The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.The Islamic State has taken hundreds of hostages as it falls back into its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, bolstering its inventory of civilian human shields with 295 Iraqi Security Forces troops kidnapped last week.American officials have assured the government of Turkey that, while the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are largely Kurdish fighters, the Kurds will not take on the main role of liberating the Islamic State “capital” of Raqqa, Syria.A Philippine mayor died in a shootout with police in his jail cell Sunday, arrested after surfacing on a list President Rodrigo Duterte made public of suspected drug criminals operating within the government.On Monday, China’s Parliament passed a cyber-security law that has foreign businesses and human-rights activists nervous, as it will place even more restrictions on China’s already tightly controlled Internet when its practices are implemented next June.We would like to offer our congratulations to the new President, wishing him a truly fruitful mandate,” Cardinal Parolin said in an interview released by Vatican Radio.“We also offer our prayers that the Lord will enlighten and sustain him in the service of his country, and at the service of world peace and prosperity.” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke to Donald Trump on the telephone on Wednesday, congratulating him on his victory in the U. presidential election and seeking to foster closer diplomatic ties, an Egyptian presidency statement said.
The Sunday Times of London scored an interview with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over the weekend and found him utterly devoid of regret for his brutal actions in the Syrian civil war, which has killed some 400,000 Syrians and driven millions more out of the country.TEL AVIV – In light of President-elect Donald Trump’s abandonment of the two-state solution, and to “remove the blemish of the previous administration,” a member of Knesset from Israel’s rightwing Jewish Home party is calling for new settlement construction. The communist government of Cuba announced Wednesday that it would begin “five days of nationwide military exercises” to “materialize the doctrine of All People’s War,” according to the state propaganda arm.Iran has exceeded a soft limit on sensitive material set under its nuclear deal with major powers, the U. atomic watchdog said on Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump – who has strongly criticized the agreement – won the U. The announcement follows the election of Republican Donald Trump as U. Matt Yglesias of Vox works out his feelings Wednesday morning after the American public voted to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for exposing the nation’s secrets to amateur hackers — rebuking the FBI’s contorted rationale not to prosecute her lawbreaking. president on Wednesday drew concern among Syrian rebel groups and a degree of optimism in Damascus, where his victory was seen as a better outcome than a Hillary Clinton win.Many of these restrictions apply extra security measures against non-Chinese interests.
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