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Kurdish and French reporters killed in Mosul explosion

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Kurdish and French reporters killed in Mosul explosion

Landmine blast in war-torn Iraqi city kills Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad and French journalist Stephan Villeneuve. A landmine blast in the Iraqi city of Mosul has killed one Kurdish and one French journalist, as Iraq’s forces push deeper into the last remaining areas held by ISIL fighters. Smoke billows from the positions of ISIL fighters […]

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Donald Trump blames North Korea’s ‘brutal regime’ for Otto Warmbier’s death

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Donald Trump blames North Korea’s ‘brutal regime’ for Otto Warmbier’s death

Washington: US President Donald Trump has denounced the death of Otto Warmbier, the student who spent more than a year imprisoned in North Korea, as the consequence of mistreatment by a “brutal regime”. “At least he got home to his parents,” Mr Trump said on Monday during an event with technology chief executives at the White […]

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Italy police arrest asylum seeker over Isis propaganda

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Italy police arrest asylum seeker over Isis propaganda

Italian police have arrested a 29-year-old asylum seeker on terror-related charges, the interior ministry said on Monday morning. “The man is believed guilty of criminal association with the aim of international terrorism and incitement to crime,” the ministry said in a statement. File photo of police on guard at a security checkpoint: Andreas Solaro/AFP Police […]

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Army establishes control over al-Rasafah and 20 towns in Raqqa southern countryside

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Army establishes control over al-Rasafah and 20 towns in Raqqa southern countryside

Provinces , SANA-A military source announced Monday that units of the army established control over al-Rasafah and more than 20 towns and farms in Raqqa southern countryside after eliminating hundreds of ISIS terroristhere. The source added in a statement to SANA that units of the army, in cooperation with the backup forces, established control over […]

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Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from N Korea, dies

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Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from N Korea, dies

The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says. Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. North Korea said botulism led to the coma, […]

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UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus

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UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus

The name of the mosque, previously known as “Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque,” was changed by order of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions”. UAE’s Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna al-Qasimi said the move reflected the Crown Prince’s “pure humanity […]

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Somali soldier who killed minister Siraji gets death sentence

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Somali soldier who killed minister Siraji gets death sentence

The Somali soldier who shot dead the country’s youngest-ever cabinet minister last month has been sentenced to death by firing squad. Abas Abdullahi Siraji was in his car near the presidential palace in Mogadishu when he was killed by Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi, who reportedly mistook him for a militant Islamist. The minister’s death caused shock and […]

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Champs-Elysées: Armed man crashes car into police van on in ‘attempted attack’

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Champs-Elysées: Armed man crashes car into police van on in ‘attempted attack’

Photo: AFP Police in Paris are advising the public to stay away from the Champs-Elysées on Monday afternoon after an armed man crashed his car that contained a gas canister into a police van. The driver died according to the Interior Minister, who described the incident as an “attempted terror attack”. French police launched a […]

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North Korea Accuses US of ‘Mugging’ Pyongyang’s Diplomatic Delegation in NY

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North Korea Accuses US of ‘Mugging’ Pyongyang’s Diplomatic Delegation in NY

North Korea said the US authorities have “literally mugged” its diplomatic delegation in New York, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang soar. “Diplomats of a sovereign state are being robbed of a diplomatic package in the middle of New York where the headquarters of the United Nations is located and that serves as the venue […]

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Police kill senior IS leader in western Mosul, recapture mosque

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Police kill senior IS leader in western Mosul, recapture mosque

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government troops recaptured a mosque in western Mosul’s Old City and killed a senior Islamic State leader as troops invade the group’s Iraqi forces, which invaded the medieval Old City district on Sunday, are primarily eyeing the Nuri al-Kabeer Mosque, the place where IS supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed taking over […]

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