Backed SDF announces start of Raqqah operation

The offensive is being led by a coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces, which are backed by coalition advisers and airstrikes. The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights also reported that the SDF had already seized a number of positions inside the city.

Two killed after suspected jihadists attack tourist resort in Mali

Islamic extremists who stormed a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners killed five people, including a Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European Union mission to stabilize this West African country wracked by mounting extremism, authorities said Monday.

Shot congressman Scalise shows signs of improvement

The previous morning, as members of the Republican team were practicing in nearby Alexandria, Virginia , a gunman had opened fire, shooting five people, including House majority whip Steve Scalise . Organizers said Thursday that they had already raised over $1 million for charity and sold more than 20,000 tickets. In a rare moment of unity, congressional Republicans and Democrats took to the field for their annual charity game at Nationals Park Thursday, just 36 hours after a shooting ...

Otto Warmbier Dies After Returning To US

Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2.20pm'. "The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim", the presidential statement added. He admitted to the crime and begged for forgiveness and for his release. Warmbier was freed after the U.S. State Department's special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, travelled to Pyongyang and demanded the student's release on humanitarian grounds, capping a flurry of secret ...

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect

At least one man died and 10 others were injured in the attack, which police are now treating as a "terrorist incident". A witness told Sky News that two other people fled the scene of the attack, but police said there were no other suspects at present.

Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before baseball practice s

The FBI says Hodgkinson had been living for the past three months in his vehicle and taking showers at the YMCA in Alexandria, Virginia. The investigation proceeded as Republicans and their Democratic colleagues took the baseball diamond for the annual game at the Washington Nationals' ballpark, seven miles from the field where Hodgkinson opened fire and a few blocks from the Capitol.

Dark horse Ram Nath Kovind named NDA Presidential candidate

He has always been associated with the poor, backwards and Dalits... " Amit Shah called up Uddhavji after the NDA's presidential candidate was decided in the BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting. Not even informed. How many of you logged onto Wikipedia today? "The final call will be taken in a meeting of all opposition parties on June 22", Azad told reporters here.

Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation

A few minutes before that tweet, Trump spoke about the witch hunt, saying "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great". "And he's expressing himself in that way". The President tweeted last week: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" "Trump has a compulsion to counterattack".

Additional Security at British Mosques Following Terror Attack in London

The victim was an elderly Bangladeshi man who had just left the Muslim Welfare Mosque on Seven Sisters Road, the news portal reports . London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it a "horrific terrorist attack " and counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation, as Muslim leaders linked the incident to a rise in Islamophobic crime.

Car explodes after hitting police van in Paris

Video showed orange smoke pouring from the vehicle after the impact. France is under a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks. Earlier Monday, a van ploughed into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque, injuring 10 people. Three of the victims were French. President Emmanuel Macron said last month his government would ask parliament to extend wider search and arrest powers granted under a state of emergency called after Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers ...

Driver rams car into police vehicle in Paris

And in July previous year, a radicalised Tunisian man knocked down and killed 86 people as he rammed a truck through a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the Riviera city of Nice. A weapon was also said to have been found on the alleged attacker. The Paris prosecutor's counter-terrorism unit has opened an investigation into the incident.

Death toll rises to 3 in blast at Colombia mall

Bogota Mayor Enrique Peñalosa described the incident as a " cowardly terrorist attack ". So far, the death toll has risen to three, including a French woman. Colombia has faced long-standing rebel issues and recently Government has successfully negotiated with most of the rebel groups in the country for the peace.

Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from US

Qatari minister of state for defence Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and USA defence secretary Jim Mattis met in Washington on Wednesday and signed the deal for the jets believed to be worth $12 billion. The crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, all USA allies, has put America in a delicate situation. Trump has recently denounced Qatar as a state sponsor of terrorism following multiple Middle Eastern nations severing diplomatic ties with the nation.

London fire death toll rises to 79

The refurbishment included the fitting of cladding that was "commonly used", according to the contractor responsible for the works, but which may have contributed to the fire spreading so quickly. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately. Speaking on ITV's Peston on Sunday, she said: " Kensington and Chelsea are giving £10 to the survivors when they go to hotels".

Rangers complete deal for striker Alfredo Morelos

The Colombian Under-20 global makes his way to Glasgow having already scored 17 goals from 19 appearances for Helsinki during their league campaign. Elsewhere, Rangers have been drawn to face Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

London mosque attack suspect arrested for terrorism

Two others were treated for minor injuries. A 47-year-man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after allegedly ploughing a van into a group of worshippers leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park , North London. - Extra officers have been deployed to "reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan ", according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. He said the attack was deliberate and targeted "innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of ...

See footage from the scene of the most recent London attack

Prime Minister Theresa May described it as a "terrible incident", the BBC reported . Police said the 48-year-old white man who drove the van has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder . "All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene", she said. The move to increase numbers outside the nine mosques in Enfield - including Palmers Green and Edmonton Islamic Centre in Raynham Road - is in direct response to the atrocity which left one ...

UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

British media identified the suspect as Darren Osborne , a 47-year-old Briton and father of four living in Cardiff, Wales, who was not known to authorities before the attack . "As a society we need to be more proactive and find better ways to defeat those who want to destroy our lives". The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in England, where there have been several recent terrorist attacks.

Congressional baseball game in DC raises more than $1 million for charity

Even before the tragic shooting near Washington D.C. that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition , security was on the minds of some members of the Congress. But this year's Congressional Baseball Game for Charity took on unprecedented themes of unity, coming a day after a lone gunman opened fire on the Republican squad as it practiced across the Potomac River.

UK hope for Brexit deal like 'no other'

Brexit ". Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said: "If we don't succeed, both sides will lose". From his comments, it appeared that the Brexit talks will largely follow the EU's conditions and will centre on the two sides' new relationship only once sufficient progress has been made on the withdrawal issues.

Paris police remove body after attempted attack

Anti-terror police have been called in to oversee the investigation, as France deals with yet another troubling incident in its capital city. A person was detained after the auto he was in collided with a police vehicle, the Associated Press has reported.

North Korea Says US Officials Seized Diplomatic Package at JFK

The diplomats were in possession of a valid diplomatic courier certificate, KCNA said. Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song, both affiliated with the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), were arrested in late April and early May, respectively, and Kim Dong-chul, who was sentenced in October 2015 to 10 years hard labor for espionage.

Finsbury Park terror attack: Theresa May condemns 'sickening' assault on Muslims

Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Athman, said: "People were screaming: "It's a terrorist attack, it's an attack, this guy attacked us", and I had to run back and tried to save people who were still alive and giving water, helping the police".

Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition

The U.S. Navy shot down a Syrian government fighter jet in retaliation for dropping bombs on U.S. -backed rebels. The recent Syrian regime attacks on SDF and SAC positions in the region have raised tensions between the regime and the multiethnic force fighting to reclaim Raqqa .

Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Qatar says the allegations are politically motivated and that it denounces terrorism. "The Kuwaiti mediation will be very useful and there will be demands coming", Anwar Gargash UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs told a small group of reporters in Paris .

Terror attack near London mosque, one dead

The Muslim Welfare House , in north London , said it was "horrified" by the attack in which a man drove into worshippers, injuring 10. The driver reportedly smiled and waved at the crowds as he was taken away in a police cruiser. Earlier this month on London Bridge , Islamic extremists used a vehicle and then knives to kill eight people and wound many others on the bridge and in the popular nearby Borough Market area.

Suspect dies after attempted attack on police at Champs-Elysees

The man died after ramming a vehicle into a police van on the prestigious avenue. The driver rammed a vehicle carrying explosives into a police convoy before bursting into flames on the famous avenue, in an "attempted attack" on security forces, France's interior minister said.

Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped f

Now Mr. Gingrich has been joined in this chorus by a Trump confidant and golf-buddy, the President of Newsmax , who says the President is contemplating firing Mueller . Why is this coming up now? The criticism of Mueller takes several forms. Ruddy's remarks on Monday came after attorney Jay Sekulow's appearance Sunday on ABC News' This Week With George Stephanopoulos .

10 ways to keep your home cool in the heatwave

The temperature topped the 30.2C (86.4F) recorded in Teddington on Saturday, and the hot weather is set to continue into next week. Very warm or hot conditions will affect much of the region on Monday with higher than normal temperatures expected through to the end of the working week for large areas of England and Wales.

Items taken from Augusta cyber contractor Reality Winner's home detailed

He added: "Everyone in America knows what she looks like at this point". No, that is not Reality. In a tweet she wrote earlier this year, she smeared Trump, saying: "the most risky entry to this country was the orange fascist we let into the White House".

Man rams cop vehicle in Paris; attacker is dead

Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said police had pulled the driver out of the flaming vehicle and he was "very likely dead". It also marks the second time this year that Paris' most famous avenue, renowned for its shopping, dining and monuments, has been the scene of bloodshed.

Finsbury Park attack: 'This is terror on the streets,' says Jeremy Corbyn

Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police. Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi, who was at the nearby Muslim Welfare House last night, said he was among a group of people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down, possibly due to the heat, when the van swerved towards them.

Federal Bureau of Investigation 'protecting' James Comey memos as part of 'prospective law enforcement proceeding'

Rosenstein prepared a memo for Attorney General Jeff Sessions back in early May, which raised repeated questions about how Comey had handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation - at first, that seemed to be the basis for Comey's firing by the President , until Mr.

United Kingdom to observe minute's silence for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

Reports suggest that a renovation project on Grenfell Tower a year ago intentionally did not include safety devices such as sprinklers and doors created to keep the fire from spreading. Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers were scrambling to make up ground following stinging criticism that the government's initial response to the disaster.

Marchers in annual Al-Quds day parade blame apartment fire on 'Zionists'

The petition stated, "After the awful recent terrorist events in Manchester and London, this display of extremism has no place on the streets of the United Kingdom". Jewish and pro-Israel groups organized a counter-demonstration, and a significant police presence ensured the sides were kept apart. Wilson told the crowd, "It is a racist slur to say that all Muslims are terrorists".

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