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Mattis Departs for 5-Day Middle East Trip

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Besides Pakistan, the defence chief would also be visiting Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait 'to re-affirm the enduring USA commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia, ' the statement added. "This is an effort.by the American administration to go in and set the conditions for future collaboration that leads to reconciliation in Afghanistan and a denial of safe havens for any terrorist group that would attack anyone in the region or elsewhere in the world, which a number ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh assembly passes Kapu reservation bill

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It is more than fifty percent limit prescribed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. He said besides Indira Gandhi , Naidu had also betrayed late TDP chief and his father-in-law NT Rama Rao , calling the CM a serial "back stabber". As of now backward classes A, B, C, D, E categories in AP are receiving 29% of reservations. The bill then will be sent to the home ministry urging it to enact legislation in parliament and include it in schedule IX of the constitution as the total reservations in the ... Read More »

Russia Rejects US Call to Cut North Korea Ties

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Kang and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono discussed her possible visit during a telephone conversation two days earlier over North Korea's long-range missile launch , and agreed to have their ministries arrange detailed schedules of the visit, according to sources. Read More »

War criminal Praljak drank potassium cyanide to kill himself

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That "resulted in a failure of the heart, which is indicated as the suspected cause of death". Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in front of United Nations judges in The Hague this week, will have a private funeral, his lawyer said Saturday. Read More »

Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government Open

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The White House even provided nameplates to make sure it was clear who was refusing to negotiate. "It's time to stop tweeting and start leading", Mr. "I don't see a deal!" "The president reminded the American public that he has the capacity - by whipping off an ill-timed and ill-conceived tweet - to derail an otherwise important negotiating session", said Sen. Read More »

Congress downplays remarks of Poonawalla on organisational polls

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Days after Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla questioned Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's expected elevation as Congress president claiming that the Presidential polls for the party president are rigged to favour dynasty , an audio tape of some Congress leaders admitting to it has leaked. Read More »

Maruti Suzuki gains as November yoy sales up 14%

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Robust rural demand along with new offerings led automobile manufacturers to report healthy sales figures for November 2017. Maruti Suzuki , the nation's vehicle market leader, continued to post strong sales with volume rising 14.3% to 1,44,297 units in November. Read More »

Trump stresses 'no collusion' after Flynn's guilty plea

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Trump was speaking to reporters outside the White House, with Flynn having promised Friday to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Proposes jail term for 'triple talaq' in draft law

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The contours of the Bill were finalised after a discussion by the Group of Minister which included Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The draft law says that any declaration of triple talaq (instant) in "oral, written, electronic or any other form" shall be "illegal and void". "It is a safety net", said a top government official involved in preparing the draft law. Read More »

Mother's boyfriend arrested in case of missing 3-year-old Mariah Woods

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The location of Mariah is not known, but evidence gathered during the investigation has led officials to believe that the child is dead, according to a report from Onslow Co. Hundreds have since joined the search for the little girl. He said he doesn't believe his daughter was abducted. Mariah's biological father, Alex Woods, has said he does not believe that his daughter was kidnapped. Read More »

Canadian rugby 7s women drop bronze match at World Series

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Naya Tapper also scored early for the Americans, while Gayle Broughton and Portia Woodman were the scorers for New Zealand. Their final two opponents felt the wrath in the 5th-8th playoff bracket, with New Zealand not allowing any points in a 43-0 thrashing of Spain and 24-0 victory over France. Read More »

People encouraged to purchase a real Irish Christmas tree this season

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Now only two are left in Allen County - their farm and Koontz Tree Farm, 6827 Huguenard Road. More than 200 trees will be loaded into the truck but it's just the beginning. "This event proves our city has a celebration that is the flawless blend of small town charm and big city energy", Sponseller said. Whether celebrating the holidays with a fresh or precut Christmas tree, he advises area residents to "properly" maintain their conifers throughout the season. Read More »

Clashes continue between rival factions in Yemen's capital

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Saleh loyalists are reported to have captured several areas in eastern Sanaa and military checkpoints along the road between Sanaa and Dhamar province. The rebel clashes in Sanaa come as tensions soar between the insurgents and the Saudi-led coalition, which imposed a crippling blockade on Yemen in response to a Huthi missile that was intercepted near Riyadh airport on November 4. Read More »

Suspected Israeli Missiles Target Syrian Base

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Israeli aircraft on Friday fired several missiles at Iranian military base outside the Syrian capital of Damascus , Sky News Arabia and other news media reported. The Syrian conflict began in March 2011 against the Assad government, but it morphed into a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Read More »

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

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Friends Danielle Edenfield from Countryside, Cindy Martin of Homer Glen and Christine Stellick of Geneva all wore blinking Christmas light necklaces while they strolled Third Street. A festive funfair and Christmas-themed market will also line the high street where residents and visitors will be able to indulge in a variety of delicious food and drink that's on offer and find the ideal Christmas present for their loved ones. Read More »

No Americans came close to INS Chakra, says Sunil Lanba

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The Indian Navy ships are monitoring the seas 24/7. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said that INS Chakra's SONAR dome was damaged and an inquiry has already been initiated. Talking about modernisation of the Navy, he said 34 ships are under construction and projects worth Rs 40,000 crore have been identified for participation of the private shipyards. Read More »

Religion is personal, I am a Shiv Bhakt: Rahul Gandhi

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Posing the fourth question in the series "a question a day", Gandhi asked, "Why is Gujarat on the 26th position with regard to spending on government education?" Rahul Gandhi uses hashtag #Gujarat_Maange_Jawab (Gujarat demands answers) for 22-year-rule of the BJP . Read More »

World Cup 2002 'Team Of The Tournament' Featured Some Shock Names

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In Group F, world number one team Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in a bid to win their fifth World Cup. He will also secretly hope that rumors Zlatan Ibrahimovic will come out of global retirement for next June and July's World Cup in Russian Federation turn out not to be true. Read More »

White House overrun with cockroaches, mice and ants

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A number of work orders at the White House show it is overrun with cockroaches and mice, which have taken up residence in the situation room as well as a mess hall in the basement of the West Wing, NBC reported. So far, the work orders submitted in 2017 are similar to those that were submitted during the Obama administration in 2016, according to WRC. Brian Miller , former inspector general of the GSA, told KNBC that the numbers aren't surprising. Read More »

Russian FM: Haley's North Korea statement 'bloodthirsty'

Washington, however, refused to consider the plan, calling the idea of its activity being compared to that of North Korea insulting. However South Korea's unification ministry cast doubt Friday on the North's claim it had mastered the technology to ensure a missile survives re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Read More »

Queens woman found dead with throat slashed in Jamaica

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Ms Gibbon, who last spoke to her family on Thanksgiving and was due to fly back home this week, had been staying at her grandmother's hotel on the island while looking for work as a bartender. Gibbon's mom says a post-mortem examination on her little girl may not be performed until one week from now and may take significantly longer to issue a demise testament, which is a vital advance during the time spent bringing her body home. Read More »

70-year-old USA woman made ricin, tested it on neighbors

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Miller was placed in custody and was scheduled to be in court again on Wednesday. Police were called to the Wake Robin senior living community in Shelburne on Tuesday. The CDC says if someone ingests ricin, the symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea and severe dehydration. "Entry teams also observed a sheet of instructions for making Ricin that appeared to have been printed from the internet, and a laptop computer in the resident", Emmons wrote in the affidavit. Read More »