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Spelling mistake triggered terror alarm at Germany’s biggest music festival

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Spelling mistake triggered terror alarm at Germany’s biggest music festival

German police admitted on Wednesday that they asked organizers to suspend the Rock am Ring festival earlier this month after two misspelled names led them to suspect radical Islamists were working there. The names belonged to two employees of a Frankfurt-based company that had been subcontracted to set up the stages at the festival. The […]

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SDF capture former IS member known as Jihadi Jack

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SDF capture former IS member known as Jihadi Jack

(SyriaNews.media) The Syrian Democratic Forces captured the Briton known as “Jihadi Jack”, who joined the Islamic State in Syria in 2014, Qasioun News reported on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Jack Letts (Known as Jihadi Jack) is currently imprisoned by Kurdish forces, however, he claimed abandoning the Islamic State group and its ideology. Jihadi Jack also claimed […]

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Rome mayor calls for a stop to migrant arrivals to the capital

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Rome mayor calls for a stop to migrant arrivals to the capital

Rome’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, on Tuesday asked the interior ministry for migrant arrivals to the capital to be suspended. “I find it impossible, as well as risky, to think up further accommodation structures,” said Raggi in a letter sent to Paola Basilone, the prefect of Rome, in which she called for a “moratorium” on further […]

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At least six dead and at least 74 people taken to hospital after fire engulfs the 24-floor building.

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At least six dead and at least 74 people taken to hospital after fire engulfs the 24-floor building.

Huge fire engulfs tower block in west London  Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London, killing at least six people and injuring at least 74 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept. Flames raced through the high-rise Grenfell Tower block of apartments in the north Kensington area after taking hold […]

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Top Republican Steve Scalise wounded in multiple shooting

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Top Republican Steve Scalise wounded in multiple shooting

A US Republican politician and aides have been shot during baseball practice in Virginia, US reports say. Police in the upmarket Washington DC suburb of Alexandria said they were investigating a “multiple shooting” and a suspect was in custody. US media said House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise and aides had been hit by […]

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50,000 arrested, 55,000 released pending trial in fight against FETÖ

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50,000 arrested, 55,000 released pending trial in fight against FETÖ

Figures reported by the Turkish media show more than 50,000 people were arrested for links to FETÖ after the July 15 coup bid last year and more than 55,000 suspects were released pending trial, as the government expands its crackdown on the terrorist group M Police escort 11 FETÖ suspects to the courthouse after their […]

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US Senate narrowly approves $500m Saudi weapons sale

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US Senate narrowly approves $500m Saudi weapons sale

Critical lawmaker highlights ‘humanitarian nightmare’ in Yemen war as reason not to transfer $500m in bombs to Riyadh. Washington DC – The US Senate on Tuesday narrowly averted a bid by a bipartisan group of senators to block President Donald Trump’s $500m sale of guided, air-to-ground bombs for use in Yemen by Saudi Arabia’s Royal […]

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French president Macron says door is still open for UK to stay in EU

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French president Macron says door is still open for UK to stay in EU

 French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday the door was “always open” for Britain to remain in the EU even after Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit talks would begin next week. “Of course the door is always open as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished,” Macron said in a press conference. Photo: AFP […]

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Eight out of ten new jobs in Sweden go to immigrants

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Eight out of ten new jobs in Sweden go to immigrants

Unemployment is falling among foreign-born people in Sweden, as well as the population on the whole. Sweden’s national job agency Arbetsförmedlingen predicted on Tuesday that 149,000 new jobs will be created in 2017 and 2018, with the majority of those going to foreign-born workers. 16 percent of foreign-born people are unemployed. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT “Eight […]

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Indonesia eyes joint anti-ISIS patrols with Philippines & Malaysia

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Indonesia eyes joint anti-ISIS patrols with Philippines & Malaysia

Indonesia’s military chief says Jakarta is looking to establish joint patrols with the Philippines and Malaysia for protection against Islamic State. It comes as the military said there are terrorists’ sleeper cells all over Indonesia. The patrols will be protecting the Indonesian territorial waters. FILE PHOTO. Indonesian navy ships © Supri / Reuters Indonesia’s military […]

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