Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

Meshaal lives in exile in the Qatari city of Doha, and he announced his replacement there. Haniya takes charge of Hamas as it seeks to ease its worldwide isolation while not marginalising hardliners within the movement. " The New York Times headline called this 'moderation.' The intimation is that Hamas now accepts the State of Israel", Netanyahu said in the video. "It's bad enough Hamas lies to the world".

Jakarta's Christian governor Ahok found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial

Jakarta's Christian governor Ahok found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial

Prosecutors had recommended a sentence of two years worth of probation. AFP reported that Judge Abdul Rosyad contended "the defendant didn't feel guilt", and that "the defendant's act has caused anxiety and hurt to Muslims ". Indonesia is the world's most-populous Muslim country with about eighty five percent of its population Muslims, but the country officially respects six religions.

Trump congratulates South Korea's Moon on election win

He was elected following a corruption scandal that saw his conservative predecessor Park Geun-Hye impeached. On May 5, the North said that a "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the U.S.

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed - government

The Afghan Interior Ministry said Monday the strikes targeted IS hideouts in Naziyan and Achin districts of Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan. A radio station airing propaganda in the favor of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was destroyed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, reported Khaama Press .

Pence: Trump considering moving USA embassy to Jerusalem

Senior officials in Jerusalem said that United Nations member states that have accumulated debt for not paying their membership fees may find themselves denied the right to vote in some United Nations institutions. The Obama administration had enabled the passage of last December's Security Council measure by abstaining from the vote and declining to use its veto power, but the nascent Trump administration, especially US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, has so far unabashedly defended ...

Comey a 'Grandstander,' 'Showboat' ... I Was Going to Fire Him Anyway

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) says that it's time for "an independent special prosecutor to investigate the Trump Administration's ties to Russian Federation". Gonzales criticized Comey in the lead-up to the November 8 election after the former FBI chief informed lawmakers that the agency was looking at emails potentially related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.