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Over 100 security killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military training center – reports

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Published time: 21 Jan, 2019 13:47 Edited time: 21 Jan, 2019 13:59 Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military. “We have information that 126 people have been killed in Read More

Pakistani officers gun down 4 people, incl. 13-year-old girl, claiming they were ‘terrorists’

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Over a dozen members of a police counterterrorism unit were arrested in Pakistan after footage, which showed officers riddling a car with bullets and killing four people including a teenage girl, surfaced online sparking protests. Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) initially said the killings in Sahiwal, a city in a in Punjab Province, were lawful Read More

China's Huawei in unprecedented media blitz as it battles heightened scrutiny

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Huawei has launched an unprecedented public relations blitz, thrusting its low-key founder in front of international media as the telecoms firm seeks to ease concern among Western nations bent on shutting it out of their markets. FILE PHOTO: Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei walks inside Huawei’s headquarters in the Read More

Iran ready to ‘eliminate Israel from Earth,’ air force commander warns

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The head of Iran’s air force has warned that Tehran is ready to “confront” and “eliminate” Israel. His fighting words come after Israel launched air raids on alleged Iranian targets inside Syria, killing 4 Syrian soldiers. Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), issued the provocative statement Read More

Israeli military publishes VIDEO of alleged attacks on Syrian air defenses

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Israel’s military has posted a short video on Twitter, purporting to show its attacks on Syrian anti-air batteries. Israel has been targeting “Iranian” forces inside Syria, while warning Damascus not to retaliate. The grainy, 28-second video shows what appears to be missile attacks on Pantsir anti-air systems operated by the Syrian military. During our strike, Read More

Israel launches new barrage against 'Iranian' targets in Syria, warns against retaliation

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Syrian air defense systems have repelled an attack in the skies over Damascus, state news agency SANA has reported. The Israeli army said it was attacking “Iranian Quds” forces and warned the Syrian military not to retaliate. A military source cited by SANA said that Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the Israeli missiles before Read More

Turkey ready to move into Kurdish-controlled Manbij 'without delay' – Erdogan to Trump

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Turkey is ready to take over Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled town in Syria, “without delay,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the US leader, denouncing a suicide blast that had killed four US Americans as a provocation. In a phone call late Sunday, Erdogan told President Donald Trump that the Turkish forces are poised to assume Read More

Funeral held for Polish mayor after fatal on-stage stabbing

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Thousands have attended the funeral of Polish mayor Pawel Adamowicz after he was stabbed to death on stage at a charity event. The 53-year-old mayor of Gdansk died on Monday after being attacked the night before during a fundraiser to help provide money for hospital equipment. He underwent five hours of surgery for wounds to Read More

Qatar emir to attend Beirut's Arab economic summit

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Qatar’s emir will visit Beirut on Sunday for an Arab economic summit which has been marred by regional rifts and internal Lebanese disputes even before it began. FILE PHOTO: Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani speaks during Doha Forum in Doha, Qatar, December 15, 2018. Qatar News Agency/Handout Read More

From jail, crime bosses blow up bridges and set petrol stations on fire

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Petrol stations set alight, bridges blown up and police stations torched are just a few of the ways crime bosses in Brazil are flexing their muscles from within the confines of their prison walls. The recent orders of destruction from the powerful inmates came after authorities led a crackdown on living conditions for those behind Read More