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by | December 30, 2018 | 17:10

A defense ministry committee with responsibility for such projects on Tuesday and Wednesday approved the plans, which are in various stages of the approval process, the settlement watchdog said in a statement. Israeli settlers verbally assaulted and threatened a Palestinian to kill him, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Thursday morning.

by | December 30, 2018 | 12:54

An employee at the North Gyeongsang resettlement center reportedly opened an email with a malicious attachment, which was able to penetrate his computer. If the North Korean government finds out that these defectors are not only alive but have crossed into South Korea, that could endanger family members still living in the north.

by | December 30, 2018 | 10:08

At the appeal hearing, prosecutors said the sentence was too light and improper, arguing Schellenberg was highly likely to have been part of a global drugs smuggling operation and had played a major role in smuggling the drugs, the statement said.

by | December 30, 2018 | 09:43

The nation's oldest WWII veteran has died after a battle with pneumonia . Richard Overton was 35-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. "But this veteran held his head high", Obama said. Council members passed a resolution to give Hamilton Avenue - the street on which Overton lived - the honorary name Richard Overton Avenue.

by | December 30, 2018 | 06:42

Ms Zia, who remains party leader, was sent to prison on corruption charges earlier this year, in a case which she claimed was politically motivated. But not all of the reports have been confirmed by police. A Bangladeshi carries a giant photograph of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As a result, voter turnout was only 22 percent, according to Bangladesh's Election Commission.

by | December 30, 2018 | 05:51

Check-in for some flights remained suspended as of 6.30pm while police investigated the incident. Takeoffs and landings were halted while police experts examined the vehicle. Hannover police said the driver tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines. Millions fly through the airport, 11km from the city centre, every year but it is not one of the country's major hubs.

by | December 30, 2018 | 03:29

A series of moves by some Arab countries show that Syria is gradually being reaccepted by the Arab world, which abandoned it after civil war broke out in the nation in 2011, said a Chinese expert. "It [the reopening] is the fruit of the conviction that the next phase requires Arab presence and communication with Syria for the care of its people, sovereignty and territorial integrity".

by | December 29, 2018 | 20:42

Negotiations continue between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, but there's only so much Congress can do without the president. Speaking on Fox News and later to reporters, he tried to drive a wedge between Democrats, pinning the blame on House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi .

by | December 29, 2018 | 20:06

The article also referenced the detention of two Canadians in China - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - on December 10, just days after China promised retaliation for Canada's arrest of Ms. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. China has some of the harshest drug laws in the world and people found guilty of smuggling large quantities of drugs face sentences ranging from 15 years' imprisonment to life imprisonment and even the death penalty.

by | December 29, 2018 | 18:42

Daryono, head of the quake and tsunami information center at the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said that Sulawesi historically sees frequent tsunamis but that the disaster this time was hard to forecast and exceeded worst predictions.

by | December 29, 2018 | 17:41

Mohamed Mursi, the Islamist president who won Egypt's first democratic election in 2013 but was toppled a year later after protests prompted the army to remove him, was also in court. "I want permission to speak about this, I am requesting permission so as not to commit an offence", he said. He was later sentenced to death in May 2015 along with 105 others in connection with the 2011 jail break, but a higher court later overturned the sentence and ordered a retrial, which is ongoing.

by | December 29, 2018 | 15:30

All Gulf states had closed their embassies in Damascus after the Syrian crisis erupted in 2011. Early in the multifaceted Syrian conflict, which involved hostilities between various domestic forces and a strong influx of foreign fighters, several Persian Gulf Arab states shut down their diplomatic missions in Syria .

by | December 29, 2018 | 10:10

The shutdown is forcing hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors to stay home or work without pay. The shutdown affects about 800,000 employees of the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, and other agencies.

by | December 29, 2018 | 08:28

The volcanic activity is still ongoing, namely in the form of Strombolian eruptions accompanied by throws of incandescent lava and hot clouds. It was the second tsunami to hit Indonesia in the past three months. This combination of synthetic aperture radar images taken by JAXA's ALOS-2 satellite and analyzed by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan shows Indonesia's Anak Krakatoa volcano, center in images, before and after the December 22, 2018, eruption.

by | December 29, 2018 | 03:53

The sheriff says Perez Arriaga was in the country illegally after crossing the border in Arizona. Following a statewide manhunt, Perez Arriaga was arrested on a murder warrant in a house near Bakersfield, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of the scene of the shooting.

by | December 29, 2018 | 03:31

Tourism has always been a mainstay of the country's economy. Security forces are investigating, the ministry said. Still, Egypt had 8.3 million visitors in 2017, according to BBC . In October 2015, a bomb claimed by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group killed 224 people on board a passenger jet carrying Russian tourists over the Sinai peninsula.

by | December 29, 2018 | 02:00

Brett McGurk, the top U.S. envoy to the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State militant group, also resigned in protest over Trump's Syria decision. President Trump expounded on his differences with Secretary Mattis on the day before Christmas. In the letter, Mattis made clear that he didn't see eye to eye with a president who has expressed disdain for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

by | December 28, 2018 | 22:09

For instance, Mulvaney focused mostly on Pelosi during one Sunday morning television, saying she is "beholden to her left wing to where she can not be seen as agreeing with the president on anything until she's actually speaker". Trump tweeted Friday morning that "We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely", unless a funding deal is reached with "the Obstructionist Democrats".

by | December 28, 2018 | 21:42

Soldiers and police in the city of Beni in eastern Congo fired in the air on Thursday to disperse demonstrators who barricaded roads and burned tires to protest the decision to exclude them from a presidential election this Sunday. They pointed out that candidates have campaigned in Beni and Butembo with no problems, while school, church and other activities continue. Demonstrators also attacked the office of the government agency coordinating the response to the Ebola virus in Beni, ...

by | December 28, 2018 | 20:26

From the National Disaster Response Force ( NDRF ) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to Coal India , IAF and the Indian Navy , all have been pressed into action. Congress president Rahul Gandhi had on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the incident. Sangma on couple of occasion discussed with Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal way forward for operationalization of coal mining.