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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 »

Night operation against the IS: The battle for Rojava

The northeastern city of Hasakah is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse in Syria. Its population of Kurds, Sunni Arabs, and Christians was until recently politically divided between equal zones of Kurdish and Assad regime control. Immediately following the fall of the strategic border town of Tal Abyad from Islamic State (IS) fighters to Kurdish YPG forces in ... Read More »

Defining and regulating the weaponisation of space – Analysis

By David C. DeFrieze | Space is a contested, congested, and competitive domain. Each year the international community relies ever more on space-based technology for defense, civil, and commercial purposes. Accordingly, the weaponization of space has increasingly become an issue of concern. Space is an international common and is thus easier to protect through international cooperation. Since the beginnings of ... Read More »

S. Korea to install anti-N. Korea loudspeakers in propaganda warfare

Broadcast was ceased in 2004, to be reinstated following mine incident from last week South Korean Ministry of Defense has announced plans to use propaganda loudspeakers near Paju as a measure against North Korea’s recent mine attack that seriously injured two of South Korean service members. “South Korean government will react with a corresponding measure as the North Korean Army ... Read More »

EU Del condemns blogger Niloy murder, seeks immediate action

EU Delegation to Bangladesh in a statement to the press on early Sunday morning condemned the murder of blogger Niladri Chatterjee Niloy, demanded immediate action against those involved in the murder and gave sincere condolen ces to his widow and his other members. The statemen said, “The European Union Delegation to Bangladesh condemns in the strongest possible terms the vile ... Read More »

Hiroshima-Nagasaki: 70-year nuclear explosions not done yet

By David Swanson This August 6th and 9th millions of people marke the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in those cities and at events around the world. Some will celebrate the recent deal in which Iran committed not to pursue nuclear weapons, and to comply with the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) and with requirements not imposed ... Read More »

Suicide attack ‘hits Turkish troops’, two soldiers killed

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and 31 wounded in a suicide attack by Kurdish PKK militants, the Turkish military says. A tractor laden with explosives was driven at a military police station, a statement said. The attack happened early on Sunday near the town of Dogubayezit in Agri province, near the border with Iran. Since 24 July, Turkey has ... Read More »

Hong Kong protest over ‘breast as weapon’ conviction

Dozens of bra-wearing men and women have protested in Hong Kong after a woman was jailed for assaulting a senior policeman with her breast. Ng Lai-ying, 30, had accused Chief Inspector Chan Ka-po of touching her breast during a protest in March. But the court had ruled against her, saying she deliberately pushed her breast against him so she could ... Read More »

Taliban choose deputy Mansour as successor of Mullah Omar

The Taliban have appointed a successor to Mullah Omar, who led the movement for some 20 years. The death of Mullah Omar – reported by the Afghan government on Wednesday – was confirmed by the Taliban on Thursday, the BBC has been told. His deputy, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, will replace him, sources close to the Taliban leadership said. Correspondents say ... Read More »

India executes Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon

India has executed Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, the Maharashtra state government has confirmed. Memon was hanged at a prison in Nagpur in the western state. The serial blasts killed 257 people, and were allegedly to avenge the killing of Muslims in riots a few months earlier. India rarely carries out death sentences ... Read More »

PCJSS leader among two shot dead in Rangamati

Two tribal people, including a leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS), were shot dead in an attack by miscreants at Lemuchari in Sadar upazila early Sunday. The deceased were identified as Supriya Chakma, a leader of the PCJSS and a resident of Ananda Bihar area, and Malay Chakma, a resident of Rangapani area. Read More »

Turkey allows US to use airbase for strikes against IS

Turkey is to let the US carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State group from a key military base near the Syrian border, US officials have said. The agreement, yet to be confirmed by Ankara, follows months of negotiations. The deal comes after Turkey and IS fighters exchanged fire near the Turkey-Syria border, with one soldier killed and two more ... Read More »

Srebrenica residents try to move on from massacre

By Guy Delauney For people in Srebrenica, it is tempting to feel that the town only exists for a few days a year – at least as far as the rest of the world is concerned. The first indication that the season has started comes when the journalists roll in (“always the same questions,” groans one resident) and bash at ... Read More »

Rakkhine minister’s damgerpos lie to coverup genocide

The European Rohingya Council (ERC) has refuted Rakhine State Minister Maung Maung Ohn’s claims in an interview with an Indian magazine terming his words as lies and utter denial of the real situation. Maung Maung Ohn in the interview claimed there was no persecution of minorities in his state, and the government would not use Rohingya in official documents. Read More »

How Colombia’s army executed civilians, called them guerrillas

By Joe Parkin Daniels On March 16, 2007, a Colombian military general named Henry William Torres Escalante gave the “direct order” to kill an unarmed farmer and his teenage son, dress them with weapons, and declare their bodies enemy combatants — in the sort of case that was repeated thousands of times in Colombia’s war. The ground troops under Torres ... Read More »

Indian raid into Mynmar raises regional tensions

A cross-border raid last week by Indian soldiers into Myanmar has raised regional tensions. The unusual operation targeted insurgents after the biggest rebel attack on Indian soldiers in two decades. The BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder travelled to the north-eastern state of Manipur where the attack took place. The road from the remote Manipur district of Chandel to Myanmar is deserted. It ... Read More »

B’desh, Myanmar exhange fire as BGB man taken from Naf 

State Minister for Home Asaduzzman Khan on Wednesday said the border guards of Bangladesh and Myanmar exchanged gunfire at Jadimura of the NafRiver in Teknaf upazila due to misunderstanding. “However, the cause of misunderstanding between the border guards of the two neighbouring countries will be found out very soon through a flag meeting and they’ll remain alert in the future ... Read More »