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US Navy ships arrive in Qatar for joint drills amid Gulf crisis

The Middle-Eastern country has been hit with an embargo by several of its Gulf neighbours, which has continued into its second week after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region accused Qatar of supporting the groups. The agreement also was signed amid the diplomatic row between the bloc of countries headed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar . Qatar long has been trying to secure its relations with the United States , whether through hosting the American military base or an office for the ... Lire la suite »

Iran Missile Strike Missed Target — Times of Israel

It comes after Iran launched missile strikes on ISIS in retaliation for twin attacks in Tehran earlier this month. Russian Federation backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Iran also supports, while the US-led coalition is aligned with groups that oppose the Assad regime and ISIS. Lire la suite »

Killing of Muslim teen stirs questions about hate crime prosecutions

The man stopped his auto and got out wielding a baseball bat and attacked Hussein, then disappeared with her. Police allege that Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, got into an argument with a teen in the group as the friends returned to the mosque, drove his vehicle over a curb, chased the group and used a baseball bat to hit Hassanen in a parking lot nearby. Lire la suite »

Russian jet flies within feet of USA plane over Baltic Sea

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Coalition forces shot down a similar pro-regime drone near the same location earlier this month, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. A United States military official told AFP the drone was "on a run toward our folks to drop a munition on them", so the coalition shot the unmanned aircraft down in self defence. Lire la suite »

Woman jailed for 16 years for attempted murder of PSNI officers

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The judge told Connor he believed she was risky and was "committed to a violent philosophy to achieve political objectives". She pleaded guilty to a number of terror offences last month. It was discovered that she had communicated with both men via her "United Stuggle" Facebook page, which she had created for her one-member republican organisation. Lire la suite »

London mosque terror attack suspect named

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was "every bit as sickening" as the others. Father-of-four Darren Osborne was arrested by police after a van ploughed into pedestrians outside the Mosque on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park , North London . Lire la suite »

Senate GOP paves way for ObamaCare repeal bill

Senators, however, are still expected to allow states to waive Obamacare's essential health benefits mandate, which requires insurers to cover key medical services like prescription drugs, maternity and mental health care . The Alliance for Healthcare Security- Tennessee, meanwhile, denounced Senate Republicans rushing forward with what the group charged is "a secret plan to repeal health care written only by Republicans without public hearings or expert input". Lire la suite »

Public funeral service set for Otto Warmbier

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A Cincinnati coroner's office begins its investigation into the death of the American college student jailed in North Korea for almost a year and a half. will not "tolerate murder of citizens by hostile powers". Analysts say his death will likely cast a shadow on relations between the USA and North Korea and compound efforts by South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, to improve ties with the North. Lire la suite »

Australia halts air strikes over Syria amid US-Russia tensions

Australia is part of the coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and in late 2015 extended air operations into Syria , with a total of 780 defence personnel based in the Middle East. Tom Shannon, the State Department No. 3, will meet Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister. Assad's and his allied forces opposing ISIS are now colliding with the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces opposing ISIS, which consist of Arab rebels and the Syrian Kurds of the PYD. Lire la suite »

Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team said, "The president has not been and is not under investigation and the tweet was in response to the Washington Post story with no named sources whatsoever". He further acknowledged that he could not be certain that the report by Post was false. "I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow said. Lire la suite »

Courts are right in blocking Trump's travel ban

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Ninth Circuit Court has formally cleared the way for President Donald Trump's executive order on travel restrictions to move forward, but with a proviso that there will have to be internal reviews and vetting procedures of other countries for visa applications. Lire la suite »

Funeral services set for Otto Warmbier

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Han Tae Song, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, said: "My country has been under sanctions for more than 60 years by Americans". After 17 months of detention, the North Korean government last week handed the 22-year-old over to USA authorities in a vegetative state. Lire la suite »

Devant le Congrès, l'ex-chef du FBI accuse Trump d'avoir menti

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Cette déclaration a été publiée par la commission du Renseignement du Sénat, où l'ancien chef du FBI témoignera lors d'une audition publique jeudi matin à 14H00 GMT, devant les caméras du monde entier. Interrogé par la sénatrice démocrate Dianne Feinstein sur les propos de Donald Trump qu'il avait rapportés dans ses propos écrits - " J'espère que vous pourrez trouver une façon d'abandonner cela, de lâcher Flynn ", M. Lire la suite »

Terrorism : Suspected jihadists attack tourist resort in Mali capital

A Malian official said Monday that two died in the attack and the four assailants were killed. Some of the people evacuated said that the assailants had cried "God is great" in Arabic as they started firing their guns. The unrest has continued despite a 2015 peace deal between the government and Tuareg-led rebels offering partial autonomy to the north. One of the dead was a woman with dual Malian and French citizenship, the Security Ministry said earlier on Facebook. Lire la suite »

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Mr. Trump also referred to Warmbier's death as "a total disgrace." American student Otto Warmbier , center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang , North Korea . "It is a brutal regime and we'll be able to handle it", said Trump. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the USA should think about banning US citizens from visiting North Korea . Lire la suite »

Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

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Tuesday is Election Day in the Georgia race to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Tom Price who now serves as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Johnson and fellow Atlanta-area Congressman John Lewis, whom Ossoff interned for, have been vocal supporters. But the Democratic candidate said he and his team are focused on the local consequences of this race despite the national attention. Lire la suite »

Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

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Angelina has additionally helped to launch the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) in 2012 with the goal of ending sexual violence in war zones. Questioning, she asked, "How do you approach her, will affect her whether she is able to begin to recover or if more damage will be done". The actor spoke out against sexual violence in conflict zones and zeroed in on sexual violence committed by peacekeepers globally, saying that the abuses carried out by those who wear uniform "destroys ... Lire la suite »

US Democrats fume over secret Republican health plan

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But Lee added he would be willing to vote on a bill with short notice as long as he's seen the text. It's been close since the beginning'. "There isn't a bill yet - nobody has seen any language", Sen. 'I rest my case, ' Schumer replied. The No. 3 Senate GOP leader, John Thune of South Dakota, said Republicans were moving toward phasing out Obama's enlargement of Medicaid to additional low-income people over five or six years. Lire la suite »