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Muslim Cleric Says Women Don't Have To Wear Long Robe-like Dresses Muslim Cleric Says Women Don't Have To Wear Long Robe-like Dresses
- February 11, 2018

This is for the first time in Saudi Arabia's history that a senior cleric has given such statement. His status as a member of the Council of Senior Scholars could mean the beginning of a new Saudi law. The comment follows the announcement past year that women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to drive and the decision to allow women to attend mixed sporting events. (more...)
Two Turkish pilots die in Syria crash Two Turkish pilots die in Syria crash
- February 11, 2018

Turkey launched the military operation on the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin in northern Syria on January 20, citing national security. According to Turkish Army, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and to protect the Syrian people from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists. (more...)
Here's The GOP's Next Effort To Discredit The Trump-Russia Probe Here's The GOP's Next Effort To Discredit The Trump-Russia Probe
- February 11, 2018

That eight-page dossier alleges unverified and salacious activities Trump purportedly conducted in 2013 in Russian Federation. During testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in November , Page revealed that he had spoken with Bannon at a time when he is now known to have been under surveillance. (more...)
N.Korea paper covers Kim Yo Jong, Moon meeting N.Korea paper covers Kim Yo Jong, Moon meeting
- February 11, 2018

The red, white, and blue-clad group was led into the stadium by flag bearer Erin Hamlin of Remsen, N.Y., a 2014 luge bronze medalist. Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, personally delivered the message as she was in Seoul for the Winter Olympics . (more...)
Alberta stops importing BC wine over pipeline dispute Alberta stops importing BC wine over pipeline dispute
- February 11, 2018

Averill Creek Vineyard owner and general manager Andy Johnson said his Duncan-based winery ships upwards a few hundred cases a year to private buyers in the neighbouring province. "Absolutely not", Notley said when asked if that timeline is acceptable. He dismissed her contention Horgan's actions are unconstitutional and illegal and said the environmental assessment process used to approve the pipeline project was flawed. (more...)
Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash
- February 11, 2018

Footage and images from the scene show the Kowloon Motor Bus Co. vehicle lying on its side while emergency workers rushed to treat injured passengers nearby. One injured passenger told the Oriental Daily it was like the driver was "intentionally using the bus to throw a tantrum". He also called for action on the issue of Hong Kong drivers working too many hours. (more...)
Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo
- February 11, 2018

Democrats expressed outrage at the president's decision. The Intelligence Committee had voted unanimously on Monday to release the document drafted by the panel's Democrats, contingent on the Republican president agreeing. The White House also released a letter from the Justice Department , written at the request of the White House, confirming the existence of national security concerns. (more...)
Syria slams deadly USA strike as 'war crime' Syria slams deadly USA strike as 'war crime'
- February 11, 2018

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said they discussed a possible meeting between Putin, Erdogan, and Iranian President Hassan Rohani, but that no date was agreed. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says there have been reports of new attacks in the last 48 hours killing "dozens" of civilians. In a letter addressed to the United Nations secretary-general, the Syrian Foreign Ministry described the strike a "war crime" and called for the coalition to be dismantled, Syrian state news ... (more...)
71 feared dead after Saratov Airlines crashes outside Moscow 71 feared dead after Saratov Airlines crashes outside Moscow
- February 11, 2018

There were 65 passengers and six members of the crew on board. The Antonov An-148 was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow, news agency AFP reported. When does Lent 2018 start, why do we have it and when does it end? "The aircraft had gone missing shortly after take-off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport", reports said. (more...)
Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea
- February 11, 2018

The North only agreed last month to attend its first Olympics in the South, but each time Pyongyang considers sending a delegation to a sporting event in South Korea drama often seems to follow. The invitation, reports Reuters, was delivered by Kim Yo Jong, and has been "practically" accepted by Moon. "The vice president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", press ... (more...)
Indian journalist and one other scribe ordered to depart Maldives Indian journalist and one other scribe ordered to depart Maldives
- February 11, 2018

The journalists had been arrested by the Maldivian police for allegedly violating immigration rules. Both Money Sharma, a photojournalist from Punjab, and Atish Patel, a video correspondent of British-Indian origin, work for the news agency Agence France-Presse. (more...)
Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium
- February 11, 2018

Moon apparently cited the conditions necessary for an inter-Korean summit. South Korea has been using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with the reclusive North, which has been trading nuclear threats with the United States recently. (more...)
Pyeongchang Olympics: Trump, Kim impersonators thankful for kind welcome Pyeongchang Olympics: Trump, Kim impersonators thankful for kind welcome
- February 11, 2018

Seoul last hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics . The fake Kim Jong-Un, who goes by the stage name Howard X, said their motivation was to show the world what Trump and Kim coming together would look like. "And so he did have a brief exchange with President Kim, in which he once more reiterated ... his expectation and hope that all parties will use dialogue to achieve the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", Haq said. (more...)
Tippecanoe County reaches five deaths this flu season Tippecanoe County reaches five deaths this flu season
- February 11, 2018

About 60 per 100,000 people are being hospitalized for the flu, and all 50 states except for OR and Hawaii have reported widespread influenza activity. "Even with the effectiveness down some this season, it should still not be passed over", Farr said. Nordlund said. Anytime H3N2 strains are dominant, as they are now, "we tend to see more severe disease more hospitalizations, more deaths". (more...)
Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria
- February 11, 2018

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" to clear YPG militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought a three-decade insurgency in Turkey and is regarded as a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union. (more...)
Another White House staffer resigns amid domestic abuse allegations Another White House staffer resigns amid domestic abuse allegations
- February 11, 2018

Chief of staff John Kelly told President Donald Trump he is willing to resign amid a tidal wave of scrutiny over his handling of the domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porter , ABC News reported Friday. Sorensen was a former top policy adviser to Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage. However, Sorensen alleges it was his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, who was abusive towards him. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites S Korean president for summit Kim Jong Un invites S Korean president for summit
- February 11, 2018

A senior USA official said Pence and Moon, while watching speed skating together on Saturday night, discussed intensifying sanctions . A visit by Moon to the North would enable the first summit between leaders from the two Koreas since 2007, and would mark only the third inter-Korean summit to take place. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine' PM Narendra Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine'
- February 11, 2018

The Indian Prime Minister was accorded a red-carpet reception where the UAE and Indian national anthems were played after which artillery fired 21 guns in salute to the VIP guest. India is aiding construction of an Institute of Diplomacy in Palestine. "I once again pay tribute to Abu Ammar (Arafat's nom de guerre)". Soon after his arrival, Modi visited the Mausoleum of in and laid a wreath at the grave of the iconic Palestinian leader. (more...)
"Murder spree" leaves 5 dead in 2 shootings, police say
- February 11, 2018

Deputies told Kentucky State Police who also responded. Sheriff Price, Johnson County Deputies along with Paintsville PD and the Kentucky State Police began a coordinated search of possible locations. Police said gunman apparently took his own life after committing the murders. They found two females and a male dead inside. "There are no words to describe the heartbreak in seeing four lives taken due to the actions of one man", Price said in a statement late Saturday. (more...)
3 dead, 4 injured in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon 3 dead, 4 injured in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon
- February 11, 2018

Additional information is not available. Local authorities say at least seven people were on board the helicopter, said Kenitzer, adding the chopper sustained "substantial damage". This is a developing breaking news story. The Grand Canyon, which is more than 1.6km (one mile) deep, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the US. (more...)
Trump Stirs The Nunes Memo Pot By Denying Democratic Rebuttal Release Trump Stirs The Nunes Memo Pot By Denying Democratic Rebuttal Release
- February 11, 2018

Trump also tweeted Saturday that Democrats knew the memo "would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency". But it's hard to avoid the hypocrisy here of a White House that is now sending this memo back to the same committee that produced the flawed Nunes this memo. (more...)
Prominent Pak human rights activist Asma Jahangir dead Prominent Pak human rights activist Asma Jahangir dead
- February 11, 2018

She was 66. "Asma suffered heart attack today morning and she was rushed to Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore where she breathed her last". Some reports said the lawyer has been battling cancer for years now. She was again put under house arrest in November 2007 after the imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan . She was an outspoken critic of the military's interference in civilian rule and a defender of the rule of law. (more...)
Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea
- February 11, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence. Despite threatening to bomb each other off the face of the earth, North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be hanging out with each other in downtown Seoul on Friday. The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says a summit between her brother and South Korean President Moon Jae-in would pave the way for a fast improvement in ties that would make "yesterday seem like a long time ago". (more...)
Syrian warplanes kill 59, injure 139 in Eastern Ghouta, monitor says Syrian warplanes kill 59, injure 139 in Eastern Ghouta, monitor says
- February 11, 2018

Former US president Barack Obama was the first to set out his red line in 2012, when he warned President Bashar al Assad that the use, or even the movement, of chemical weapons would trigger US military reprisals. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have pummeled rebel-held Eastern Ghouta with relentless shelling and airstrikes this week, in defiance of worldwide human rights laws. (more...)
United Nations rights chief slams 'no-holds-barred' violence in Syria United Nations rights chief slams 'no-holds-barred' violence in Syria
- February 11, 2018

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . In the Afrin district in the north-west controlled by Kurdish forces, a Turkish-led offensive launched on 20 January is placing large numbers of civilians at risk. However, neither Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies nor the Syrian government's main ally, Russia, has taken direct action against Turkey for the attacks on Syrian soil. (more...)
Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive
- February 11, 2018

A video uploaded to a YouTube channel affiliated with a Kurdish militia, YPG (or the People's Protection Unit), claimed to show the helicopter being shot down in a village called Qadi. The Turkish military said one of its helicopters crashed at 1300 (1000 GMT) killing two military personnel but did not give a reason for the incident, only saying that an investigation had been launched. (more...)
Carbomb kills 7 civilians in Syria's Idlib
- February 11, 2018

As of Sunday, at least 14 Turkish troops have also been reported killed in the fighting. Turkey insists that its operation in Afrin is "fully in line with global law", saying that the presence of the Syrian Kurdish YPG in the area is a "security threat" to the country. (more...)
First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life
- February 11, 2018

Jocelyn Morffi, who worked at the school for seven years, was abruptly fired on Thursday, 8 February by principal Dr. Carlota E. Morales. Reports state parents are now seeking an answer from the school as about 20 of them gathered at Sts. (more...)
Winter Olympics: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang Winter Olympics: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

According to analysts, North Korea's display at the Winter Olympics in South Korea , as well as sending North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's own sister Kim Yong Nam to lead the Pyongyang delegation is not without objective. According to the Blue House, Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon "in the near future" and would like for him to visit North Korea "at his earliest convenience", his sister told Moon. (more...)
North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front
- February 11, 2018

It is also noted that the South Korean president accepted the invitation. Those on their feet included South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the two senior North Koreans sent to the opening ceremonies - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un , and Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's nominal head of state. (more...)

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