Wednesday, July 26, 2017

London — Bethnal Green acid attack

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Police have rushed to the scene of an attack in Roman Road, Bethnal Green. Shocking footage of shirtlesss men being doused with a hose have emerged online - suggesting the 'acid' was thrown in their faces, reported Daily Mail. Officers were flagged down by two men,...

McCain says would not vote Republican healthcare bill as it is today

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Rep. Sen. McCain says he would not vote for Republican healthcare bill as it is today. Senate votes to open debate on healthcare repeal. Reuters -- U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's...

Venezuela crisis, anti-government protests in Caracas continues

Venezuela crisis -- File via Reuters
Venezuelan police have fires tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in the capital Caracas, as hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to a young protester who was killed during the protests in June. They lit candles and laid roses on the spot where Neomar...

Turkey’s war on journalists

Turkey's war on journalists
The trial of 17 reporters and executives from a Turkish opposition newspaper has begun in the city of Istanbul. The defendants are accused of aiding the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party group and the Fethullah Gulen movement. Critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan consider the case an...

UN called for the end of crisis in the occupied territories

Following days of Israel’s violent crackdown against Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds, the UN envoy to the Middle East has called for the end of crisis in the occupied territories by Friday. Nickolay Mladenov has warned the situation on the ground will deteriorate if the holy...

Death toll in India building collapse rises to 8, inc. 6 women

At least 8 people, 6 of them women, were killed Tuesday and more than 30 others are feared trapped after a building collapsed in India's Maharashtra state, police said. The 40-year-old four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai, India's financial capital. "Eight people were killed and around 11...

Car bomb kills 7 civilians in Sinai, Egypt VIDEO

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Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, reported Reuters citing Egypt's army spokesman. The military said it intercepted the vehicle at a checkpoint near the city of Arish,...

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar ‘terrorist’ blacklist

Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a “terrorist” blacklist on Tuesday of 18 organizations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties with regional rival Qatar, reported AFP news agency. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt blacklisted...

Army airstrikes kill 143 militants in N Faryab, Afghanistan

Army airstrikes kill 143 militants in N Faryab, Afghanistan
There are more than 143 militants killed -- including 9 commanders -- and 17 others wounded during the Afghan army airstrikes in the northern Faryab province, said a statement released by the Afghan Army on Tuesday. The attack came on day after Taliban militants killed...

Egyptian armed forces killed 40 militants in military raids

Egyptian armed forces killed 40 militants in military raids
Egyptian armed forces said 40 militants were killed in military raids on their hotbeds in the province of North Sinai, on Tuesday. Tamer el Refai, spokesman of the armed forces, said in a statement: "Egyptian security forces killed 40 highly dangerous militants in ground and air...

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