saudi Arabia said Monday that the coalition would reopen seaports and airports in areas controlled by the Yemeni government, but those in rebel-held areas, including Hudaydah and Sanaa, would remain closed. Read More

Sessions Tells Congress Trump Campaign Was 'A Form of Chaos Every Day'

Sessions Tells Congress Trump Campaign Was 'A Form of Chaos Every Day'

In that written statement , the former Trump campaign national security adviser claimed that he had told Sessions about "connections" he had that "could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President Putin" in March of a year ago. Read More

McConnell Calls for Roy Moore to Drop Out of Senate Race

McConnell Calls for Roy Moore to Drop Out of Senate Race

Moore did to me to my grave, had it not been for the courage of four other women", she said. The report was based on an interview with Leigh Corfman, who said she was 14 and Moore 32 when he initiated a sexual encounter. It said Moore is innocent and "has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone". Speaking at a press conference in Louisville about tax reform, McConnell was asked if he believed Moore's accusers. Read More