Archive for: December 2017

Trump to Putin: US was glad to save many lives in Russia

The White House says US intelligence services were pleased to have helped thwart a terrorist plot in Russia that “could have killed large numbers of people.” “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to thank him for the advanced warning the United States intelligence agencies provided to Russia concerning a […]

Gaddafi’s son to stand in Libyan presidential elections

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, plans to run for president in the country’s upcoming 2018 elections, the family’s spokesman, Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul, has confirmed. “Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan president, enjoys the support of major tribes in Libya so he can run for the […]

Syria fully liberated from ISIS terrorists – Russian MoD

The Russian General Staff has declared the liberation of Syria from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), stating that all territories previously under terrorist control were liberated in the final push by the Syrian Army. “All terrorist units of ISIS on Syrian soil have been destroyed, and the territory is liberated,” Armed Forces Chief of Staff […]

Trump risks ‘destroying peace hopes of Israelis & Palestinians’

Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has drawn an angry and despairing response from global and regional leaders – who warned it would destroy the peace process, strengthen extremists and weaken the standing of the US in the world. In an address to reporters moments after the US president had finished […]

Houthis take over Yemeni capital Sanaa

The capital of Yemen, Sanaa is now reportedly under control of Houthi fighters, according to media citing the Interior Ministry. The Iran-backed group has allegedly retaken the city amid reports of the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh, who formally renounced his alliance with the Houthis on Sunday, was killed while trying to […]

Israeli warplanes launch airstrike near Damascus, Syria

Aircraft from the Israel Defense Forces have launched a number of missiles at a strategic target close to the Syrian capital, Damascus, Israeli and Arab media report. Several missiles were reportedly fired toward a target in the countryside south of Damascus, with some intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense and others hitting their intended target. […]

Taliban gunmen, disguised in burqas, attack in Pakistan

Taliban gunmen, disguised in burqas, have opened fire on the campus of the Agriculture University of Peshawar, Pakistan. At least nine people were killed and dozens injured, medics say. Gunfire and blasts can be heard from inside the university, local Geo TV reported. One student told Geo TV that he saw two people injured in […]

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