Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tony Blair could be prosecuted over Iraq War

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales is set to review a ruling last year that gave Tony Blair immunity for prosecution over his role in the Iraq War, it has emerged. Last year Westminster magistrates court blocked a private criminal prosecution against the...

Cholera outbreak in South Sudan

The United Nation’s Agency for Children has warned about the aggravating cholera outbreak in South Sudan. Speaking at a news conference in Geneva, UNICEF’s spokesperson Christoph Bouli-rah also pointed out that children suffering from acute malnutrition are 9 times more likely to lose their lives...

Saudi becoming a terrorist state in the region, Iran

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards described Saudi Arabia as a "terrorist state" as he announced his position had been extended for three years, reported AFP news agency on Tuesday.  In a speech at a Guards meeting in Tehran, he highlighted the threat from Saudi...

Iraq forces closer on full liberation of Mosul from IS group

Iraqi forces have pushed ISIS into a shrinking rectangle no more than 300 by 500 meters beside the Tigris river, but slowed their advance on Tuesday out of caution for an estimated 10,000 civilians trapped there alongside the militants, reported Reuters. Residents have been caught...

At least 56 people killed, 22 missing as heavy rains continue in S. China

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday, at least 56 people have been killed and another 22 reported missing as heavy rains continue to pummel southern China, flooding towns, cutting off power and halting traffic, reported Yahoo news.  As much as 48.6 centimeters (19 inches)...

The death toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan rises to 206

The death toll from an oil tanker fire that happened in Pakistan a week ago has risen to 206 after more people succumbed to burn injures as of Monday morning, said hospital sources. Out of all the injured, 81 have died later at hospitals while...

US preparing fake chemical attack in order to bomb Syrian forces, Russian official

“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences. Those days are over,” the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told a special session of the UN security council. “The United States took a very measured step last night, Haley added. “We are prepared to do more, but we hope that will not be necessary. ”video
Russia believes that a provocation involving a fake chemical attack is being prepared in Syria - and that the attack will be used as an excuse by the United States to escalate the conflict. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a press briefing in...

US-led strikes in northeastern Syria left several civilians killed and injured

The Arabic-language al-Jazeerah tv network quoted the sources as saying that 52 civilians were killed and 150 more were wounded in the coalition air raids and in SDF's missile and artillery attack in the neighborhoods of Raqqa city. Media activists reported that over 200 civilians...

WHO declares the end of Ebola in DRC

WHO (World Health Organization) declared an end to the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. "With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus...

Suicide attack hits displaced camp in Iraq

Several people have been killed and wounded in suicide attack on displaced camp in Iraq's Anbar province, according to reports. At least 14 people were killed and more than 10 injured after a suicide bomber attacked a camp for displaced persons in western Anbar, Iraq. Al...

Syrian government denied using chemical weapons in April attack

The Syrian government on Saturday dismissed a report by the international chemical weapons watchdog that said the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an April attack in northern Syria, saying it lacked "any credibility". Western governments including the United States have said the Syrian...

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen killed 1,500 people since April — WHO

The suspected cases have reached 246,000 as the epidemic has hit 21 out of the 23 provinces in the country, Dr. Nevio Zagaria, the chief of WHO, said in a press conference. The death toll has increased by 100 and suspected cases by nearly 28,000...

One third of the world’s population overweight or obese

The study, in which researchers assembled data from 195 countries and territories to model trends in overweight or obese and related health problems and deaths, showed that the prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1980 in more than 70 countries and has continuously increased...

Conflicts across Iraq killed 411 civilians, wounded 294 in June — UN

Violence, terrorist acts and armed conflicts across Iraq killed a total of 411 civilians and wounded 294 others in June, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said on Saturday. A United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq statement said figures of casualties do not include...

Syria: 740 civilian — 265 children and women — killed in June 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 2282 persons during the month of June  2017, they were distributed as following below. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights full report: Civilian casualties: 692 including 134 children under the age of eighteen, and 83 citizen...

House To House: The battle for Mosul as you never seen before (360 video)

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Watch Maj. Ihab Jalil al-Aboudi and his soldiers fight block by block to wrest control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants in this 360 video.

At the ruins of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul

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BBC Arabic's Feras Kilani and team join the Iraqi army as they push so-called Islamic State out of the centre of Mosul and recapture the site of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri. The mosque is of great symbolic importance to both sides because Abu...

Battle against Islamic State in the Philippines

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Militants loyal to Islamic State have seized large parts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines. As the conflict now enters its second month, government forces are still fighting to regain control. Sky News' Asia Correspondent Katie Stallard reports from the region.

ISIS out of Aleppo province

The Islamic State group terrorists no longer has a presence in Syria’s Aleppo province after withdrawing from a series of villages where regime forces were advancing, a monitor said on Friday https://twitter.com/vop_today/status/880766732503265280 The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces led by Tiger...

Turkey sending 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid in Yemen

Turkish Red Crescent Thursday announced that they would send 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen, which was also hit by cholera outbreak, reported Turkish Anadolu Agency. The aid ship will depart from Iskenderun port in Mediterranean province of Mersin in the first week of...

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