Friday, May 26, 2017

INSIDE THE STORY — How UK government helped Mancunian Libyans join rebel groups in Libya

The British government operated an "open door" policy that allowed Libyan exiles and British-Libyan citizens to join the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi even though some had been subject to counter-terrorism control orders, Middle East Eye can reveal. Several former rebel fighters now back...

MIGRANT CRISIS — Only in 2017 more than 1,500 migrant reported dead

In 2017 alone, more than 59,000 migrants and refugees have risked their lives to reach Europe. Of those that have attempted the journey, an estimated 1,500 are feared drowned. But for the thousands of others that do survive, they often do so with the help of rescue ships,...

Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe

CNBC NEWS reported on Friday that Jared Kushner is now under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe, referring officials. The Washington Post also told on Friday investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser,...

35 civilians killed in Syria, rising death toll to 50 within 24 hours

Air strikes kill 35 people, civilians and members of the families of the "Islamic state" and raise to at least 50 the number of victims of the targeting of the city within 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday. Deir al-Zour...

NOAA predicts hurricane season for Atlantic Basin, 5 to 9 hurricanes expected

The federal government predicts an unusually active 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with five to nine hurricanes expected to form, told USA Today on Thursday. Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts 11 to 17 named tropical storms will develop in the region, which...

Appeals court rules against President Trump’s revised travel ban

A Richmond, Va.-based federal appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate President Trump’s ban on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., delivering a major blow to the Trump administration. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 10-3 ruling that Trump’s executive order "speaks...

Bomb attack targets Ex-Greek prime minister

The explosion in a car wounded former prime minister of Greece Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, police said.  Papademos, 69, opened an envelope inside his car that contained explosives, according to local media in Athens. However, police did not immediately confirm that it...

FORGIVE ME — Manchester bomber called her mother saying just hours before attack

Libyan anti-terror official says the alleged Manchester bomber phoned his mother hours before the concert attack and said "forgive me." British officials have said the attack was by British-born Salman Abedi, 22, whose family is from Libya. Abedi's father and younger brother were arrested in Tripoli...

Nigeria refugees

Twenty three trucks arrived Banki on the 23 May, 2017 with Nigerian refugees from Cameroon reported UNHCR Nigeria.

Iran built third underground ballistic missile factory, developing missile capabilities forcefully

Iran has built its third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, told Reuters on Thursday.  "Iran's third underground factory has been built by the Guards in the recent years ... We will continue...

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