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ISIS bride's attorney on Trump administartion denying her return to US

ISIS bride’s attorney on Trump administartion denying her return to US

The lawyer for the family of the Alabama woman-turned ISIS wife in Syria tells 'America's Newsroom' that Hoda Muthana is a U.S. citizen who wants to face the American legal system and pay her debt to society. FOX News operates…

The ideological lines dividing rebel MPs from Labour party

The seven MPs who left Labour on Monday all cited irreconcilable differences with the party’s Brexit policy, and the way it has dealt with antisemitism and bullying allegations. Chuka Umunna in particular has been a leading figure in the People’s Vote campaign for a second referendum and led a parliamentary rebellion on an amendment to the Queen’s speech, which said the UK should remain in the single market and customs union. On almost all other domestic issues, including welfare and the economy, MPs have voted with the party whip, though Umunna, Chris Leslie, Luciana Berger, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes and Ann Coffey all voted in favour of strikes in Syria against Islamic State, the opposite way to Corbyn, although it was a free vote. Foreign affairs and national security Apart from Brexit and antisemitism, national security policy is a key difference. The group’s statement of intent says the “first duty of government must be to defend its people and do whatever it takes to safeguard Britain’s national security”. The Independent Group’s statement underlines “the sound stewardship of taxpayers’ money” as one of its core values, echoing some of the group’s early unease with Corbyn’s leadership bid. In her resignation speech, Smith cited her working-class background as a reason for her departure. It also implicitly criticises the Labour party membership system and the concept of MPs being accountable to party members. For now, the group has no name or leader for a new party, let alone policies or a manifesto. Some members of the Independent Group have their own policy ideas which they are likely to be keen to promote.

Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Nor does the GOP support the president's plan to declare a national emergency if Congress won't fund the wall. But he delivered no ultimatums about what it would take for him to sign legislation to keep the government open. Trump devoted much of his speech to foreign policy, another area where Republicans have increasingly distanced themselves from the White House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was praised by Democrats for her hard-line negotiating during the shutdown, sat behind Trump as he spoke. And several senators running for president were also in the audience, including Sens. The diverse Democratic caucus, which includes a bevy of women, sat silently for much of Trump's speech. Turning to foreign policy, another area where Republicans have increasingly been willing to distance themselves from the president, Trump defended his decisions to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan. They sat with first lady Melania Trump during the address.

Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union address

He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Lawmakers in the cavernous House chamber sat largely silent. Nor does the GOP support the president's plan to declare a national emergency if Congress won't fund the wall. But he delivered no ultimatums about what it would take for him to sign legislation to keep the government open. Trump devoted much of his speech to foreign policy, another area where Republicans have increasingly distanced themselves from the White House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was praised by Democrats for her hard-line negotiating during the shutdown, sat behind Trump as he spoke. And several senators running for president were also in the audience, including Sens. The diverse Democratic caucus, which includes a bevy of women, sat silently for much of Trump's speech. Turning to foreign policy, another area where Republicans have increasingly been willing to distance themselves from the president, Trump defended his decisions to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan. They sat with first lady Melania Trump during the address.
Frontline exclusive: Fighting the Islamic State in Syria

Frontline exclusive: Fighting the Islamic State in Syria

Embedded with the Syrian Kurds in what is considered the last ISIS-held village in Amuda, Benjaman Hall reports on the devastation on the frontlines. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking…
Trump's Syria exit plan questioned after ISIS-claimed attack

Trump’s Syria exit plan questioned after ISIS-claimed attack

Four Americans were killed in suicide bombing in Syria; reaction and analysis from Fox News national security and foreign affairs analyst Walid Phares. #SpecialReport #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news…

On Politics: Trump Orders All Troops Out of Syria

Good Thursday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • Declaring victory in the four-year American-led war against the Islamic State, President Trump ordered a rapid withdrawal of all 2,000 United States ground troops from Syria. But the abrupt, chaotic nature of the move — and the opposition it provoked on Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon — raised questions about how Mr. Trump would follow through with the plan. • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government funded through early February. Here’s more about the measure, and what to expect when expecting a shutdown. • The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point, defying Mr. Trump’s call for the central bank to take a pause. The decision stems from confidence in continued economic growth but seems to ignore recent turbulence in the financial markets. • As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of tech experts decided to try out similar deceptive tactics favoring the Democrat in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race. • The man at the heart of a voter fraud inquiry in North Carolina is no stranger to state election officials: Earlier this year, they told prosecutors that they suspected him of possible criminal conduct in voter turnout work from 2016.

Iraq’s New Leaders Seen as Technocrats, in a Break From Sectarian Politics

BEIRUT, Lebanon — For nearly five months, Iraqi politicians have wrangled over the shape of their new government. He had rebranded himself as an “Iraq First” populist, vowing to fight corruption, opposing both American and Iranian intervention, and promising a new nonsectarian politics. “People who want reform or major change, they’ll be unhappy. This is a vote for continuity.” The new leadership appeared to be acceptable to both the United States and Iran, analysts said. Mr. Salih was elected in a landslide by the Iraqi Parliament on Tuesday. He designated Mr. Abdul Mahdi, the consensus candidate of the major blocs in Parliament, to form a government. But the selection of Mr. Abdul Mahdi and Mr. Salih suggest a more conciliatory approach. Mr. Salih, too, is seen as a uniter. Mr. Salih, 58, has a doctorate in engineering from Britain and has previously served as Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan region and as planning minister in the Iraqi government. The selection of president went to Parliament, where Mr. Salih won 220 out of 273 votes, largely because he is seen as more conciliatory on the issue of Kurdish independence.

Stakes of ‘Islamic vote bank’ and religious politics in Pakistan

During Jinnah’s 13-month governorship, the name of the country remained only “Pakistan.” However, it was labeled as an “Islamic Republic” in 1956. After the demise of its founder, orthodox religious strata and state-supported radicalization emerged with the Objectives Resolution in March 1949, prepared by Liaquat Ali Khan and passed by the first National Assembly of Pakistan. This historic resolution was the first step toward legislation as well as the religious bias of all three constitutions categorizing Pakistani citizens as Muslims and non-Muslims. Steadily, religious factions pierced through the socio-political fabric of Pakistan. The religious political parties became more powerful and patronized during the reigns of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq because of public ignorance, as people could not differentiate between religion and politics. Some of these parties and religious politicians have most of their vote banks in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the interior of Balochistan. Political forces also use these religious clutches to obtain political benefits. Religious political parties seek votes to implement sharia, Islamic laws, development of Islamic society, and so forth. Divided into various religious thoughts, the religious political parties have different approaches to promote their religious/communal thoughts with the political force of concerned associated religious party and its leadership, which further subdivides the religious vote bank. The big guns of religious politics have entirely failed to serve even their agendas on Islam; invigorating and contributing only hatred, violence, sectarianism in the society of “Islamic Republic of Pakistan.” The political warfare of religious political parties are the misfortune of an Islamic society and fuel momentum toward a destabilized, radicalized society.
ISIS claims responsibility for twin bombings in Afghanistanvideo

ISIS claims responsibility for twin bombings in Afghanistan

At least 25 people killed in double suicide bombing in Kabul. David Lee Miller has the details from Jerusalem. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business…