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World Confront Sunni militants or face consequences: Iran warns Islamabad
Author: 0 Confront Sunni militants or face consequences: Iran warns Islamabad

The Sistan-Baluchistan province in south-east Iran has always been plagued by drug smuggling gangs and separatist militants. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had visited Pakistan shortly after the attack on the Iranian guards, and had asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to improve border security along the region.

Author: 0 Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

Head of the global relations unit of Lajee Center, Mohammad AlAzraq, said that the Celtic Fans, AKA the Green Brigade, held many activities to show solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners, including raising the Palestinian flag and solidarity with prisoners and showcasing the prisoners' struggle in occupation jails.

Author: 0 Trump's revised travel ban goes before federal appeals court

Three 9th Circuit judges appointed by Clinton are scheduled to hear a more-sweeping challenge to Trump's revised travel ban next week. Wall said the order temporarily suspending foreign travelers from six majority Muslim countries was to protect the United States by reviewing the vetting of those who are potentially risky.

World New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift
Author: 0 New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift

With the new manifesto, Hamas rebrands itself as an Islamic national liberation movement, rather than as a branch of the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood, which has been outlawed by Egypt. Hamas has run Gaza since 2007 but is considered a terrorist organisation by Israel, the United States and the European Union. Israeli analysts say that the growing rift between Fatah and Hamas is more serious an issue than the Hamas change of leadership.

Author: 0 Yates: I warned White House that Flynn could be blackmailed

She said she did not know whether McGahn or anyone else in the White House actually reviewed those materials. "Not only did we believe that the Russians knew this, but that they likely had proof of this information, and that created a compromise situation--a situation where the national security advisor essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".

Author: 0 Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election

Although that marked the first time that the SNP had managed to outpoll Labour in local elections , the outcome was, in truth, widely regarded as a disappointment for the nationalists. The centrist Liberal Democrats was on 7 percent, while just 4 percent said they would vote for UKIP , down nearly nine percentage points from its support in the 2015 election as the vote for Britain to leave the European Union and May's commitment to Brexit has cut the party's appeal.

World Wife of American detained in North Korea pleads for his release
Author: 0 Wife of American detained in North Korea pleads for his release

The government said he was arrested for "committing criminal acts". Warmbier was detained in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years hard labor for attempting to steal a propaganda banner. Kim's wife said her husband had been teaching agricultural techniques at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. In April, KCNA said Tony Kim - also known as Kim Sang Duk - was detained for "hostile acts" toward the North Korean regime.

Author: 0 Look how the NASA mission to Saturn enriches us

NASA noted that this would have been necessary had the gap between Saturn's rings contained more space dust, and also have required the craft's instruments to operate differently in order to send back accurate observations. However, NASA researchers expected to hear hundreds of tiny pings from particulates. "It was a bit disorienting - we weren't hearing what we expected to hear", said William Kurth, RPWS team lead at the University of Iowa.

World The EPA is Axing 9 Scientists to Make Way for Industry
Author: 0 The EPA is Axing 9 Scientists to Make Way for Industry

The Times wrote that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt would consider replacing those scientists with "representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate", according to J.P. "This approach is what was always intended for the Board and we're making a clear break with the last administration's approach". "The secretary is committed to restoring trust in the department's decision-making and that begins with institutionalizing state and local input and ongoing ...

Author: 0 Judges to hear appeal of Hawaii's travel ban win

Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear an appeal May 15. One of President Trump's top priorities will get a test in court Monday when a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va ., hears arguments about the legality of his revised travel ban.

Author: 0 How the GOP health bill would impact Americans on Medicaid

Americans, including Republicans, overwhelmingly don't like the provisions in the bill lawmakers finally passed. "Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care". Katherine Hempstead, who analyzes health policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said she does not expect any states to be able to afford keeping the Medicaid expansion in place.

World Monday weather: Sunny skies in the forecast
Author: 0 Monday weather: Sunny skies in the forecast

High pressure to our south will shoot in warm and slightly more humid air to the area through the rest of the week. A chance of showers and thunderstorms will enter the picture into Friday . Thursday storms are more likely. Wednesday Night .Partly cloudy. Temperatures in the mid 60s. Daytime highs will be in the mid and upper 60s.

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino Makes Remarks that Imply Concession in Title Race

Harry Kane struck one effort that Hammers goalkeeper Adrian did well to block, Dele Alli almost turned home the rebound, and then Kane was given a second opportunity which Adrian again got to. After a troubled first year at their new stadium, this was a sweet moment for West Ham , who guaranteed their top-flight status for another year while delivering a potentially fatal blow to their hated rivals.

Author: 0 Soldier killed in Somalia was from Falmouth

An American-Somali translator was also wounded, the official said . Milliken, a senior chief special warfare operator, was killed Thursday in a remote area of Somalia 40 miles west of Mogadishu when he and other troops came under small-arms fire.

Author: 0 'We Believe You're Willing': Trump Declares Abbas Partner in Peace

Abbas spoke through an interpreter and was equally positive, saying: "We are coming into a new opportunity a new horizon that would enable us to bring about peace". The event, attended by Trump's new ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is believed to be the first time the White House celebrated Israel's independence on its grounds.

World Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board
Author: 0 Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

He added that he was at the end of his first three-year term with the Board of Scientific Counselors , but that he had "never heard of any circumstance where someone didn't serve two, consecutive terms". She added, "The EPA is treating this scientific advisory board like its members are political appointees when these committees are not political positions".

Author: 0 Russia-backed Syrian safe zones plan goes into effect

Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed in a memorandum signed on May 4 to establish four separate de-escalation zones in Syria after rounds of talks in Kazakhstan capital Astana. The two generals agreed to maintain their "commitment to de-conflicting" their respective military operations in the war-ravaged country, Dunford spokesman Capt.

Author: 0 Israel suspected after missile strike at military base near Damascus airport

Commenting on the incident, Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz has said on live radio that the airstrike is within the Israel's policy towards "Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons to Hezbollah". Israel fought a devastating war against Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah in 2006. Israel has largely stayed out of the fighting in Syria, though it has carried out a number of airstrikes on suspected Iranian weapons shipments it believed were bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

World Two Inmates Executed On The Same Day In Arkansas
Author: 0 Two Inmates Executed On The Same Day In Arkansas

Kenneth Williams is scheduled to be executed by Arkansas on Thursday. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution said Jones moved his lips briefly after the drug midazolam was administered, and officials put a tongue depressor in his mouth intermittently for the first few minutes.

Author: 0 Woman march in Venezuelan capital against socialist govt

In particular, the legislation calls attention to investments by the Russian energy giant Rosneft in Citgo, the US-based subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned PDVSA petroleum company, describing the ties as a "significant risk to USA national security and energy security".

Author: 0 Ousted Obama official to speak on Trump aide's Russian Federation talks

The highly anticipated hearing - it is Yates' first appearance on Capitol Hill since her firing - before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the presidential election is expected to fill in basic details in the chain of events that led to Flynn's ouster in the early weeks of the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

A Philippine diplomat said it was an open secret that China tries to lean on Asean members to protect its interests, but that was not the reason for the unusual delay in issuing the statement. The softer statement comes as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to bury the hatchet with China after years of wrangling over its maritime assertiveness and over-lapping claims.

Author: 0 Turkey gave about 20 minutes notice before Syria strikes

Erdogan said he would bring up the issue with U.S. President Donald Trump when the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies meet in Washington on May 16. Uzumcu said that the area of the town of Khan Sheikhoun where the incident happened is controlled by opposition rebels, adding that the watchdog experts will "need to strike some deals with them", such as a temporary ceasefire, to assure the team's safety before it can deploy.