Both Damascus, backed by Russian Federation, and the Kurds, backed by a US-led coalition, have fought the Islamic State group in recent months. "We welcome the United Nations' role, provided that Syria's sovereignty remains intact", Assad said.
Nevertheless, Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump's special representative for worldwide negotiations, will still travel as planned to Israel this week "to continue working on the administration's peace efforts". Even with the postponement to January, the trip will be overshadowed by Trump's decision on Jerusalem. An assessment is growing within the Israeli security establishment that Palestinian terrorist organizations will attempt to further escalate this rocket fire during US Vice ...
The Congress , according to this poll of exit polls, is expected to win around 65 seats, a slight improvement over its 2012 tally when it won 61 seats. The BJP workers have started celebrating all over the nation as the trends indicate party's victory in both the states. "A victory is a victory", the BJP leaders are claiming but the Congress has been able to rub in the point that Modi is no longer invincible in his home state.
Barack Obama's administration has been accused of sabotaging an operation to stop Hezbollah smuggling drugs into the USA so that a nuclear deal with Iran could proceed. "I get the feeling people who don't know what's going on in the broader universe are grasping at straws". "As a result, the USA government lost insight into not only drug trafficking and other criminal activity worldwide, but also into Hezbollah's illicit conspiracies with top officials in the Iranian, Syrian, Venezuelan and ...
She said that instead of a doll for Christmas , she wants a ball so that she and her brother could enjoy the toy. "I need a [blanket]", the girl had written. "She just said "thank you" and she gave me a hug", Garcia told the Post , adding that she went back to the store to get gifts specifically for the girl.
The resolution, however, is widely expected to face a U.S. veto, which would render it futile. Arab foreign ministers agreed to seek a UN Security Council resolution on the issue. Israel's control and sovereignty over the city is not recognised by any country in the world and, as of now, all embassies in Israel are based in Tel Aviv, although some countries have based their consulate offices in Jerusalem.
Following the ceremony, there was the laying of wreaths for 119 veterans, who served their country and are resting at the cemetery. The Chickamauga Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the oldest DAR chapter in the area, donated 87 wreaths to the non-profit Wreaths Across America for placement on the graves of veterans buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Port Everglades today after more than 300 people became ill with a stomach virus. Dr. Mark Veitch, director of public health at Royal Hobart Hospital, where five passengers aboard the Ovation of the Seas received treatment, said in a statement it was uncommon to see these types of outbreaks and requests for medical assistance for passengers in big cruises.
In a relief to Congress president Rahul Gandhi , the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday night withdrew its order against him over a prima facie violation of model code of conduct (MCC) on the grounds that he gave television interviews one day before second phase of Gujarat elections.
Kenya won their seventh title, after beating an indefatigable Zanzibar side 3-2 on penalties, after a 2-2 stalemate in 120 minutes. Governors Mike Sonko and Alfred Mutua also pledged 1 million each to Harambee Stars . "I want the public to stand behind the team". Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa announced that up to Kes 6 million will be shared among the players and technical bench on winning the Cecafa title.
The five-time National Basketball Association champion will become the 10th Lakers player to have his number retired, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, James Worthy, Jerry West and Jamaal Wilkes.
Commander David Fravor and Lieutenant Commander Jim Slaight were on a routine training mission 100 miles out into the Pacific when they were asked to investigate the object. The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program, Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program , ended in 2012, when USA defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities.
Later, White House lawyer Ty Cobb said , "There is no consideration at the White House of a pardon for Michael Flynn". The Clinton campaign didn't respond to the network's request for comment. By the time the feds warning came in late July or August, at least seven Trump campaign officials had been in contact with Russians or people linked to Russia , public reports, and there is no public evidence that the campaign reported any of those contacts to the bureau.
Neasloss, who worked as part of the First Nations-led Coastal Guardian Watchmen network to stop grizzly trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest and confronted armed hunters in his Nation's territory, said tours for bear-viewing brings in far more economic value to local communities than grizzly trophy hunting.
He had been shot multiple times. After learning that her son's ex-wife was arrested , Marion, exclaimed, " Thank you, Jesus ", the Commercial Appeal reported. "We went to the crime scene and walked in Lorenzen's final steps". Marion told The Commercial Appeal that she believes Sherra Wright may have been motivated to kill Lorenzen Wright because of a $ 1 million life insurance policy.
Afghan security forces on Monday killed three insurgents who launched an attack on a training centre of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency in Kabul following an operation that lasted about five hours, officials told Efe. No group has claimed responsibility yet for the attack, but the Taliban insurgent group routinely claims responsibility for such attacks. The group's local affiliate, known as Islamic State-Khorasan province, or ISIS-K, sprang up in eastern Afghanistan in early 2015 and ...
Kevin Hart was the guest host for last night's edition of Saturday Night Live , which was the show's last broadcast of the year. The scene was also notable for an appearance by cast member Leslie Jones playing her Omarosa Manigault-Newman character and poking fun at her recent firing from the White House.
District Court for the District of Columbia. Petersen is now Trump's third unsuccessful judicial nominee. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella organization of more than 200 groups, called on Trump to pull two other nominees: Thomas Farr, nominated for the U.S.
The list in question included the likes of Eminem and Post Malone , pointing to an obvious lack of color. "It's a great time to be a white rapper in America huh?" she wrote alongside a screencap of the top ten. Fans chimed but the Queens superstar clapped back on folks in her unique fashion. Fans taking offence with Minaj's post, not only accused the singer of indulging in the blame game but also slammed her as "racist".
The suspect is the first person charged under Australia's Weapons of Mass Destruction Act and faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence. The man was charged on two counts under a law against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, police said on Sunday.
This increases our chances for a white Christmas. Monday and Tuesday will be dry and sunny with high temperatures in the mid-50s. Temperatures have been mild this weekend. "Early estimates are 2" to 5" by the end of the day, but we'll change/update those numbers as needed throughout the week. SATURDAY: VERY COLD! Windy with snow throughout the day.
But the program is at risk of losing its federal funding, which could put new costs on the state. For instance, Democrats objected to a CHIP-extension bill passed November 3 by the House because it would have offset those allocations with cuts in other health programs.
That's hypocrisy at the highest level I've ever seen in my life. Transition plans for one of Minnesota's U.S. Senate seats are moving ahead despite talk in Washington that Democrat Al Franken could yet change his mind about resigning, in part because he has yet to give a date or a letter providing for his formal exit.
A GSA spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment. How it happened: The sources say Mueller obtained the emails from the General Services Administration, the government agency that hosted the transition email system, which had addresses ending in "ptt.gov", for Presidential Transition Team.
The slight favourite, as of Sunday night, was Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa , who has vowed to fight corruption and introduce pragmatic reforms to create jobs and restore growth in a stagnant economy. Despite this, Mr. Ramaphosa's lead in the branch nominations could still be the deciding factor. I will accept the will of the members of the ANC. "But he can't take anything for granted because we don't know what happens in the voting booth".