Saturday, November 18, 2017

8 foreigners among 18 dead in Burkina Faso attack, minister

The “terrorist” attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso killed at least 18 people including eight foreigners and seven locals, the country’s Foreign Minister Alpha Barry said Monday. The foreigners killed in Sunday’s attack included one Frenchman; one Canadian woman; male victims from Senegal, Niger,...

4 children killed, more than 10 injured in random shelling in Yemen

Four Yemeni children were killed and more than ten others injured on Friday as houses of civilians in the southwestern province of Taiz shelled by Houthi rebels, a medical official said. Tanks and armored vehicles belonging to the Houthis bombed houses of civilians in Taiz province, causing...

34 people killed in Lualaba, DR Congo train crash

At least 34 people have been killed after a train crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Lualaba province, reports Sky News. Lualaba governor Richard Muyej Mangez said the toll from Sunday's crash was likely to rise because some carriages were in flames and some...

Brexit negotiations not ready for next stage yet — EU’s Donald Tusk

Sufficient progress has not yet been made in Brexit talks to allow the negotiations to move to the next phase of discussing the future relationship including trade, European Council President Donald Tusk said. After a meeting in Downing Street with British Prime Minister Theresa May,...

Saudi snipers kill man near Shia-populated town of Awamiyah

Saudi snipers kill another man near Shia-populated town of Awamiyah, reported PressTV on Saturday.  MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. 

176 ethnic Rohingya villages are now empty after all residents fled, official

Myanmar presidential spokesman says 176 ethnic Rohingya villages are now empty after all residents fled, reported Associated Press on Wednesday. Two leading rights groups have slammed the United Nations Security Council for failing to react to the persecution of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN director...

France President Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

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French President Emmanuel Macron said it would be a mistake to pull out of the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and world powers after the Trump administration indicated it had objections to aspects of the deal. “According to me we have to keep the 2015...

Another 676 documents of the 35th President John F. Kennedy assassination published

The National Archives of the United States published another 676 documents on the murder of the 35th President John F. Kennedy, is stated in the message of the organization. It is noted that the bulk (553 documents) was prepared by the CIA, another 48 by...

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...

US attack in Mosul, Iraq kills 2 ISIS snipers and 101 civilians — report

Executive Summary of the Investigation of the Alleged Civilian Casualty Incident in the al Jadidah District, Mosul. MEMORANDUM FOR Commander , Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve, Union Ill, Baghdad, Iraq, APO AE 09548 SUBJECT: Executive Summary of Army Regulation 15-6 Investigation of the...

Danish police find head of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Danish police said on Saturday they had found the head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died in mysterious circumstances on an inventor's homemade submarine, reported Reuters. A police spokesman told reporters in Copenhagen that there were no fractures in Wall's cranium....

Bangladesh plans to relocate all Rohingya Muslims in new site

Bangladesh is set to expand a massive settlement under construction in its southernmost area to cope with the influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. Bangladeshi officials say they plan to relocate all Rohingya Muslims who are living in scattered places on the...

M6.3 earthquake hits northern Chile

A powerful magnitude of 6.3 earthquake hits northern Chile on Tuesday, reported USGS. https://twitter.com/USGSBigQuakes/status/917642647493373953 A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Chile, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was recorded 73km (45 miles) east of Arica at a depth of 82km. No tsunami warning was in...

Aid for 40,000 civilians reaches besieged rebel area near Syria capital — UN

A joint convoy of the UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent entered the towns of Kafra Batna and Saqba in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Monday, the UN announced. The eastern suburbs are the only major rebel enclave near the Syrian capital,...

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Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as...

Oilfield explosion reported near Dilley, Texas

Oilfield explosion reported near Dilley, Texas reported KENS 5‏. -- Emergency responders are en route to an oilfield site near Dilley, Texas, according to Frio County Sheriff’s Office. A spokesperson for FCSO said there is no word yet on the nature of the incident. Plumes of smoke...

Russia says 120 terrorists and dozens of foreign mercenaries killed in Deir Ezzor airstrikes

Russia says 120 Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) terrorists and dozens of foreign mercenaries have been killed in its airstrikes in Deir Ezzor province in Syria. Russia's Defense Ministry said a number of Islamic State commanders, who were hiding for a long time, were among the dead. It...

China advanced warships arrive in Baltic Sea for joint drill with Russia

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China has sent some of its most advanced warships to the Baltic Sea to join Russian vessels for week-long exercises. A welcoming ceremony for the Chinese Navy ships was held off Kaliningrad on Friday. It is the first joint operation by the two regional giants in...

59 US missiles strike against Syria: Russia denounced the US strikes as an “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law”

Russia and Iran have strongly condemned overnight US air strikes on a Syrian base, with the Kremlin calling the action a "violation of international law". French, Israeli and British officials have welcomed the US military action. ______ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ5lmTsGy1o In a statement released early on Friday, the...

Military says Iraqi forces capture area on Syria border from IS group

Iraqi armed forces on Saturday dislodged Islamic State from a natural gas-rich border area with Syria, reported the military, as cited by Reuters. The Iraqi forces launched an operation to clear the desert area near the border with Syria from the Islamic State (IS) militants,...

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