The parents of a Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack have accused former home secretary Sajid Javid of being a "coward " for stripping their son of his British citizenship.
The department said the NRIC will provide private sector technology developers with the necessary support to test and demonstrate their reactor concepts and assess their performance, which will help accelerate the licensing and commercialization of these new nuclear energy systems."By bringing industry together with our national labs and university partners, we can enhance our energy independence and position the U.S. as a global leader in advanced nuclear innovation," said Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
You don t have to do this, Joe, you really don t, Obama told Biden earlier this year, according to The New York Times.Their report goes on to say that Obama quietly tried to convince his vice president to sit out of the 2016 presidential race, arguing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a better chance to build upon his eight years as president. He was also worried about Biden's state of mind following the death of his son, Beau.
NEW DELHI: SC ST students in the national capital will continue paying 50 as CBSE board exam fee and rest of the revised amount will be paid by the Delhi government, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced on Tuesday.The decision for giving the relief to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students here was taken following the directions of the HRD Ministry, CSBE secretary Anurag Tripathi said.
In an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he appeared on Discovery Channel's Man vs Wild, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today said the "fun and frolic" in Jim Corbett National Park will not solve the economic problems faced by the country.
Turkey and the United States appeared to climb down from another crisis in eastern Syria in early August. The agreement to coordinate the establishment of a safe zone along the Syria Turkish border leads to another stage in a process that began in December when the White House announced that the United States would leave Syria. It is a process that neither pleases Turkey nor U.S. partners on the ground among the Syrian Democratic Forces and it likely ensures more crises in the future. The decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw from Syria in December 2018 was presaged by threats from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to turn the east of the Euphrates into a peaceful and livable place for its true owners just like the other areas we have made secure in Syria. Tukey had asserted last year that ISIS was defeated and that it could deal with eastern Syria if the United States left, including tamping down ISIS remnants. This threatened a collapse of eastern Syria as the political echelons linked to the SDF opened discussions with Damascus and scrambled to send a delegation to Washington in January to encourage the United States to stay. In the end the United States did stay in Syria, seeking a slow drawdown and asking European countries to contribute more troops. The safe zone concept has been increasingly floated since January 2019 with claims that it could reach thirty kilometers into Syria and run along some four hundred kilometers of border to the Euphrates river. That s around the size of Connecticut and takes in most of the Kurdish population centers of eastern Syria. U.S. officials and lawmakers, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham, have said that while the United States understands Turkey s concerns, the United States should not ditch its SDF partners who defeated ISIS in eastern Syria, liberated Raqqa, and lost thousands of fighters between 2014 and 2019. The Pentagon understands the importance of keeping eastern Syria stable, detailing in a Department of Defense Inspector General report released on August 6 how the U.S. led coalition against ISIS was investing in training 110,000 security forces in eastern Syria. The Pentagon report details how the drawdown since December has led to concerns about ISIS resurgence and also notes that the Syrian Democratic Forces in place today face challenges securing former ISIS supporters in detention facilities. In short, eastern Syria needs more investment and yet the crisis with Turkey continues to bubble up every few months at the most critical time. U.S. envoy James Jeffrey, who is both the Special Representative for Syria and the anti ISIS envoy, went to Turkey on July 22 to seek to avert the latest Turkish threat to launch a military operation into eastern Syria. Media in Turkey emphasized that Ankara was serious this time about launching an operation, one it has threatened to do for a year. Ankara s calculations here are multilayered. Prior to the Afrin operation in January 2018, where Turkish forces and Turkish backed Syrian rebels attacked the Kurdish People s Protection Units (YPG) in an area they held in northwest Syria, Ankara had warned about the operation for months. The key came in January 2018 when Turkey was able to get assurances from Russia about using Syrian air space. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in July 2019 that Turkey would launch the operation if the safe zone was not established. Anadolu s report at the time noted that Turkey s threats were also tied to the S 400 controversy where Turkey has purchased Russia s air defense system and the United States has sought to remove Ankara from the F 35 program. The move might trigger a unilateral Turkish military operation, Turkey s Anadolu news noted Erdogan said on July 26 that Turkey was determined to shatter the terror corridor east of the Euphrates, no matter how the negotiations with the U.S. concludes. Turkey views U.S. partners among the SDF, particularly the YPG, as part of this terror corridor. He said, those who put their trust in foreign powers in the region will be put underground. These are harsh words from Turkey. Ankara directly links the potential operation in eastern Syria with the F 35 and S 400 issue, which appears to show that the threat of the operation is meant to deter the United States from sanctions over the S 400. Yet Ankara insists that in either scenario it will eventually go into eastern Syria. The only way to avoid this is for a safe zone that is largely on Ankara s terms. The United States scrambled in late July and the first days of August to prevent the operation. Turkey said it could not tolerate the cancer on its southern border, while recently appointed U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said any operation would be unacceptable on August 5. As if on cue, someone used the Special Operation Joint Task Force Twitter account for Operation Inherent Resolve to tweet on August 5 that our partners in northeast Syria have sacrificed much to consolidate gains and keep peace and stability. The following day, another coalition Twitter account highlighted the role of its partners in eastern Syria. Officials with the SDF warned that a Turkish operation would lead to a major conflict. Ankara said that it wants to do in eastern Syria what it carried out in Afrin, Jarabulus and Al Bab. These are the three areas that Turkey occupies in northern Syria from which it launched operations in 2016 and 2018. Ankara told Turkish media on August 4 that it had informed Moscow and Washington about its upcoming operation into areas in eastern Syria. This would allegedly mean Turkish armor and air forces could attack the SDF, which is partnered with the United States. How that would work, considering that the coalition controls the air space in eastern Syria, was unclear. Russia has frequently slammed the United States for occupying eastern Syria, alleging that Washington trades oil and trains terrorists. Turkey s improving relations with Russia over the S 400 deal and Ankara s claim it informed Ankara come in this context. On August 7, the U.S. Embassy in Syria announced that a compromise had been hammered out. A rapid implementation of the agreement would address Turkey s concerns. An operations center in Turkey would be made to coordinate the safe zone. The safe zone would become a peace corridor and every effort would be made so that displaced Syrians can return to their country. Of interest in the statement was the claim that it would be done rapidly and that the United States had adopted Ankara s language of a peace corridor. The third aspect of the U.S. Turkey agreement was the assertion that Syrian refugees, many of them Sunni Arabs from other parts of Syria, would return to eastern Syria. In the past, Turkey has tried to return Syrian refugees to other parts of Syria. Reports in March 2018 noted that Turkish officials said they could not host 3.5 million Syrians forever. Turkey s TRT Turk said in March that 330,000 refugees had returned to Syria, some of them to Afrin. But these are not areas they were necessarily from. This raises concerns, particularly among Kurds, that the larger objective of a peace corridor would be demographic change, not just in Afrin but along the border area. Reports that Turkey envisions sending seven hundred thousand Syrians into the area of the peace corridor appear to confirm these concerns that Ankara s plans are multilayered. Ankara wants to defeat the SDF on the border, create tensions between the United States and its SDF partners, compel Washington into a deal over the S 400 by using Syria as leverage, and repatriate almost a million Syrians to reduce pressure on Turkey s economy. If Ankara only meets two of these objectives, then the recent crises over eastern Syria would be successful. Ankara s claims that eastern Syria would be returned to its true owners, a term that has been used before regarding Afrin, leads to questions about the message sent by assertions that those living in eastern Syria today are not the true owners. The United States, however, has no interest in becoming an arbiter of a land registry in eastern Syria; the coalition has focused primarily on security issues and the drawdown of forces after December that would reduce the number of contractors, diplomats and the semblance of investment in civil affairs. The latest Department of Defense Inspector General report made that clear as well. This leaves a constant cloud of crises hanging over eastern Syria. On the one hand there are the estimated fifteen thousand ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq and the presence of ISIS sleeper cells. Also, there is the difficulty of securing former ISIS members in detention facilities and at Al Hol camp. While the United States wants the SDF to focus on stabilization and security, inevitably the SDF is concerned about Ankara s threats and what a safe zone will mean. Can the SDF be asked to abandon areas along the border that it sacrificed heavily for in 2014 and 2015 in the battle with ISIS in places like Kobani? The U.S. experience in other places, whether Iraq, Somalia, Libya Afghanistan, or training Palestinian security forces, shows that the United States has done a poor job of nation building and acting as an arbiter between competing national groups. The approach to fighting ISIS has shown that current U.S. policy is primarily about working by, with and through local forces who help pinpoint and neutralize members of groups like ISIS. This policy is not focused on changing political systems and administering territory. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Because the earth needs a good lawyer.As a former oil and gas lobbyist, Interior Secretary David Berhardt has a long history of proposing regulations that benefit industry at the risk of species extinction.
Sajid Javid made the decision as one of his last acts as Home Secretary before being handed the keys to number 11 by Boris Johnson last month.
One month after then President Boris Yeltsin plucked a security agency official named Vladimir Putin from obscurity and made him prime minister, an explosion leveled a nine story apartment building on Moscow s outskirts. The predawn blast on September 9, 1999, reduced the building to a smoking pile of rubble, killing more than 100. A second building, less than 6 kilometers away, was rocked by an explosion on September 13, killing 119. Days earlier, a car bomb exploded in a small town bordering the war ravaged region of Chechnya, where reignited fighting was already spilling into neighboring regions. That blast, outside the apartment building in the town of Buynaksk, killed dozens. It was followed seven days later by a truck bomb that destroyed a nine story building in another southern city, Volgodonsk, killing 17. On September 23, Putin asserted terrorists in Chechnya were to blame and ordered a massive air campaign within the North Caucasus region. When asked a day later about the campaign targeting what he called terrorists, Putin responded with the phrase that inaugurated his rise to preeminence. We will pursue them everywhere, he said, using a crude slang expression. Excuse me for saying so: We ll catch them in the toilet. We ll wipe them out in the outhouse. The statement became a Putin catchphrase, and set the tone for the 20 years of rule that followed. Yes, it s one of Putin s original sins, said Sergei Kovalyov, a former lawmaker and rights activist who headed a commission that investigated the bombings in the early 2000s. The bombings, and the fear they provoked, were advantageous, he told RFE RL. At the time, it was advantageous for him to take control of the country, and to introduce force into the Caucasus, in Chechnya in particular. Yeltsin and his officials had already endorsed Putin, who was tapped a year earlier to head the country s main security and intelligence agency, the FSB, and also served as secretary of the Security Council.In announcing he was elevating a relatively obscure FSB officer to be his head of government, Yeltsin also endorsed him for the presidency, just months ahead of the election. I have decided to now name the person who is, in my opinion, able to consolidate society and, drawing support from the broadest political forces, to ensure the continuation of reforms in Russia, Yeltsin said in a televised speech on August 9, 1999. "He will be able to unite around himself those who are to renew Great Russia in the new 21st century.
"The nation has lost one of its finest women leaders. A woman of profound intellect, unparalleled eloquence and the epitome of culture and refinement. Rest in peace, may God be with you, dear Madam. #SushmaSwaraj," former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Menon Rao tweeted.
Cesar Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty in March to sending 16 pipe bombs to 13 targets including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert de Niro, and cable news channel CNN in October last year. The bombs, however, did not go off.During his sentencing, Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff said that Sayoc mailed the pipe bombs "to strike fear and terror into the minds of their victims and to intimidate those victims mostly prominent political figures from exercising their freedom, " USA Today reported.
The United States and China traded blows in an unrestrained economic conflict Monday that sent stock markets plunging and threatened to inflict significant damage on a weakening global economy.Late in the day, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin formally labeled China a "currency manipulator," a largely symbolic slap at Beijing that is likely to deepen the growing animosity between the two trading partners.
The accused would pose as a deputy secretary in the finance department in Telangana secretariat and cheat public representatives like MLAs, Ex MLAs and MPs on pretext of providing loans to OCs, BCs, SCs and minorities under the scheme of PMEGP (Pradhan Mantri Employee Generation Programme) to set up new businesses. The accused used to collect an initial deposit of 5 per cent of the desired loan amount through online transfers. He accused is involved in two cases at Cyber Crimes Police Station in Hyderabad.
The festival of Eid al Adha is celebrated two days after the commencement of the Hajj pilgrimage. KH Naqvi, General Secretary of the United Shia Movement said, Eid al Adha is on August 12. Last somvar (Monday) of sawan also falls on same day, there are many people who go to temples. So, we have appealed to people to not conduct animal sacrifice on August 12 and only do namaaz ...
Following a complaint by NGO Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), the Union Ministry of Health amp; Family Welfare has alerted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country s apex body to conduct medical research, to examine the matter and take necessary actions .In a letter dated 2 August, health secretary Preeti Sudan instructed ICMR director general Balram Bhargava to ensure that all trials in future are screened for any infringement of IMS Act . ThePrint has seen a copy of the letter.
Tensions between the two nations reached fever pitch as the US claimed Moscow was in violation of the treaty by deploying and having land based medium range missiles in Europe. US President Donald Trump made the decision to terminate adherence to the 1987 arms control accord, known as the Intermediate range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), senior administration officials said. The treaty bans either side from stationing short and intermediate range, land based missiles in Europe. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, confirmed Washington had pulled out of the 32 year old agreement, made at the end of the Cold War with Vladimir Putin's Russia on Twitter. He said: "On Feb 2nd, 2019 the US gave Russia six months to return to compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
The former Foreign Secretary and Mayor of London is a controversial character and staunch brexiteer. Here #x27;s what you need to know about the PM.
The newly formed UK cabinet has three Indian origin leaders in the top ministerial team Priti Patel as Home Secretary, Alok Sharma as International Development Secretary and Rishi Sunak as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson;s #8216;desi; cabinet, with three Indian origin leaders in his top ministerial team, is a profound testament of the impact of the Indian diaspora in the UK, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday.Johnson has appointed Priti Patel as Home Secretary, Alok Sharma as International Development Secretary and Rishi Sunak as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded over $5.6 million in grants for programs across the state for programs that specialize adult literacy education on Thursday, July 25th. The two area schools receiving money are Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon and Black Hawk College in Rock Island.In a statement in the press release outlining the grant program, White explained his devotion to supporting adult literacy programs by saying " An estimated 2.1 million Illinois residents need adult literacy and or English language instruction. I am pleased to provide funding for 113 local literacy projects that will allow adult learners to achieve their utmost potential in the upcoming year. I will continue to do all I can to ensure that every citizen of this state has access to quality literacy programs.