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Tillerson, Turkish leaders struggle to resolve Kurds dispute

They are hard options. Turkey is concerned that the plan could strengthen Syrian Kurdish fighters it regards as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a Kurdish separatist group outlawed in Turkey. Tillerson's trip comes the day after Turkey announced the end of "Euphrates Shield", its own military offensive in northern Syria launched in August, but did not say if its troops had been withdrawn. Read More

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UN Secretary General starts official visit to Iraq

The US-led coalition carrying out strikes against IS said it had " probably " played a role in civilian deaths in west Mosul , while the Iraqi government has sought to blame the casualties on the jihadists. The Site Intelligence group, which monitors extremist groups, reported the claim on Thursday in which the IS warns Iraqi Shiites that the "flame of the battle" in Mosul will come to them in Baghdad , Karbala and Najaf. Read More

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Ford Announces Big Investment In Essex, Ottawa

Ford Announces Big Investment In Essex, Ottawa

The Government of Ontario will contribute an additional $102.4 million. Ford is a cornerstone of our sector and is dedicated to research and development. He has indicated a particular interest in investments that would support the more technologically advanced and research-focused areas of the auto industry. Read More

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Indian IT professionals decry ban on laptops on Middle Eastern flights

An EasyJet spokesperson said: "We recommend that passengers do not bring large personal electronic devices if possible and would encourage customers to check in their hand luggage free of charge and bring only essential items onboard". The president of the Middle East's biggest airline says a ban on electronics other than mobile ph. The UK ban includes direct flights from six countries: Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Saudia Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia. Read More

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US Secretary of State softens rhetoric on China visit

China has said a return to negotiations with North Korea could occur if the US and South Korea agreed to abandon military drills in the region, and North Korea agreed to halt its rogue missile development. The former oil executive's remarks were closely scrutinized for any glimpse into Donald Trump's North Korea policy, which is said to be in the final stages of review. Read More

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SC bans sale of vehicles not meeting BS-IV rules

The Supreme Court in a ruling on Wednesday, however, held that it is important for the industry to move away from commercial losses and focus on environmental norms given deteriorating pollution conditions. There are about 7.5 lakh BS-III two-wheelers now. "With this, only those newly manufactured four-wheeler vehicles, which are compliant with the BS-IV standards, will be allowed to register and move on roads with effect from the notified dates in the notified areas", the ministry of roads ... Read More

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Messi given four-match Federation Internationale de Football Association ban

Messi given four-match Federation Internationale de Football Association ban

Argentina felt the loss of the suspended Lionel Messi as they were beaten 2-0 by Bolivia in La Paz in a key World Cup qualifying game. "Footballer Lionel Messi has been found guilty of violating art. They are only two points ahead of Ecuador and Chile in fifth and sixth. An Argentine soccer official said the team will appeal the ruling - saying there is a precedent that suggests the penalty could be reduced - and described Messi as "beaten and sad" over the news. Read More

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Leading military alliance could make Raheel a controversial figure: Baloch

Leading military alliance could make Raheel a controversial figure: Baloch

He said that, the decision was made after government of Pakistan received a written request from Saudi government, adding that official procedures have yet to be done in this regard. Asif at the time also gave an interview confirming Saudi Arabia had asked Gen Raheel to head the alliance. It did not include Iran and its allies Syria and Iraq, leading to speculation that it could become a potential Sunni bloc against Iran, a rival of Sunni Saudi Arabia for influence across the Arab world. Read More

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Beach Kids Foundation to host annual Easter egg hunt

Beach Kids Foundation to host annual Easter egg hunt

Free breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. Egg hunt follows for ages toddler through sixth grade. Join the Hampstead volunteer fire company, 1341 N. Main St., for an Easter breakfast and egg hunt on April 8 . "We are hoping to provide a place for the community to come together and celebrate Easter, as well as give the children a place to learn the real meaning behind Easter and have fun, as well". Read More

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U.S. stresses 'concern' with Israeli settlements after intensive talks

U.S. stresses 'concern' with Israeli settlements after intensive talks

Israeli settlements are considered illegal under the worldwide law and are seen as the main obstacle to the so-called peace talks, which have been frozen since 2014. "The talks were serious and constructive, and they are ongoing", it added. While the statement mentioned progress in areas like facilitating economic growth in the West Bank and allowing humanitarian relief into the Gaza Strip, it was clear the settlements issue is far from resolved. Read More

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Severe storms in forecast for USA much of this week

Severe storms in forecast for USA much of this week

A tornado or two can not be ruled out. An isolated short-lived tornado is also possible. This could affect that Tuesday morning commute from Tulsa southward. Late today and this evening, severe storms are possible WEST of I-35 W with all modes of severe weather an issue (hail, wind, tornado). There is an enhanced risk surrounding this moderate risk, which includes the OKC Metro and locations just west of the DFW Metroplex. Read More

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