Author: 0 DND vows to 'uphold human rights' amid martial law

There is no indication that this week's violence was directed or coordinated by Islamic State leaders in the Middle East. The problem of militancy in the south, the scene of decades-long Muslim separatist uprisings in the predominantly Catholic nation, is not new.

Author: 0 Philippine President Jokes With Soldiers About Raping Women

It was not clear whether civilians were among the dead. "If I think that the ISIS has already taken foothold also in Luzon and terrorism is not really far behind, I might declare martial law throughout the country to protect the people", said the President, at a news conference in Manila , Wednesday.

Global Manchester attack probe: 10 people in detention
Author: 0 Manchester attack probe: 10 people in detention

Salman died on Monday after carrying out a suicide bombing attack that killed 22 people and injured at least 59 others. MANCHESTER: British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 people .

Author: 0 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel End Hunger Strikes After Main Demands Met

PA leaders on Saturday applauded the prisoners' "victory", announcing it was an "important step towards full respect of the rights of Palestinian prisoners". Barghouti, whom the Prisoners Committee had said was negotiating on their behalf, was famously caught cheating on his hunger strike several weeks ago.

Global Salman Abedi may have built other explosives
Author: 0 Salman Abedi may have built other explosives

Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook . Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, and brother, Hashim, are the two arrests in Libya. "As regards the full ongoing investigation, we now have eight people who have been arrested in connection with Monday's attack".

Author: 0 Duterte orders troops to crush militants in Philippine siege city

The violence began when dozens of gunmen went on a rampage throughout Marawi after security forces attempted to arrest Isnilon Hapilon , a veteran Filipino militant regarded as the local leader of ISIS. He added that the current military operations at present are different from the past, or during Martial law under the Marcos regime. But Duterte has said local criminals are backing the Maute in Marawi.

Author: 0 Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army

Duterte said the victim was "beautiful" and as mayor of Davao city where the riot took place, he should have been first in line. After saying that he would personally imprison soldiers who commit human rights violations, he then joked, "If you rape three people, I will admit to that".

Author: 0 Philippines army battles IS-linked group in southern city

The army raided what it believed to be his hideout on Tuesday night in Marawi, but the militants called in reinforcements and were able to overpower government forces. "We have to finish this". In 2005, the US Treasury Department seized Hapilon's assets for suspected terrorist activities and association with Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

Global Sources say Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake
Author: 0 Sources say Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

A source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN that Kushner first discussed creating the backchannel in a meeting last December with the Russian ambassador. They said that Comey believed that if the document was leaked after Lynch announced no charges would be brought, the whole investigation would be portrayed as tainted.

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Author: 0 Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trumps son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. The source also said the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state, and made a decision to communicate with Moscow through more official channels.

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Author: 0 Donald Trump Declines to Endorse Paris Climate Agreement — Merkel Mad

But after the pomp of presidential travel overseas, Mr Trump will return to Washington to find the same problems that have dogged him. "And he wants to clearly hear what the European leaders have to say". He reiterated a renewed commitment by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to spend more on defense. But Germany, for instance, has been increasing its defence spending with the goal of reaching the 2 per cent target by 2024.

Global Police Arrest Another Suspect in Manchester Terror Probe
Author: 0 Police Arrest Another Suspect in Manchester Terror Probe

Earlier, a new arrest this morning has taken the total number of men being held in custody over the suicide bombing in Manchester to 11. They said Abedi was identified as the attacker within two hours of the bombing and detailed how the investigation had progressed.

Global Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria policy
Author: 0 Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria policy

McMaster was in Taormina, Italy, on the sideline of the Group of Seven meetings, and he did not speak specifically about Jared Kushner , who is also a senior advisor to Trump. One White House official at the time characterized it as a brief courtesy meeting and confirmed that Michael Flynn , Trump's ousted national security adviser, was in the room.

Author: 0 Trump claims defense money is pouring into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after speech

He was right to do so, although not, he made it appear, for the correct reasons. Some of Trump's counterparts are prioritizing climate here, well aware that pulling the United States out of the Paris agreement has been the subject of considerable debate within Trump's administration, dividing the nationalists and globalists who battle to have the president's ear.

Global Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges
Author: 0 Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

On the other hand, two different sources: one current and one former law enforcement official, said that FBI investigators were looking into Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation. He added, "I never understood why candidate Trump and I still don't understand why President Trump has given Russian Federation a pass. ..." The report said the request was made in December at Trump Tower in NY.

Global Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
Author: 0 Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

However, U.S. -led coalition forces have made major gains against the group, both in Mosul and in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the last major IS stronghold in that country. The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets yesterday urging residents in the enclave to flee, although humanitarian groups fear for the safety of civilians trying to escape.

Global Shutdown in Kashmir after protests erupt over killing of Sabzar Bhat
Author: 0 Shutdown in Kashmir after protests erupt over killing of Sabzar Bhat

A civilian, Aaqib Ahmad, also lost his life in the crossfire, security officials confirmed. He said that the security forces were prepared in advance for such a situation and have confined the protestor to their respective areas with no impact on the ongoing operation against the trapped terrorists.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Sister of bomber said he wanted 'revenge' for injustice

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera says United Kingdom officials believe that USA law enforcement rather than the White House is the likely culprit for the leaks. Abrini visited Manchester in 2015. "We thought he must have been a drug dealer or doing witchcraft", El-Hudarey told the BBC . He said the bomb's construction suggested a "level of sophistication" that might indicate foreign training.

Author: 0 British police release photo of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

Detectives know that Abedi returned to the United Kingdom from Libya on 18 May, four days before the bombing. But Rowley said there were still "gaps in our understanding" of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi's potential links to jihadis in Britain, Europe, Libya and the Middle East.

Author: 0 French President Macron stresses on combating Jihadi threat

PARIS France's new President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for deeper European Union integration to tackle the migration crisis, saying bloc members had not paid enough heed to Italy's warnings about the growing burden. French President Emmanuel Macron will kick off his Mali visit by holding talks with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. France's Operation Barkhane has about 4,000 soldiers in Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.

Global United Kingdom police say potentially suspicious items found in Manchester hunt
Author: 0 United Kingdom police say potentially suspicious items found in Manchester hunt

A cordon was then placed around the building at 6am, which stretches to an adjoining chemist, cafe and upstairs flats. "Further arrests are likely, although police believe they have got hold of a large part of the network", Rowley said. "While we do not usually comment on information-sharing arrangements with worldwide law enforcement organisations, we want to emphasise that, having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all ...

Global 8 arrested as raids reveal 'significant' terror links
Author: 0 8 arrested as raids reveal 'significant' terror links

A tenth person has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing . Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said today as a diplomatic spat escalated over USA leaks about the investigation to the media.

Author: 0 Islamist militants kill 19 in battle with security forces in Philippines' Marawi

Duterte made the remark in a speech to soldiers on Mindanao island, where he imposed martial law on Tuesday to try to crush Islamic State-linked rebels, who have been battling the military after laying siege to a southern city. Wadi said he expected the militants to scatter after suffering casualties but then regroup, winning from the experience a "badge of honor" that could draw IS fighters fleeing the Middle East battlefields.

Author: 0 Manchester Attack: Trump Orders Probe After British Leaks

Police said Thursday that a woman arrested in Blackley had been released without charge. Greater Manchester Police , which has released the images, has not revealed where they were taken or at what stage of the evening. Anyone who may have any information on Abedi's whereabouts prior to the attack should contact the United Kingdom police via this web address. The father and younger brother of the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi , have been arrested over suspicions of being linked to ...

Author: 0 Philippine President Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

On Friday the Associated Press described armored vehicles patrolling the streets of Marawi on the hunt for one Asia's most wanted militants, Isnilon Hapilon , who is believed to be in the area. In his speech to the troops, Duterte said said ISIS "is here already" and flying its flags. Fierce battles restarted on Sunday as ground troops engaged Maute fighters with heavy gunfire.

Author: 0 US South China Sea policy unchanged under Trump: State Dept official

Last month, top US commander in the Asia-Pacific region, Admiral Harry Harris, said the United States would likely carry out freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea soon. Duterte, who took office just weeks before the Hague ruling, has not sought to assert the Philippines' claims. Much to the delight of Beijing , the Trump administration hadn't made much noise until Wednesday.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande concert attack: New statement over Manchester blast

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan jihadi links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children. "The police have confirmed that eight suspects remain in custody and that progress is being made in the case", May said after meeting with the British government's emergency committee, Cobra.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner proposed secret back channel with Kremlin

Kislyak reported the request to his superiors in Moscow and said the interaction occurred December 1 or 2 at a meeting in Trump Tower, also attended by Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn , the newspaper said, citing intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by us officials.

Global US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Britain after Manchester bombing
Author: 0 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Britain after Manchester bombing

Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents. The killer's sister, Jomana Abedi, told the Wall Street Journal her brother may have been reacting to US-led strikes in the Middle East. No one has yet been charged in the bombing.

Global Top Donald Trump advisers decline to comment on Jared Kushner
Author: 0 Top Donald Trump advisers decline to comment on Jared Kushner

At the time, a White House official dismissed it as a brief courtesy meeting. Hillary Clinton launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump, comparing him to former USA president Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 to escape impeachment, and savaging the Republican assault on fact-based politics.

Global Saudi Arabia Essential to Peace in Middle East
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia Essential to Peace in Middle East

That is the surprise element in the Trump speech, not what he said about Iran , terror or human rights and so on. It was not the $110 billion deal he signed with Saudi Arabia that will benefit both countries, although that was important.

Author: 0 Philippines says foreign fighters part of Islamic State 'invasion'

Mr Duterte said on Wednesday that militants who have laid siege to the city of Marawi had decapitated the police chief of Malabang. Ano predicted that the military operation would take about a week as soldiers go house to house to clear the city of militants.

Global United Kingdom police release photo of Salman Abedi on night of Manchester attack
Author: 0 United Kingdom police release photo of Salman Abedi on night of Manchester attack

Residents were evacuated from streets in the south Manchester neighborhood of Moss Side in what police called a precaution as one search was carried out Saturday. 'The level of resources we have available to us remains the same as we continue to take positive action, ' said officer Ian Hopkin. Despite the critical alert, police have urged people to go out and enjoy themselves over the three-day holiday weekend.

Global Trump leaves G-7 summit undecided on America's status in climate accord
Author: 0 Trump leaves G-7 summit undecided on America's status in climate accord

While Trump was returning to the USA, the political news website Axios reported that he had said he plans to pull the USA out of the deal. The report on Saturday cited three sources with direct knowledge. He had given some ground, agreeing to language in the final G7 communique about fighting protectionism and promoting free trade - language which may infuriate his supporters at home who voted for his ' America first' vision.

Author: 0 CCTV images of Manchester bomber on night of attack released

As well as killing 22 people, including seven children, Monday's blast injured 116 with 63 still in hospital and 20 in critical care. "The flat is highly relevant as a location which we believe may be the final assembly place for the device".

Author: 0 The White House really wants to take the Twitter from The Donald

The answer is that the administration is anxious about more than Trump making insane statements that they will later have to try and explain. Trump, a prolific Tweeter, suffered from some political damage due to his online antics, reported The Wall Street Journal .

Global Shutdown in Kashmir Valley due to protests over killing of Hizbul commander
Author: 0 Shutdown in Kashmir Valley due to protests over killing of Hizbul commander

Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan. Earlier in the day, the Indian Army recovered two bodies along with weapons including one AK 47 rifles and one pistol after foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control ( LoC) in Uri Sector, the jawans gunned down two Border Action Team ( BAT) terrorists.

Author: 0 G7 deadlocks on climate after USA declines to confirm Paris deal

Alden Meyer, the director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, an advocacy group in Washington, said the discord over climate change was unusual for G-7 meetings. Dropping the agreement would also send a message to the world that climate change is not a pressing issue for the new administration. The G-7 leaders had better luck finding agreement on the other problematic topic at the summit, trade.

Author: 0 Trump told France's new President Macron 'You were my guy'

Centrist Macron beat National Front leader Le Pen in a May 7 run-off vote after a hard-fought campaign that pitted Macron's pro-European views against Le Pen's anti-globalisation, anti-EU and anti-immigration stance. Former President Barack Obama endorsed Macron. "They shook hands for an extended period of time". When NATO leaders greeted President Macron at the new alliance headquarters later, President Macron pointedly headed straight for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, embracing ...

Author: 0 United Kingdom lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent who grew up in Manchester , died in Monday's explosion. The Home Secretary's comments came after police issued CCTV stills of Salman Abedi, bespectacled and casually clothed, in a plea for information about his movements between May 18 and the attack.

Author: 0 Trump on foreign trip 'We hit a home run'

And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their financial commitments and would not explicitly endorse the "one for all, all for one" defense doctrine that has been the cornerstone of trans-Atlantic security for decades. The trip did produce a series of headlines that allowed the White House to reclaim some control of the narrative, but the drumbeat of allegations back home continued to dog Trump overseas.

Global Trump Claims NATO Countries Have Agreed To 'Step Up Payments'
Author: 0 Trump Claims NATO Countries Have Agreed To 'Step Up Payments'

In Israel and the West Bank, he pointedly did not back America's long-standing support for a two-state solution to the intractable peace process. Europe's own "DT", European Council President Donald Tusk , a Pole, said he expects U.S. But the bad news is he has to come home. The U.S. inked a $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia and unveiled numerous business commitments in the region, though the White House never provided specific details about the scope of the agreements.

Global White House refuses to comment on Kushner's Russian Federation ties
Author: 0 White House refuses to comment on Kushner's Russian Federation ties

United States officials told The Washington Post that the aim was to shield pre-inauguration discussions from American monitoring. Asked about reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russian Federation before the president took office, National Security Adviser H.R.

Global Trump's first foreign trip: 5 takeaways
Author: 0 Trump's first foreign trip: 5 takeaways

The US president dedicated less than an hour to meet with Abbas in Bethlehem , during a two-day visit to Israel . The Temple Mount and the Western Wall "will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the Knesset session.

Global Iran, Russia Discuss Cooperation on Regional Security
Author: 0 Iran, Russia Discuss Cooperation on Regional Security

Rouhani further criticized the Saudi summit that Trump attended on Sunday, describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". "Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran?" Rouhani made a point to stress that Trump's visit came amid Iran's presidential election, saying that such elections "are not in their (Saudis') dictionary".

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