Assad has been touring areas north and northwest of Damascus in recent days, a rare trip out of his seat of power in the capital that has reflected his confidence, with his military position seemingly unassailable in western Syria.
Ukraine's delivery service company Nova Poshta, which was also attacked today, identified the virus that hit its computers as Petya.A, a type of ransomware which locks users out of the system and demands purchase of a key to reinstate access.
The base had posted on its Facebook page on Monday that it will be conducting an active shooter training exercise.
At an event hosted by women's magazine "Brigitte" on Monday evening, Merkel said she had taken note of other German parties favouring same-sex marriage and would allow a free vote.
In 2013, when Syria acquired membership to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), it claimed it gave up its rights to 1,300 tonnes of toxic weapons and industrial chemicals.
An influential American lawmaker has expressed concern over the alleged human rights violations against Mohajirs and other ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in a meeting with the Muttahida Quami Movement (Pakistan) leader Nadeem Nusrat expressed his deepest concerns over continued acts of human rights violations against Mohajirs and other ethnic and […]
The law says authorities will also be able to propose customs and border inspections or "quarantine", as well as "administrative detention" of up to 15 days for those who obstruct their work or leak related state secrets.
The agency’s 2017 report on human trafficking upgraded the statuses of Myanmar, Afghanistan, Malaysia, and Qatar, while leaving those of Russia, Cuba and Thailand unchanged.
Sturgeon said she would 'reset' the timetable for holding a referendum by spring 2019, when Britain is expected to leave the European Union
The total number of migrants reaching Europe by sea so far this year is less than half that counted in the same period of 2016, thanks to a deal between the EU and Turkey which blocked a once-busy route to Greece, but the number coming to Italy has risen.
Sigmar Gabriel said, "now is the time to not inflame the conflict further and to talk with one another." He also said that the Qatar dispute will get worse the longer that it lasts and that, "it's necessary to come to the table and then negotiate."
Funding levels are also being increased to cover a planned 10-year refurbishment of Buckingham Palace, the queen's official residence. The modernization project is expected to cost 369 million pounds.
Zarif did not mention Saudi Arabia specifically, but said the travel ban punished people who had never been convicted of a terrorist act, while people from other countries involved in past attacks were not affected.
Women who marry early tend to have more children. Ending child marriage would reduce the fertility rate by 12 percent in Nigeria, 15 percent in Ethiopia and Niger and 18 percent in Bangladesh, having significant implications for population growth.
Since Volkswagen admitted to cheating US diesel emissions tests in September 2015, the German government has come under fire for not doing enough to crack down on vehicle pollution and for being too close to the country's powerful car industry.
The Grenfell disaster, and May's initially slow response to it, has stirred widespread anger and intensified criticism of her leadership. Her government has promised a public inquiry into what happened in addition to tests on some 600 buildings.
Human rights groups have long voiced concerns over wrongful verdicts owing to heavy reliance on forced confessions and a lack of effective defence in criminal trials. While Chinese leaders have previously attempted to stamp out torture, rights groups say it remains a deep-rooted practice.
On Tuesday morning Donald Trump tweeted, "Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia', with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!"
"A senior passenger threw coins to the plane's engine and delayed the flight. The passenger involved has been taken away by police," China Southern Airlines said in a statement on its Twitter-like Weibo account.
Russian officials have privately described the war in Syria as the biggest source of tension between Moscow and Washington, and the cruise missile strike ordered by Trump in April raised the risk of confrontation between them.
Divided in a 1974 Turkish invasion that was triggered by an abortive coup by supporters of union with Greece, mediators say the two sides have come closer than ever but have left the hard parts until last.
Iraqi forces had about 600 meters (2,000 ft) left to cover before they reach Cornishe Street alongside the western bank of the Tigris, Federal Police commander Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat told Iraqi State TV.
Known for a busy schedule and lengthy speeches often several times a day, the 72-year-old Duterte's low profile this month has fuelled rumours he is in declining health and that the government is trying to keep that under wraps
The ruling by the Hague Appeals Court upholds a 2014 decision that Dutch peace-keepers should have known that the men seeking refuge at the base near Srebrenica would be murdered by Bosnian Serb troops if they were forced to leave
Pakistan has long been an international hub for the illegal kidney trade, but medical and local authorities complain they have been unable to act against the practice, frustrated by ineffective enforcement policies and what they perceive as a lack of political will to crack down.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the US had "identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children."
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to authoritarian governments.
The accounts, which could not be immediately verified, are the latest harrowing stories to come out of a conflict zone that the military has been unable to penetrate for five weeks, as well-armed and organised rebels fight off soldiers with sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
India has been making diplomatic efforts to ensure expansion of the permanent as well as non-permanent membership of the UNSC
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon plans to make a statement on Tuesday on the future of Scotland following a British national election which saw Prime Minister Theresa May lose her parliamentary majority.
Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) programme which allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travellers upon arrival in the United States. Travellers must be pre-approved for the programme after a rigorous background check.
Adoption agencies are allowed to prioritise on the basis of race in order to match children to prospective parents of the same ethnic background. But the government has also said that a child's ethnicity should not be a barrier to adoption.
"Our people can back this great movement of Bahrain and Kashmir within the World of Islam," said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to drop China to "Tier 3," the lowest grade, putting it alongside Iran, North Korea and Syria among others, said the sources, who have knowledge of the internal deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.
An editorial on the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) dialled the hostile rhetoric up higher, slamming Trump's key policies as being akin to "Nazism in the 21st century."