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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes Zia's son Tarique Rahman, a co-defendant in the case, and four of her aides were sentenced to 10 years in jail. "No way we will accept this verdict", BNP secretary general Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told AFP after the hearing. There was tight security in Dhaka streets as the ex-Prime Minister was on her way to a court with a convoy of armed police and Ms Zia's private security personnel's vehicle... [Full Article...]

Several feared trapped after Taiwan natural disaster

Several feared trapped after Taiwan natural disaster The island's worst tremor in recent decades was a 7.6-magnitude quake in September 1999 that killed around 2,400 people. Authorities revised the number of people who were still missing down from about 60 to seven on Thursday evening. The quake late Tuesday caused buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously and killed at least two people. Speaking from a crisis center in Taipei, Cabinet spokesman... [Full Article...]

Syria war: Last of British IS 'Beatles' gang captured by Kurds

Syria war: Last of British IS 'Beatles' gang captured by Kurds An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) shows a masked militant holding a knife and gesturing as he speaks to the camera in a desert landscape before a beheading. The fourth member of the group, Aine Davis, is a former drug dealer - also from west London. Both men have been designated foreign terrorists by the United States. [Full Article...]

Turkish, Iranian, Russian presidents to meet in Istanbul

Turkish, Iranian, Russian presidents to meet in Istanbul Diplomatic sources in Ankara told Asharq Al-Awsat that Cavusoglu's visit aims to dissipate Tehran's angers after Turkish forces clashed with some forces present in the Syrian regime-controlled areas near Afrin and Idlib, pushing Iran to call on Turkey to stop its ongoing "Operation Olive Branch" in northern Syria . [Full Article...]

President Trump wants to hold parade in Washington to celebrate the military

President Trump wants to hold parade in Washington to celebrate the military They both said there are better ways to help the troops and their families. Back in September, at the start of a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron , Trump praised the Bastille Day parade and said he was hoping "to do something like that on July Fourth in Washington , down Pennsylvania Avenue". [Full Article...]

Backed forces in Syria strike pro-regime militants, killing at least 100

Backed forces in Syria strike pro-regime militants, killing at least 100 One Syrian rebel soldier was wounded but no USA forces were killed or wounded, according to NPR's Tom Bowman, who is reporting from elsewhere in Syria. USA troops were there at the time, but none of them were hurt. The US-led coalition had previously alerted Russian officials about the presence of SDF forces in nearby Khusham after seeing a slow build-up of pro-government forces during the last ... [Full Article...]

UN Pleads With Syria To End Airstrikes And Allow Humanitarian Aid

F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mr Le Drian said global law was "being violated by the Damascus regime, by Iran and those who are attacking eastern Ghouta and Idlib ", calling on all Iranian-backed militia, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, to leave Syria. [Full Article...]

Natural disaster strikes off coast of Taiwan, hotel collapses

Natural disaster strikes off coast of Taiwan, hotel collapses The 6.1-magnitude natural disaster was one of five that struck at a shallow depth in the same area off Taiwan┬┤s eastern coast within two hours of each other on Sunday. Taiwan's CTI -TV reported at least five buildings collapsed in the city. The quake caused widespread damage in Hualien, a city of 100,000 people. [Full Article...]

President Trump is bringing back the nuclear arms race

President Trump is bringing back the nuclear arms race According to SIPRI data, Russian Federation has 7,000 nuclear weapons while the United States follows closely with 6,800. Unfortunately, he said, "we are not there yet, sadly". Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine USS Hawaii at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Aug. 22, 2014. Bringing a version of the missile back would be a response to Russia's alleged violation of the Int... [Full Article...]

Travel-disrupting snow and ice to sweep through region

Travel-disrupting snow and ice to sweep through region That increased the sparse snow total for the season to just over 18 inches, or 10 below the average for this time of year, the weather service's data shows. One in far northern in, and another in far southern Indiana. The ice and snow will result in hard travel conditions, including the morning commute on Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Anchorage police warn of 'heinous' child sex video circulating Facebook

Anchorage police warn of 'heinous' child sex video circulating Facebook Meanwhile, the video still circulating on Facebook and other social media as far as Colorado and France shows a young girl performing oral sex on an adult, authorities said. Law enforcement agencies throughout Alabama are conducting an ongoing criminal investigation surrounding the sexual assault of a child and the distribution of a video depicting the assault. [Full Article...]

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley Sources told VOA army officials were playing in a volleyball match when the bomb went off. It said that eight soldiers succumbed to their injuries in hospital, taking the death toll to 11. "No cowardly attack can deter us in pursuing our struggle against the menace of terrorism to its logical conclusion". Earlier the Pakistani Taliban militants had strong influence in most parts of Swat . [Full Article...]

Julian Assange loses challenge to United Kingdom arrest warrant

Julian Assange loses challenge to United Kingdom arrest warrant Olivia Harris / Reuters Julian Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, the year he is pictured here. Julian Assange skipped bail conditions to avoid extradiction to Sweden where he was facinga rape allegation which he denied, though the case has been dropped. [Full Article...]

Polish President signs into law controversial Holocaust bill

Polish President signs into law controversial Holocaust bill It says that "whoever accuses, publicly and against the facts, the Polish nation, or the Polish state, of being responsible or complicit in the Nazi crimes committed by the Third German Reich ... Jan Grabowski, a historian at the University of Ottawa in Canada who studies Polish violence against Jews during the war, called Duda's signing of the law "further proof that the nationalists now in pow... [Full Article...]

Kashmir is a lifeline for Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

Kashmir is a lifeline for Pakistan: Khawaja Asif Abbasi said that even if the country remains divided on the issue the indigenous Kashmir struggle will not end, adding that unity in Pakistan will strengthen people like Syed Ali Gillani and Burhan Wani Shaheed. But unfortunately Pakistan is trying to tear down Jammu and Kashmir and continues attacks on our forces and territory. He added that the Kashmiri parliamentary leaders have to keep t... [Full Article...]

3 officers shot in Colorado Springs, 1 dead

3 officers shot in Colorado Springs, 1 dead Only hours after learning about his tragic death, they say they are still in complete disbelief, absolutely heartbroken they had to watch the body of someone they had considered family for 30 years now to be taken to the Coroner's Office at the end of his powerful procession. [Full Article...]

Cleanup under way after Philly's Super Bowl celebrations

Cleanup under way after Philly's Super Bowl celebrations Malcolm Jenkins , former New Orleans Saints safety and current Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion, told CNN on Monday morning that he intends to skip the team's visit to see President Trump and the White House . "I'm out", he added with a laugh, dropping the microphone and stumbling away. Asked about Wentz's return, Pederson said: "I had a chance to talk to Carson on the field, on th... [Full Article...]

Countdown has begun for Congress' end in Karnataka: Modi

Countdown has begun for Congress' end in Karnataka: Modi Flanked by key ministers of his Cabinet at the press conference, Siddaramaiah charged that Modi was "supporting and facilitating corruption" while saying that the Centre was yet to appoint a Lokpal. "But nobody should make personal comments", Mr Siddaramaiah said. Accusing the Congress of practising "appeasement politics" on the issue of triple talaq, Modi said, "Congress' vote bank politics... [Full Article...]

Mexico says Venezuela must find peaceful way out of crisis

Mexico says Venezuela must find peaceful way out of crisis Questioned about this issue, Mexican State Secretary Videgaray said his Government would never support a violent intervention in Venezuela, although the Venezuelan issue was included in the debate with Tillerson and Freeland. "Trump's image was poor across the region even before the recent controversy involving the revocation of Temporary Protected Status for hundreds of thousands of Haitian and S... [Full Article...]

Israel 'legalising' rogue settlement in response to rabbi murder: Netanyahu

Israel 'legalising' rogue settlement in response to rabbi murder: Netanyahu The following week, Israeli troops searching for his attackers shot dead what they described as a Palestinian suspect in the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank , about 35 kilometres north of Havat Gilad. His cousin, who has the same name, was killed on January 18 after a ten-hour military operation by the Israeli army, in what Palestinians believe was a case of mistaken identity. [Full Article...]


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