The problem was that the carrier, the Carl Vinson , and the three other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group claimed the Sunday attacks, which killed 45 people and followed a Dec 11 suicide bombing that killed 29 in a Cairo church. Egypt's president has picked three former leaders at state news organizations during the era of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak to lead new media watchdog agencies, part of measures to tighten his control over the country following a pair of horrific Islamic State church bombings last weekend.
Senior party leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, however, asserted that his party highly respected its leaders - veterans L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, along with Union Minister Uma Bharti and others - who are to be tried now.
The SC on Wednesday excluded BJP leader Kalyan Singh from the charges saying that till he holds the post of Governor of Rajasthan, no case would be registered against him. Hindu hard-liners, including BJP members, say they want to build a new temple to Ram on the site. Allahabad High Court to drop criminal conspiracy charges against Advani and other leaders in a Babri Masjid demolition case.
The ruling AIADMK faction "Amma", now operating under jailed Sasikala's guidance seems to be keen to regain the party symbol somehow by bringing back the O Panneerselvam faction without effecting any basic changes in the party or government.
The United States and Russian Federation agreed Wednesday to call for an worldwide investigation of the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria last week that prompted U.S. "We consider it of utmost importance to prevent the risks of replay of similar action in the future". Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants warned that any unilateral action by the U.S.is unacceptable.