U.S. defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

It's the first meeting of the officials since the Pentagon announced the U.S. would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa. "The SDF partnered with enabling support from U.S. and coalition forces are the only force on the ground to successfully seize Raqqah in the near future", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed on Wednesday.

South Sudan's ousted army chief returns to capital

South Sudan's ousted army chief returns to capital

President Kiir axed the influential Malong on Tuesday but gave no reason for the dismissal. Government officials sent a plane to fly Malong back to Juba on Thursday, but the general declined the ride, seeking guarantees for his security before returning to the capital.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Dickoya Hospital in Sri Lanka

May 12 India today announced the gifting of 16,000 handcrafted Indian candles to Sri Lanka on the International Vesak Day which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Modi said he firmly believed that Buddhism's message of peace was the answer to growing violence all over the world. Bringing about the beauty of Tamil language, the PM said that they speak "one of the oldest-surviving classical languages in the world".

Trump considering 11 candidates to replace Comey

In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump also responded to media reports questioning the credibility of White House statements on the Comey firing, which have changed over the course of the week. He said at that dinner, Comey told him he was not under investigation. That explains why Trump demanded Comey's loyalty . The president, who has been angered by continuing news coverage of the Russian Federation investigation, also threatened to cancel press briefings as his communications ...

Russian Federation and Iran know Syria is still making chemical weapons

Russian Federation and Iran know Syria is still making chemical weapons

It also claims that Assad's main backers Russian Federation and Iran are aware of the programme. It will not apportion blame, but aims to establish whether chemical weapons were used. The OPCW mentioned Barzeh and Dummar in its latest official progress update on its work to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons program, but said it was still awaiting lab reports from samples taken between February 26 and March 5.

British hospitals suffer major cyber attack - What do we know so far?

Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced in March that it had already issued software " patches " for those holes. Chris Wysopal of the software security firm Veracode said criminal organisations were probably behind the attack, given how quickly the malware spread.