Friday, May 26, 2017

INSIDE THE STORY — How UK government helped Mancunian Libyans join rebel groups in Libya

The British government operated an "open door" policy that allowed Libyan exiles and British-Libyan citizens to join the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi even though some had been subject to counter-terrorism control orders, Middle East Eye can reveal. Several former rebel fighters now back...

Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe

CNBC NEWS reported on Friday that Jared Kushner is now under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe, referring officials. The Washington Post also told on Friday investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser,...

Appeals court rules against President Trump’s revised travel ban

A Richmond, Va.-based federal appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate President Trump’s ban on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., delivering a major blow to the Trump administration. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 10-3 ruling that Trump’s executive order "speaks...

Bomb attack targets Ex-Greek prime minister

The explosion in a car wounded former prime minister of Greece Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, police said.  Papademos, 69, opened an envelope inside his car that contained explosives, according to local media in Athens. However, police did not immediately confirm that it...

Turkey, the world leader in jailing journalists — HRW

A meeting planned for May 25, 2017, between European Union leaders and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey should signal that discussion of upgraded economic cooperation is dependent on Ankara’s willingness to tackle its human rights and rule of law crisis, Human Rights Watch...

China reacts on US warship entered its waters, condemns it ‘provocative’

China has slammed the United States' first freedom of navigation (FON) exercise in the South China Sea since President Donald Trump took office. A US Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef, an artificial island claimed by China in the South China...

Brazil minister evacuated after protesters attack ministry

Brazil's agriculture ministry was evacuated Wednesday after protesters demanding President Michel Temer's resignation got inside, setting a fire and vandalizing the premises, an official said. "There was an invasion of the ministry's private entrance. They lit a fire in a room, broke photos in a...

US-led coalition increased number of bombs dropped on ISIS by 50% this year

U.S.-led coalition increased number of bombs dropped on ISIS by about 50% this year, reports USA Today on Tuesday, May 23. The U.S.-led coalition has increased the number of bombs dropped on the Islamic State by about 50% this year, reflecting the progress U.S.-backed ground...

Iran will continue its ballistic missile programme — President Rouhani

Iran will continue its ballistic missile programme, state television reported President Hassan Rouhani saying on Monday, striking a defiant note after strong criticism of the Islamic Republic from US President Donald Trump. ''The Iranian nation has decided to be powerful. Our missiles are for peace...

EU fails to reach debt deal for Greece amid IMF row

Eurozone fails to reach debt deal for Greece amid IMF row reports AFP news agency on Monday. Eurozone finance ministers, the International Monetary Fund and the Greek government failed to agree at talks on a release of further bailout funds for Athens and reached no...

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