UNESCO revote on Jewish link to Al-Aqsa cancelled

UNESCO's executive board has approved on Tuesday a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem - and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. Israel's ambassador to UNESCO , Carmel Shama-Hacohen, has denounced the move. The draft resolution prompted a furious reaction from Israel as it suspended its ties with UNESCO . Read More

Iraqi forces push toward Mosul, Shiite militias join battle

Jihadist attackers of the Islamic State burned two humvees of Lt. Col. Helan Mahmoud Ali's unit Friday morning, but did little to dent the Iraqi Army's methodical advance on Mosul. " Tal Afar is an entirely Turkmen town". "We already have plans to confront any intervention by them", he said. The militias have in the past been accused of committing atrocities when entering Sunni-majority towns. Read More

Broncos coach stretchered off after sideline collision

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (back) will be inactive for Week 8 against the San Diego Chargers, NFL Network's James Palmer reports. After Phillips left Sunday's game, linebackers coach Reggie Herring took over the defensive play-calling duties. Read More

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham not communicating with former teammates

In five seasons in New Orleans, Graham compiled 4,752 yards on 386 catches and 51 TDs. Seattle is the better team, but this is a great opportunity for the Saints to upset a exhausted Seahawks team. The Saints certainly took advantage of the exhausted Seahawks defense, winning the time of possession by a wide margin of 36:12 to 23:48. Graham's receiving yards is second among tight ends (Carolina's Greg Olsen leads) and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will likely target Graham early to ... Read More

"Jew-SA", Trump Supporter Taunts Media at Rally

Then - as the crowd chanted "U-S-A!" - the man returned to offer his anti-Semitic version. Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was a guest on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning, and when host Jake Tapper asked her about the man who screamed "Jew-S-A" at reporters the night before, Conway was very upset that anybody would suggest there are a bunch of racists peppered throughout Donald Trump's supporters . Read More

Erdogan warns of Shia militia entering Iraq's Tal Afar

The coalition of militias, known as the Popular Mobilisation Units, had not played a heavy part in the fighting but the offensive on Saturday indicates a bigger role than many observers had anticipated. The Associated Press reported that numerous current militias were originally formed after the 2003 US-led invasion in Iraq to battle American troops and the Sunni insurgents. Read More

UNESCO adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

He continued: "Today UNESCO adopted its second decision this year denying the Jewish people's connection to the Temple Mount, our holiest site for over three thousand years". The atmosphere before the vote on Tuesday was soured further by threats received by telephone and on social media last week following a vote on the draft resolution, a UNESCO official said. Read More

Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

The First Lady said Hillary, whose mother was abandoned by her parents but still raised a "strong, smart, loving daughter", understands the significance of the American Dream and will protect it for the next generation. The first lady has delivered some of the most effective criticisms of Donald Trump, often without even naming him. Win or lose, Obama said, he was "never concerned about the fate of our democracy" in his 2008 or 2012 presidential run. Read More

US, Israel condemn new UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem

Dozens of Jewish and pro-Israel organisations rallied in front of the Quai d'Orsay, the French foreign ministry in Paris Thursday evening, to demonstrate against France's position in a recent vote at UNESCO on a resolution which ignores the Jewish connection to Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Read More

Obama to return to Florida to help Clinton get out the vote

President Obama and Vice-President Biden are coming to North Carolina next week to try to get Hillary Clinton across the finish line first on Election Day. "It's up to you", Obama said. "She is ready to be commander-in-chief on Day one, and yes, she happens to be a woman". "All the progress we've made over these last eight years goes out the window if we don't win this election". Read More

Terrorists Mutilate Soldier's Body, Army Promises Appropriate Response

Terrorists Mutilate Soldier's Body, Army Promises Appropriate Response

Union Minister Jitendra Singh condemned the mutilation of the soldier's body as "atrocious" while senior Congress leader Manish Tewari called it "depraved behaviour". He then said Pakistan considers the issue of control of Kashmir as the core issue between India and Pakistan, which has led to a series of conflicts over water, nuclear energy and so on. Read More

Gatwick remains 'ready to proceed' following Heathrow decision

Gatwick remains 'ready to proceed' following Heathrow decision

A three-year study by the independent Airports Commission states a new runway at Heathrow would create 70,000 new jobs and increase GDP by 0.65-0.75% by 2050, representing a £147 billion boost to the economy over 60 years. Heathrow is the UK's largest airport which operates 1,300 take-offs and landings every day of the year, and successive British governments have equivocated over the question of airport expansion around London since 2006. Read More

Mosul Today: UN says IS using thousands as human shields

As Iraqi forces have closed in on Mosul from the north, east and south, growing numbers of civilians have fled ISIL-held areas. They killed 190 former security forces in a military base on the southern edge of the city and killed 42 civilians at another base for refusing to join the extremists . Read More

Turkey: US supports Ankara's war on Kurds, claims Erdogan

Turkey: US supports Ankara's war on Kurds, claims Erdogan

Since Wednesday last week, Turkey has renewed its strikes on Kurdish forces, hitting dozens of YPG targets in Syria . The Turkey-backed rebels comprise different Syrian opposition brigades rather than a single organized force, according to experts. Read More

Syrian Rebels Launch Aleppo Offensive to Break Siege

Fatah al-Sham claimed credit for two auto bombs, saying in a statement that a "martyrdom-seeking fighter" drove a tank laden with explosives and parked it, before it was detonated and the fighter "returned to his brothers". Dmitry Peskov says the president turned down the Russian military's request on Friday amid a new rebel offensive underway in the contested Syrian city. Read More

Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton despite Federal Bureau of Investigation review

Comey wrote in a letter to the leaders of various congressional committees that after being briefed on the unrelated case, "the FBI should take appropriated investigative steps created to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation". Read More

UN chief condemns attack on Aleppo school

The president's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that Putin considers it "inadvisable to resume airstrikes on Aleppo ", and wants to have humanitarian corridors out of Aleppo's rebel-held districts stay open both for rebels and civilians to leave the city. Read More

Trump to Retired Colonel: 'I'll Teach Him a Couple of Things'

Trump to Retired Colonel: 'I'll Teach Him a Couple of Things'

Okay? We're going to attack. "What this shows is Trump doesn't know a damn thing about military strategy", he said of Trump's remarks on the Mosul campaign in a New York Times article published October 20. 'The resistance is much greater now because they knew about the attack. "Why do they have to talk about it?" he asked during the ABC appearance. As expected, Trump has been critical of what has gone down on the ground, as the plan has conflicted with his proposal to "bomb the sh*t" out ... Read More

Indian jawan killed, body mutilated. But does Pak have more sinister plans?

Indian jawan killed, body mutilated. But does Pak have more sinister plans?

In Jammu and Kashmir, an Army jawan has been killed in an encounter with terrorists near the LoC in Macchil sector of Kupwara district. Besides, BAT (Border Action Team) attacks from Pakistani side along the Line of Control have also been thwarted during the past 24 hours. Read More

Death of prominent Russian in DC previous year ruled an 'accident'

Death of prominent Russian in DC previous year ruled an 'accident'

Asked about that reference, Bill Miller, a spokesman for the USA attorney's office, said that "because of the widespread interest in this case, the US attorney's office made public the results of a almost year-long investigation into the death of Mr. Read More

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Claims Islamic State Support in Quetta Attack

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Claims Islamic State Support in Quetta Attack

Some of the cadets jumped off rooftops or through windows to try to escape. General Afgan attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a group that is allied to the Pakistani Taliban and said that the attackers "had been communicating with officials in Afghanistan". Read More

Driver dead after being set on fire on Brisbane bus

Driver dead after being set on fire on Brisbane bus

Paramedics are now treating 11 people with minor injuries, and Beaudesert Road is closed inbound. Police now have a 48-year-old man in custody. Jim Keogh , Queensland police superintendent, said the driver stood little chance . The bus pulled into Moorvale Shopping Centre to pick up three more passengers. Onlooker Clair Savage said Mr Nyok had run from a building and to the bus within 20 seconds of the fire. Read More

Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

But immediately after returning home, Duterte walked back from those comments, saying he would not sever USA relations. He did not elaborate on his comment on joint exercises with Japan, which could have mixed implications because of Japan also has tensions with China over East China Sea islands, history and other issues. Read More

Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Burundi and South Africa announced they will abandon the court, an worldwide body that judges the alleged perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, but African nations believe that there is imbalance regarding who are judged. Read More

Why have African states started leaving ICC?

The withdrawal, he said, "is warranted by the fact that the ICC, despite being called International Criminal Court, is in fact an International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation of people of color, especially Africans ". Read More

Turkey-backed Syria rebels secure Dabiq area, eye al-Bab

A commander of the Syrian opposition Hamza Brigade said ISIS fighters put up "minimal" resistance to defend the northern Syrian town before withdrawing in the direction of the much larger ISIS-held town of al-Bab to the south. Operation Euphrates Shield , which began on August 24 backed by the Turkish Armed Forces, is aimed at bolstering border security, supporting coalition forces, and eliminating the threat posed by terror organizations, especially Daesh. Read More

I have no interest in creating television network after election

I have no interest in creating television network after election

The broadcast is set to air live each night at 6.30pm, running up against USA network television news. The hosts denied that this was some type of "Trump TV", a rumored endeavor from the GOP nominee if he loses to try to monetize his loyal base into a massive media influence akin to Fox News . Read More

Mediterranean three times more deadly than 2015

Mediterranean three times more deadly than 2015

GENEVA Oct 25 At least 3,740 refugees and migrants have perished in the Mediterranean so far this year, almost matching the death toll for all of 2015 when three times as many people took to the seas, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. Read More

Aleppo: Battle for Syrian city intensifies after ceasefire ends

Aleppo: Battle for Syrian city intensifies after ceasefire ends

On Friday, the United Nations said medical evacuations of eastern Aleppo residents has not begun yet, as the level of security is not where they want to be. The Church in Wales has joined five other UK Christian churches in calling for an end to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo. He said more than 150 rockets on Friday hit areas they had pushed Islamic State out of this week. Read More

Working government in sight for Spain after 10 months

Working government in sight for Spain after 10 months

If the prime minister is not appointed till October 31, the new round of nation-wide elections, which will become the third in 2016, must be held on December 25, on Christmas. The king meets with Rajoy on Tuesday afternoon, following which Parliament is expected to announce the date for the first of two likely investiture votes this week. Read More