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Turkey sends special forces to Syria, as urban fighting looms

Turkey sends special forces to Syria, as urban fighting looms A spokeswoman for the Czech court told AFP news agency that Mr Muslim had "promised the court that he would not leave the territory of the European Union and would report to the court at its request". Ankara was not involved in any diplomatic talk or process with the US regarding Afrin, northwestern Syria, Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians, including injured minor, in West Bank

Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians, including injured minor, in West Bank Over the past few years, Israeli forces have carried out more than a hundred attacks on Palestinian boats, arresting dozens of fishermen and confiscating several boats. The Israeli navy has killed a Palestinian, firing on the boat he and two others were sailing in, Reuters reported. However, PNN further reports, humanitarian and medical cases would be granted permission to cross the military p... [Full Article...]

Turkey Makes Official Extradition Request of Muslim from Czech Republic

Turkey Makes Official Extradition Request of Muslim from Czech Republic The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that Turkish troops now hold a continuous strip of land on the edge of Afrin , opening a corridor that links territory in Aleppo province under the control of the Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkey, with the rebel stronghold of Idlib province. [Full Article...]

Shehbaz Sharif elected as acting president of PML-N

Shehbaz Sharif elected as acting president of PML-N The promotion of Shahbaz Sharif comes after the Supreme Court previous year toppled his elder brother Nawaz following corruption allegations, then last week banned him from leading his eponymous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. [Full Article...]

Billy Graham funeral: Trump to attend service; see evangelist with 13 presidents

Billy Graham funeral: Trump to attend service; see evangelist with 13 presidents Graham will also lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, the first time a private citizen has been accorded such recognition since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005. "I grew up going on field trips to his library", said Kristin Whittaker, 24, a production worker for NASCAR. "Thank you for your kindness to my father", Graham said. [Full Article...]

Not guilty in teen's death

Not guilty in teen's death DeWolfe testified he talked to Cormier on August 15 and Cormier said he had met with Tina the previous day to ensure she was not going to call the police. Her body was discovered in the Red River. Although her great-aunt, Thelma Favel, did all she could to give Tina a positive environment and a good home in Sagkeeng, the events of Tina's life brought her to the city with a broken heart due to her ... [Full Article...]

Paul Lambert backs Stoke City to climb Premier League table

Paul Lambert backs Stoke City to climb Premier League table Stoke City boss Paul Lambert is delighted with the effort and attitude shown by his players but he wants them to convert positive performances into wins to survive the Premier League relegation battle. Despite their below-par form, Leicester remain comfortably in the top half of the table in 7th. Campbell could have snatched all three points for Stoke but did not read Shaqiri's cross when the... [Full Article...]

7.5-magnitude quake rattles Papua New Guinea

7.5-magnitude quake rattles Papua New Guinea According to the agency , it struck at a depth of 35 kilometres. Earthquakes tend to happen when those plates scrape or subside underneath each other, and, when that happens at sea, it can trigger tsunamis. ExxonMobil said it had shut its Hides gas conditioning plant and that it believed administration buildings, living quarters and a mess hall had been damaged. [Full Article...]

Earliest cave art belonged to Neanderthals, not humans, reveals study

Earliest cave art belonged to Neanderthals, not humans, reveals study Among the depictions is one of an unidentified animal inside a rectangle shape. " Nobody really knows what this means but it's certainly done by humans who came into the cave and painted the walls ", study co-author, Dr Dirk Hoffmann , of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology , said . [Full Article...]

BC, Alberta stand-down may turn out to be a brief truce

BC, Alberta stand-down may turn out to be a brief truce It means they are playing by the rule of law. We're feeling confident there. Horgan said he wants B.C. and Alberta to be good neighbours, but the rest of Canada needs to know how strongly British Columbia feels about protecting its coastline. [Full Article...]

Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats in 16 states on March 23

Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats in 16 states on March 23 The results will increase the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) tally in the Rajya Sabha . Of the 58, the top three states in terms of the number of seats are NDA-ruled-Uttar Pradesh (10 seats), Bihar and Maharashtra (six each). "Electorally, the BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done well in the last four years and this electoral strength would now be visible in Rajya Sabha", the BJP l... [Full Article...]

Terrorists strike in Budgam and Srinagar,Two police personnel killed

Terrorists strike in Budgam and Srinagar,Two police personnel killed This attack came hours after another police constable was shot dead in Badgam district. The SSP of Budgam Tejinder Singh told media in Srinagar that the attackers fired upon sentry post outside the shrine. "The injured constable was shifted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura where he succumbed to critical injuries", a police officer said. [Full Article...]

Amid Pak shelling along LoC, 500 evacuated to safety in Baramulla

Amid Pak shelling along LoC, 500 evacuated to safety in Baramulla Speaking to Greater Kashmir , an Army official had said that the militants hiding in the village opened fire after a search party approached them, leaving an Army man Gobind Singh of 13 Para Hajin camp injured. "The situation is tense", said Sub-Divisional Magistrate Dr Sagar D. "On Saturday, we heard the announcement from the other side asking civilians to shift to safer places. [Full Article...]

Texas students protesting gun laws could face suspension

Texas students protesting gun laws could face suspension Superintendent Curtis Rhodes posted a message to the Needville High School Facebook page Tuesday. " Respect yourself, your fellow students and the Needville Independent School District and please understand that we are here for an education and not a political protest ", the statement concluded. [Full Article...]

Dapchi schoolgirls: Boko Haram on mission to embarrass Buhari's govt - Lai Mohammed

Dapchi schoolgirls: Boko Haram on mission to embarrass Buhari's govt - Lai Mohammed Three days after an estimated 94 school girls were kidnapped and allegedly released, the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Group and other concerned Nigerians have called on the Federal Government and other security agencies in the country to provide accurate information as to the number of girls kidnapped and the number of girls released. [Full Article...]

Egypt ranks 117 on 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index

Egypt ranks 117 on 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index Ghana dropped 11 places from the 2016 ranking to place 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perception index. It's followed by South Sudan at number 179; Burundi is number 157, while Uganda and Kenya are at number 151 and 143 respectively. [Full Article...]

Watchdog Says Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Watchdog Says Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal In an about-face, Iran on Thursday indicated that it is willing to walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal if major banks continue to stay away from doing business with Iran, for fear of violating USA sanctions that remain in place. Second, it must ensure that Iran never even comes close to possessing a nuclear weapon. Zarif's threat that Iran would treat a non-nuclear issue as a breach of the nu... [Full Article...]

Schools close as teachers protest for better pay, health insurance

Schools close as teachers protest for better pay, health insurance Teachers and public employees are demanding officials fully fund the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) and increase salaries. There is also the West Virginia School Service Professional Association, or WVSSPA, which represents bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, and clerical workers. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: 40 killed in multiple attacks

Afghanistan: 40 killed in multiple attacks Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said six people were also wounded in the attack in the Shash Darak area, near North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters. Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for both attacks. ISIS claimed responsibility in a message on their Amaq news agency. [Full Article...]

Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO

Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO The filing reveals Dropbox has lost more than US$1 billion since its inception. Dropbox, the company best known for almost rescuing a ragtag group of emoji from a teenager's phone in The Emoji Movie , has filed for an initial public offering. [Full Article...]


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