His comments came two days after he yanked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan , saying he had to do "something" about the "rigged" USA federal probe of Russian election interference. The Washington Post reported that four million Americans have some form of security clearances. Former CIA director Michael Hayden , former FBI Director James Comey and former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe are also in the firing line.
A 95-year-old former Nazi guard who served at a labour camp where more than 6,000 people were killed has arrived in Germany , after being stripped of his U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said his department had successfully helped remove 67 other Nazis in the past, and that the United States "will never be a safe haven for those who have participated in atrocities, war crimes, and human rights abuses ".
Shortly afterward, all the attackers were killed, said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish. He said two Afghan police officers were wounded in the ensuing battle. "An operation has been launched to arrest or gun them down", he told AFP . Ghani had unveiled hus government's latest ceasefire gambit during an Independence Day address late Sunday, saying security forces would observe the truce beginning this week - but only if the militants reciprocated.
Can I participate in celebrations if I am not Muslim? Part of the festivities also include wearing new clothes (which is not so much a custom in Eid al Adha ) and the practice of "meetha moonh" or having something sweet (usually sewaiyyan) as a mark of good luck before leaving the house for the main namaz.
Muslims circle the Kaaba counter-clockwise seven times while reciting supplications to God, then walk between the two hills traveled by Hagar. Saudi Arabia has said that more than 2.3 million pilgrims, majority from outside Saudi Arabia, have arrived for the five-day ritual, a religious duty once in a lifetime for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford the journey.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves. "We made a decision to seize the buses after our intelligence inputs revealed that many men working with Afghan security forces were travelling to Kabul in these buses", Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said by telephone.