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Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip on early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip was in response to a rocket fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Friday.Palestinian residents reported hearing two explosions...
Source : DDINews | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Two convicted Pakistani terrorists were executed Friday, in the first capital punishment carried out in the country since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the 2008 moratorium on the death penalty in wake of the Peshwar school attack.The executed terrorists were Usman, a former soldier of the Army Medical Corps who was sentenced to death for his role in the 2009 attack in the Pakistan Army headqu...
Source : Newkerala | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Nairobi: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial anti-terrorism bill that sparked brawls in parliament and provoked charges that it violates basic freedoms.Kenyatta said he was satisfied that the text adopted by the National Assembly on Thursday did not breach the country's bill of rights."All concerns raised by the different stakeholders were addressed by the relevant ...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
mother of seven of the eight children found dead at a Cairns home has been arrested over their murders.Mersane Warria, 37, is yet to be charged but is under police guard at a local hospital where she is in a stable condition after suffering multiple stab wounds.She is the mother of all but one of the eight children, aged 18 months to 14 years, found dead at a house on Murray Street in the suburb o...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
China arrested on Friday a Korean-American Christian aid worker who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signalling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region.Peter Hahn, 74, is being charged with embezzlement and counterfeiting receipts, his lawyer, Zhang Peihong, said.Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the centre of one of Britain's bigg...
Source : Telegraphindia | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
candle-light vigil in Dhaka condemning the December 16 attack on schoolchildren in Peshawar. (AP)(Agencies): Pakistan tonight executed two persons convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military chief Pervez Musharraf, days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on the death penalty.The two were among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after ...
Source : Telegraphindia | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
policeman guards the house where the eight children were found dead in Cairns. (Reuters)(Reuters): Eight children have been killed and a woman who was mother to seven of them was injured in the northern Australian city of Cairns, police said today, in what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing.Australia is in a state of heightened alert after police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tues...
Source : Telegraphindia | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Freetown: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has pledged support for Ebola-ravaged countries seeking to end the world's worst outbreak of the virus and rebuild their health systems as he began a tour of the three hardest-hit nations.With the UN having faced criticism for an allegedly slow response to the virus, Ban started the tour in Liberia, the worst-hit country, after flying in from Ghana, where the UN Ebol...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
(Reuters): The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim".His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taliban say he masterminded this week's massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a school in Peshawar - the deadliest militant attack in Pakistan's history.A video posted yesterday on a website used by the Taliban shows a man with a...
Source : Telegraphindia | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
escribing Pakistan as a "failing state", former National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has said that there was no remote possibility of Pakistan passing the "litmus test" of credibility in prosecuting LeT terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the key Mumbai attack handler.Narayanan said this on a day when Lakhvi, whose bail granted by a Rawalpindi court on Thursday sparked an outrage in India, was blo...
Source : Rediff | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Tunis: Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia`s presidential campaign neared its climax Friday with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi in a runoff.Ahead of Sunday`s landmark second-round vote, jihadists issued a videotaped threat against the North African country`s political establishment.Essebsi held a last rally on Bourguiba Avenue ...
Source : Zeenews | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
bombing of the power plant released more than 100,000 barrels of oil into the seaThe UN General Assembly has passed a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon more than $850m (£544m) for a major oil spill during Israel's 2006 war with Hezbollah.The UN has asked Israel to compensate Lebanon before but this is the first time a figure has been given.The assembly voted overwhelmingly in favour by 170 v...
Source : BBC | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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