Scores killed in fresh Syria air strikes ahead of ceasefire

Scores killed in fresh Syria air strikes ahead of ceasefire

A barrage of airstrikes on rebel-held areas in Syria have killed scores of people, just hours after the government in Damascus approved a US-Russian plan to halt fighting in the country’s suppurating civil war. It was not immediately clear who carried out the raids, which hit the key northern cities of Idlib and Aleppo. But […]

Top commander of former Nusra Front rebel group ‘killed’ in Syria

Top commander of former Nusra Front rebel group ‘killed’ in Syria

The top military commander of the militant group Jabhat Fateh al Sham, the former al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group’s leaders, both the group and rebel sources said on Thursday. The commander Abu Hajer al Homsi, whose alias is Abu Omar Saraqeb, was […]

IS group’s voice of global jihad ‘killed’ in Syria

IS group’s voice of global jihad ‘killed’ in Syria

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the official spokesman for the Islamic State (IS) group who gained notoriety for his frequent calls for jihad, has been killed in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, the militant group’s media outlet announced Tuesday. In a statement released on jihadist media sites, the IS group said Adnani was “martyred while surveying […]

Man killed by Belgian police after opening fire in Ghent

Man killed by Belgian police after opening fire in Ghent

An unidentified man opened fire in the centre of the Belgian city of Ghent on Monday before being shot by police, local media reported. Ghent public prosecutors confirmed there had been a shooting in the city centre at around 6:30 p.m. (1630 GMT), but declined to say how many people were involved, whether the gunman […]

Scores killed in air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria

Scores killed in air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria

Syrian and Russian warplanes have launched a wave of air strikes in northern Syria, killing dozens in areas held by a rebel alliance battling to take control of second city Aleppo. The strikes, which began on Saturday and were continuing on Sunday, killed at least 45 civilians inAleppo and west of the city and 22 […]

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

A huge bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 53 people and wounding dozens, police said. Witnesses described horrifying scenes of bodies being scattered about and the wounded screaming out and crying for help. No group immediately claimed responsibility for […]

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

  A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said. The blast took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack earlier in the day was brought […]

Kabul hotel assault ends after Taliban attackers killed

Kabul hotel assault ends after Taliban attackers killed

An attack on a Kabul hotel popular with foreign contractors ended Monday after all three Taliban fighters were killed, around seven hours after the assault began with a truck explosion, police said. Police said the standoff with the jihadist fighters had ended with no victims among hotel guests or staff, but one casualty among security […]

Priest killed in French church attack

Priest killed in French church attack

Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded at least one other hostage in a church in the northern French region of Normandy on Tuesday before they were shot dead by French police, officials said. Police said the two assailants were killed during an operation to free hostages who were being held […]

Japan knife attacker killed disabled out of hatred

Japan knife attacker killed disabled out of hatred

Hatred appears to be what fueled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired. Months earlier, he reportedly gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan. When he was done, Satoshi Uematsu, 26, had left dead […]

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb in Germany, 12 injured

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb in Germany, 12 injured

A Syrian man who was denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, injuring 12 other people, local officials said. Bavaria’s interior minister said the 27-year-old man detonated a backpack device after he was denied entry […]

Dozens killed as lorry ploughs into crowd in Nice

Dozens killed as lorry ploughs into crowd in Nice

At least 80 people are dead after a lorry ploughed into a crowd attending Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice on Thursday night, in what is being investigated as a terror attack. Here are the main developments so far: At around 11pm local time lorry ploughed into a crowd of people in […]

Top Islamic State group commander ‘killed’ in Iraq

Top Islamic State group commander ‘killed’ in Iraq

A top Islamic State group commander, Omar al-Shishani, has been killed in Iraq, the jihadist-linked Amaq agency said on Wednesday. Amaq did not specify when Shishani was killed, but the loss of the commander is a significant blow to the jihadist group, which has suffered a string of setbacks in Iraq this year. The Pentagon […]

Dozens killed in attack on Shiite shrine north of Baghdad

Dozens killed in attack on Shiite shrine north of Baghdad

  Islamic State group extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday. The overnight attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad, which involved suicide bombers and gun and mortar fire, also wounded 50 people, […]

Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets

Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said. Three buses were attacked as they approached the capital from neighbouring Wardak province, a police official said, according to preliminary information. “Initial information […]

Several killed as explosions, gunfire rock Istanbul’s Ataturk airport

Several killed as explosions, gunfire rock Istanbul’s Ataturk airport

  A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport killed at least 32 people and left scores wounded, in the latest deadly strike to rock Turkey’s biggest city. The attackers began spraying bullets at airport guards at the terminal entrance and a shootout erupted before they blew themselves up one by one […]

Did Jeep that killed Anton Yelchin in freak accident have a design flaw? Cars ‘were previously recalled’

Did Jeep that killed Anton Yelchin in freak accident have a design flaw? Cars ‘were previously recalled’

Anton Yelchin was tragically killed this weekend after he was crushed between his car and a security gate – and now it’s raised the troubling question: Was their a fault in the Jeep itself? The Star Trek actor, who was just 27 years old, was found dead in the driveway of his home in the […]

Hollande leads tribute to police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

Hollande leads tribute to police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

French President François Hollande led a memorial service Friday at Versailles for Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider, two police officers killed Monday at their home by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group. Hollande, accompanied by Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, told a crowd that included hundreds of police […]

France honours police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

France honours police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

France on Wednesday held a moment of silence to honour police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and officer Jessica Schneider, who were stabbed to death Monday in what officials described as a terrorist attack. FRANCE 24 takes a look at their lives. Jean-Baptiste Salvaing “was a police officer in the noblest sense of the term”, one colleague, […]

Five UN soldiers killed in central Mali ambush

Five UN soldiers killed in central Mali ambush

Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and one other seriously injured in an ambush in central Mali on Sunday, the United Nations said. A convoy of soldiers in the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was attacked 30 kilometers west of Sevaré, the U.N. said. The nationalities of the soldiers were not released […]

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

With just one month to go ahead of March 28 elections, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene of a Boko Haram massacre in the northern city of Baga on Thursday and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the Islamist insurgency gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with […]

Stage Collapses at Indiana State Fair

Stage Collapses at Indiana State Fair

Five people were killed an 45 injured after the stage collapse at Indiana State Fair. The stage collapse was caused by storm.

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