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Airbase hit by US missiles ‘heavily involved’ in anti-ISIS campaign – relative of strike victim

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Airbase hit by US missiles ‘heavily involved’ in anti-ISIS campaign – relative of strike victim

The body of a plane burned as a result of the US missile attack on an air base in Syria. © Mikhail Voskresenskiy / Sputnik 2.2K The US bombardment of the Syrian airbase only serves to encourage Islamic State terrorists as the base was actively involved in the anti-terrorist campaign, including in Palmyra and Raqqa, […]

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New Ugandan Battle Group arrives in Somalia

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New Ugandan Battle Group arrives in Somalia

MOGADISHU, 7 April 2017 – The Ugandan contingent serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has deployed a new battle group to support ongoing peace and security operations in the country. The newly deployed troops under Battle Group XXI, replaces Battle Group XVIII which has completed the mandatory one-year tour of duty. The […]

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US lawmakers call on Trump to spell out Syria strategy

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US lawmakers call on Trump to spell out Syria strategy

Democrats join Republicans in backing military action, but many demand the president spell out a broader strategy. Senator Tim Kaine said Trump’s failure to seek congressional approval violates US law [Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters] Members of the US Congress from both parties have backed President Donald Trump’s cruise missile strikes on Syria, but demanded he develop […]

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UN awaits full report on chemical attack in Syria IANS

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UN awaits full report on chemical attack in Syria IANS

The international community has strongly condemned the chemical weapons attack. UN is awaiting a detailed report on a chemical weapons attack earlier this week in Syria that killed at least 70 people and injured more than 200 others, media reports said. “We are still receiving information. Full details are still not known,” Under Secretary-General and […]

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Wide condemnations of the US aggression on Syria affirm it would strengthen terrorism and extremism

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Wide condemnations of the US aggression on Syria affirm it would strengthen terrorism and extremism

Capitals, SANA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed that the US aggressive attack on Syria would strengthen terrorism and extremism in the region and intensify chaos and disorder in the world. Rouhani, on his Twitter account, called on countries of the world to “oppose such policies which bear destructive and dangerous consequences for the region and the world.” In […]

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Somalia’s honorary consulate robbed in Karachi

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Somalia’s honorary consulate robbed in Karachi

KARACHI: Seven armed men robbed Somalia’s honorary consulate in Block 5 Clifton in Karachi early Saturday morning. They took two security guards and two staff members, hostage after entering the premises at 3 AM on Saturday, officials told the media. The robbers remained in the consulate for three hours and robbed off four laptops, four […]

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LIVE: Stockholm attack: Man held suspected of terrorist crime

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LIVE: Stockholm attack: Man held suspected of terrorist crime

Large parts of Drottninggatan remain cordoned off, with traces of the attack still visible early on Saturday morning. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT A man who was arrested on Friday is thought to be the driver of the truck that crashed into the Åhléns department store, killing four people. He is held by the police suspected of […]

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Army Command: US missile attack violates int’l laws, makes the US a partner of terrorist organizations

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Army Command: US missile attack violates int’l laws, makes the US a partner of terrorist organizations

Damascus, SANA – The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces announced that the US attacked an air base in Syria’s Central Region with a number of missiles. “At 3:42 am today, the United States of America committed a blatant act of aggression targeting one of our air bases in the Central Region […]

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Sweden tightens borders as police make one arrest after truck attack

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Sweden tightens borders as police make one arrest after truck attack

An image of the vehicle which drove into a crowd in Stockholm. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TTSwedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says that Sweden ‘has been attacked’ after a truck drove into a crowd on one of Stockholm’s main shopping streets, injuring several people. What we know: – A truck drove into a crowd of people on […]

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LIVE: ‘Sweden has been attacked’: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

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LIVE: ‘Sweden has been attacked’: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

Emergency services near the scene of the incident in central Stockholm. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says that Sweden ‘has been attacked’ after a truck drove into a crowd on one of Stockholm’s main shopping streets, injuring several people. What we know: – At 14:53 the police received a call via the […]

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