US President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warned the group still poses a threat. Saying that recent battlefield defeats have shown that Islamic State is "not invincible", Obama outlined a strategy to use a recently recaptured air base in Iraq as a hub for USA -backed Iraqi forces to "push into Mosul", the major northern Iraqi city that the militants seized in 2014.
President Erdogan travels to Russia to meet with President Putin for the first time since apologizing in late June for the downing of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border in November past year. Putin reiterated Russia's stance on anti-constitutional actions referring to recent coup attempt in Turkey . "It is our principled position", Putin said, in regard to the coup attempt.
Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban, told VOA how it planned the dual attacks, by first assassinating the president of the provincial bar association near a hospital of its choosing, knowing full well that his body would then be taken to that hospital and many lawyers and senior officials would gather there.
The 82-year-old monarch said that following two operations he anxious that he could no longer perform his "heavy duties" as "the symbol of the state". Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government is "seriously" considering a solution. Still, investors should cheer the fact that citizens are willing to rid the centuries-old Imperial law regarding abdication, said Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO at wealth management firm Rogers Investment Advisors.
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The opposition Democratic Alliance, which has roots in the anti-apartheid movement and was white-led until past year, won Nelson Mandela Bay after fielding a white candidate for mayor. However, his devotion turned to animosity and he was expelled from the ANC in 2012 for misconduct and went on to found the EFF the following year. "People want sound policies and delivery, not rhetoric".