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Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle He said the SDF were advancing on two fronts using medium and heavy weaponry, and three of its fighters had been wounded so far. The U.S. -led coalition explained that Baghouz had been "more crowded with both civilians and fighters than expected", requiring troops to evacuate around 40,000 civilians from the area. [Full Article...]

Asia is next terror battleground, warns Pompeo

Asia is next terror battleground, warns Pompeo Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte , however, is not supportive and believes that the alliance makes his country a potential target of China , with which he wants stronger business ties. "Our task has been to share with the world the risks associated with that technology: the risks to the Philippine people, the risk to Philippine security, the risk that America may not be able to operate in ce... [Full Article...]

Ex-Service Dog Of President Bush Gets New Role

Ex-Service Dog Of President Bush Gets New Role Sully announced on social media that he'll be taking up a new role as an official Facility Dog - HM2 Petty Officer. Sully the dog is starting a new job. Sully was specifically matched to provide support and companionship to Mr Bush in his later years. With a shake of the paw to symbolize yes, Sully became a US Navy Hospital Corpsman, second class. [Full Article...]

Only one Indian pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody: DG ISPR

Only one Indian pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody: DG ISPR It is believed to have been the first time India conducted an airstrike in Pakistan since 1971, when a third war between the two states led to the secession of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) from its western wing and the establishment of the so-called Line of Control in Kashmir - one of the most militarised zones in the world. [Full Article...]

Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets' over Kashmir

Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets' over Kashmir Pakistani troops on the ground captured an Indian pilot, he later said, after earlier saying it captured two. Eyewitnesses said soldiers fired in air to keep residents away from the crash site. The claim came a little over 24 hours after Delhi said it had struck a Jaish-e-Mohammad training camp near Balakot where it said militants were preparing for imminent terrorist attacks . [Full Article...]

Kashmir: Pakistan readies to hand over Indian pilot

Kashmir: Pakistan readies to hand over Indian pilot Having attempted to evade capture, he is being portrayed as a hero in India . He can be heard saying "I have spent time with the Pakistani army; I am very impressed". The videos and photographs fuelled a wave of messages on social media and hashtags like #BringBackAbhinandan and #Abhinandanmyhero. Indians have watched every twist and turn in Abhinandan Varthaman's saga and celebrated his re... [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau to announce minor cabinet shuffle on Friday

Justin Trudeau to announce minor cabinet shuffle on Friday If convicted of the charges, SNC-Lavalin could face a decade-long ban from competing for federal government contracts. The company's stock plunged the most in six years October 10 when it revealed that the Public Prosecution Service of Canada ruled out a negotiated settlement that would have staved off a trial. [Full Article...]

Climber missing on ‘Killer Mountain’ in Pakistan is from Highland area

A statement on Mr Nardi's official Facebook page, posted on Thursday in Italian, said an initial reconnaissance flight failed to find the climbers. Climbers Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard were last heard from on Sunday as they climbed the Nanga Parbat, which at 8,125 metres is the world's ninth-highest peak. [Full Article...]

Canada Moves Forward with Huawei CFO extradition process

Canada Moves Forward with Huawei CFO extradition process The Department of Justice said in a statement that the decision followed a "thorough and diligent review" of the evidence in the case. "The department is satisfied that the requirements set out by the Extradition Act for the issuance of an Authority to Proceed have been met and there is sufficient evidence to be put before an extradition judge for decision". [Full Article...]

Air strike on Pakistan sparks celebrations in India, seen boosting Modi support

Air strike on Pakistan sparks celebrations in India, seen boosting Modi support Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) light fireworks to celebrate after Indian authorities said their jets conducted airstrikes on militant camps in Pakistani territory, in Prayagraj, India, February 26, 2019. "In this operation a very large number of Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and Jehadis being trained were eliminated". The reaction may be a si... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump's Security Clearance Comments Don't Look Great Now

Ivanka Trump's Security Clearance Comments Don't Look Great Now U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (L) and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner (R) join U.S. President Donald Trump as he holds a press conference to discuss a revised U.S. "I have no doubt he'll make the right decision ". Though their defiance against the president's wish began way sooner, Kushner was eventually given top clearance in May 2018. [Full Article...]

China's manufacturing activity shrinks for a third straight month in February

China's manufacturing activity shrinks for a third straight month in February Comments from a key USA trade negotiator stoked doubts overnight over how much progress was being made on resolving the trade war between the US and China. -China trade talks. But on Thursday, the MSCI All-Country World Index dropped 0.4 percent to notch a third day of losses, albeit modest ones. According to equity market analysts in Reuters polls, global stock markets in 2019 will at best on... [Full Article...]

Fire erupts in main train station in Egypt's capital, casualties feared

Fire erupts in main train station in Egypt's capital, casualties feared Hours later the cabinet announced that the prime minister had accepted the resignation of Arafat. A witness said there was a blast when a train rammed into a barrier at Ramses station in central Cairo , and he had seen charred bodies on the ground. [Full Article...]

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen again in Congress next week: United States lawmaker

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen again in Congress next week: United States lawmaker His questioning also prompted Cohen to identify Trump Jr.as the "Executive 2" mentioned in " charging documents " filed by prosecutors a year ago. He was interviewed behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee for more than eight hours. [Full Article...]

Pakistan returns Indian pilot downed over Kashmir

The officials brought the pilot , Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman , to a border crossing with India for handover after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made the commitment on Thursday. A spokeswoman said Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports would begin some flights on Friday with the remainder opening next week. The closures snarled air traffic. [Full Article...]

Boozed-up captain rams Russian cargo ship into South Korea bridge

Boozed-up captain rams Russian cargo ship into South Korea bridge Photographs show some superficial damage to the lower level of the two-tiered structure. Bridge traffic is closed, status and position of the ship not known yet. After it hit the bridge, the ship was reversed and headed in the opposite direction. The Seagrand also reportedly hit a cruise ship moored at a nearby port an hour before the crash. [Full Article...]

Trump Ordered Kelly to Grant Kushner Security Clearance

Trump told Times reporters in January that he "was never involved" with Kushner's security clearance . That month, Kushner's interim clearance was downgraded from "interim top secret" to "interim secret" after Kelly set a February 23, 2018, deadline for halting access to top-secret information for those whose applications have been pending since June 1, 2017, or earlier. [Full Article...]

Girl, 7, battling brain tumour would love 'letters' from dogs

Girl, 7, battling brain tumour would love 'letters' from dogs At this time, Emma's GoFundMe page is almost $6,000 away from their goal of $100,000 which will go towards medical bills, living expenses and possible clinical trial logistics. Following her diagnosis she asked for pet owners to send her letters from their dogs. "We have received letters from over 20 countries and every state and over 2,000 emails in the past four days", Geoffrey Mertens, Emma... [Full Article...]

Lynne Patton Shreds Rep. Tlaib For Calling Her ‘A Prop’ For Trump

Lynne Patton Shreds Rep. Tlaib For Calling Her ‘A Prop’ For Trump Her comments rippled uncomfortably throughout the chamber, with immediate protestation from Meadows , who responded with an indignation that evoked Brett Kavanaugh's performative outrage and became a prime example of white fragility . If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demonstrated masterful directness in her questioning during the Cohen hearing , Rep. Mark Meadows was the opposite, doubling down o... [Full Article...]

Israel welcomes United Kingdom decision to blacklist Hezbollah

Israel welcomes United Kingdom decision to blacklist Hezbollah If approved by Parliament, the step will bring Britain in line with countries including the U.S. regarding the whole of Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Javid, an extreme right-wing politician of Pakistani origin, said the United Kingdom government was no longer able to maintain a distinction between Hezbollah's political and military activities and thus will include the group's political unit in i... [Full Article...]


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