Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gunmen attack group of Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt killing 28, many were children

The Reuters news agency is reporting there are a number of casualties in Minya in Egypt after gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians.  Children among bus passengers targeted while going to a monastery in Minya province, prompting search for the attackers. At least 28 Coptic...

Israel cutting the supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip in two weeks

Israel will cut the supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip in two weeks, Israel’s Ynetnews reported yesterday, quoting the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai. Middle East Monitor reported on Friday -- Speaking in an interview with...

IS causing civilian casualties in Syria — UN

​Civilians in Syria are increasingly paying the price as counter-ISIL airstrikes escalate while ISIL cracks down on those in and around areas remaining under its control, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Friday. The UN Human Rights chief urged...

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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. --- UPDATE The Syrian...

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...

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