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Isis claims responsibility for its first suicide bombing in Somalia By Ludovica Iaccino

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Isis claims responsibility for its first suicide bombing in Somalia By Ludovica Iaccino

In 2015, a faction of Somalia-based al-Shabaab pledged alliance to Islamic State. In 2015, a faction of Somalia-based al-Shabaab pledged alliance to Islamic State.  The Isis terror group has claimed responsibility for what is thought to be its first suicide attack in Somalia. Five people died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a […]

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Putin warns against ‘intimidating’ North Korea after missile test

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Putin warns against ‘intimidating’ North Korea after missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday condemned North Korea’s “dangerous” missile test but warned against “intimidating” the rogue regime and called for a peaceful solution in the region. “I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers, including with the Korean Peninsula and North Korea,” Putin said […]

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‘Inevitable’ that N. Korea builds nuclear-armed missile able to reach US ‒ intel head

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‘Inevitable’ that N. Korea builds nuclear-armed missile able to reach US ‒ intel head

The Defense Intelligence Agency has provided the first official US assessment of North Korea’s latest missile test, telling a Senate committee that the reclusive nation is on a clear trajectory to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile that could hit the US. DIA Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testified before […]

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Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons: Trump

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Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons: Trump

Trump’s remarks were his latest salvo against Iran since starting his first foreign trip after taking office.  US President Donald Trump said on Monday during a visit to Occupied Jerusalem that Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons while also denouncing Tehran’s support for “terrorists”. Donald Trump speaks during welcome ceremony in Tel […]

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Roger Moore: James Bond actor dies from cancer aged 89, family says

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Roger Moore: James Bond actor dies from cancer aged 89, family says

Roger Moore, the suave star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. Key points: Sir Roger Moore dies in Switzerland of cancer, aged 89 He starred in seven James Bond films and was the longest serving Bond so far He became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF after being introduced to […]

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Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel off Horn of Africa: Report

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Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel off Horn of Africa: Report

Somali pirates have reportedly hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel off the Horn of Africa to use it as a mothership in attacking bigger and more valuable ships, a report says.The incident occurred on Tuesday, after a group of pirates captured the Iranian vessel “in order to hijack (other) ships,” Ali Shire, the mayor of Haabo, […]

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South Korea fires warning shots at likely North Korean drone

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South Korea fires warning shots at likely North Korean drone

The incident occurred at a time of increased international tensions over the North’s nuclear missile program. MAY 23, 2017 SEOUL—South Korea’s military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang’s latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China. The identity of the object […]

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New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault

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New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault

(Reuters) Iraqi military engineers installed a new floating bridge across the Tigris river on Tuesday, reconnecting the two halves of Mosul to facilitate troop deployments ahead of a final assault to dislodge Islamic State. All five bridges connecting the two sides of the city bisected by the Tigris were struck by the U.S.-led coalition in […]

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U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radar, sources say BY TIM KELLY AND NOBUHIRO KUBO (REUTERS)

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U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radar, sources say BY TIM KELLY AND NOBUHIRO KUBO (REUTERS)

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan’s shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo said. As nuclear-armed Pyongyang builds ever more advanced missiles with the ability to strike anywhere in Japan, Tokyo is likely to […]

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Man arrested in Manchester as Theresa May condemns ‘sickening’ attack

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Man arrested in Manchester as Theresa May condemns ‘sickening’ attack

PM gives statement outside Downing Street revealing that police believe they know identity of bomber who killed 22   • Manchester attack – latest updates • What we know so far • Full report Police have arrested a man in connection with the Manchester Arena bomb attack on Tuesday as Theresa May condemned the “sickening […]

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