• Air strike kills 18 in Syria's Idlib province: Observatory

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    Tillerson stopped short of accusing Russian Federation of direct involvement in planning or carrying out the attack, saying he had not seen "any hard evidence" to suggest Moscow was an accomplice to Assad. The strike was the first time the USA has purposely targeted the Syrian government since the 2011 civil war broke out there. Just days before the chemical attack, Haley and Tillerson both had indicated that removing Assad from power was no longer a U.S.
  • UNC's Joel Berry Final Four's most gallant player

    UNC's Joel Berry Final Four's most gallant player

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    Berry was 2-for-14 shooting in North Carolina's 77-76 semifinal win over OR but was somewhat better in the title contest, going 7 for 19 from the field but 4 for 13 from 3-point range. Williams now has three national championships to his name, becoming the sixth coach in the history of the game to accomplish that feat. The ball was thrown down the court to Justin Jackson who slammed it in and all but secured title number six.
  • After Syria strike, Trump's policy doctrine is flexibility

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    The two leaders also agreed on the "urgency of the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme" and agreed to work together to resolve the issue "peacefully", Tillerson said . Elsewhere in Syria, activists opposed to the Islamic State group said a US-led coalition airstrike hit a boat carrying civilians fleeing across the Euphrates River.
  • Egyptian president will handle church bombings

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    The bombings in Tanta and Alexandria were claimed by ISIS and followed warnings by the extremist group that it would be stepping up attacks against Egypt's Christians. Tveit said, "Government action must be matched by solidarity among Muslims, Christians and people of all faiths as they interact at the local level and together denounce any violent attack".
  • Sisi declares state of emergency after Palm Sunday church bombings

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    ISIS has claimed responsibility for the two separate terror attacks on Palm Sunday, Fox News reports , starting off Holy Week in the most horrific and despicable way possible. His secretary said the attack in Alexandria was carried out by a suicide bomber who struck outside the church. He also announced creation of the Supreme Council on fighting terrorism.
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt's Palm Sunday church bombings

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    Grand Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, head of Egypt's Al-Azhar - the leading centre of learning in Sunni Islam - condemned the attack, calling it a "despicable terrorist bombing that targeted the lives of innocents". "The United States will continue to support Egypt's security and stability in its efforts to defeat terrorism", said acting spokesperson Mark Toner.
  • U.S. warns Syria of 'more' strikes if Assad uses chemical attacks again

    U.S. warns Syria of 'more' strikes if Assad uses chemical attacks again

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    Speaking at the UN Security Council, Russia's deputy UN ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said the military strikes were a flagrant breach of global law. Iran , which has also intervened in the conflict on the side of the Assad regime, backed Russian Federation in condemning the attack , with the Iranian foreign minister accusing the United States of peddling "bogus chemical weapons allegations".
  • UN Security Council condemns Egypt church bombings

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    Fadi Sami, another witness, was inside the Alexandria cathedral when he heard about the church bombing in Tanta, when the Coptic pope was leading the prayers for Palm Sunday. People gather outside the Mar Girgis church in Tanta on April 9. "There was blood all over the floor and body parts scattered", said a Christian woman who was inside the church.
  • United States carrier group heads to Korean Peninsula to increase presence

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    In a significant advance to its weapons programme, the North Korean regime tested a liquid-fuelled ballistic missile earlier this month. U.S. President Donald Trump will review options to remove the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arsenal, McMaster told Fox News Sunday, adding that Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed with Trump last week that the situation is unacceptable.
  • RK Singh backs Salma Ansari, says triple talaq not part of Islam

    RK Singh backs Salma Ansari, says triple talaq not part of Islam

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    Vice-President Hamid Ansari's wife Salma Ansari has said that uttering " talaq " thrice does not amount to divorce, that is all made up and there is no such rule in Quran . "Just see what Rasool had said", she said in reply to a question on the practice of triple talaq . Its only here that some people are opposing the abolition of pernicious practice of triple talaq .