Friday, September 22, 2017

Afghan military killed at least 25 militants over the past 24h

At least twenty-five militants were killed amid military and cleanup operations in different places in Afghanistan within the last 24 hours, the country's Defense Ministry said Friday. "The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 16 cordon operations and 12 special operations across Afghanistan over...

Amnesty ‘alarmed’ by reports of Israeli plan for financial bans

Amnesty International slams Israel’s reported decision to impose bans on the rights group’s financial resources over its campaign against Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement activities, saying the regime is after stifling the critical voices of rights organizations. On Tuesday, Israeli media reported that Tel Aviv is...

War costs us $14 trillion per year, equivalent to $5 per day for every person on the planet

The latest Global Peace Index report, released today, finds that 2015 was a bad year for international peace and security. It recorded a further deterioration in global peace based on historic trends. 2015 witnessed the highest number of global battle deaths for 25 years, persistently...

Israel strikes target Syrian forces in northern Al-Quneitra, monitor

Explosions rocked the central countryside of Al-Quneitra and they turned out to be caused by the launching of shells on areas in Al-Ba’ath city and the road connecting it with Khan Arnabah town by the factions, causing material damages, documented the Syrian Observatory for Human...

Christmas at the North Pole – The hottest Christmas in history

Hopefully Santa’s sleigh has mud flaps. While the United States braces for a Christmas snowstorm, the North Pole is set to be 50 degrees warmer than normal, with temperatures approaching 32 degrees Fahrenheit—enough to melt the snow into a slushy mess for Rudolph and...

Togo blocks Internet as protesters march for second day

Togolese authorities blocked Internet access on Thursday as opponents of President Faure Gnassingbe marched for a second day against his family's 50-year rule, reported Reuters.

Up to 18,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar violence last week, IOM

About 18,000 Rohingya Muslims are estimated to have crossed into Bangladesh in the last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday, seeking to escape the worst violence in Myanmar’s northwest in at least five years. A series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya...

At the ruins of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul

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BBC Arabic's Feras Kilani and team join the Iraqi army as they push so-called Islamic State out of the centre of Mosul and recapture the site of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri. The mosque is of great symbolic importance to both sides because Abu...

Blast targeting police vehicle kills 1, wounds 4 others in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

At least one person was killed and four others injured as a roadside bomb targeted police vehicle in Behsoud district of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Sunday, reported Xinhua news agency citing the spokesman for the provincial government Attaullah Khogiani. "A mine planted by militants...

BOMBSHELL: Western Intelligence Had ‘Precise Warning’ of Brussels Attack — Did Nothing to Stop It

On Monday, ISIS members Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui loaded up suitcases filled with explosives and detonated them inside Belgium’s Zaventem Aiport, killing dozens of people. By Nerti U. Qatja, @VOP_Today - Source: The Free Thought Project An hour and twenty minutes after the airport blasts, another explosion was reported...

Aleppo returned to government on full control, ending 4-year rebel hold city, army says

The remaining militants have left Aleppo, which is now fully controlled by the Syrian army, a military source told RIA Novosti. ______ ALEPPO, Syria - The last convoy evacuating militants from eastern Aleppo has left the city, the source said. "This convoy is the last one. Now...

Israel helping terrorists with weapons, logistic support and medical assistance — Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused Israelis of lending support to terrorist factions operating in the war-plagued country, saying Israel provides armed groups with weapons, logistic support and medical assistance. ______ Israel participates in the war in Syria in various forms, which include using weapons against...

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urges Arab states to lift Qatar ‘land blockade’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the US was satisfied with Qatar’s efforts to implement an agreement aimed at combating terror financing, and urged Arab states to lift a “land blockade” on the tiny Gulf nation, reported Reuters. Tillerson shuttled between Gulf...

US-led coalition killing 43 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

U.S.-led airstrikes targeted a residential building in Syria's northern city of Raqqa, killing 43 civilians, state TV reported on Saturday. The airstrikes targeted the al-Jamili building in Raqqa, said the TV, adding that most of those killed were women and children. The rate of civilian causalities...

Facebook removes 30,000 accounts in France for spreading fake news ahead of presidential election

Facebook has cracked down on 30,000 fake accounts in France ahead of the country's pivotal presidential election. Facebook said the accounts were spreading fake news stories, spam, misinformation or other deceptive content. ______ "Our priority, of course, is to remove the accounts with the largest footprint,...

US bans use of Kaspersky products in all federal agencies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday directed federal departments and agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their information systems. "The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian...

Florida legalizes medical marijuana in landslide vote

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The movement to legalize marijuana faced its biggest test yet Tuesday as voters in nine states, including the nation's most populous, considered proposals to expand legal access to the drug, which is still forbidden by the federal government. California, the first...

Police confirm 3 more arresting in connection to Manchester terrorism attack

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the Ariana Grande concert attack, according to Sky News. Police have already named Salman Abedi, a British-born national of Libyan descent, as the bomber in the attack on Manchester Arena, which killed at least 22 people, including...

More than 500,000 children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, UNICEF

The ongoing conflict and the breakdown of the economy have left more than a half million children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, according to the United Nations (UN) children's agency. "Six years since the crisis began in Libya, over 550,000 children need assistance...

October Surprice: FBI to Reopen Investigation Into Hillary Private Email Server as New Emails Found

October Surprice FBI to Reopen Investigation Into Hillary Private Email Server as New Emails Found - Hillary Emails - Photo
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) tweeted Friday morning: "FBI Dir just informed me, 'The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. 'Hillary Emails Case reopened." Moments later, NBC News reported that the agency was reopening the investigation and...

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