The measure needed 60 votes to clear a procedural hurdle but got 54, with 42 senators voting in opposition. The leading proponent of bringing the fight over funding the group to a possible government shutdown remained unbowed.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that the Palestinian National Authority is no longer bound by the Oslo Accords, and called on Israel to “assume all its responsibilities as an occupying power”.
SHAPIRO: Well, what does this major development – the Taliban takeover of Kunduz – say about the future of Afghanistan and about the future of the USA role there given that America plans to withdraw nearly all of the troops by next year?
Mass Taliban attacks on Kunduz, as well as on the Musa Qala district center in Helmand province in the south during a bloody fighting season, have taken on broad political and strategic significance and provided the insurgents with a major propaganda boost.
“Today September 27, 22015, suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Mailari village in Konduga LGA”. The United States also continues to provide advisors and share information with our regional partners to enhance counter-Boko Haram operations, as well as victim...
“The Taliban have taken the city but our forces are still putting up resistance in some areas”, Kunduz police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told AFP news agency, adding that the defenders were still waiting for reinforcements from Kabul.
In his speech, Putin was expected to emphasise Russia’s efforts to resolve the Syrian civil war and combat the Islamic State extremist group, contrasting it with the US-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria.
Six people, including a Pakistani and three women, have been detained by Malaysian and Thai authorities as part of their probe into Thailand’s deadliest bombing at a Brahma temple last month that claimed 20 lives.
The next steps arenâ€™t set in stone, although McConnell has promised there wonâ€™t be a government shutdown. Threatening to shut down the government if Planned Parenthood funding remains in the current budget has certainly been their most prominent – and urgent –...