Thursday, July 27, 2017

Egyptian police killed 4 militants, arrested 2 others during a raid

The Egyptian police killed four militants and arrested two others during a raid on Wednesday, saying they were involved in killing five policemen in an attack in Giza earlier this month. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/890207935023992833 The extremist militants hid in two separate places in Giza and the two simultaneous...

Russia to respond to new U.S. sanctions

Russia to respond to new U.S. sanctions
Russia will respond to a new round of sanctions by the United States should they become law, the Kremlin said Wednesday. "The attitude to this will be formulated after careful analysis, and the decision will certainly be taken by the head of state, President Vladimir...

GOP Congressman shot while playing baseball released from hospital

GOP Congressman shot while playing baseball released from hospital
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) has been discharged from hospital after he was shot six weeks ago. The hospital said he will begin a period of “intensive inpatient rehabilitation.” https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/890243017155772417 https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/874973616663928832 Scalise was critically wounded, with three other people, when a shooter opened fire on June 14...

Huge explosion at apartment block in Kiev

A huge blast ripped through an apartment block in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday, according to media reports. A woman was killed, UNIAN said, citing officials. A rescue operation is underway and 20 people have been evacuated. Panels between the ground and first floors were destroyed. One...

US sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro

US sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress. The United States targeted individuals,...

UN report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen

UN report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen
U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by...

North Korea may test launch another ICBM tomorrow, US, S. Korea

U.S., South Korean military officials say North Korea may test launch another ICBM tomorrow, reported Fox News on Wednesday. U.S. officials have told Fox News there has been activity in North Korea in recent days – including moving a variety of gear – at a...

German helicopter on UN peacekeeping mission crashes in Mali

2 Germans killed in UN helicopter crash in north Mali
A German helicopter carrying two people on a UN peacekeeping mission has crashed in northern Mali, Reuters has reported citing a UN spokesman.  No further details are available at this time.

Transgender people not allowed to serve in military “in any capacity”, Trump

Transgender people not allowed to serve in military in any capacity, Trump
President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting with "Generals and military experts," that the government "will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in...

Qatar says new terror list by four Arab state is ‘disappointing surprise’

Qatar says new terror list by four Arab state is ‘disappointing surprise’
Qatar said a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their “terrorist” lists was “a disappointing surprise” and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism, reported Reuters on Wednesday. The new list “comes...

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