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Somalia: Al-Shabab militants kill almost 70 people at military camp

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Somalia: Al-Shabab militants kill almost 70 people at military camp

They overran the base and killed soldiers at close range Armed Al-Shabab militants stormed a military encampment in Somalia on Thursday, killing close to 70 people, including government-aligned soldiers and civilians, Al-Jazeera reported. The incident took place in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, hundreds of miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. A number of people […]

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Qatar ‘not prepared to change its foreign policy’

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Qatar ‘not prepared to change its foreign policy’

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani says Qatar has never experienced such hostility, even from an enemy country. Qatar is not prepared to change its foreign policy to resolve a dispute with fellow Arab Gulf states and will never compromise, Qatar’s foreign minister has told Al Jazeera. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made the […]

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Trump vows to ‘fight and win’ in wake of James Comey testimony By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times

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Trump vows to ‘fight and win’ in wake of James Comey testimony   By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times

As fired FBI Director James B. Comey was testifying against him, President Trump told a conservative audience in Washington Thursday, “We are under siege.” Mr. Trump didn’t refer directly to Mr. Comey in his comments to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s conference, but his remarks made clear that he believes he’s in a fight for […]

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Cabinet approves India-Somalia pact on transfer of prisoners

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Cabinet approves India-Somalia pact on transfer of prisoners

  India will soon sign a pact with Somalia for exchange of sentenced prisoners as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for it. A meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for signing and subsequent ratification of the agreement on transfer of sentenced persons between India and […]

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General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

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General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

Image copyrightEPA/PA Latest updates Guide: How to vote Find your constituency and candidates What CAN’T you do in a polling station? Manifesto guide on where the parties stand How to follow results night and what to watch for Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting, which accounted for 16.4% of the total electorate […]

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GCC nations issue more threats against Qatar

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GCC nations issue more threats against Qatar

Gulf crisis continues to escalate despite efforts by US and Kuwait to calm rising tensions among GCC member states. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar while Bahrain said “any options” were on the table as the crisis in the Gulf showed no signs of abating on Thursday. The tough […]

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North Korea fires multiple ground-to-ship cruise missiles

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North Korea fires multiple ground-to-ship cruise missiles

North Korea fired multiple cruise missiles into the waters between Korea and Japan on Thursday morning, a day after Seoul said it would suspend any further deployment of a controversial missile-defense system to conduct an environmental review. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said they were likely antiship missiles fired from near the city […]

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France to get new counter-terrorism centre answerable to Macron

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France to get new counter-terrorism centre answerable to Macron

President Emmanuel Macron will set up a national counter-terrorism centre to coordinate France’s intelligence services, his office said. The announcement came a day after an attack on a policeman in Paris. The new task force, which will have around 20 staff answering directly to Macron, will be in charge of providing “strategic guidance to the intelligence services”, […]

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Mattis: Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador was approved at ‘highest level’

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Mattis: Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador was approved at ‘highest level’

  US Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a televised interview this week that an Iranian plot to kill the then Saudi ambassador to Washington Adel al-Jubeir was an “operation approved at the highest level.” Jubeir, who now serves as the Saudi foreign minister, had been a target of the failed assassination attempt in 2011. […]

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A dozen killed in Tehran terrorist attacks

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A dozen killed in Tehran terrorist attacks

Gunmen and suicide bombers raided Iran’s Parliament and the Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least a dozen people and injuring 42 others. The attack on the Parliament triggered a five-hour standoff that ended with all assailants dead. The assaults began in the mid-morning when four gunmen burst into the Parliament complex […]

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