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The New York Times Takes Heat over Terrorist's Op-Ed

The New York Times Takes Heat over Terrorist's Op-Ed

Barghouti began to call for a strike after talks between prisoners' representatives and the Israel Prisons Service - on improving prison conditions - reached an impasse. The reports said his offense was both the strike and the act of smuggling out of prison an Op-Ed essay, published Sunday by The New York Times .


United States citizen trying to leave North Korea detained

United States citizen trying to leave North Korea detained

Tensions remain high after a war of words between the USA and North Korea over the past month, with Trump ordering the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula and raising the possibility of military action.


J&K: PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead in Pulwama

J&K: PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead in Pulwama

Abdul Gani Dar, the Pulwama unit president of the PDP, was shot at by the militants in Pinglena village of Pulwama district, 31 kms from here, this afternoon, a police official said. Opposition National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter and wrote, "Very sad news about the assassination of Dar Sahib".


Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Shopkeepers downed their shutters and many bystanders took refuge inside. At one point, forces also fired in the air to disperse the protesters. While over 50 students, including females, had been injured in Pulwama. But the killing previous year of a popular rebel leader by security forces sparked widespread popular unrest, and police say dozens of local youths have joined the rebel ranks since then.


North Korea detains United States citizen as tensions rise

North Korea detains United States citizen as tensions rise

The Asian nation said Sunday it was ready to sink a USA aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might. The embassy looks after consular affairs for the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will attend the meeting planned for Wednesday, the White House said Sunday in an advance schedule.


France urged to reject Le Pen in French presidential vote run-off

France urged to reject Le Pen in French presidential vote run-off

Left-wing Jean-Luc Melenchon got 17.96 percent of the votes, according to the data. "We are in a phase of decomposition, demolition, deconstruction", said Valls. "Markets will be reassured that the dreaded Le Pen versus Mélenchon run-off has been avoided", said Diego Iscaro, an economist from IHS Markit. "I'm not convinced that the French are willing to sign a blank check to Mr.