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Jordan, Israel in rare row over Jerusalem stabbing, killing

Local media sources , meanwhile, identified the Jordanian citizen as Mohammed Abdullah al-Kasaji. Momani also confirmed the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs is following-up on the murderous incident via the Jordanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, to uncover the details and circumstances of the murder. Read More »

Dominica Test: Windies crawl to 218-5 at stumps against Pakistan

Resolute defence from Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieron Powell - who registered West Indies' highest opening partnership of the series - kept them at bay initially. Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder were holding the wicket for West Indies at the end of day three. Catch live updates of the Day 3 of the third Test between West Indies and Pakistan here. Read More »

In Jerusalem Palestinian stabs Israeli officer, shot dead


The abducted man, identified as Omran Rajabi, works as a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and was taken prisoner after the fatal shooting, when he started filming soldiers who were attacking a Palestinian woman, trying to enter the mosque. "I think it'll be informed, again, by the parties that are involved in those talks and most certainly Israel's view on whether Israel views it as being helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction". Read More »

India likely to skip China's Belt and Road forum

Staying away from the meet may "isolate" India in the region as all countries in South Asia - barring Bhutan which doesn't have diplomatic relations with China - were participating, a top Chinese official in New Delhi had said last week. India s worries over a 3,000 km long project connecting Pakistan's deep-water port Gwadar and China s Xinjiang stem from the fact Gwadar, which was taken over by the Chinese, will become a future naval base. Read More »

Gunmen kill 10 laborers near port in southwest Pakistan


Two labourers wounded in the shootings were taken to hospital where one of them died from his injuries, Zareef said. The assailants attacked the men at two separate construction sites three kilometres apart along the same road. In a similar incident in April this year, four Sindhi labourers were gunned down by suspected militants while working on a road that was under construction in Kharan district. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron dashes his ex-boss Valls' hopes for ticket


The party plans to contest most - but not all - of the 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of France's parliament. Renewing a political landscape long bogged down with out-of-touch parties and long-serving politicians was a central campaign promise and the eclectic mix of candidates speaks to Macron's desire to pull the plug on a system he deems broken. Read More »

Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

The broadcaster said that the fighting between the SDF and the Islamic State in Tabqa had been happening for weeks. But the Kurdish YPG, which forms the backbone of the group, is linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which Turkey, the US and other Western nations view as a terrorist group. Read More »

Trump warns ex-FBI director Comey about 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant


Gomez said based on his own talks with fellow Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, Comey was shocked to learn he'd been terminated when he addressed the Los Angeles field office and saw the news flash on TV screens in the room. The veiled threat added to the storm over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey on Tuesday. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!.", he tweeted . Read More »

Bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 23 people


Speaking about the accident, Muğla Governor Amir Çiçek said that those killed were mostly women and children, adding that the bus was carrying local tourists. The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, now on a visit to China, said he was "extremely pained" by the tragedy and has asked local authorities to take measures to ensure that "such tragedies" do not recur. Read More »

North Korea: US and South Korea tried to assassinate Kim Jong Un


It refers to another of $50,000 but it is unclear if this is additional. It lists several alleged payments made to him, amounting in total to almost $300,000, and says on his return to Pyongyang he was instructed to provide detailed information about a frequently used event ground and to assess possible methods of attack. Read More »

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

The groups, under the aegis of Africa Arise for Change Network, in conjunction with FCT Market Women Association in Abuja, to mark the release of the Chibok girls on Wednesday at a rally organized on Wednesday to celebrate the safe return of the girls, described the development as a good omen. Read More »

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy and 2 others captured

The ASP said Friday the suspect was James Arthur Bowden and not James Michael Bowden, 32, as originally stated Thursday during a press conference. Mainhart was responding to a call about a disturbance at a house near Dardanelle, about 65 miles west of Little Rock, when he saw a vehicle linked to that address and stopped it. Read More »

Trump invites new South Korean leader to US

Security Council resolutions. Park's decision to allow the United States to base the state-of-the-art missile-defense system THAAD in South Korea's territory to cope with North Korean nuclear threats is a major irritant. The 64-year-old Democratic Party member is a former human rights lawyer and the son of North Korean immigrants, who fled to the South during the civil war in the 1950s. Read More »

Leaked NSA Hacking Tools Enabled Global Cyber Attack


This is a breaking story. Private security firms identified the ransomware as a new variant of "WannaCry" that had the ability to automatically spread across large networks by exploiting a known bug in Microsoft's Windows operating system. Read More »

Nearly all systems have been recovered, says Home Secretary — NHS cyberattack


Two security firms " Kaspersky Lab and Avast " said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. Eisen says the internet itself is diseased and these attacks will continue until some serious restructuring is done. It initially said 16 NHS organizations had reported being hit, and more reports came in as the day went on. Read More »

Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum


The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that the premier leaves for China later Friday at the invitation of the President Xi Jinping to attend the event which is part of "Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road" initiative, which was launched by Xi in 2013. Read More »

No divided loyalties for Zidane's Juventus reunion


In 1998 we were not the favourites going in, as Juve had Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps and Pippo Inzaghi. It could be another historic season for the Bernabeu club as they have a game in hand on leaders Barcelona in the La Liga title race and are now on the same points. Read More »

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments


Rosenstein, on the job for just more than two weeks after a 94-6 Senate confirmation vote, has drawn criticism because the White House initially pinned the firing of Comey on Rosenstein, saying he had penned a memo expressing concern about the way Comey had handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Read More »

UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump


Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has dismissed Jeremy Corbyn as "a guy who has campaigned all his life to weaken the UK's defences". Corbyn, a vegetarian, has long tended a plot in East Finchley, near his north London home, where he grows maize, beans and pumpkins as well as fruit to make jam. Read More »

Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

That decision, announced Tuesday, has led to public statements of anger from Turkey, which says the US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria are linked to its own domestic Kurdish separatist group the PKK, or Kurdish Workers Party. Read More »

United States intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats


Yet the discussion before the Armed Services Committee focused nearly exclusively on threats in cyberspace and the inadequate USA ability to deter, discourage and recover from some scary scenarios. The Trump administration is considering sending 3,000 to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to help train Afghan security forces. On North Korea, Coats called the threat posed from the nation's advancing weapons program "potentially existential threat". Read More »

Iraq, Algeria support extension of oil production cuts

Brent crude climbed 3% after latest United States oil inventories eased investor worries about the glut of oil swilling around world markets. US light crude oil was $1.43 higher at $47.30 a barrel. For the week ending on May 3, crude oil inventories plunged 5.25 million barrels, missing analysts' expectations for a draw of 1.79 million barrels. Read More »

Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela

In February, Mrs Tintori met US President Donald Trump, who called on the Venezuelan government to release Leopoldo Lopez "immediately". Many citizens feel the country's government is becoming a dictatorship . National guardsmen launched tear gas Wednesday as protesters in Caracas tried to march to the Supreme Court. "There's nothing explosive here. It's our way of saying, 'Get lost Maduro, you're useless!"' a young protester told Reuters as he prepared to lob another bottle of feces ... Read More »

15 great white sharks spotted off Southern California coast


Orange County Sherrif's Department, in the U.S., used its Duke 1 helicopter to warn people on Capistrano Beach, California that 15 great white sharks were swimming near the coast line. The sharks were about 5 to 6 feet long, said Capt. Cameron Abel of the LAFD's Marine Safety Unit. You could see the actual fin, one of the fins that come out. Read More »

Afghan ISIS chief Abdul Hasib killed in raid

A counter-IS operation has been under way in Nangarhar since early March, and Afghan forces, with the help of their USA counterparts, have killed or captured hundreds of fighters and liberated over half of the districts the terror group controlled in the province, according to the US military. Read More »

Le Pen aides brush off plagiarism of Fillon in French election speech


The violent protesters were not carrying union paraphernalia or anything linked to the French electoral campaign, appearing to be from fringe groups, which have targeted anti-government protests in the past. " Emmanuel Macron is doing a tour of graveyards". The election is being described by some as the most bitter contest in living memory. Le Pen on Saturday said that ditching the euro was not her top economic priority, in a bid to broaden her support amid voters anxious over her ... Read More »

Korean president hints at scrapping deal with Japan over sexual slavery

South Korea's new president was sworn in yesterday, just a day after a decisive election victory, and he immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. Nonetheless, aside from wanting to restore normal relations and trade with North Korea, Moon wants to have the same with China. Moon, who favours dialogue with North Korea, said in his inaugural speech that he would "do everything he can to build peace on the Korean peninsula" amid ... Read More »

Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows

Economic growth slowed to just 0.3 percent in the first quarter, less than half its rate at the end of 2016. Consumers are already saving less, meaning they may not have much to fall back on as real incomes start to fall. Paresh added: "The BoE has announced that interest rates are to remain on hold at 0.25%". However, the Bank also warned that rates may have to rise sooner and faster than the market now expects. Read More »