Thursday, September 21, 2017

9/11 survivors blast May for hiding Saudi report

Survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have lambasted UK Prime Minister Theresa May for “shamefully” rejecting their request to publish a high-profile government report on Saudi Arabia’s funding of terror groups, which they say might hold some clues into the 9/11 as...

At least 7 killed, 20 injured when tractor overturns in Turkey

At least seven people were killed and 20 others injured on Friday when a tractor overturned in Turkey's northwestern province of Sakarya, local media reported.

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Spain rescues 57 migrants in Mediterranean Sea
Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The service said it rescued 16 migrants early Thursday in the...

UAE to fund $15mn monthly to Gaza, official

The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, a Palestinian politician said Thursday, as its rulers Hamas move closer to a UAE-based rival to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. Mohammed Dahlan has been based in exile in the UAE since falling out...

UN hopes for Syria peace talks in October-November

The UN hopes for “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. “We are counting very much on Russia, on Iran, on anyone who has got major influence,...

Explosion kills 2 in Dagestan, Russia

An explosion of an unidentified device in the Khasavyurt district of the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan has killed two people, TASS reported Thursday, citing Russian emergency services sources. “Two others were injured and are being taken to hospital,” they said. The incident occurred in a...

US airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia, US military

Seven fighters were killed in three airstrikes, carried out Wednesday and Thursday in Jilib, 200 miles (320km) of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, US African Command said in a statement. The airstrikes were carried out with Somali forces, according to the statement. The US had carried out several...

Turkey arrests 9 more journalists ‘over Gulen links’

A Istanbul court has placed under arrest nine journalists on suspicion of links to the alleged mastermind of the failed 2016 coup, the latest in a series of measures against Turkish media workers. Turkish authorities had on August 10 issued arrest warrants for 35 media...

Merkel says doing everything to get peaceful solution on North Korea

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday concerns about a crisis over North Korea could only be solved by negotiation and she was doing everything possible to achieve a peaceful resolution. “I am totally against the rhetorical armament that is being used by all sides…...

Top US general says China needs to increase pressure on North Korea

There is a growing urgency for China to increase pressure on North Korea and the US has the resolve to use the full range of military capabilities to defend itself and its allies, the United States’ top general said on a China visit. North Korea’s...

Massive crash involving a van in Barcelona’s city center

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Several people have been injured in a "massive crash" involving a van in Barcelona's city center, according to police. Authorities have deemed the incident a "terrorist attack," AFP reported. Police say the crash occurred after the van jumped the sidewalk, AP reported. Authorities are looking for...

Spain rescues 339 migrants from 7 boats in Mediterranean

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has picked up 339 migrants from seven boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco, told AP. The rescue service says the migrants were taken by three maritime rescue ships to Spain’s southern town of Tarifa, located across...

Moscow hopes Iran won’t quit nuclear deal, expects US to fulfill obligations, Lavrov

Moscow hopes that Tehran will not quit the nuclear program agreement and that Washington will not violate its obligations under that document, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday. “As for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s statement to the effect Iran might quit the Joint Comprehensive...

German minister accuses Trump of glossing over right-wing violence

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday condemned US President Donald Trump’s latest comments on the violence stemming from a white supremacist rally in Virginia. “It is unbearable how Trump is now glossing over the violence of the right-wing hordes from Charlottesville,” Maas said in...

Afghan police discover mass graves after village attack

Afghan police have discovered mass graves containing the bodies of at least 36 victims of a recent militant attack on a village, officials said on Wednesday, as cited by Reuters. One grave in the northern province of Sar-e Pul held 28 bodies and another...

Philippines police kill 32 in bloodiest night of Duterte’s war on drugs

Philippine police have killed 32 people in a series of raids near the capital Manila in the bloodiest night of president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. The raids from Monday to Tuesday resulted in the single largest death toll in one night of police...

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

Sierra Leone’s president issued a desperate appeal for help, a day after flooding ravaged the country’s capital, killing more than 300 people and leaving hundreds more missing. resident Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears and said the devastation was “overwhelming us,” as he toured Regent,...

3 suicide bombers kill 27, injure dozens at Nigerian market & refugee camp

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram terrorists. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp,...

North Korea made ‘wise’ decision for stepping back, Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a "wise" choice for refraining from making imminent threats against Washington, told Yonhap news agency. "Kim Jong-un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have...

Scores feared killed in NE Nigeria’s market attack

Scores of people were feared killed by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers at a market in the village of Konduga in northeast Nigeria's Borno State, multiple sources said late Tuesday. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/897533699859808256 A security source who confirmed the attack told Xinhua that he was yet to get...

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