Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip, was named on Saturday to succeed Meshaal. 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. Read More

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

A statement by the North Korean Ministry of State Security said that Pyongyang would find and "mercilessly destroy" the terrorists. Recent months have seen growing tension between North Korea and the USA largely spurred by the rogue state's continued work on developing a nuclear and missile programme despite global sanctions. Read More

AAP rejects Kapil Mishra's 'absurd' charges

AAP rejects Kapil Mishra's 'absurd' charges

After suspecting that the funding from overseas might have violated FCRA provisions, the Union Home Ministry asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led party to explain certain fundings from abroad, mentioned PTI report. So Chief Minister Kejriwal made a decision to bring in Kailash Gahlot in Kapil's place. "It's absurd. It's low, the worst kind of allegation", said Sisodia to reporters, minutes after Mishra's allegation. Read More

Campaign to retake Mosul gains fresh momentum

Campaign to retake Mosul gains fresh momentum

Dorrian said the Iraqi Security Forces "are more than capable" of stopping the escape of ISIS fighters from Mosul , "as the ISF have built up the perimeter in a manner that makes a breakout very hard". Over the almost three-year fight against Islamic State, Iraqi forces with US-led coalition backing have retaken some 65 percent of rebel-controlled territory, according to the Pentagon. Read More

Trump Denies Telling North Korea Not to Test Missiles After Pence Did

Is the pressure not working? During the interview , Mr Trump said would "not be happy" if Kim Jung-un carried out a nuclear test. He's going to have to do what he has to do. And I can tell you also, I don't believe that the president of China, who is a very respected man, will be happy either. Trump raised eyebrows in South Korea last week when he said would make Seoul pay $1 billion for the missile defense system. Read More

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against 'serious' mortar fire on Syria border

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against 'serious' mortar fire on Syria border

The reported relocation comes as tensions between Turkey and Syria's Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have been rising. Turkey has intensified attacks on the PKK in northern Iraq and its Syrian-Kurdish affiliate, the YPG, in northern Syria. Read More

US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site: Yonhap

But the timing, as the U.S. increases its military presence in the area, allows North Korea to remind its opponents that it could cause crippling damage with conventional artillery to highly populated areas in South Korea. "This committee understands that deploying this system is a joint alliance decision that is necessary to defend our ally, South Korea", he said. "North Korea's a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve". Read More

Safa confirms Stuart Baxter as Bafana Bafana's new coach

Safa confirms Stuart Baxter as Bafana Bafana's new coach

Stuart Baxter was appointed coach of South Africa on Thursday, ending a long search that began when his predecessor was sacked a year ago for misconduct. Finally - it was a long wait, almost five months, to be precise. He told SuperSport players following their goalless draw at home against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday that he was leaving at the end of the season. Read More

Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia

Navy's Yokosuka base. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence expressed his gratitude to corporate Japan for investing in and creating jobs in the U.S., in a speech to Japanese business leaders here on Wednesday. He told 2,500 military personnel at the Yokosuka Naval Base , a hub for the US Navy in the western Pacific, that "North Korea is the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific". Read More

Dallas shooting began as neighbor dispute

Dallas shooting began as neighbor dispute

Dallas police locked down the area after they found the injured paramedic lying in the street. The suspect was found dead from a "self-inflicted wound" in a nearby home searched by a police robot, said Mayor Mike Rawlings. Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics have access to body armor kits carried in rescue units that are deployed to scenes, but the wounded paramedic did not have it on. Read More

PM's 'Mann Ki Baat': Dump VIP culture, embrace 'EPI'

PM's 'Mann Ki Baat': Dump VIP culture, embrace 'EPI'

On the VIP culture, Mr Modi underlined in no unambiguous term: "If we collectively strive to do it with eternal vigilance, the VIP culture surely can be flushed out". He said that it is India's pricelss gift to its neighbours as part of the " sabka sath, sabka vikas " concept. The Prime Minister suggested the youths aim for new experiences, new places and new skills. Read More

Protest Takes on Trump's Climate Policies - and the Heat - in DC March

Protest Takes on Trump's Climate Policies - and the Heat - in DC March

The People's Climate Movement , which is organizing the event, advocates for global action against climate change. Ley said there's also a chance that all the hype around the March for Science detracted attention away from the upcoming climate march, especially as the march this weekend is more narrowly focused. Read More

US Vice President Pence kicks off economic talks with Japan

US Vice President Pence kicks off economic talks with Japan

Pence's advisers said the vice president would make the case to Abe and Aso that the USA rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, under Trump does not signal a US withdrawal from trade and economic development in the region. The main difference, they say, is in tone. He also met with American troops stationed at the joint U.S. BEIJING (AP) - China defended its trade practices on Tuesday after Chinese-made vehicles were seen towing ballistic missiles during a North Korea ... Read More

Militants attack military camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir, casualties feared

Militants attack military camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir, casualties feared

Guerrillas believed to be foreigners sneaked into an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and killed three soldiers in an audacious pre-dawn attack that left two militants dead, officials said. Nineteen soldiers were killed in that attack which was also launched in the early hours. The attack took place around 4 am on Thursday morning at Panjgaon at Chowkibal. Read More

Melania Trump celebrates 47th birthday in D.C.

Melania Trump celebrates 47th birthday in D.C.

She also described US President Donald Trump's spouse as a loving wife and mother whose priority is her family, and that would never change. As for Melania's relationship with Ivanka, Grisham denied that the two have a frosty relationship. Read More

Marine Le Pen camp lays into 'oligarch stooge' Macron

The French term she used signaled that the move to step aside would be temporary. In a symbolic move created to widen her appeal, Le Pen announced Monday she would temporarily step away from her National Front (FN) party - still seen as toxic by many French voters. Read More

India's Maoist Rebels Kill 24 Paramilitary Troops in Continued Uprising

India's Maoist Rebels Kill 24 Paramilitary Troops in Continued Uprising

Speaking to media in New Delhi, Mr Singh termed the attack on the personnel as a sad and an unfortunate incident, and vowed that no one will be spared. He said that the Congress should reflect on it, and should also answer that have Maoists incidents only started now. The Naxals are frustrated with the development of roads in Bastar region. Read More

Anzac Day services commemorate fallen military personnel

The significance of the morning service was not lost with ex-servicemen and women, their families and friends honouring the sacrifices of war and sharing a prayer for the future. So in this light, Anzac Day is much more than a reflection on past military conflicts. However, there are many who haven't set foot on the battlefront that we must also remember. Read More

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

The decision to hold the election on 8 June - three years earlier than scheduled - was approved on Wednesday , with 522 MPs in favour and 13 against. Any deal secured by May under Article 50 of the EU treaties must be approved by MEPs in a vote at the end of the two-year process, giving the European Parliament an effective veto. Read More

Submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

When asked what would happen if North Korea tests an intercontinental missile or nuclear device, Haley told NBC: "I think then the president steps in and decides what's going to happen". "People have put blindfolds on for decades and now it's time to solve the problem", he said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from what Abe called provocative actions. Read More