Thursday, September 21, 2017

Syria solar-powered hospital

After months of testing, a hospital in Syria will have uninterrupted power from this week, charged by solar power in a project designers hope will save lives and can be repeated across the country wrote Middle East Monitor. According to Monitor Syria’s electrical grid has...

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...

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...

Accused of war crimes, Saudi-led coalition ‘investigated’ and justified own air strikes

A panel set up by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to investigate civilian casualties found a series of deadly air strikes largely justified, citing the presence of armed militiamen at the homes, schools and clinics that were targeted. Amid international calls for an independent...

Saudi Arabia football team refuses to hold a minute of silence to London terror victims

Saudi Arabia's national football team has been criticized for failing to observe a minute's silence held before Thursday's match against Australia in Adelaide. https://youtu.be/lpuzj67RBCM Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team has come under criticism for its refusal to observe a minute’s silence for the London attack victims...

Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether or not the United States will remain in a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, but he declined to reveal it. President Trump said Wednesday he has decided...

Iran warns against any JCPOA withdrawal

Iran’s top nuclear official has warned that the P5+1 countries have more to lose than Iran if they pull out of the nuclear deal. Salehi said the agreement will stay in place without the US but it will collapse if Europeans withdraw. Salehi said, in such...

Iran arrested 27 ISIS-linked militants, foiled attacks

Iran’s intelligence ministry says its forces have detained 27 militants linked to the Islamic State group who planned to carry out terrorist operations in religious cities inside the country. The ministry says Monday on its website that they were identified during an exchange of intelligence...

115 bodies in the Central African Republic’s town of Bangassou — Red Cross

Red Cross on Wednesday said its workers had found 115 bodies in the Central African Republic's (CAR) border town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks, raising by more than four times a previously reported death toll. Antoine Mbao Bogo, the president of the...

‘Are you a pedophile?’ — Philippine President Duterte asks human rights agency head

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the head of the country's Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a pedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on drugs, told Reuters on Saturday.

New documents reveal Michael Flynn before joining Trump’s campaign, was paid by three Russian entities

Before joining Trump’s campaign, Flynn was paid by three Russian entities, including the Kremlin-backed RT network. ______ Former national security adviser Michael Flynn received substantial paychecks from Russian entities in the year before joining Donald Trump’s campaign as a surrogate, newly released documents reveal. The payments include...

14 more civilians killed, 40 injured in Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr

Reports claim Daesh shelling kills 14 civilians, injures 40 in eastern Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr late on Monday.  Three children were among the dead in the regime-held Al-Joura district, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Fourteen civilians were killed late Monday when Islamic...

Pope Francis afraid of ‘dangerous’ alliances between US and Russia

Pope Francis issued a stark warning against "dangerous" international alliances, including between the U.S. and Russia, speaking for the Italian daily newspaper la Repubblica. Pope said that he was afraid of "very dangerous alliances among powers that have a distorted vision of the world:...

Huge fire broke out in a building in Lanzhou, China

A large fire broke out Sunday in a building in Lanzhou, the capital city of northwestern China’s Gansu Province. No casualties have been reported yet. Firefighters say the blaze engulfed the building, which was under exterior renovation, around 12:20pm. By 1:50pm, the fire was brought under...

China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.

Russia investigating attack on a underground train station as an “act of terror”

--- Video https://youtu.be/B1hY3RLvIaA Russia is investigating an attack on a underground train station as an "act of terror". Russia's Investigative Committee said it was investigating a suspected "act of terror" after a blast in the Saint Petersburg metro killed about 10 people and injured dozens. Interfax news agency...

14 injured, 400 evacuated after a Turkey hotel fire

14 injured, 400 evacuated after a Turkey hotel fire
Fourteen people, including four Russians and 10 Turkish citizens, have been injured in a fire at a hotel in Kemer, Turkey. Around 400 others were reportedly evacuated. The fire started in the kitchen of the 5-star hotel, RIA Novosti reported. Local media published videos from the...

Japan GPS satellite launch postponed due to glitch

Japan on Saturday postponed the planned launch of an H-2A rocket tasked to put a geo-positioning satellite into orbit due to possible helium gas leakage, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said, as cited by Reuters. MHI, commissioned by the government to carry the satellite into...

Beheading of democracy: Der Spiegel open with image of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. ______ It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue's...

Accident in Atlanta Highway in Forsyth County, leaves 2 people dead, 1 critical

Atlanta Highway in Forsyth County was closed Monday afternoon after a fatal collision between a dump truck and a garbage truck, officials said. Two people died in the crash that happened just before 3 p.m. at the intersection of Fowler Park, Channel 2 Action News...

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