Friday, September 22, 2017

Mexico quake death toll climbs to 230, at least 100 killed in Mexico City

The total number of victims claimed by a devastating quake that struck Mexico on Tuesday has risen to 230, the head of Mexico Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente, reported on Twitter. The death toll in the capital, Mexico City, meanwhile, has reached 100 people, he...

Turkish attacks in Duhok, Iraq’s Kurdistan region, killed 3 civilians — report

Iraq’s al-Sumaria news website on Wednesday quoted a media official in the province as saying  that the Turkish aerial bombing that targeted the border area of Saidan of Amadiya city in Duhok province, left three civilians dead and an unspecified number of people injured. Eyewitnesses...

Palestinian leader urged UN to end the “apartheid” regime imposed by Israel in Palestine

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an "apartheid" regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories, told AFP news agency. Abbas, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, warned that if the two-state solution were to...

UN should be “prepared to take all necessary measures” to exert pressure on North Korea — UK PM May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told on Wednesday the United Nations that Security Council members should be "prepared to take all necessary measures" to exert pressure on North Korea.

Iranian President Rouhani calls Trump’s threats ‘ignorant’

Iran will respond to any new US sanctions, Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani fired back at President Trump on Tuesday, saying his country would “respond decisively” if the United States violated the nuclear agreement signed during the Obama administration, wrote Fox News. Rouhani's comments came a day after Trump’s speech to the United National...

Three children age 3 died as a result of the fire in a flat in Durres, Albania

A serious event occurred in Durres, Albania on Wednesday, where as a result of the fire in a flat, three children died. From the Durrës Police's preliminary information it is learned that minors belong to the family in whose private house fire has fallen. "On August...

Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is ‘genocide’ — Macron

Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is 'genocide', France President Emmanuel Macron says, as cited by AFP.

Time for talk is over on North Korea — Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. “Now is not the time for dialogue. Now is the time to apply pressure,” Abe told...

1 injured, 1 in custody in Mattoon High School shooting, reports

Numerous police officers and other emergency personnel are on the scene. A suspect reportedly is in custody. One victim is reported to be the only victim, police stated. The high school is on lockdown. High schoolers have been evacuated outside the building to safe places....

Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ UN action to end Rohingya crisis – Pence

US President Donald Trump is urging the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to bring Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday. Speaking at the UN, Pence reiterated a call for Myanmar’s military to...

M6.2 earthquake hits off east coast of Honshu, Japan

M6.2 earthquake hits off East coast of Honshu, Japan. A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima. Details of the extent of the damage have not yet emerged regarding the quake which hit 281km South East of Kamaishi. The depth...

Bomb threat made at Shepherd Elementary School in Mooresville, North Carolina

A Mooresville elementary school was placed on lockdown after a bomb threat was made Wednesday. According to Shepherd Elementary School officials, a threatening call was made to the school Wednesday morning. Emergency personnel were called to the school and are working to secure the building,...

Russian, Syrian forces killed more than 850 militants in Idlib, Syria — Russia’s General Staff

Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria, reported Russia Today news. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia’s General Staff reported.

Afghan forces operations killed 61 Taliban militants in 24 hours

Up to 61 Taliban militants including their eight local commanders have been killed and 52 others wounded during the series of operations conducted by Afghan forces across the country within the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday, as cited by Xinhua news...

France President Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

France Protest
French President Emmanuel Macron said it would be a mistake to pull out of the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and world powers after the Trump administration indicated it had objections to aspects of the deal. “According to me we have to keep the 2015...

Iranian official says Iran prepared to resume curbed nuclear work if Trump quits deal

Iran is prepared for all possible scenarios if U.S. President Donald Trump scraps a nuclear deal reached between Tehran and six major powers in 2015, a senior Iranian official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether or not the United States will remain in a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, but he declined to reveal it. President Trump said Wednesday he has decided...

ISIS targets Iranian aid convoy in the area controlled by Syrian Army in eastern Syria

Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) mortar shells on Wednesday targeted an Iranian aid convoy to areas recently captured by the Syrian army and its allies in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, a military media unit run by the government's ally Hezbollah said. The mortar injured one...

Palestinian rights groups hand 700-page dossier on Israel to court

Palestinian human rights lawyers have handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court, alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The documents submitted Wednesday are an attempt to provide evidence for...

US-backed SDF says Raqqa campaign in final stages

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized over 80 percent of the city. The SDF said it had opened a new front against...

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