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Al-Qaida Leader Tells Fighters to Prepare for Long Syria War
By VOA News April 24, 2017 @ 10:03amClick here to read more
Al-Qaida's leader has urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war.
Ayman al-Zawahri tells the jihadis to remain steadfast and change tactics to a guerrilla war. His remarks came in an audio message released on Monday by al-Qaida's media arm As-Sahab.
US and China Intensify Pressure on North Korea
By VOA News April 24, 2017 @ 10:02amClick here to read more
Tensions are again flaring up between the United States and North Korea as concerns grow that the communist state will celebrate another important national holiday with a nuclear test or an intercontinental ballistic missile.
On the eve of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the (North) Korean People’s Army, there are reports of renewed activity at the North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, although analysts caution it is unclear whether a test is imminent.
U.S. defense chief arrives in Kabul as his Afghan counterpart resigns in disgrace
By Source: The Washington Post April 24, 2017 @ 9:58amClick here to read more
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived for a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday as the Trump administration considers boosting U.S. military support for a conflict that commanders say has degenerated into a stalemate.
The visit, Mattis’s first as defense secretary, comes just days after a devastating Taliban attack on one of Afghanistan’s largest and most secure bases killed nearly 200 soldiers — leading to the resignation Monday of the country’s army chief and defense minister.
China's Xi calls for restraint with North Korea in call with Trump
By MSN News April 24, 2017 @ 9:54amClick here to read more
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a phone call with President Trump on Monday, Chinese state media reported.
Xi told Trump that China “strongly opposes” actions that violate United Nations Security Council resolutions and that China hopes that “the parties concerned will exercise restraint and avoid actions that aggravate tensions on the Peninsula,” the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border
By Source: The Washington Post April 24, 2017 @ 9:33amClick here to read more
President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark.
Trump wants funding to be included in a spending measure that would keep the government open past April 28, a determined effort that has prompted a possible standoff with lawmakers in both parties, who hope to avert a federal closure next weekend.