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ISIS destroys mosque where leader declared caliphate

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The ancient minaret known as "Al-Hadba" (Hunchback) lies next to the Nuri mosque and was the most loved and recognisable landmark in Mosul , sometimes referred to as Iraq's Tower of Pisa. A month after IS forces overran Mosul in June 2014, Baghdadi gave a Friday sermon from the pulpit inside the mosque and proclaimed a caliphate - a state governed in accordance with Islamic law, or Sharia, by God's deputy on Earth, or caliph. Read More »

Uber's Latest Addition to Their App

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In April of a year ago, Uber said tipping created uncertainty for both drivers and riders , could lead to discrimination and might cause drivers to spend more time in wealthier neighborhoods. "Today's tipping announcement is an important win for drivers and proves that thousands of drivers coming together with one voice can make big changes". Read More »

IS admits defeat with Mosque blast:Iraq PM

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Shrouded in a black turban and robes, the cleric declared the founding of a new caliphate and called on fellow Sunnis to carry out a holy war. IS fighters have blown up al Nouri mosque in Mosul , where the group's leader declared the caliphate, the Iraqi military has said . Read More »

In Iraq's Mosul, Islamic State group destroys iconic mosque

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A still image taken from video shows the destroyed Grand Al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul, June 21, 2017. Parts of the mosque, including its distinctive leaning minaret, had stood for hundreds of years. Gen. Joseph Martin, commander of the coalition's ground component, said in a statement. A program presenter who had worked for Islamic State's Mosul-based Al-Bayan radio station, Alaa Sami al-Khateeb, was arrested on Tuesday in eastern Mosul, according to an Iraqi army statement. Read More »

Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case

The Supreme Court will likely be divided evenly about the decision, with Justice Kennedy as the wild card who could lean one way or the other. In November, a panel of three federal judges struck down Act 43 . In that case and again in 2006, Kennedy didn't find one. Racial gerrymandering, whereby the minority vote is intentionally diffused, has earned the attention of the Supreme Court in the past. Read More »

Elections législatives : découvrez les premiers résultats

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Dans la première circonscription, victoire d'Annaig Le Meur (LREM) sur Jean-Jacques Urvoas. Elle est élue par une large minorité des 88 861 électeurs inscrits sur la circonscription. Dans la première circonscription, Mostapha Laabid (LREM) l'emporte devant Grégoire le Blond (UDI). Dans la deuxième circonscription, Laurence Méhaignerie (Modem soutenu par LREM) écrase Bertrand Plouvier (LR). Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

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The U.S. military reports they have shot down an armed Syrian drone that was targeting American troops in Southeastern Syria . The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 shoot-down, when a U.S. But these incidents are tactical; not part of any USA strategy in Syria, analysts said. As reported yesterday, Russian Federation suspended cooperation under the "Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria" on Monday after the U.S. Read More »

Les tortures rejouées dans un studio à Statte — Meurtre de Valentin

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Le corps de Valentin Vermeesch avait été repêché le 14 avril dernier, sur la rive gauche de la Meuse. Les versions des suspects divergent sur les événements qui se sont produits. La reconstitution s'est poursuivie jusque tard dans la soirée. "Elle permettra certainement de révéler le rôle de chacun des protagonistes", a-t-il ajouté. Read More »

GOP rift over Medicaid and opioids imperils Senate health bill

Washington D.C. [United States], June 22 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has vowed that the Republican Bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare would have a "heart". Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, said she wanted to read an assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on its impact on cost and insurance coverage before making her decision. Read More »

List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable

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But this official and a second US official said it was inaccurate to single Qatar out, and that the Saudis, Emiratis and other Gulf states face similar challenges in countering terrorist financing. Since they weren't the real reason , it is odd to think that these governments would bother with providing "details" when it was obvious that the attempt to coerce Qatar had little or nothing to do with matters of terrorism and everything to do with Qatar's rivalries and disputes with its ... Read More »

Iran retaliates to ISIS attacks, warns reactionary countries

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on its official news website, Sepah News, that several "ground-to-ground, mid-range missiles" were fired from bases in Kermanshah province, western Iran. They said hundreds of troops with dozens of armoured vehicles including tanks had surged into the Bir Qassab area some 75 km (45 miles) southeast of Damascus towards the Badia region that skirts the borders with Jordan and Iraq. Read More »

MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move

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Inclusion in the index marks a key victory for the Chinese government, which has been working steadily over the past few years to open up its capital markets, investors said. Overall, the decision is a major step to China's efforts to attract foreign funds into the world's 2nd largest stock market which has a market capitalization of just under USD8trn. Read More »

Spotify: 'Sponsored Song' feature allows labels to pay for content

Apple Music is presently one of the highest paying music streaming platforms, where record labels receive 58 percent of revenue. Streaming services have been a source of renewed hope following a decade of decline in the digital age. The record labels are said to be open to a reduction to Apple's rate, but they also want promises on subscriber growth and other factors. Labels have asked Apple to commit to promoting iTunes, and music in general, in countries where streaming isn't as prevalent. Read More »

Secret Senate bill to replace Obamacare expected to come to light

For weeks, Mr. Trump has given Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky breathing room to write a bill, cheering on the effort from the sidelines. He said "a few votes from the Democrats, it could be so easy" and "so beautiful". The Democrats have criticized the behind-the-scenes meetings, and blocked Senate committees on Wednesday from meeting for over two hours in protest. The Senate, which had passed an $11.8 billion plan in May, is expected to approve the compromise, but its fate is ... Read More »

Foreign Secretary Johnson says Trump's visit to Britain will go ahead

Centrepiece of Mrs May's programme is the Repeal Bill which will transfer relevant European Union laws on to the United Kingdom statute book at the moment of Brexit in March 2019, with the aim of delivering "a smooth and orderly transition" and avoiding uncertainty for businesses and individuals. Read More »

May presents bills in Queen's Speech to take Britain out of EU

British and the European Union negotiators on Monday began historic talks on the United Kingdom leaving the 27-member bloc, with both sides seeking to strike a positive tone. May will also aim to show that while still a member of the EU, Britain will contribute to other summit discussions, pressing for more action to encourage social media companies to clamp down on internet extremism and for the EU to roll over sanctions against Russian Federation over the Ukraine crisis. Read More »

French defence minister Sylvie Goulard resigns after a month

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The new Cabinet has 28 members, half of them women and half men, up from the 22 appointed after Macron's election last month . Her resignation comes as Macron carries out a minor reshuffle of his government following parliamentary elections on Sunday which handed him and his allies MoDem a commanding majority. Read More »

Former Homeland Security chief testifies to House intel panel

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Johnson also spoke on his decision in January 2016 to designate election infrastructure as a subsector of critical infrastructure, which made election infrastructure a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protections. He confirmed that after approaching the Democratic National Committee about a hack in their system, the DNC "did not feel it needed" the assistance of his agency. Read More »

Fundamentalist Mormon leader Lyle Jeffs arrested

As The Washington Post reported past year, Lyle Jeffs and other church leaders were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Sam Brower, a private investigator who has researched the sect for years said he fears prosecutors will strike a deal with Lyle Jeffs and miss the opportunity to send a message. Read More »

Threadbare government has run out of ideas, says Corbyn

The Queen ditched her crown and carriage for a "day dress" and vehicle, but it was the Queen's choice of hat that sparked an online debate. Lawmakers will spend the next few days debating the government programme before bringing it to a vote next Thursday. Read More »

American Airlines flights in Phoenix canceled as temperatures soar

The temperature reached 118 degrees on Monday, which ties with a record set previous year. The National Weather Service broke out the magenta - a color category little known to the rest of the country - to illustrate parts of Arizona that would be under "rare, dangerous, and very possibly deadly" heat for the rest of the week. Read More »

Arizona chapter of Komen breast cancer foundation is closing

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Komen is committed to continuing to provide patient support and engagement opportunities through its national programs in the state. In a joint letter posted on the chapter's website, Christina Mencuccini, the chapter's executive director, and Jill Bray, the president of the chapter's board of directors, said operations would cease on July 31. Read More »

Cindy brings tornado threat to Gulf Coast

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The weather service said that the overall severe weather threat is on the low side, but a weak tornado will be possible late Thursday into Friday evening. Some summer school programs were also canceled Wednesday in New Orleans and Donaldsonville. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency Tuesday because of the threat of torrential risky high tides and rip currents. Read More »

Narrow escape for Brussels after 'nail bomb misfires'

The man had entered the station at 8:39 p.m., five minutes before leaving his suitcase in the ticket hall, Van Der Sypt said. "We will not let ourselves be intimidated, we will go on living our lives as normal", Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told a news conference. Read More »