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Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

On Monday, rebel sources told Syria Direct that the US-led coalition provides financial and logistical support for opposition forces to combat IS but stops short of funding the rebels to directly attack the regime. "Coalition forces are prepared to defend themselves if pro-regime forces refuse to vacate the de-confliction zone". US air strikes on May 18 targeted Iran-backed fighters who had moved into the area.



Samantha Bee believes she knows the 'real' story behind Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Or drunk? Or had he perhaps just given away a secret nuclear code? She tweeted a picture which said, in Russian #Covfefe translates into "I resign". Now - a mere five hours and 126,000 retweets after posting it - Mr Trump has apparently confirmed that the post was a mistake by removing it from the site.


YouGov model shows Conservatives 3 points ahead of Labour

YouGov model shows Conservatives 3 points ahead of Labour

The pollster said the approach was used during the European Union referendum and consistently showed voters backed Leave. The pound fell below $1.28 to its lowest level in more than a month after pollster YouGov suggested Britain could be headed for a hung Parliament in which no party has an overall majority.


Rouhani secures resounding victory in Iran presidential election

Rouhani secures resounding victory in Iran presidential election

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani easily won his bid for a second term in Friday's election, securing 57 percent of the vote in a victory over his main challenger, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi . More than 41.2 million people voted out of 56 million who were eligible to do so. After the results were announced, thousands gathered in central Tehran to celebrate Rouhani's victory that will embark him on a hard second term.



Hillary Clinton ridicules President Trump over 'covfefe' tweet

Hillary Clinton pointed that Russian Federation, which she believes orchestrated a vast campaign of fake news to discredit her candidacy in the last year's presidential polls, as one of the reasons for her defeat. Clinton has pointed fingers before at Comey for contributing to her loss. But her campaign ultimately saw measurable drops with women voters in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in particular, Clinton said.


North Korea fires unidentified test missile

North Korea fires unidentified test missile

After a joint investigation with USA experts, Seoul said the recovered drones were flown from North Korea and had been pre-programmed to fly over South Korean military installations. Speaking at a UN Conference on Disarmament Tuesday, North Korea's diplomat Ju Yong Chol defended their missile tests as legitimate acts of self defense.