Kirkuk is 235 miles north of Baghdad. In April, Staff Sergeant Louis Cardin was killed by an IS rocket attack that also wounded eight Marines at an artillery position in the Makhmur area of northern Iraq. But he expected the offensive to slow as they approach the city, where Islamic State has built trenches and dug tunnels. "If they (Islamic State) decide to defend the actual city then the process will slow down".
The Syrian army says it has opened eight corridors across the front line for the more than 250,000 civilians in rebel-held areas to leave, but so far nearly none have taken up the offer. Later on Thursday, the humanitarian pause around Aleppo was extended for another 24 hours, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. "The violations and abuses suffered by people across the country, including the siege and bombardment of eastern Aleppo , are simply not tragedies; they also constitute ...
Dabiq is around 10km (six miles) from the border with Turkey. US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter welcomed news of the recapture of the town and congratulated the fighters involved. As ISIS awaits one major assault in Mosul, Iraq, the self-declared caliphate has lost its control of a symbolic stronghold in north Syria. He told Reuters it was important strategically that the Turkey-backed forces continue their advance toward the Islamic State stronghold of al-Bab.
Both Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill echoed the sentiment and said a thorough investigation will be conducted in this matter. "It's not how we train". "If you have somebody in a certain area, time is on our side", he said. Im not surprised. Hes (de Blasios) up for election next year..
One set of options includes direct USA military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots or radar and anti-aircraft bases, said one official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
What he meant by his remarks in China, Duterte said, was ending a Philippine foreign policy that closely leaned toward the U.S. From the Communist Party mouthpiece the People's Daily to the popular tabloid the Global Times , photographs of Xi Jinping welcoming Duterte during his state visit were given prominent coverage in nearly every newspaper on the mainland on Friday.
European Union leaders meeting for the two-day talks are set to "strongly condemn" Moscow and call for a permanent end to hostilities in Syria , as Russian Federation and the Syrian army begin a brief " humanitarian pause " in the battleground city of Aleppo .
Releasing Allen's letter, Bhushan and Yadav alleged that "these startling disclosures suggest that politicians from Congress as well as the BJP may have been involved in compromising vital national security information". I also deny all the allegations levelled by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan at their press conference on Thursday. "It certainly appears to be the case that something is fishy".
Among the BIMSTEC leaders present were Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda", Myanmarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Bhutanese Prime Minister Tsering Tobgay.
During the robbery, Kardashian was held at gunpoint and was reportedly bound at the hands and feet and placed in her bathtub by the intruders. That's because in a sneak peek of the KUWTKmid-season premiere out Thursday, Kris flat-out tells her kids to pick sides once and for all when it comes to her and Caitlyn Jenner! Later, Kourtney resumed the interview (The Herald Sun claims she'd insisted she be reconnected so she could answer the question), admitting that Kim was still "not ...
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featuring Fawad Khan in a cameo role ran into trouble after MNS said they won't let any movie featuring Pakistani artistes release in India. Recently, Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India also made a decision to not screen the films with Pakistani actors in four states Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa.
The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. The trailer shows people playing the same game on what seems to be multiple systems, but judging by the name Switch , it's all the same, connected console.
The holed-up hacker, who sought refuge in the embassy four years ago to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations, lost internet access shortly after WikiLeaks published information about speeches that Hilary Clinton gave to Goldman Sachs.
The ship was built in Bath, according to the U.S. Navy. A U.S. defence official said the USS Mason was in global waters when multiple incoming surface-to-surface missiles from a Huthi rebel controlled region in Yemen were detected about 3.30pm local time.
An estimated 220 female students were taken from their school in Chibok two years ago. At least 20 such girls are being educated in the US. Meeting with Peter Maurer, ICRC President, at State House, Abuja , Monday, President Buhari said his administration is prepared to continue talks with the Boko Haram insurgent group, "as long as they agree to involve global agencies like ICRC".
Trump invited Malik Obama to sit in his silent cheering section after the president's relative endorsed the GOP nominee. Malik Obama , the step-brother to President Barrack Obama, has openly declared that he wants Trump to become president.
The interior ministry's statement added: "King Salman's keenness on enforcement of security, justice and God's judgments". The family is estimated to number several thousand who receive monthly stipends, and the most senior prince commands great wealth and political power.
The aid group said about 5,000 people have arrived at a refugee camp in Syria during the past 10 days and that it is at risk of being overwhelmed as more people come. Putin "wished the Iraqi army and its allies complete success in their objectives", the Kremlin said in a statement on his conversations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Moments before, Judge John Grinsteiner had dismissed a misdemeanor charge of "riot" that States Attorney Ladd Erickson had attempted to pin on her, and a scheduled arraignment hearing was cancelled; Erickson, who normally plies his trade in nearby McLean County but volunteered his services for this case, had even taken the highly unusual step of issuing an arrest warrant for the award-winning journalist.
Molto Mario will serve some well-seasoned political symbolism along with his beef braciole at President Barack Obama's last State Dinner, where he will host Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the highest-ranking Italian American in US politics, and her husband, Paul Pelosi, are among the guests.
The head monk said nine monks now live at the center, which welcomes people from around the region who would like to participate in its festivals, ceremonies and meditation activities. The military, which took power in a 2014 coup, has for decades invoked its duty to defend the monarchy to justify its intervention in politics. Thailand suffered particularly intense political turmoil in the past 10 years that pitted arch-royalists against forces that sought a redistribution of economic and ...
Mr Shoigu also announced that military experts from Russian Federation and countries who support the opposition - including the US, Turkey and Qatar - would hold talks to try to separate "terrorists" from "moderate" rebels. The fleet passed by the Norwegian city of Bergen on Wednesday, the diplomat said, while Russian media has said it will move through the English Channel, past Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea to the Syrian coast.
Referring to reports that SUM Hospital doesn't have fire safety clearance, the minister said the state government has to take appropriate action. Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda and Minister of State Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday visited Bhubaneswar to take stock of situation arises out of fire tragedy in IMS & SUM Hospital.
The OS upgrade was expected to arrive earlier, but its delay does make sense considering that the debut will coincide with the new hardware product. According to The Verge , the posterior of the Pixel has a different design in which the top portion of it is made of glass instead of metal.
Sections under the Highways Act were also added in the case, a senior officer of the CID said. "Doctors are investigating the nature of his injuries". Reports suggest that the 29-year-old has suffered head injuries, and has been rushed to Kolkata's Belle Vue Clinic. He has been taken to the ITU and a CT Scan and other tests have already been done.
All resolutions passed at this year's General Conference were set to be validated by the UNESCO Executive Board in a blanket vote on Tuesday. The Islamic Waqf, which runs the al-Haram al-Sharif (holy sanctuary) compound, the location of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, said worshippers kept a close eye on the tour, to make sure there were no illegal religious rituals performed on the site.
In addition to Warren, Sens. The list of possible vice presidential candidates has multiple familiar names, including those of Apple CEO Tim Cook , former U.S. However, emails released by WikiLeaks show that the Democratic presidential hopeful had set her sights on the Virginia senator as much as a year before that announcement was made.
The Lord Chief Justice said he was "baffled" by one of the United Kingdom government's key arguments on the final day of the blockbuster Article 50 legal battle. Lord Chief Justice, who is hearing the case with two other senior judges, said he would announce his decision "as quickly as possible". Prime Minister Theresa May is keen to listen to "differing views" among her team of top ministers to make sure Britain is fully prepared for itsnegotiation to leave the European Union , her ...
Dylan won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power". Each year, Nobel laureates are invited to Stockholm on December 10 to receive their award from the Swedish king and give a speech at a banquet. Dylan's official Twitter account made only two allusions to the prize, once when announcing and again when retweeting Barack Obama who brands the singer-songwriter "one of [my] favourite ...
What will happen to them? The French government is gradually deporting migrants without right to asylum and relocating the rest. "Past camp clearances have only caused them more suffering", Leigh Daynes, executive director of the charity, said.
The mystery gunman runs behind him before shooting him in the back of the head at point-blank range. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance but could not be saved, local media reported. Reuters reports that President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a speech Monday that he has ordered his attorney general to investigate the murder. "I have given instruction to the attorney general to take up this case, undertake the corresponding investigations and find those responsible for this ...
Trump said President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have been too harsh in their dealings with Putin. Trump , he noted, rarely surprises him these days. "The problem is Putin has no respect for Obama, at all, doesn't like him and doesn't respect him". "We can't go on talking about human rights or freedom of the press or democracy or freedom of religion or non-discrimination or basic laws of war or the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries no ...
Russian and Syrian air forces halted airstrikes in Aleppo from 0700 GMT Tuesday for a 48-hour humanitarian pause. Russian Federation says its forces and the Syrian army will observe a "humanitarian pause" between 8 a.m. Moscow blamed Washington for dragging its feet on separating Al Nusra and other Al-Qaeda groups from what it called legitimate rebel groups. During a meeting over the weekend co-chaired by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and USA secretary of state John Kerry, foreign ...
Nizar Zaka, a permanent American resident from Lebanon was among those sentenced to 10 years in prison. -Iranian citizenship in his mid-40s, in October 2015, while he was visiting family in Tehran. At the time of his arrest past year, he was working for Crescent Petroleum, an energy firm based in the UAE, which is involved in an ongoing legal dispute with Iran over a failed gas deal, and is seeking billions of dollars in compensation.
After speaking to Woolfe on the phone, Farage later said the MEP was "mildly better" but would be kept overnight for some blood tests. Mr Hookem said Mr Woolfe "came at me" in an anteroom and added: "I defended myself". "I am feeling brighter, happier and smiling as ever", he said. Hookem said he followed his colleague out into an anteroom connected to the main meeting room.