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Finsbury Park mosque: Man dies as van hits worshippers

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Finsbury Park mosque: Man dies as van hits worshippers

At least one man killed and 10 others injured after man runs over worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque, police say. At least one person has been killed and 10 others injured after a vehicle ran over pedestrians close to two mosques in a north London neighbourhood, UK police have said. The 48-year-old driver of the […]

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Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

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Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

Qatar’s government announces the arrival of the first group of Turkish soldiers to participate in joint drills. The Qatari defence ministry has announced the arrival of the first group of Turkish soldiers in the capital, Doha, to take part in joint military exercises. The forces conducted their first training at Tariq bin Ziyad military base […]

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US-led coalition says downed Assad regime jet in Syria’s Tabqah

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US-led coalition says downed Assad regime jet in Syria’s Tabqah

The U.S.-led coalition said in a statement late Sunday that it downed a Syrian warplane in Tabqah, in order to protect Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters, the majority of which are YPG terrorists. “At approximately 4:30 p.m. Syria time, June 18, Pro-Syrian regime forces attacked the Syrian A Syrian warplane (Reuters Photo) Democratic Forces-held town […]

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Macron wins massive majority in French parliament but record abstention mars election

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Macron wins massive majority in French parliament but record abstention mars election

President Emmanuel Macron’s Republique en Marche (REM) party were set to gain a massive majority in the French parliament, according to initial estimations on Sunday evening. However record abstention rate in the second round of the elections meant Macron’s victory was slightly tarnished. The initial results for the second round of France’s parliamentary elections suggest […]

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Tourist resort in Malian capital Bamako ‘under attack’

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Tourist resort in Malian capital Bamako ‘under attack’

Malian troops and soldiers from France’s Bakhane counter-terrorist force headed to the site on the edge of Bamako. A tourist resort in Mali popular with top officials and foreigners is under attack, according to witnesses and journalists.  Malian troops and soldiers from France’s Bakhane counter-terrorist force headed to the site on the edge of Bamako, […]

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Iran & China conduct joint naval exercises in strategic Strait of Hormuz

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Iran & China conduct joint naval exercises in strategic Strait of Hormuz

Iranian and Chinese Naval forces are participating in joint drills in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. The naval maneuvers come amid growing tensions between the US and Iran, as Washington prepares a new round of sanctions against Tehran. A total of four vessels and two helicopters displayed their military capabilities on Sunday during a […]

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Dozens killed in Portugal fire

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Dozens killed in Portugal fire

At least 43 people have been killed in forest fires raging through central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road. About 600 firefighters are fighting blazes in the Pedrogao Grande area about 150 kilometres north-east of the capital Lisbon. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said 16 people died […]

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Over 410 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

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Over 410 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

Charity event that offers the opportunity to experience fasting for one day. This year, for every person who registered and fasted, Hyatt Plaza and Qatar CMore than 410 non-Muslims participated in Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon, a charity will donate QR200 on his/her behalf to help ending hunger in Somalia. Participants at Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon. Consequently, the […]

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North Korean man swims south to defect, South Korean military says

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North Korean man swims south to defect, South Korean military says

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean man defected to South Korea on Sunday after swimming south with plastic foam pieces on his shoulders to help keep him afloat, the military was quoted as saying. It was the second such rare defection across the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula in less than a […]

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Macron eyes next stage in revolution in French parliament polls

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Macron eyes next stage in revolution in French parliament polls

French voters went to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections set to hand a landslide victory to the centrist party of President Emmanuel Macron which would complete his stunning reset of national politics. The new assembly is due to be transformed with a new generation of lawmakers — younger, more French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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