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Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 230 dead

  • 24 November 2017 - 18:59
Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 230 dead

Two bombs went off followed by a gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province on Friday, killing at least 235 people, according to state media. What is believed to be the deadliest terror attack in the history of Egypt, occurred during Friday prayers at Al-Rawda mosque in the town of...

Hariri ‘suspends’ resignation

  • 22 November 2017 - 16:41
Hariri ‘suspends’ resignation

After igniting a crisis, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has "suspended" his resignation that he announced while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Hariri, now in Lebanon, explained suspending his resignation as a response to Lebanese President Michel Aoun's request to "put it on hold ahead of...

The “Butcher of Bosnia” jailed for life

  • 22 November 2017 - 16:36
The “Butcher of Bosnia” jailed for life

The Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life behind bars for genocide in the 1990s Bosnian war. Mladic was convicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal on 10 of the 11 charges that included war crimes and crimes against humanity. The "Butcher of Bosnia" as he is...

Nigeria suicide bombing kills at least 50 in mosque

  • 21 November 2017 - 23:03
Nigeria suicide bombing kills at least 50 in mosque

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people and injuring more, police said Tuesday. The attack happened in the early hours of morning while worshipers were holding prayer. While there was no immediate claim of...

Rescue mission for missing submarine still ongoing

  • 21 November 2017 - 22:53
Rescue mission for missing submarine still ongoing

Argentina's navy says the improvement of weather conditions will boost search efforts for the lost submarine last Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean. The ARA San Juan, boarding 44 crew members, was returning from a routine mission. "The sups captain reported an electrical problem before it...

Mugabe steps down from his post as Zimbabwe’s President

  • 19 November 2017 - 22:49
Mugabe steps down from his post as Zimbabwe’s President

Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe’s president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said. The source said the Zimbabwe military was working on a resignation statement by Mugabe,...

Syrian army backed by Russia, Iran, Hezbollah takes back Albu Kamal from IS

  • 19 November 2017 - 21:51
Syrian army backed by Russia, Iran, Hezbollah takes back Albu Kamal from IS

The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State’s last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday. The army had declared victory over Islamic State in Albu Kamal earlier this month but the jihadists then staged a...

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader loses court challenge against life sentence

  • 15 November 2017 - 22:38
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader loses court challenge against life sentence

The leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said. The judgment by the court of cassation against the sentence, handed out in 2016,...

Zimbabwe’s military topples over President Mugabe, seizes power

  • 15 November 2017 - 22:29
Zimbabwe’s military topples over President Mugabe, seizes power

Zimbabwe’s military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years ago. Soldiers seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on...

Devastating earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

  • 13 November 2017 - 22:10
Devastating earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. Rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed...