Macedonian social democrat leader expects mandate to form government

Macedonian social democrat leader expects mandate to form government

Talks to form a coalition with the Albanians failed over the language demand. Although DUI agreed to give Zaev its signatures of support, the party said it has not determined whether it would join any new coalition formed by the current opposition leader. Read More

Hispanic Owned Companies Place Bids To Build Trump's Border Wall

Hispanic Owned Companies Place Bids To Build Trump's Border Wall

During his first joint session of Congress address to lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday night, President Donald Trump again called for the funding and building of a wall along the US southern border with Mexico. According to the announcement, published on FedBizOpps.gov, the solicitation will be for several design-build prototype wall structures "in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico". Read More

India Police arrest ruling party woman leader in trafficking case

India Police arrest ruling party woman leader in trafficking case

CID received information that she would be coming to Jalpaiguri on Monday night and based on that they intercepted and arrested her. Chandana, the main accused, alleged that she had been introduced to BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly through Chowdhury. Read More

Taliban claims multiple deadly blasts in Kabul

Nearly simultaneous attacks in Kabul have left at least 16 people dead and 44 injured, the health ministry says. The statement does point out that the Taliban remain, "actively engaged in a struggle against foreign invaders and their hirelings" - a reference to the Kabul government that the militant group seeks to overthrow. Read More

Xenophobic Attacks: Senate Appoints Delegation To South Africa

SAHRC spokesperson Gushwell Brooks said communities should refrain from taking the law into their own hands and committing acts of criminality. They also burnt a South African flag outside the South African embassy in Abuja. No fewer than 97 Nigerians have been deported from South Africa over alleged civil and criminal offences committed lately.The Guardian learnt that at least six of the deportees were returned into the country for alleged drug offences, 10 were arrested and deported for ... Read More

Slain SEAL's Father Calls for Expanded Investigation of Yemen Raid

Slain SEAL's Father Calls for Expanded Investigation of Yemen Raid

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The fight for western Mosul

If they defeat Islamic State in Mosul, that would crush the Iraq wing of the caliphate that the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared in 2014 over parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria. The shocking footage shows three Iraqi soldiers in the fight against the Islamic State bent over the puppy strapped with four bottles containing explosives with electrical wires attached. Read More

United States airstrike kills top Al Qaeda leader in Syria

United States airstrike kills top Al Qaeda leader in Syria

Al-Masri was believed to operating inside Syria and influencing the activity of Tahrir el-Sham (HTS), a merger between the previous al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front and other Islamist groups that had formed to fight the Assad regime in January 2017. Read More

Egypt-Born French Holocaust Scholar Nearly Deported from US

While Customs and Border Protection officials have stayed mum, a $2,000 honorarium due to Rousso appears to have been a source of confusion, the New York Times reports. The university then sprang into action, the Eagle reported , with President Michael Young contacting law professor Fatma Marouf, who earlier this month had helped write an amicus brief against President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. Read More

Russia, China Veto Syria Sanctions In UN Security Council

The UN found Syrian government forces had used helicopters to drop barrel bombs containing chlorine gas. Moscow had clearly telegraphed its intention to block the Security Council measure, saying it would be damaging to United Nations -led peace talks that convened last week in Geneva. Read More

99-year-old granny gets arrested as part of bucket list

Oh, and she's handcuffed. A 99-year-old woman was arrested and placed in a cell to tick off one of her bucket list dreams. According to the Daily Mail, the adventurous senior told family members she always wanted to experience jail. "She couldn't look happier!" "One thing led to another, and the result is a happy Annie, a ticked off bucket list and some very nice pictures". The police force posted the pictures on Twitter, calling it "a day to never forget" and it all looked worth it to ... Read More

Iran Fires Latest Home-Made Cruise Missile during Naval Drills

The Iranian Navy has successfully test-fired its Nasr sea-launched cruise missile, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said. The naval exercises are being staged at a time when tensions with the US escalated after the administration of US President Donald Trump put Tehran "on notice". Read More

Iraq conducts first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

Iraq conducts first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

The battle for western Mosul is expected to be the most trying yet. Members of the Iraqi forces take cover as they advance towards Dindan neighborhood in the western half of the northern city of Mosul, as part of the offensive to retake the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters, on February 25, 2017. Read More

Saudi FM visits Baghdad for first time amid strained ties

Saudi FM visits Baghdad for first time amid strained ties

It is the first of its kind, ' a spokesman for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said. The Saudi minister also met his counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who said in a statement the visit was "the first by a Saudi foreign minister since 2003". As evidenced in recent attacks, IS has retained its ability to sow chaos and undermine the Iraqi government's authority even after it lost fixed positions in various regions. Read More

South African police break up anti-immigrant protests

South African police break up anti-immigrant protests

IOM condemns the spate of anti-immigrant violence organized by individual citizens and community associations in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg, and in the South African capital of Pretoria. Zuma called for South Africans not to blame migrants for the country's widespread crime problems, but said the government would crack down on drug-dealing and illegal immigrants. Read More

White House confirms chief of staff discussed Trump and Russian Federation with Federal Bureau of Investigation

White House confirms chief of staff discussed Trump and Russian Federation with Federal Bureau of Investigation

According to The Washington Post , "officials broadly dismissed Trump associates' contacts with Russian Federation as infrequent and inconsequential". Today's lead-off speaker, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway . "If we had said, 'If you don't do this, if you don't do that, ' that's pressure". Read More

South Africa's MTN concerned over violence against its property in Nigeria

South Africa's MTN concerned over violence against its property in Nigeria

The invasion spread to Pretoria where foreign-owned shops were looted overnight last Monday, extending to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment , with foreigners being accused of taking jobs from locals and getting involved in crime. Read More

Syrian opposition seek direct talks with regime

Earlier today, he was greeted by a group of Syrian women holding a vigil in Geneva for relatives and friends - sometimes children - who had been arrested, abducted or are still missing apparently as a result of the Government or the opposition. Read More

Mexico gov't rejects new United States immigration rules

Mexico gov't rejects new United States immigration rules

One would think this would be a troublesome development, as Tillerson and Kelly prepare to sit down the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other high-ranking officials Thursday. President Trump says he will tax most of those imports in order to pay for a border wall. Whereas President Barack Obama focused on deporting immigrants convicted of serious crimes, new memos signed by Kelly prioritize deportation for anyone convicted of a crime or charged with any offense. Read More

France is training eagles to take down drones

France is training eagles to take down drones

The Air Force initially acquired four royal eagle eggs last spring and have been training these birds in south-west France after the bird's reached adult size. Birds of prey are being trained to prevent terror attacks in, after being recruited by the country's air force. But it wasn't until 2015 when the Dutch started using bald eagles to intercept drones that other militaries started to see the benefit of these winged warriors. Read More