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Pakistan finally declares Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

Pakistan finally declares Hafiz Saeed a terrorist Last week, Pakistan changed anti-terror laws through a presidential ordinance to include Hafiz Saeed-linked JuD and FIF and other terrorist outfits on the list of United Nations proscribed groups. There were reports that Pakistan was likely to be grey listed this year for allowing terror groups to operate freely and raise funds despite being proscribed by the UN Security Council. [Full Article...]

Student suspected in Washington state school shooting plot

Student suspected in Washington state school shooting plot The discovery prompted the woman to call 911 at 9:30 AM reporting what she believed were upcoming and credible threats to fellow students at the ACES High School at 9700 Holly Drive. "I can't wait. My aim has gotten much more accurate". I need to make this shooting/bombing infamous. He added that his choice of location for the horrific incident was decided by "coin toss" between his former ... [Full Article...]

Emergency teams search for victims of Russian plane crash

Emergency teams search for victims of Russian plane crash Russia's Aviation Committee said that so far around 400 pieces of the plane have been recovered, AFP reported . The emergency ministry added that it would lift the main plane debris out of the crater formed upon impact. Faulty sensors may have provided pilots the wrong speed data which caused a plane to crash in Russian Federation over the weekend, investigators said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Iraq seeks aid after 3-year battle with ISIL

Iraq seeks aid after 3-year battle with ISIL Although US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend the donor conference on Tuesday, he will instead call for multinational companies and banks to boost their activities in the war-torn country. However, officials acknowledge a feeling of fatigue from worldwide donors, especially after the wars in Iraq and Syria sparked the biggest mass migration since World War II. [Full Article...]

Asma Jahangir (1952 - 2018), prominent human rights activist in Pakistan

Asma Jahangir (1952 - 2018), prominent human rights activist in Pakistan Maulana Haider Farooq Maududi led the funeral prayers. In addition to speaking out for democracy and against military rule, Asma Jahangir was an unwavering defender of minority and women's rights , criticising the horrific legal and societal persecution that religious and national minorities in Pakistan face, as well as the unjust situation of many women across the country. [Full Article...]

Abbas to Putin: We refuse to cooperate with U.S. mediation

Abbas to Putin: We refuse to cooperate with U.S. mediation Pressed on whether he wishes for the Israeli prime minister to emerge without a criminal charge, Adelson replied: "I wish for peace". Trump White House has been less publicly critical of Israel's settlement building than previous administrations. [Full Article...]

AG Healey Statement on DACA ruling

AG Healey Statement on DACA ruling The termination of the programme, in which over 600,000 primarily Hispanic young adults are enrolled in, by the administration was based on what Garaufis called the "plainly incorrect factual premise" that it was illegal. "The Trump administration should be able to alter the policies and priorities set by its predecessor", Garaufis said. "Wouldn't it be great if we could finally, after so many... [Full Article...]

Life In Prison For Manhattan Bomber

Life In Prison For Manhattan Bomber Rahimi was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison. He became a naturalized USA citizen in 2011. He said he considered Rahimi to be a danger to the community, citing the "hostile and threatening " nature of the bombings and the influence of "virulent anti-U.S." terrorist propaganda. [Full Article...]

Israel's War With Iran Comes Out of the Shadows

Israel's War With Iran Comes Out of the Shadows In the Israeli attack, one of its F16 jets was shot down by intense anti-aircraft missile fire. The first red line would be allowing Iran to establish a "forward" military base for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Steinitz said . [Full Article...]

Trump Has a New Plan to Save Money on Food Stamps

Trump Has a New Plan to Save Money on Food Stamps The remainder of their benefits would be given to them on electronic benefit cards, as before. But a government program delivering non-perishable foods at a discount bears little semblance to Blue Apron , a meal delivery service which says it only delivers farm-fresh, seasonal produce, meat with no hormones, and sustainably-sourced seafood, among other expensive and fresh foods . [Full Article...]

Omarosa Says Mike Pence Is 'Scary,' Believes He's Speaking for Jesus

Omarosa Says Mike Pence Is 'Scary,' Believes He's Speaking for Jesus He's a numbers guy. Rattled by Donald Trump's candidacy, the Republican Party was, to a degree, placated by the addition of " full-spectrum conservative " Mike Pence to the presidential ticket. I'm like, Jesus didn't say that. Having been tossed out of the White House, Omarosa is "already behaving exactly how I could have predicted she would behave; she is squealing like a canary", Morga... [Full Article...]

South Africa's ANC losing support amid Zuma uncertainty

South Africa's ANC losing support amid Zuma uncertainty Since Zuma was replaced as head of the ruling party in December, the ANC has turned against him, and a looming no-confidence vote scheduled for February 22 may succeed, if the ANC leadership doesn't convince him to step down first. Zuma expects to be subpoenaed to testify before the Zondo Commission into state capture and may very well face criminal charges relating to the arms deal corruption a... [Full Article...]

Government shuts down for 2nd time in 3 weeks

Government shuts down for 2nd time in 3 weeks The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal , handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. WASHINGTON (AP) - They can all claim wins in the big budget agreement: President Donald Trump , congressional Republicans and Democrats, too. N... [Full Article...]

Egypt reports major success in Sinai Peninsula terrorism crackdown

Egypt reports major success in Sinai Peninsula terrorism crackdown A total of 16 militants were killed , it added. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such incident in the Arab world's most populous country. [Full Article...]

Eminent Pak human rights activist Asma passes away

Eminent Pak human rights activist Asma passes away Senior lawyer Adeel Raja said Asma suffered heart attack today morning. Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai said on Twitter she was "heartbroken" at the death of the "savior of democracy and human rights ", especially as the pair had just met in Britain a week ago. [Full Article...]

Trump laments 'shattered' lives after aides resign

Trump laments 'shattered' lives after aides resign In his tweet , Trump referred to women's allegations about men's unwanted behavior generally and said, "Some are true and some are false". Conway added that the president's Saturday tweet was more "generic", telling Tapper that Trump "never said the Me Too movement; he never said Rob Porter's name". [Full Article...]

Art, Life and God Play Out in New Film

Art, Life and God Play Out in New Film With American Sniper and Sully , director Clint Eastwood has spent much of his eighties telling stories about real-life Americans who emerge triumphant from hard situations. "It wasn't traumatic at all", Sadler said. The three actors show potential (especially Alek, who previously competed on Dancing with the Stars ). And even though they're starring in a Clint Eastwood movie , it's not... [Full Article...]

Sunjwan attack: Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5

Sunjwan attack: Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 The number of terrorists isn't known, they've been cornered in one of the family quarters. Asked about the casualties in the incident, he said it was sad news. The operation continued through out the day as the Army acted with caution and restraint to safeguard the lives of unarmed soldiers and their family members in their houses inside the camp. [Full Article...]

Time's Up for Zuma? Anti-Zuma protests erupt in South Africa

Time's Up for Zuma? Anti-Zuma protests erupt in South Africa South Africa's President Jacob Zuma told African National Congress (ANC) leaders the governing party will lose the 2019 elections if he steps down, said Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema . A statement from the presidency later claimed Mr Zuma had requested the delay. "We wanted him to go a long time ago", Sizwe Pamla, the federation's spokesman, said by phone from Joh... [Full Article...]

Snow and ice weather warning extended into next week

Snow and ice weather warning extended into next week As if we hadn't had enough snow and ice, now there's wind and rain on the way. . 'People need to be careful on the roads and make allowances for long journeys'. Weather forecast very windy which could turn to snowy showers at any point. Sunday: Bright spells and snow showers, most frequent in northwest. "At this stage, I wouldn't rule out a few centimetres of snow falling to low levels in ... [Full Article...]


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