On 20 January Turkey launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG ) militia in the Afrin region, backing Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops. In eastern Ghouta, almost 400,000 residents are trapped by a tightening government siege and the violence. Eastern Ghouta is meant to be part of the "de-escalation zones" declared last year as part of an worldwide effort to reduce bloodshed in the almost seven-year-old civil war.
A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Miami , Mary Ross Agosta, said Morfii was sacked because "she broke the contract she signed when she began teaching at a Catholic school". "If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice". While many rallied behind the teacher on social media, there were some who agreed with the school's decision.
The US, which has backed the Kurds in the ongoing battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has called on Turkey to limit its military offensive in the Kurdish region. Washington, however, opposes their autonomy plans, as does Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. However, the term is usually used for the terrorists who have been killed in the operations.
The younger Kim's trip to the South marks the first time that a member of the North's ruling dynasty has visited since the Korean war, which ended in an armistice in 1953. North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from US aggression. Despite their differences, Moon and Abe chose to resume "shuttle diplomacy" as agreed past year and hold a trilateral summit between Japan, South Korea and China as soon as possible.
Moon provided Pence with a readout of the historic luncheon between the North and South. Officials traveling with Pence said it would be fair to characterize his failure to interact with the North Koreans as a mutual decision, with neither side making any public overtures.
In a video posted online by the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces, a helicopter is seen flying over a tree-lined hill and another helicopter is captured during its crash. Ankara was angered by the fact that the main force behind the SDF is the Kurdish People's Protection units (YPG), linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Hundreds of their fighters are heading up north to fight the Turks, who consider all Kurdish fighters terrorists. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, then a vice presidential candidate, speaks in NY on November 9, 2016. BOWMAN: It was to defeat ISIS, but now what you're hearing from people like Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is we're going to stay to prevent the return of ISIS 2.0, and we're going to make sure the peace process, the talks in Geneva, take hold.
Good spells of sunshine are expected between the showers, nearly unbroken in many places. It will be cooler, with highs in the upper 50s and showers throughout the day. Sunday looks cooler with more clouds and mixed showers possibly changing to rain showers late in northern NH and rain and pockets of freezing rain south giving way to rain showers during the afternoon.
Ma proprio nelle stesse ore la sorella e rappresentanti di tutta la società nordcoreana, dagli atleti agli artisti e ai politici, sono al sud per celebrare l'inizio dei Giochi. E poi la signora dirige il Dipartimento Propaganda e Agitazione che gioca un ruolo chiave nella costruzione dell'immagine del regime: seleziona le foto dei test missilistici da diffondere, sceglie quelle di Kim Jong-un in visita a fabbriche e asili che vengono riprese dalla stampa mondiale e studiate ...
The unified team was formed after the two Koreas reached a deal to compete under the same flag at the Games, and at Friday's opening ceremony athletes from both nations marched together into the arena. Switzerland defeated Korea 8-0. Sung said all Olympic events were running as scheduled Saturday. Moon said the two countries should "make it happen" and urged the North to restart negotiations with the U.S.
Abe said he had confirmed with Moon the need to maintain strong pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, reiterating Tokyo's stance that " talk for the sake of talk is pointless". Park declined to call it a cyberattack and said she didn't want to speak in detail since organizers were still trying to identify the cause. Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has shared the American skepticism of warming North-South relations and pressed ...
Analysts welcomed North Korea's invitation, but said Mr Moon should proceed with caution. Speculation was high that Kim Jong-un would propose an inter-Korean summit when he sent his sister to join the North's Olympic delegation. According to the aide, Moon made no direct mention of the North's nuclear arms program during the meeting on Saturday. The dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong, and the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, were seated a row behind.
The Justice Department has not commented on the criminal referral. On Feb. 2, the day the "Nunes" memo was released, after it was approved by the House Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Devin Nunes (R-CA), and approved for public issuance by President Donald Trump that day, then Senator Grassley fired off a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S.
Sri Lanka's ruling parties in the unity government suffered humiliating defeat at the local government elections held on Saturday at the hands of the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Sirisena was voted into office on the strength of support mainly from minority Tamil and Muslin communities. Former President Rajapakse was defeated by Sirisena in a Presidential election in January 2015.
They blew Real Sociedad apart in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu, taking the lead inside a minute through Lucas Vazquez and finding themselves four goals ahead by the interval. Asier Illarramendi , the former Madrid midfielder, then made it 5-2 from close range. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 13 points as they ran out 1-0 winners against Toulouse .
Hardik Patel also revealed that Mamata Banerjee had invited him to join the TMC and manage its affairs in Gujarat. He even went on to compare her to Indira Gandhi/Lady Gandhi. Patel said he was impressed with what he saw in Bengal - which he said was nothing like what's said of the state - and promised to work together to "build a better India".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a bipartisan two-year budget agreement Wednesday that would provide almost $300 billion more for defense and non-defense spending , a step likely to avert a Friday government shutdown and end a months-long impasse on spending priorities.
Senior leaders of city and district Congress committees feigned ignorance about the poster, while the BJP leaders termed it as an attempt to seek publicity. "We condemn it. He should apologise", he said. Sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat said Chowdhury met Naidu in his office in parliament and submitted a written notice.
The memo alleged that senior Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials improperly secured surveillance warrants to target a former Trump campaign adviser. Ultimately, the decision may not be up to Trump, but he continued his offensive against the Democrats' counter memo on Saturday morning. It is said to indicate that the court was made aware of the political motivations behind the information provided by Steele, but that specific Democratic organizations were not ...
At the luncheon, Moon proposed a toast, calling for peace and "mutual prosperity" for the two Koreas. Moon recalled his past visit to the North's Diamond Mountain resort, where he and his mother met his North Korean aunt during a temporary reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
There have been mounting tensions between the two halves of the peninsula, particularly since Pyongyang past year began testing rockets capable of reaching the U.S. South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn a request that the South provide fuel to a North Korean ferry that transported more than a 100 artists for performances marking the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Sending an un-ambiguous message to potential and current Congress allies, Congress Parliamentary Party leader Sonia Gandhi has said that son Rahul Gandhi "is my boss too", indicating where the buck stops when it comes to taking political calls on key issues in the party.
Col. The military aircraft struck " terrorist concentrations and hideouts " in the area through the night and in the early hours of Saturday, Reuters reports, citing the officials. Most of the terror attacks were carried out by the so-called Wilayat Sinai (Sinai state or province), a Sinai-based group affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) regional terrorist group.
South Asian Americans Leading Together released a statement urging Indian Americans and the community to attend the 9 a.m. rally. "So what you see here is not just about Ravi". The lawsuit also discusses Ragbir's time while in custody with ICE. The 2012 Morton memo set out priorities for deportation. "The broad discretion exercised by immigration officials has been abused in a cynical effort to punish those who disagree with the administration", wrote Ragbir's attorneys.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is on his second visit to the UAE, will have a busy schedule in the Emirates today where he will meet the Indian community and also deliver a keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai. The unilateral United States decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was challenged at the UN General Assembly where 128 nations, including India, voted to turn down the move as "null and void".
He claimed , incorrectly, that the Republican memo had vindicated him in the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference. In a letter also released Friday by the White House, Rosenstein provided justification to the White House for not releasing the Schiff memo right now, writing in a letter to McGahn that the Justice Department has identified sections of the Democratic memo "the release of which would present such concerns in light of longstanding principles ...
Donald Trump has claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russian Federation ties. Butting heads just as they had before the memo's release, Trump and his critics stuck to the positions they had staked out in the weeks leading up to the hotly disputed release of the memo prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee.
Lim Hyojun won the gold medal in a time of 2:10.485 and set a new Olympic record of the event. Russian Federation was banned from the Olympics for a massive doping scheme four years ago in Sochi, but Elistratov is among 168 competitors allowed in as "Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation".
People who have read the Schiff memo told NPR's Philip Ewing that it is 10 pages and contains many footnotes meant to rebut arguments made in the GOP document. Nunes also supports Trump's decision to block Schiff's memo even though he wanted to release his original one. Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: "What is he hiding?" Both the GOP memo and the Democratic response are tangential elements of a larger partisan fight over the legitimacy of the Mueller investigation ...
The ceremony's signature moment delivered another flash of unity and deft political stage-managing, too. As 12 of those athletes in the unified ice hockey team took to the ice for the warm-up at Kwandong Hockey Centre, the cheering squad arrived, later dancing along with western music performed by two South Korean rappers.