Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Hajj pilgrimage begins for more than 2 million Muslims Hajj pilgrimage begins for more than 2 million Muslims

The interior ministry said on Saturday that the number of pilgrims arriving in Makkah had already surpassed the two million mark, mostly from overseas including large contingents from Egypt, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. - Some 18,000 civil defen...

Dershowitz: 'Less Bad' For McGahn to Testify Than for Trump To Dershowitz: 'Less Bad' For McGahn to Testify Than for Trump To

Trump's attitude reportedly led McGahn to suspect that the president was setting him up to take the blame for any possible illegal acts of obstruction. Former White House Counsel John Dean , the man who flipped on Richard Nixon and helped end h...

Trump military parade plans unravel over costs Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

What I find awesome here is that Trump tried to shame Bowser by claiming she was price-gouging his parade, but the estimate she cites is a fraction of what the event was actually projected to cost. As for Trump's desire for parades, they began a ...

USA commends Saudi pledge of $100 million to rebuild Syria's northeast USA commends Saudi pledge of $100 million to rebuild Syria's northeast

The department's spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saudi Arabia had contributed $100 million and the United Arab Emirates had pledged $50 million toward the new funding. The U.S., McGurk said, has not yet launched the final phase to defeat the IS...

Thousands Beg for Rescue in Deadly Indian Floods Thousands Beg for Rescue in Deadly Indian Floods

The India Meteorological Department has forecast widespread rains, with heavy downpour at isolated places, and said low pressure area is very likely to develop over northwest Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood during the next 24 hours. "Rescuing tho...

No tsunami threat after 7.9 magnitude natural disaster near Fiji No tsunami threat after 7.9 magnitude natural disaster near Fiji

The quake hit at 9:02 a.m. about 2 miles north of Fawnskin, nearly 6 miles west-northwest of Big Bear City and almost 15 miles east-northeast of Lake Arrowhead. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says small tsunami waves have been observed. Geophys...

Omarosa may have as many as 200 White House recordings Omarosa may have as many as 200 White House recordings

Manigault Newman interjects quickly, "Oh, God no". Manigault Newman, one of the only African-American women to have held a role in the Trump administration, was sacked in December by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly , allegedly for misusing...

Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

He also made a toast to the newlyweds in German, the Kremlin said, and left the wedding after about an hour to head for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Berlin. Ukraine fears the pipeline will allow Russian Federation to cut i...

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, passes away at 80 Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, passes away at 80

In 2006, while he was secretary-general , Annan called for gay men to be recognised in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. "The U.N. can be improved, it is not ideal but if it didn't exist you would have to create it", he told the BBC's Hard Talk during ...

Kellyanne Conway Tried To Blast Husband’s Trump Tweets - Anonymously Kellyanne Conway Tried To Blast Husband’s Trump Tweets - Anonymously

Conway told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union", "We're now going to talk about other people's spouses and significant others just because they either work at the White House or CNN?" George says he now regrets having introduced his wife to Tr...

Confusion, disbelief remain over man who allegedly killed family in Colorado Confusion, disbelief remain over man who allegedly killed family in Colorado

The Weld County coroner's office confirmed three bodies found Thursday are those of Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant , and her two daughters. Eikelenboom, who also recommended taking DNA samples from the girls' hands and the hands and nail...

Trump Says He'll Yank Bruce Ohr's Security Clearance 'Very Quickly'

Meanwhile, US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has recommended in a court filing that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russian Federation...

Wildfires Prompt State Of Emergency Declaration In BC Wildfires Prompt State Of Emergency Declaration In BC

The RCMP said Wednesday it would send officers and equipment to assist detachments in central, northern and southern B.C. that have been most affected by fires, which could include vehicles, supplies and additional officers to help at check points or...

Would The U.S. Sanction China For Buying Iranian Oil? Would The U.S. Sanction China For Buying Iranian Oil?

A man exchanges Iranian rials against USA dollars at an exchange shop in Tehran on August 8, 2018. "We are prepared to impose secondary sanctions on other governments that continue this sort of trade with Iran", Hook noted. More sanctions would b...

Muslim intellectuals condole Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise Muslim intellectuals condole Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise

The government conferred the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, on him in 2015. PTI Chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Thursday expressed condolences over the demise of the leader, saying his efforts for India-Pakistan...

Turkey and USA trade new threats in detained pastor row Turkey and USA trade new threats in detained pastor row

On Thursday, Trump tweeted that the U.S. would " pay nothing " for the release of Brunson, but would punish Ankara if he is not released. Last week the USA doubled tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Turkey, during a dispute over Turkey...

Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' over Pennsylvania child abuse scandal Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' over Pennsylvania child abuse scandal

Burke, in the statement, described the abuse in the report as 'betrayals of trust that robbed survivors of their dignity and their faith. The Vatican is responding to a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing sexual abuse by priests.

Omarosa May Have As Many As 200 Tapes Omarosa May Have As Many As 200 Tapes

In her book, Manigault Newman claims that the president used the "N-word" and that she was offered $15,000 a month to work on the president's campaign shortly after she was sacked by chief of staff John Kelly . But when a Post reporter asked P...

Philadelphia man charged in PA Walmart shooting apologizes in court Philadelphia man charged in PA Walmart shooting apologizes in court

NBC News reported that none of the victims suffered severe or life-threatening injuries. While police are yet to confirm details, it is understood five people have been rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds after being shot at a Walmart custome...

Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, announced Friday on Twitter that he planned to introduce an amendment "to block the president from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances". "The only quest...

Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors

But you know what? "He happens to be a very good person", Trump said . "The fact that they are sending questions on reasonable doubt tells me that the group is divided", said jury consultant Alexandra Rudolph. Manafort's lawyers said it indicate...

Trump suspects DOJ official Bruce Ohr's clearance will be revoked Trump suspects DOJ official Bruce Ohr's clearance will be revoked "quickly"

Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his frustration with the Russian Federation investigation were not over, Trump tweeted that it was a "disgrace" for Bruce Ohr to be in the Justice Department. That was followed late Thursday by...

China bomber warplanes 'likely training for strikes against US' China bomber warplanes 'likely training for strikes against US'

China continues to develop counter-space capabilities, "including kinetic-kill missiles, ground-based lasers and orbiting space robots" and also working "to expand space surveillance capabilities that can monitor objects across the globe and in space...

Trump Administration Sanctions Companies Helping North Korea Trump Administration Sanctions Companies Helping North Korea

The US Treasury also sanctioned a Chinese firm and its Singapore-based affiliate for selling alcohol and tobacco to North Korea in breach of US sanctions aimed at pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear programs. China's official Xinhua news agency s...

Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister of Pakistan

His only rival, Shahbaz Sharif of the ousted Pakistan Muslim League, won 96 votes, Qaiser said. Imran Khan , the PM designate and cricketer-turned-politician, is set to take oath of the prime minister's office on August 18. The Pakistan People's P...

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