In an official statement , Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based militia and a close Iranian ally, announced that the downing of the Israeli jet represents "the start of a new strategic era ". Israel's prime minister says his military has dealt "severe blows" to Iran and Syria with a series of airstrikes the previous day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said Israel had targeted several bases in the east of the central province of Homs.
A witness dining at a nearby restaurant told state news agency Xinhua she saw a man suddenly take a knife out of his bag and start attacking people at random, while the agency reported that another witness saw a victim injured in the neck.
But Kim Yo Jong didn't speak or shake hands with US Vice President Mike Pence, who was there with the Second Lady, Karen Pence. It would be the first summit in more than a decade between Korean leaders. North Korea is under a heavy United Nations sanctions regime which was originally targeted at stopping the proliferation of arms and nuclear and missile technologies, but has become more all-encompassing after its accelerated missile testing.
However, the committee withdrew its letter to please the party chief. Earlier in a press conference, Coordination Committee presented a "charge-sheet" against the party Convenor Farooq Sattar and announced his removal as party head. The deputy convener said that Dr Sattar remains a party worker and has worked for the welfare of the political organisation. "It is beyond anyone's understanding as to why a jeweler-turned-politician Kamran Tessori has become important this much to Sattar", he ...
Chairman Imran Khan has said that his struggle against 'mafia" is a "Jihad' . In a statement on his official Twitter account, the PTI chief said:"No wonder govt has kept this LNG deal under wraps". Khan claimed that a police officer by the name of Abid Boxer had said that he used to kill people on the saying of CM Punjab. "We accepted the verdict of the disqualification case against him", he added.
Ironically however, women have faced arrest and detention for refusing to wear the abaya in public. Their interpretation of the Islamic laws lays the foundation of the Saudi Arabia's legal framework. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently introduced a series of reforms in favour of the women. Open abayas over long skirts or jeans are also becoming more common in some parts of the country.
The campaign followed Ankara's promises to " strangle " the new Border Security Force (BSF) in Syria. A commander in the military alliance fighting in support of Assad said "the Kurds have no option but coordination with the regime" to defend Afrin.
House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes said his committee is probing the State Department as "phase two" of its investigation, following an examination of the Justice Department's application for the warrant to monitor Page. He chose to show the notes to Steele, who told him the information could be used to corroborate his dossier. The senators said that Steele's "apparent deception" seemed to have had "significant" and "material" consequences on the FBI's investigation and ...
Alyssa Farah, a spokeswoman for Vice President Pence , who is leading the USA delegation to the Olympics, also accused the article of appearing to blot out the North Korean government's record. Mr Pence , during those ceremonies, did not stand when the two countries came in, nor did he clap to applaud those athletes. Players from the South use the English words, while the Northerners use Korean.
Fire department employee Chan Hing-yu told reporters that most casualties occurred on the upper deck of the bus. A 30-year-old man has been arrested on risky driving charges as authorities in the city investigate the incident. Local media reports said the bus tipped over, and quoted passengers as saying it was full and traveling very fast. Hong Kong's double-decker buses can accommodate around 140 seated and standing passengers, depending upon the model.
The White House released a letter from Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that said they have given details to the intelligence panel about which portions of the Democratic memo are too sensitive to release. Democrats immediately cried foul at the decision to send the Democratic memo back to the committee. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has reportedly been pushing for redactions, saying that the Democratic memo is "not as clean" as the Republican counterpart.
The leadership of the Syrian opposition boycotted the talks in Sochi and the United States, Britain, and France declined to attend, citing what they said was Assad's refusal to properly engage. attacking the regime, which is supported by Moscow. Turkey views the presence of Syrian Kurdish militants, known as the YPG, as a threat to its security, saying the group is an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Eyewitnesses in Argunovo said they saw a burning plane falling from the sky. It is reported to have crashed near Argunovo village in the Moscow region. An-148 passenger jetliner crashed near Moscow, in the Ramensky district. "Rescuers have not reached the scene yet", the source said. "Passengers as well as the crew could hardly survive".
At the Olympic Stadium's VIP box, Kim Yo Jong and North Korea's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, took their place among dignitaries from around the world, including US Vice President Mike Pence who sat just a few feet (less than a meter) away and seemed to make an effort not to acknowledge them.
A man wearing a South Korea hockey jersey offered a sharp thumbs down when asked if he were happy about the team's North Korean presence. Government officials are especially concerned because a major reason for having Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend the Opening Ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was to hold a meeting with Moon in which Abe reiterated the importance of continuing to maintain pressure on North Korea through coordination between Japan, South Korea and the ...
The request comes after the Maldives Police Service handed over two visitors to Maldives Immigration for not having the proper visa while working as journalists in the in the island nation. On the other hand, Maldivian opposition leaders have urged India to intervene in the crisis. A pro-opposition television network in the Maldives shut down Friday following threats to its staff, as the government continued a clampdown on dissent that has sparked worldwide concern.
Along with the rest of the North's senior delegation, Kim is to have lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the first Games held in South Korea in 30 years, officially opened on Friday with fireworks, song and symbolism featured amid celebrations of light, peace, and harmony.
Moon, who was seated in front of the North Korean delegation, was photographed shaking hands with a smiling Kim. Short track is one of the most popular sports in South Korea and as a series of home skaters reached the later rounds of the men's 1,500 meters and the women's 500, the North Koreans celebrated by waving flags in support.
Witnesses say the suspect fled the scene in Volga in a black Toyota Camry. Deputies, Paintsville Police Department Officers and KSP began a search for the suspect, who was considered to be armed and unsafe. "The lives of four innocent victims were taken", Price said. A witness saw the suspect, identified as Joseph Nickell, escape the home in a black vehicle, which was later found parked outside an apartment complex in Paintsville.
According to the latest data available, during the third week of January 2018, from the more than 44,000 deaths in the USA, more than 4,000 deaths were related to influenza and pneumonia. "This year has been a particularly virulent season", she said. It is not too late to get your flu shot this flu season. Meanwhile, other parts of the country are seeing an uptick, such as in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan and Kansas, Todd said.
Turkey launched a military offensive on January 20 to oust the YPG from Afrin, citing national security. Ankara says the YPG is a "terrorist" offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency inside Turkey and is blacklisted by Washington and the European Union.
He was 86 years old. He was surrounded by his family. The American actor who once served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico under Ronald Reagan , died Friday morning (9 February) after a battle with leukaemia. He served on the board of the Screen Actors Guild starting in 1965 and became president from 1971-73. Budd Burton Mossa, a representative for Gavin's wife, Constance Towers, didn't reveal the cause of his death .
Holt didn't ask Pence what he knew and when he knew it. Holt didn't ask Pence to weigh in on the Rob Porter scandal itself. Sorensen said in a text message that he made his decision because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction", according to The Post .
Short track is one of the most popular sports in South Korea and as a series of home skaters reached the later rounds of the men's 1,500 meters and the women's 500, the North Koreans celebrated by waving flags in support. "We would like to see you at an early date in Pyongyang", Kim Yo Jong told Moon during the lunch, and also delivered her brother's personal letter that expressed his "desire to improve inter-Korean relations", the Blue House said.
Interestingly, the video started doing the rounds on the social media platforms shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in UAE this evening from Jordan , on the second leg of his three-nation tour of West Asia. Abbas reportedly thanked India for its support for the Palestinian cause, saying the Palestinians count on India to play a role in peacemaking because of its position as a world power of great stature and weight.
The helicopter suffered "sustained substantial damage" in the accident. KNXV-TV reported that the helicopter passengers were touring the massive park. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Kenitzer said. The Grand Canyon, which is more than 1.6km (one mile) deep, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the US.
Trump reiterated Saturday morning the need for revisions to the "very political and long response" memo. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wants to show the Nunes memo is misleading, but also has to walk a fine line by not disclosing intelligence and more about the FISA process - a tightrope walk the White House can exploit.
But all signs of late point to Porter making every effort possible to return, as he told reporters on Friday that he's not anxious about his potential NBA Draft stock and is focused on returning to the team. The Tigers are clinging to contention for an NCAA Tournament bid despite Porter's absence, with a four-game winning streak pushing them to 17-8 with six regular season games to go.
Jahangir was well-known for speaking up against human rights violations and was a staunch supporter of democracy. She was among the senior advocates in Pakistan and she co-founded Human Rights of Commission of Pakistan . Jahangir was also awarded a UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights and an Officier de la Légion d'honneur by France. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari said, "Shocked to hear @Asma_Jahangir passed away".
Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, showed Moon sat in front of Kim Yo Jong, rather than Kim Yong Nam, technically the more senior official present in the meeting and head of the North Korean delegation.