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Brussels: Belgian authorities on Tuesday said they were investigating a suspected arson attack on a synagogue in the capital Brussels, but did not believe it was "terrorist" related.Jewish community officials said it was not immediately clear whether it was an anti-Semitic attack, although the building had been the target of petrol bombers in 2010.The wife and two children of the synagogue's caret...
Source : Zeenews | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
General Martin Dempsey says US military ground forces may be necessary to fight Islamic State if Obama's current policy fails.The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could yet send military advisers into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders says.The White House on Tuesday scrambled to play down talk of US ground troops joining the battl...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said."For the first time since operation Protective Edge, a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel," Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said on Twitter, referring to the military offensive in Gaza.In Gaza, a spokesman for Hamas, th...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo shows Mideast regional photo editor Maya Alleruzzo posing for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt. Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press. The appointment was announced on Tuesday by Ian Phillips, AP’s Middle East news director...
Source : News Times | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Beirut: Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorised US air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure.In the city of Raqqa, 450 km (280 miles) northeast of Damascus, residents say Islamic State has been moving equipment every day since Obama signalled on ...
Source : Zeenews | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Angry passengers on board a Pakistan International Airlines flight stopped former interior minister Rehman Malik and a lawmaker of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz from boarding the plane, accusing them of causing over two hours of delay.The Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-370 from Karachi was delayed by two and a half hours on Monday as it kept waiting for the arr...
Source : Rediff | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.: A powerful typhoon has slammed into China's Hainan island after sweeping past Hong Kong where it disrupted flights and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.Typhoon Kalmaegi buffeted Hong Kong with gusts of up to 159 kilometres per hour as it barrelled west, injuring some 29 people, felling ...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Paris: France`s crisis-hit government on Tuesday narrowly won a crunch parliamentary vote of confidence in its economic reform path, in a rare respite for the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande.French deputies voted 269 to 244 in favour of the government`s policies, after an impassioned speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who vowed to press ahead with controversial spending cuts and t...
Source : Zeenews | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
people have been charged in connection with an attack on a house in north Belfast which police are treating as a hate crime.Windows at the front of the house at Broom Street in the Woodvale area were smashed at about 20:40 BST on Monday.A man and woman, who are originally from Hungary, were in the house at the time. They were not injured.A 50-year-old woman and 34-year-old man have been charged wi...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected nearly 5,000 people in west Africa and killed around half of them, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.The UN health agency said a total of 4,985 people had been infected across five west African countries, and that 2,461 had died.In the three hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Libera and Sierra Leone, nearly half of the cases we...
Source : Zeenews | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Ukraine ratified its association deal with the EU as MEPs gave it unanimous support in StrasbourgIs the European Union tying itself up in knots when it comes to policy towards Ukraine?European Parliament President Martin Schulz, described Tuesday's ratification of the Association Agreement with Ukraine as historic, as "a red-letter day for democracy."The presidents of the Commission and Council, J...
Source : BBC | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
AMMANY countries said they support a coalition the United States hopes to build to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants but most have been vague about any specific role they might play....
Source : Straits Times | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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