Iraq paramilitaries move on key town near Syrian border

Today the militants hit the Karrada district in Baghdad , targeting an ice cream shop and killing 26 people. Shiite lawmaker, Karim al-Nouri, says the mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces seeks to drive Islamic State militants out of the center of strategic Baaj, west of Mosul near the border with Syria .

Kushner crisis greets Trump back

Trump has been frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. When asked if he was sure Russian Federation meddled in the election, Clapper responded: "Absolutely". Mr Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday.

Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes IS villages on Syria border

In Syria, Kurdish forces backed by US -air strikes are besieging Islamic State forces in the city of Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital in that country. They say they missed their self-appointed timeframe to protect the civilian lives, a reminder that the number of civilian casualties is already high, especially after the US-led global coalition has taken responsibility for more than 100 lives lost in one single airstrike on March 17.

Israeli rule 'key cause' of Palestinian hardship

West Bank and Gaza residents suffer from a lack of basic security, it said, adding that the split between president Mahmud Abbas's West Bank-based administration and the rival Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza also restricts humanitarian work.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 preview: England vs Bangladesh

England suffered an epic collapse on Monday, falling to 6-20 before Jonny Bairstow made a late case for inclusion with a half-century. The aggressive opener has reached double-figures just once in his last five innings but Morgan claimed "the decision will remain the same throughout the tournament".

Jeremy Corbyn WILL take part in tonight's BBC election debate

Mr Farron said it left a "shadow", while Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood simply claimed Mrs May "couldn't even be bothered" to attend. Labour has seen an increase in support in the polls over the course of the election campaign , after starting around 20 points behind the Conservatives.