Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information," reported Reuters. "(We have) confirmed information from leaders, including one of the first rank, in the Islamic State in the...
Iraqi forces find Daesh document confirming death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Daesh terrorists confirmed the group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Al Sumaria TV channel reports citing a source in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. https://twitter.com/SputnikInt/status/884694516179062784 According to the source,...
Amnesty International has condemned a UK High Court ruling that allows London to continue arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Amnesty said the decision is “a potentially deadly blow to Yemeni civilians.” https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/884348857353736192 The leading rights organization added that it is deeply disappointing...
Chinese authorities say floods and landslides have killed dozens of people in the central Hunan Province while over one and a half million more have been forced to flee their homes due to torrential rains. Tens of thousands of houses...
US-led coalition says Iraqi forces have retaken all of Mosul from the Islamic State group, reported Associated Press on Monday. Coalition commander congratulates ISF and Haider Al-Abadi for their 'historic victory at Mosul against an evil enemy'. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/884463166394118144 https://twitter.com/AP/status/884465770671071232
The High Court has ruled that UK arms exports to the kingdom can continue despite 'overwhelming evidence' of Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The UK will continue to export billions of pounds of weapons to Saudi Arabia after anti-arms trade...
Top Vatican cardinal George Pell returned to Australia to face historical sexual abuse charges in Melbourne later this month as local television footage showed him leaving Sydney Airport early Monday morning with a police escort after flying in from...
U.S. monitored test launch, did not employ an elaborate missile defense shield; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon. US officials confirm, that North Korea successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, reported Fox News. The ballistic missile...
Iraqi PM expected to officially announce full liberation of Mosul from Daesh soon, after Iraqi commander announced the liberated of the city. According to reports told he went to Mosul to officially announce full liberation of Mosul from Daesh, but until...
Iraqi security forces controlled the last IS-held areas in Mosul’s Old City, announcing the liberation of Mosul after fierce fighting with the extremist group that lasted eight months, an Iraqi commander said. Lieutenant Colonel Thaer al-Kinani, a commander in the...
Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez freed from jail, under house arrest with his Spanish lawyers say. After three people died in a demonstration in the capital Caracas in February 2015, Lopez was given a 14 year sentence in September 2015. ...
Islamic State group claims responsibility for car bomb attacks in Sinai, Egypt today on Friday, leaving more than 26 soldiers killed and wounded several others. At least 26 soldiers were killed and 26 injured when two car bombs hit two...
United States plans to test THAAD missile defenses in coming days against intermediate-range ballistic missile, officials tells Reuters.  https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status/883425576303898624 Two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday that The United States plans to carry out a new test of its THAAD missile defense...
The Pentagon says on Friday the US-led coalition airstrikes against purported Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq have killed over 600 civilians since 2014. A total of 603 civilian lives had been lost between August 2014 and May 2017, with...
United States and Russia prepared to announce cease-fire in southwest Syria starting Sunday.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was expected to provide more details of the deal during a press availability in Hamburg later on Friday, told Reuters referring the...
A prominent advocacy group says living under Daesh has inflicted severe psychological damage on children in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Save the children Fund that has conducted the research says children have sustained such a dangerous damage that they’re...
The North Korean leader says his country’s weapons program is non-negotiable. Kim Jong-un made the comment a day after Pyongyang successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. Kim Jong-un said the long showdown with the US has reached its final...
Russian strategic bombers have conducted strikes on ISIS targets in Syria, using modern Kh-101 strategic cruise missiles. Several weapon stockpiles and a terrorist command center were destroyed in the strike. Russian Air Force Tu-95MS strategic bombers have conducted strikes on...
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...
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...