Najib's lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah agreed to the request. The charges were added to an earlier four - three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power - imposed in July on Najib, who founded and chaired 1MDB after becoming prime minister in 2009.
Today is a really good day for the United States to reconsider its seemingly boundless support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since May, a dozen Saudi human rights campaigners have been arrested according to Human Right's Watch. Another source said Canada would also seek help from Britain. Meanwhile, Egypt joined a host of Riyadh's allies on Tuesday in expressing " solidarity " with Saudi Arabia.
The move comes as part of a larger sweep to disarm the east of Yemen and clear the area of Al Qaeda and ISIS. Fragments from the Houthi missile launched at Jizan Industrial City had killed one Yemeni civilian and wounded 11, Saudi state media said earlier on Thursday.
A new Space Operations Force will train, promote, and retain personnel to include engineers, scientists, intelligence experts, operators, strategists, and others. In just two years the USA plans to have a new military programme geared towards space. Let's hope that's the branch's new motto because it's pretty much flawless.
Macri has said he is personally opposed to abortion but allowed the debate . Currently, abortion is allowed in Argentina in only three cases, similar to most of Latin America: rape, a threat to the mother's life or if the foetus is disabled.
The first half of 2018 has been deadly for Palestinian children, with at least 35 children killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, according to Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP). The cross-border incident came after a delegation of senior Hamas officials visited Gaza to discuss a ceasefire agreement with Israel proposed by the United Nations and Egypt.
Authorities and global relief groups have begun organizing aid, but badly damaged roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north of Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake. Rescuers search Karang Pangsor mosque after the quake last weekend. Rescue efforts have intensified to find people buried in rubble following the quake that shook Indonesia's Lombok island.
In a joint statement issued on the 10th anniversary of "the Russian military aggression against Georgia", the four countries demanded that Russia "fully implement" a 2008 ceasefire agreement and "engage in a constructive manner into the process of Geneva International Discussions (GID)", which were launched in Geneva, Switzerland, in October 2008, to address the consequences of the conflict in Georgia.
In general, references to Trump at the trial have been few and far between. Those who dealt with Manafort's taxes also testified that even though they asked Manafort whether he maintained any bank accounts overseas, he told them no. For this Manafort was paid US$4million a year, in quarterly payments of US$1million, Gates recalled, though at some point the currency switched from United States dollars to Euros.
The natural disaster was mostly felt in Mataran, the capital of Lombok Island , prompting residents to flee their homes. Tweets report about the major 7.1 earthquakes in Lombok that triggered widespread panic and a tsunami warning.
The governor of the province that includes Lombok where the quake was centred, the military, the national search, and rescue agency and regent of North Lombok issued different death tolls that ranged from 226 to 381. Reuters has reported collapsed buildings and widespread damage, likely compounding fresh damage from quakes which have already devastated the island this month.
Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson sparked a row over Islamophobia by describing Muslim women wearing burqas as "ridiculous" and "weird". A string of other Conservatives have queued up to criticise Johnson, with Theresa May saying he used the wrong language and Lord Sheikh calling for the whip to be withdrawn.
Witnesses have reported buildings collapsing in the latest series of tremors to hit the island - following Sunday's fatal quake in Lombok. Panicked residents fled into the streets, witnesses said. A humanitarian crisis is also looming in Lombok, where thousands have been left homeless and in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and shelter.
Israeli officials, past and present, had refused to comment on the accusations, although Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman has sought to downplay the possibility of Israeli involvement. "I can say that assuming the details of this man's activities are correct and he was engaged in developing chemical weapons and longer-range missiles capable of hitting Israel, I certainly welcome his demise".
She said even though she worked with Gates a lot, it was clear to her that Manafort "knew what was going on" in most instances. Cindy Laporta testified Friday in the government's case against the former Trump campaign chairman, saying she went along with the scam because she was anxious Manafort and his right-hand-man Rick Gates would sue.
The Israeli navy seized a Swedish-flagged sailboat carrying food and medical supplies for Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Saturday, the military said. The PA, which has placed several economic sanctions on Gaza in an attempt to pressure Hamas, is no expected to play a major role in the Strip's hoped-for development projects that will reportedly be funded by cash from Washington, Brussels and wealthy Gulf states.
Over the past four months, 158 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 120 in the protests near the fence and others in Israeli air strikes and other incidents elsewhere in Gaza, according to the Gaza Health Ministry and a local rights group.
United Kingdom intelligence chiefs have specifically blamed Russian Federation for the attack. An investigation by hundreds of British police and intelligence officers have pieced together the movements of the two Russians, from their entry into Britain through to their departure, the Guardian reported.
Mr Putin, himself a former KGB spy, said earlier this month Mr Skripal would have been dead if he was attacked with a weapons-grade agent. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, are believed to have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in the British town of Salisbury in March.
The high-level meeting follows the reimposition of sanctions on Iran by the us on Tuesday, which a White House statement said targeted the country's energy sector and foreign financial institutions doing business with the Central Bank of Iran.
The chairman of the Russian global relations committee, Konstantin Kosachev, thanked Paul and said he hoped the meetings could happen before the end of the year. "The hatred of the president is so intense that partisans would rather risk war than give diplomacy a chance", Paul said in a long defense of Trump on the Senate floor, days after the summit.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) walks from Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 6, 2018. Paul, who defended Trump in the wake of his summit with Putin last month in Helsinki, has been visiting Russian Federation with a delegation for several days.
His trip came on the same day that the USA restored sanctions on the Islamic Republic. "We are in solidarity with the European Union position, obviously we are closely monitoring this and we are doing everything possible on the diplomatic level to stimulate a direct dialogue between the United States and Iran, and we think that dialogue should always prevail", he said.
She had wrote on Twitter that she was "very alarmed" over the arrests of the activists in Saudi Arabia , and on Friday, Canada's foreign ministry called for their "immediate release". The statement said Russian Federation rejected the "authoritative tone" of Canada toward Saudi Arabia, adding that the Kingdom had the full sovereign right to manage its own affairs.
However, he tried to circumvent this ban by live streaming content on other platforms , leading the site to terminate his account permanently. Dorsey further explained/admitted that Twitter has "been awful at explaining our decisions in the past", but the platform refuses to "succumb and simply react to outside pressure" by banning Jones like most other digital platforms.