Friday, June 23, 2017

Terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca has been foiled

A terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca has been foiled by security forces, the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry announced on Friday, Al Arabiya TV reported. According to the spokesman, the attack was planned by three terror groups, two based in Mecca and...

More than 50 people killed by series of explosions in Pakistan past 24h

Numerous attacks have rocked Pakistan on the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan. The events have already been dubbed "Pakistan's black Friday." https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/878342281736011776 Multiple blasts killed at least 40 people across Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern...

Cholera in Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by September — UN

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/878183968364822528 "Probably at the end of August we will reach 300,000" cases, UN children's agency spokeswoman Meritxell Relano...

US-led coalition air strikes killed 472 civilians in Syria past month — monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. Monitoring group said the period between May 23 and June 23 saw...

Hundreds of earthquakes near Yellowstone

The US Geological Survey tallied more than 500 earthquakes around a massive active volcano in Yellowstone National Park. If the volcano erupts it will be the largest event of its kind since Mt. St. Helen decades ago, though scientists say there’s only a 1-in-730...

Amnesty International urges probe into report of UAE tortured hundreds of people Yemen

Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen -- Human Rights group Amnesty International has called on the UN to lead a investigation into allegations that the United Arab Emirates and its allied Yemeni security forces detained and tortured hundreds of people. In a statement released...

More than 1,000 South Sudan children fleeing violence every day — UN

As 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region's refugee crisis has become a children's crisis, UNICEF said on Tuesday as the world is marking World Refugee Day. Since violence erupted in South Sudan in December...

1,146 people killed due to an outbreak of cholera in Yemen since April — WHO

WHO -- The World Health Organization says 1,146 people have been killed due to an outbreak of cholera in Yemen since late April, as the impoverished Arab country continues to suffer from Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign. The WHO's Yemen office said in a statement late...

Explosion at Grand Place of Brussels, Central Station evacuated

Explosion reported at Grand Place of Brussels, Central Station is evacuated, reported People's Daily on Tuesday.  ______ LATEST UPDATE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwbWjnhl2GY --- Belgian police have shot a suspect a small explosion detonated in Brussels' main railway station. The Belgian prosecutor's office have described the incident as a "terrorist attack." Belgian troops...

Plane fighting huge forest fires in central Portugal has crashed

They say the Canadair aircraft went down near Pedrógão Grande. So far there has been no information about casualties. More than 1,000 firefighters on the ground and aircraft from several countries are battling the blazes. The fires have claimed the lives of at least 64 people...

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