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Israeli-Palestinian violence spreads over Gaza border

Fresh violence between Palestinians and Israelis has seen six Palestinians shot dead in Gaza, reports say, and a fresh spate of stabbings. Israel said its troops fired over the Gaza border after coming under attack. Earlier, police said there had been the first apparent revenge stabbing attack by an Israeli on Arabs. Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have recently ... Read More »

Nato to discuss Russia air campaign in Syria

Russia’s growing military involvement in the Syria conflict is expected to be high on the agenda as Nato defence ministers meet in Brussels. It comes after Nato member Turkey complained that Russian jets had repeatedly violated its airspace. Ministers are also expected to review a range of measures introduced in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. BBC defence correspondent Jonathan ... Read More »

Russian missiles ‘hit IS in Syria from Caspian Sea’

Russia says it has launched rocket strikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea – about 1,500km (930 miles) away. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said four warships fired 26 sea-based cruise missiles on 11 targets, destroying them and causing no civilian casualties. Meanwhile, Syrian ground troops have launched an offensive under Russian air cover, ... Read More »

Russia violation of Turkish airspace ‘no accident’

Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend “does not look like an accident”, Nato has said. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia had not provided “any real explanation” of the violation, which “lasted for a long time.” Russia says Saturday’s incursion was brief and due to bad weather. It is examining claims of another violation. Read More »

Afghan MSF hospital strike a mistake, says US

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan has said an air strike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake. Gen John Campbell said that the US would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. At least 22 people were killed in the attack as government forces battled to retake the city from the Taliban. Read More »

Unpardonable murder of two Palestinians

This happened on Saturday night. Fadi Alloun, 19-years-old, was shot dead when he ran to Israeli police to help him while being chased by Israeli settlers. The Israeli police shot him in cold blood while the settlers shouted, “Shoot him! Shoot him!” Then they cheered as he laid there dying! Israel is claiming they shot him because he was attempting ... Read More »

Assad: Russia-led coalition must succeed or ME will be destroyed

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said a coalition between Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed “or else the whole region will be destroyed”. Mr Assad also criticised the US-led coalition and its air strikes in Syria and Iraq as counter-productive, saying that terrorism had only spread. Meanwhile, Russia has carried out more air strikes in Syria it says targeted ... Read More »

Afghan hospital attack in Kunduz possibly criminal – UN

Air strikes on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people were “tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal”, the UN human rights chief says. High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged a full and transparent investigation into the attack. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said at least 12 of its staff and seven patients were killed. ... Read More »

Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs CIA-trained group

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope. Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the CIA, the group’s ... Read More »

Russia, US military to hold talks on Syria air strikes, avoid clash

The US and Russian military will hold talks “as soon as possible” to avoid clashing in Syria, the countries’ top diplomats say. Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday. But the US expressed fears the targets were non-IS opponents of Russia’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Victorious Catalan separatists claim mandate to break with Spain

Separatists on Sunday won a clear majority of seats in Catalonia’s parliament in an election that sets the region on a collision course with Spain’s central government over independence. “Catalans have voted yes to independence,” acting regional government head Artur Mas told supporters, with secessionist parties securing 72 out of 135 seats in the powerful region of 7.5 million people ... Read More »

Russia wants ‘co-ordination’ against IS in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a regional “co-ordinating structure” against Islamic State (IS). Mr Putin reiterated his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who Western countries and the Syrian opposition have said must go. The crisis is expected to be high on the agenda as world leaders gather at the UN in New York. Read More »

North Korean satellite scientists tell CNN a launch is ‘imminent’

But CNN told that observers are “very wrong” to consider key October 10 anniversary as launch date Researchers from North Korea’s National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) told a U.S. journalist visiting Pyongyang that a satellite launch is “imminent,” CNN said on Wednesday. Will Ripley, who is regularly invited to relay messages from Pyongyang to the West, said interviews revealed “final ... Read More »

Situation in Arakan State, Myanmar

by Dr. Wakar Uddin, Director General, Arakan Rohingya Union There is no sign ofthe GovernmentofMyanmar/Burma backingdown fromits hostile policies against the Rohingya and other Muslim community in Myanmar. Series of recent actions by the Government of Myanmar against Rohingya and the Muslim population range from tightening the restrictions on Rohingya (basic human right violations) in various townships inArakan stateto reshufflingofseniorUSDP ... Read More »

Syria launches ‘deadly air raids’ against IS in Palmyra

Syrian government war planes have launched one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the city of Palmyra, which is held by Islamic State (IS) militants, activists say. About 25 air strikes left at least 26 people dead, including 12 militants, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. IS captured Palmyra, which includes a Unesco World Heritage site, in May. ... Read More »

2 Bangladeshis killed in mortar attack on KSA from Yemen rebels

Two Bangladeshi nationals were killed and 12 others injured by mortar shells launched by Hauthi rebels of Yemen in Jizan, South Eastern province of Saudi Arabia (750 km away from Jeddah), on Friday morning. As per initial report gathered through local Bangladesh community as well as the hospital sources, the attack was on a resident establishment in Samtah town, only ... Read More »

Egyptian security forces kill Mexican tourists by mistake

Security forces in Egypt have mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists, during an anti-terror operation, the interior ministry says. The tourists were travelling in four vehicles that entered a restricted zone in the Wahat area of the Western Desert, a ministry statement said. Ten Mexicans and Egyptians were also injured and are being treated in a local hospital. The ... Read More »

Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque sees Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian youths after entering the al-Aqsa mosque complex in East Jerusalem. Police say they entered the site “to prevent riots”. They were reported to have used tear gas and stun grenades, and were attacked with rocks and fireworks. Similar clashes took place at the end of July. Al-Aqsa is one of Islam’s holiest sites and is ... Read More »

Mantra for 9/11 : Fourteen years later, improbable world

By Tom Engelhardt Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that? Fourteen years of wars, interventions, assassinations, torture, kidnappings, black sites, the growth of the American national security state to monumental proportions, and the spread of Islamic extremism across much of the Greater Middle ... Read More »

Where would they go?

In mega city Dhaka, traffic jam is a serious problem acting as retardation to our economic activities. In addition, blocking of footpaths by small businessmen is causing deceleration to our everyday movement. The law enforcers off and on conduct drives to evict these small businessmen to clear the footpaths and other public thoroughfares. But the outcome is not satisfactory. Read More »

IS claims to mint gold coins to drive US to financial ruin

By Gillian Mohney The self-styled Islamic State (IS) claims it is now minting its own gold coins and other currency, according to a lengthy propaganda video released Saturday by the militant group. Entitled “The Rise of the Khilafah and the Return of the Gold Dinar,” the documentary-style video features an English-speaking narrator who says the IS currency will be made ... Read More »

Yazidi leaders for proof ‘Jewish Schindler’ saved 128 women, children from IS

By Rachel Browne A group of Yazidi spiritual and political leaders, activists, and aid workers are demanding an inquiry into the work of a Montreal man who claims to have rescued 128 Yazidi and Christian women and children enslaved by Islamic State militants. Steve Maman has attracted international attention for his Canadian non-profit group, The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi ... Read More »

U.S. vs. Iraq: 25 years and counting

By Mickey Z. On July 25, 1990, Saddam Hussein entertained a guest at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie. Glaspie told the Iraqi president: ‘I have direct instructions from President (George H.W.) Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause of your ... Read More »

Japan PM Abe to deliver closely watched WW2 statement

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will deliver a much-anticipated statement on Friday marking 70 years since his country’s World War Two surrender. Its content will be closely watched by Japan’s neighbours, who are concerned he may water down past apologies for Japan’s wartime actions. Previous Japanese prime ministers have used the once-every-decade statement to issue a “heartfelt apology”. Read More »