by | February 11, 2018 | 18:24

But tensions have mounted in recent months, with Damascus threatening to march into parts of eastern and northern Syria captured by the SDF with support from the US -led coalition. In a statement , UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the parties involved in the ongoing conflict to move toward a political solution, which he says is the "only way to end the violence and the awful suffering of the Syrian people".

by | February 11, 2018 | 18:06

On the first led of his trip, Modi earlier in the day travelled to Ramallah, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine. "We must use technology as a means to development, not destruction", he told the gathering, amid applause. PM Modi also recounted Indian tradition of "vasudev kutumbakam" and the true significance the concept had acquires especially in a globalized world of today.

by | February 11, 2018 | 17:42

Moon ha ricevuto la delegazione del nord intrattenendola per colloqui e a colazione. Le due Coree, infatti, hanno sfilato insieme nella cerimonia di apertura dei giochi: i portabandiera erano la giocatrice di hockey Chung Gum Yunjong , che fa parte del team misto unificato, mentre per il Sud il campione di bob, Hwang Won .

by | February 11, 2018 | 17:39

NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea , a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi , Russia. But North Korea's bad record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. Ahead of the iconic match between Korea's unified women's ice hockey team and Switzerland , South Korea's President Moon Jae-in thanked Switzerland's President Alain ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 17:28

However, Sorensen alleges it was his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, who was abusive towards him. She said Puzder "assaulted and battered me by striking me violently about the face, chest, back, shoulders, and neck, without provocation or cause", and leaving "bruises and contusions to the chest, back, shoulders, and neck" and "two ruptured discs and two bulging discs".

by | February 11, 2018 | 17:26

The Israeli military said the F-16 jet crashed during a mission to strike Iranian drone installations in Syria, where Iranian and Iran-backed forces have established a major foothold while fighting in support of Assad. The headline is also wrong - it was the Syrians (and/or the Iranians) who shot down an Israeli fighter jet - we shot down an Iranian drone. The Israeli action came after it intercepted what it said was an Iranian unmanned drone that had entered its airspace.

by | February 11, 2018 | 16:27

Hundreds celebrated the temporary stay of deportation for immigrant-rights activist Ravi Ragbir during a rally in Manhattan's Foley Square Saturday. "Justice was restored today, at least temporarily, as Mr. Ragbir is now able to remain in the United States and free until the Court reviews his constitutional claims", Ragbir's attorney R.

by | February 11, 2018 | 16:20

Turkey launched an air and ground offensive in Afrin on January 20 targetting Kurdish YPG fighters, which it views as a terrorist wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has waged a three-decade insurgency on Turkish soil. State-run news agency Anadolu said the incident happened in Turkey's southern border province of Hatay. 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 ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 16:00

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has extended a rare invitation to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. Pence's cold demeanor toward the North Koreans at the Pyeongchang games was overshadowed by friendly cooperation between the North and South.

by | February 11, 2018 | 15:59

Staff who worked for the charity in Chad alleged in the Observer that women believed to be prostitutes were repeatedly invited to the Oxfam accommodation there as well. And she said it was "utterly despicable" that allegations of abuse persisted in the aid sector, saying: "I am very clear: we will not work with any organisation that does not live up to the high standards on safeguarding and protection that we require".

by | February 11, 2018 | 15:53

US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults as tensions rose. Behind them all, in the back row and wearing fur hats against the cold, were North Korea's President Kim Young Nam and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un , silently watching.

by | February 11, 2018 | 15:46

ET) Saturday, police chief Francis E. Bradley Sr. of the Hualapai reservation said. "Local authorities say that at least seven people were on board the helicopter", he said. He said the company has made big improvements since that crash. The A.P. said a phone call and an email to Papillion were not immediately returned Saturday.

by | February 11, 2018 | 15:43

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said the move is "part of a risky and desperate pattern of cover-up on the part of the president". Democrats expressed outrage at the president's decision. A congressional panel this week voted unanimously to release the document. It was published in full a week ago over the objections of the Justice Department .

by | February 11, 2018 | 15:34

The plane was operated by Saratov Airlines . Unverified images which have emerged on Russian media show what appears to be debris from the plane in the snow. Eyewitnesses in Argunovo said they saw a burning plane falling from the sky. Russia's Emergencies Ministry has said it is urgently sending crews to the reported crash site.

by | February 11, 2018 | 14:53

Mr Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, verbally delivered his summit offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at Seoul's presidential palace as the South hosts the Winter Olympics , said Mr Moon's spokesman. Police were investigating the incident, but they said no arrests had been made. The ongoing rapprochement mood flared after Kim Jong Un said in his New Year's Day address that he was willing to send an Olympic delegation.

by | February 11, 2018 | 14:52

They were together in the presidium as they had the Olympic ceremonies and the dinner hosted by President Moon Jae-in. Kim Jong-un wanted to meet Moon "at an early date", a spokesman for the Blue House said . "We want to see President Moon become a protagonist in opening a new chapter for reunification and leave great footprints in history", she said. The overture follows heightened tensions over the North's missile tests.

by | February 11, 2018 | 14:30

In particular, the strain influenza A H3N2, which has caused the most illness so far this season, is hard to contain through vaccination. It's the first finding in New York State this flu season , and first finding in New York State since the 2012-2013 flu season.

by | February 11, 2018 | 14:26

He said hopes for the return of peace in this region. "We know that it's not easy, but we should keep striving because a lot is at stake", he said in a joint press conference with President Abbas. Modi will also lay a wreath at the memorial for Yasser Arafat, a close friend of India who headed the Palestine Liberation Organization and later the Palestinian National Authority till his death in 2004.

by | February 11, 2018 | 14:15

Trump told reporters on Friday that Porter's departure was "very sad" and that "he did a very good job while he was in the White House ". "He said very strongly that he's innocent, so you'll have to talk to him about that". Others compared his defence of Mr Porter to his comments on the Charlottesville riots, where a white supremacist ran over protesters and killed Heather Heyer, saying there were "good people on both sides" of the protests.

by | February 11, 2018 | 14:02

Trump's comments have set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about the mistreatment of women. "He did a very good job when he was in the White House". "People's lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation ", Trump tweeted. And there is now an investigation underway led by the special counsel Robert Mueller looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials as part of any Russian interference in the 2016 election.