Wednesday, July 26, 2017

German helicopter on UN peacekeeping mission crashes in Mali

A German helicopter carrying two people on a UN peacekeeping mission has crashed in northern Mali, Reuters has reported citing a UN spokesman.  No further details are available at this time.

Transgender people not allowed to serve in military “in any capacity”, Trump

Transgender people not allowed to serve in military in any capacity, Trump
President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting with "Generals and military experts," that the government "will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in...

Qatar says new terror list by four Arab state is ‘disappointing surprise’

Qatar says new terror list by four Arab state is ‘disappointing surprise’
Qatar said a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their “terrorist” lists was “a disappointing surprise” and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism, reported Reuters on Wednesday. The new list “comes...

Iran will respond to any new US sanctions, Rouhani

Iran will respond to any new US sanctions, Rouhani
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday that new sanctions approved by the US House of Representatives were “a hostile measure” that breached Washington’s commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal, reported AFP news agency. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/889961887642898435 “The ongoing action… is very clearly a hostile measure against the...

Lebanon to ask Putin for help in fighting Deash

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will arrive in Moscow on September 11 to meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Hariri revealed Tuesday in an interview to Sputnik. The Russian and Lebanese leaders are set to discuss a broad agenda, including the situation in Syria, Lebanon...

Poland — Small protest outside EU Commission

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Protesters chant "Europe United!" outside EU Commission, demanding democracy, judicial independence in Poland. Small protest for Poland outside EU Commission calls for adherence to constitution, a united Europe, democracy, judicial independence.

55 civilians dead and wounded in ceasefire area east of Damascus last 48h

55 civilians dead and wounded in ceasefire area east of Damascus last 48h
Fighting broke out east of Damascus between rebel and government forces on Wednesday for the first time since both sides declared a ceasefire at the weekend, a war monitor said, with air strikes also hitting the besieged, rebel-controlled enclave, reported Reuters. The war monitor, Syrian...

Taliban attack in Kandahar base, killing more than Afghan 26 soldiers

Taliban attack in Kandahar base, killing more than Afghan 26 soldiers
At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday. MoD spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said the militants attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district...

US votes new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea

US votes new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea
US House votes to approve new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, on Tuesday. The U.S. House voted to strengthen sanctions against Russia and rebuked President Donald Trump, whose campaign is being investigated for possible ties to Moscow, by preventing him from unilaterally lifting...

Israeli forces attacking worshipers at Al-Asbat gate

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Israeli forces attacking worshipers at Al-Asbat gate.  Hundreds of worshippers swear the Loyalty to Al-Aqsa Mosque in front of the occupation forces at Al-Asbat gate.

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