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Nusra Front to Release 5 Hezbollah Fighters in Lebanon Under Ceasefire Deal

Nusra Front to Release 5 Hezbollah Fighters in Lebanon Under Ceasefire Deal The report carried by Lebanon's al-Manar TV said the ceasefire in the Juroud Arsal area, which was also reported by the Lebanese National News Agency, took effect at 6 a.m. Security in Jurud Arsal has always been a source of concern. In July 2016, Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, broke off from the umbrella organization and rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. [Full Article...]

Modi cautions MPs on attendance in House

Modi cautions MPs on attendance in House At least 77 votes were cancelled of which 21 are MPs. Only 23 out of the 56 BJP MPs were present in the House, Naqvi said. The Jan Sangh founded in 1951 was the precursor to the BJP. His remarks followed Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar's reference to incidents and problems arising out of lack of quorum. Modi said India had attained new heights in 70 years since 1947 when it gained ... [Full Article...]

McCain to return to Senate for healthcare vote

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, took to Twitter and criticized Kelli Ward, who plans on challenging McCain's colleague, Jeff Flake, for his Senate seat next year . The radio hosts didn't hesitate to tell Ward exactly what they thought with one calling the physician a "vulture" who appears to be "dancing" on McCain's grave. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte Threatens To Bomb Indigenous Schools | HuffPost

Philippines' Duterte Threatens To Bomb Indigenous Schools | HuffPost In a statement , HRW Asia Division's Philippine researcher Carlos Conde said Duterte is exposing himself to a possible war crime case before the worldwide court. He demanded that the commission and the ombudsman - an anti-graft prosecutor - route requests to investigate police and military personnel through him and laid down conditions under which he would allow those investigations. [Full Article...]

Panama Papers leaks case: Pakistan SC to give verdict on Friday

Panama Papers leaks case: Pakistan SC to give verdict on Friday Two judges - Justice Khosa and Justice Gulzar who earlier disqualified PM Nawaz in the case - are also part of the SC bench. The court will be closed from August 12 to 14 due to the weekend, followed by the Independence Day which is observed in Pakistan on August 14. [Full Article...]

Maldives welcomes PM Nawaz on I-Day celebrations

Maldives welcomes PM Nawaz on I-Day celebrations Colourfully attired schoolchildren, who made up a choreographed procession and displayed the beauty of the Maldives with the essence of its culture, also sung various national songs with the melodic tune of the country's independence breeze, and enthralled thousands of people and foreign dignitaries who had gathered at the National Stadium to witness the celebrations. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr.'s legal team adds another lawyer

Mr. Comey said the memo was unclassified and illegal to disclose. Representatives for both Trump Jr. and Manafort did not respond to requests for comment from ABC but previously said they are cooperating with the Congressional investigations . [Full Article...]

What's the real story on President Trump and Russian Federation?

What's the real story on President Trump and Russian Federation? According to the BBC, in practice, this means the President can offer clemency, a reduced sentence or a full pardon (which essentially officially forgives a person for a crime). Who knows. This is Trump churning up a froth, getting his base angry at Republican politicians. It was four months ago that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, but Trump only launched his pounding p... [Full Article...]

Imran Khan's party demands probe into funding of political parties

Imran Khan's party demands probe into funding of political parties He said the Bani Gala residence of Imran Khan was illegal and constructed without permission and map. He said he had developed differences with the party leadership over the membership issue and resigned from it a month ago, but the senior leaders had addressed his grievances. [Full Article...]

Boehner Predicts Republicans Will Not Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Boehner Predicts Republicans Will Not Repeal and Replace Obamacare Speaking at a Thoughtspot trade show at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino last week, the former OH congressman said Republicans have taken too long to make good on their health care promises - and their moment has now passed. Those are two unpopular provisions of the ACA. According to the Post , Boehner said that the scrutiny would not be exclusive to the conservative media. [Full Article...]

GOP Motion on Health Care Reform Passes 51-50

GOP Motion on Health Care Reform Passes 51-50 His aides announced last week that he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye , and tests confirmed discovery of a brain tumor known as a glioblastoma , a particularly aggressive cancer. When McCain later put in his "aye" vote to support debate, his Senate colleagues gave him a standing ovation. That bill is the product of the Armed Services Committee, which McCain lea... [Full Article...]

Beijing urges ASEAN to oppose United States intervention in South China Sea

Beijing urges ASEAN to oppose United States intervention in South China Sea The Philippines will not lose even a "single inch" of territory to China if ever it proceeds with its joint exploration deal with the Asian giant, which is claiming nearly the entire South China Sea. On Thursday, the visiting Commander of the US Pacific Fleet told the ABC he was not bothered by China's actions during the exercises, but hoped it would reinforce to Beijing the importance of the Un... [Full Article...]

Trump intensifies criticism of own attorney general

Trump intensifies criticism of own attorney general Donald Trump's war of words against his attorney general and one-time ally Jeff Sessions escalated Monday, raising speculation the president may be preparing the ground to replace him. Mr Giuliani told CNN on Monday that he did not want the post and would have recused himself had he been in Mr Sessions' position. On July 24, several anonymous White House officials disclosed that Trump was e... [Full Article...]

The Trump Administration Launched More Than One Attack on LGBTQIA Rights Yesterday

The Trump Administration Launched More Than One Attack on LGBTQIA Rights Yesterday The law itself does not say that. The interpretation of the law is unclear, particularly regarding how it applies to gay people. It never embraced the argument for sexual orientation, but at least during the past year, it hadn't taken an explicit stance against such legal cases. [Full Article...]

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11-13

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11-13 The Tax Foundation report, released Tuesday, argues that sales tax holidays simply encourage customers to shift their spending - not increase it - to one hectic weekend sandwiched between slower shopping weeks. That grew to 19 states with the special exemptions in 2010, but there are only 16 now, according to the Tax Foundation. ON THE NET Comptroller page on sales tax holiday . [Full Article...]

Prince William Working Last Shift as Air Ambulance Pilot

Prince William Working Last Shift as Air Ambulance Pilot He gained his wings in 2008 and worked as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot from 2009 to 2013, NBC News reported . Britain's Prince William will retire from the air ambulance service on Thursday, after two years in which he witnessed "appalling tragedies", in order to turn his full attention to royal duties. [Full Article...]

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance Incensed at what they perceive as a violation of delicate decades-old access arrangements at Islam's third-holiest site, many Palestinians have refused to go through the metal detectors , holding street prayers and often violent protests. Israeli media earlier reported high resolution cameras capable of detecting hidden objects would be deployed. The cabinet statement added that it had allocate... [Full Article...]

Palestinians cheer as Israeli trucks leave Al Aqsa mosque

Palestinians cheer as Israeli trucks leave Al Aqsa mosque The metal detectors and. The development raises concerns there could be another day of mass demonstrations and possibly clashes with Israeli security forces. Mufuoglu said: "Trying to cover up the fact that East Jerusalem is under occupation will not serve peace and stability in the region or the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict". [Full Article...]

Israel removes metal detectors from Al- Aqsa Mosque

Israel removes metal detectors from Al- Aqsa Mosque However Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to convene his security cabinet to weigh alternatives. The detectors, installed following a shooting attack that killed three Israeli policemen, sparked a huge protest. The Muslim body that administers the site "called on worshippers to continue to boycott the site until it advised otherwise", according to the BBC . [Full Article...]

Israel removes holy site metal detectors, but boycott maintained

After Palestinian-incited riots and terror attacks that came in response to Israel's Temple Mount security measures, the Israeli security cabinet announced it accepted a recommendation by security agencies to incorporate "smart checks" and other security measures instead of metal detectors "in order to ensure the security of visitors and worshipers in the Old City and on the Temple Mount". [Full Article...]


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