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WATCH AS SHIP SECURITY GUARDS HAVE AN INTENSE GUNFIGHT WITH SOMALI PIRATES

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WATCH AS SHIP SECURITY GUARDS HAVE AN INTENSE GUNFIGHT WITH SOMALI PIRATES

A BBC profile of Somalia says that country, after decades of pure chaos, has been “inching toward stability.” It looks like no one has told the pirates that infest the ocean around the small nation on the horn of Africa, though—in their efforts to get whatever money they can in ransoms for ship crews and […]

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What impact will Champs-Elysées terror shooting have on the French election?

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What impact will Champs-Elysées terror shooting have on the French election?

France has long feared a terror attack in the run-up to the presidential election. What impact will the Champs-Elysées shooting of a policeman that was claimed by terror group Isis have on Sunday’s crucial first round vote? The news that a policeman had been shot dead on the famous Champs-Elysées avenue broke as the 11 […]

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Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity

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Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity

Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region’s most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. Several people with knowledge of the talks and a person involved in the negotiations said the […]

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Iraqi troops frees al-Sihha al-Thaniya district, western Mosul

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Iraqi troops frees al-Sihha al-Thaniya district, western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have declared taking over al-Sihha al-Thaniya district from Islamic State in western Mosul. “The army’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) freed al-Sihha al-Thaniya district in western Mosul,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh operations, said in a statement on Saturday. “The forces raised the Iraqi flag on its buildings after losses […]

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Two IS suicide attackers killed in foiled attack in Baiji

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Two IS suicide attackers killed in foiled attack in Baiji

Baiji (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State suicide attackers were killed in an overnight foiled attack against a village in the city of Baiji, Salahuddin, according to a police official. Saad Nafous al-Hamad, commander of Baiji police, said the attackers targeted the village of Malha, but were held off by police and tribal troops at the dawn […]

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Le Pen win in France could mean a blow to survival of the euro

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Le Pen win in France could mean a blow to survival of the euro

The French presidential election could be a turning point for Europe’s biggest economic project, the shared euro currency. Markets are mostly expecting a pro-euro candidate such as former economy minister Emmanuel Macron to win. And that leaves room for a very sharp drop in markets — and a blow to the longer-term prospects for the […]

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Taliban attacks key military base in north Afghanistan

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Taliban attacks key military base in north Afghanistan

Brazen assault kills at least eight soldiers on a major army base in Balkh province during Friday prayers. Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked a key army base in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 11 others. There were conflicting reports on the number of casualties, however, as an […]

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North Koreans Overcome Border Guards in Bold Escape to China

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North Koreans Overcome Border Guards in Bold Escape to China

Seven North Koreans from three families overpowered border guards and seized their weapons in a dramatic escape across the Tumen River to China on April 15, multiple sources inside the North told RFA’s Korean Service. The defectors were from a small village in Musan County, North Hamgyong Province near the Chinese border and their escape […]

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Twenty-five million reasons the U.S. hasn’t struck North Korea

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Twenty-five million reasons the U.S. hasn’t struck North Korea

By Anna Fifield April 21 at 12:23 PM TOKYO — If the United States were to strike North Korea, Kim Jong Un’s regime would retaliate by unleashing its conventional weaponry lined up on the demilitarized zone that has separated the two Koreas for about seven decades. And that conventional weaponry is reliable, unlike North Korea’s missiles, […]

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Army kills a number of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS terrorists, destroys their vehicles

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Army kills a number of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS terrorists, destroys their vehicles

Provinces, SANA- Army and Armed Forces units carried out intensive strikes against gatherings and supply lines for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Daraa al-Balad area and al-Mahatta neighborhood. A military source told SANA that the army units carried out on Thursday special operations against centers and movements for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the neighborhoods of […]

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