In a much-awaited event, Comey will testify on Thursday before the same U.S. Senate panel, in his first public appearance since Trump fired him on May 9. "I'm not sure I have a legal basis, but I am more than willing to sit before this committee.in a closed session and answer your questions", Coats said.
The battle to recapture Islamic State's defacto capital Raqqa in Syria is officially under way and Australian air crews are among the coalition personnel in the skies conducting strike operations. The Britain-based monitoring group said the USA -led coalition had carried out heavy bombing raids to back the advance. A second coalition bombing of Assad regime forces near the US base at al-Tanf points to the difficulty of our position after the common enemy is removed.
Update 12.15pm: It's being reported that the Islamic State has published a video showing the attack on the Iranian parliament, which is thought to have killed at least seven people. Several bystanders were wounded, Iran's English-language Press TV said. In addition to being lethal, the attack on the shrine of Khomeini is symbolically stunning.
Khan had said on Sunday morning that people would see an increased police presence on the streets of the capital and should not be alarmed by that. In a television appearance on Monday, Khan said Trump was wrong about "many things" and indicated that his diplomatic visit should be cancelled.
Three soldiers were also injured in the encounter that broke out in the Lapa Lempong and Oting villages of Nagaland's Monday district just after 11:30 pm on Tuesday. The NSCN (K), which pulled out of the ceasefire agreement with the Government of India in April 2015, has been active in Monday and three districts of Arunachal Pradesh - Longding, Tirap and Changlang - after floating a new platform called the United Liberation Front of Western South-East Asia (ULFWSA).
Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but demurs on a slew of questions about the FBI's investigation, particularly in questions about Trump. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway emphasized to NBC this week that Comey wouldn't win any popularity contests. Last month, the Times reported that Trump asked Comey to stop looking into Flynn in an investigation that focused in part on the former national security advisor's links to Turkey and Russian Federation.
The group founded in Shanghai in 1996 is comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and mostly acts as China-dominated security group especially focussing on Central Asia. Srinivas pointed out that SCO membership would provide India with opportunities in the fields of infrastructure development, transport, banking , and especially counter-terror partnership, which would include joint exercises and data sharing on extremists and terrorists.
Trump also sent two separate tweets, saying: "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off". Moreover, state-run newspaper Iran wrote June 6, "Around two weeks ago, when US President Donald Trump went to Riyadh as the head of the White House , perhaps many global observers had realized that a unusual and behind-the-scenes agreement had been reached, but few may have assumed that this behind-the-scenes agreement would lead to the isolation, ...
Trump said at the meeting. Just hours before Trump's tweets, the USA ambassador in Qatar Dana Shell Smith took to Twitter herself to stress the "great partnership" with Qatar and "real progress to counter terrorist financing". The White House hopes to see the issue "de-escalated" and "resolved immediately", he said. Qatar's backing of Islamists dates back to a decision by the current emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's father to end a tradition of automatic deference to Saudi Arabia, ...
A Qatari official said Trump in the call had "expressed readiness to find a solution to the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, and stressed his keenness that the Gulf remains stable". Qatar Airways was ordered on Tuesday to close its offices in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain , following coordinated action by four Arab nations to cut ties with Qatar.
Comey associates say that before the director was sacked in May, the president had asked him to drop the investigation into Flynn, and Comey refused. " I wish him luck ", Mr Trump said of Mr Comey, as he met with Republicans. Twitter users said the integrity of both Rubio and Cotton will be tested after the dinner with Trump when they would be questioning Comey on Thursday about the Russian interference in the presidential election a year ago.
With this, the death toll has climbed to 25. Several bodies have been removed and more bodies could by lying under the debris, he added. Sanghi said an FIR has been lodged under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code that deals with culpable homicide against factory owner Waheed Ahmed Warsi, who was absconding.
This image made from closed circuit television made available by the Philippine National Police on Friday, June 2, 2017, shows the gunman at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila , Philippines . Police had previously said on multiple occasions that the attack was not related to terrorism . Albayalde said "the bodies were found in the gaming area of the casino".
Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn crisscrossed the country on the final day of campaigning, trying to woo voters with rival plans for Brexit, building a fairer society and combating a terrorist threat made all too immediate by attacks in Manchester and London.
Given that Wray touts his deep involvement in the Bush administration's response to the 9/11 attacks, which includes his connections to some of the most unlawful legal memos on Bush-era torture programs, the Senate should press Wray to come clean about his role in the programs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi , the first Indian prime minister to visit Spain since 1992, met the European country's top leaders and they stressed that states and entities which encourage, support, finance terrorism , provide sanctuary to terrorists and glorify terrorism should be subject to global laws including restrictive measures.
The U.S. -led coalition has said 3,000-4,000 Daesh fighters are thought to be holed up in Raqqa, where they have erected defenses against the anticipated assault. The Observatory also said an attack was underway against a military barracks, Division 17, on the northern outskirts of Raqqa. According to the sources, the Syrian wing of the PKK supported by the U.S.
The statement did not spell out whether Moscow was a signatory to it. "The US knows very well that the blood of Syrians, the Syrian army and its allies is not cheap, and that we are capable to hit their points of gathering in Syria and the neighboring countries at the right circumstances", the Joint Command Center threatened.
California police have arrested the owner of an Oakland artist's loft where 36 partygoers died past year in a deadly fire during a rave , PEOPLE confirms. Filing criminal charges against the manager and organizer won't end the debate over who should be held accountable for the fire. Considering 25 people were living on the premises, this was completely unacceptable.
Cox's Bazar district administration said some 538 shelters were ready to accommodate more than 500,000 people, reports bdnews24. At Kutupalong camp, which houses thousands of Rohingyas, 60-70 percent of the plastic roofs have been blown away and some mud walls have collapsed, but the refugees started repairing their shelters as the storm has weakened.