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It's the phone call that so many Afghan Canadians dread. There's another suicide bombing back in Kabul, and you wait, and you hope that the call doesn't come, but Mohammad Yasir Mehrzad's telephone rang shortly after last Sunday's suicide bombing at a voter registration office in the Dasht-e-Barchi ...
Eighteen civilians have been reported killed during intensive bombardment on Yarmouk refugee camp that began on 19 April as Syrian government forces aim to retake territory held by Islamic State south of Damascus. Six were killed in heavy shelling in the camp on Tuesday night.

Labour has declined to endorse a controversial candidate who suggested that last year's Manchester Arena bombing may not have occurred, in effect removing her as a prospective MP. The decision over Mandy Richards was made after an emergency meeting of the party's ruling body on Tuesday night.
The ensuing domestic and international debates about whether this should have been done have largely neglected an arguably much more important fact: in one way or another, the US, the UK and France – and many countries besides – have been involved in a concerted bombing campaign in Syria ...
And I think there's a huge military crisis. And the Trump administration has basically depended on sending a couple of thousand more troops but basically depending on airpower. There's been appalling bombing over the last few months on Afghan targets. The U.S. military says those targets are all Taliban ...
Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 48 dead and 112 wounded. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro confirmed the toll from Sunday's attack, in which the bomber targeted a voter registration center in the capital. IS claimed ...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local):. 2 p.m.. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens. The group claimed Sunday's attack in a statement carried by ...
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. The bombing targets "a project of key importance to the credibility of President Ashraf Ghani's Western-backed government, which has pledged to hold parliamentary elections this year," reports Israeli ...
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but police said it bears semblance with previous bombings by Boko Haram. Bama, Borno's second largest town was seized by Boko Haram late 2014, forcing thousands of residents to flee to Maiduguri, the state capital. The town was recaptured by Nigerian ...
The ministry of public health spokesman Wahid Majroh confirmed shortly before 1pm that the death toll in Sunday's deadly bombing in Kabul has risen to 31. The explosion happened at about 10am when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance to an ID distribution and voter registration ...
ON THE streets of west European cities, secular leftists, politically active Muslims and radically minded Christians (a rarefied constituency, but they do exist) have often found themselves marching and chanting together. It happened in the run-up to the Anglo-American attack on Saddam Hussein in 2003, ...
Rebel fighters in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed on Friday to withdraw but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported. The development heralds another advance for President Bashar al-Assad's push to ...
The U.S., France, the UK, Israel, Turkey, and Russia, in addition to countries that are participating in the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria, are all bombing the war-torn country. Now, after a week of aerial chaos over Syria that started with a large coordinated cruise missile strike on chemical ...
When two disgruntled Americans detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people, it was, at the time, the biggest terror attack in U.S. history. The event set off the nation's most massive F.B.I. manhunt, surpassed only by the 9/11 ...
When the Trump administration debated how hard to bomb Syria, John Bolton, the president's hawkish new national security adviser, suffered a surprising defeat. This may seem like a strange thing to say, given that Trump did just bomb three different Syrian government regime installations. But it's not: ...
There is virtually no evidence that massive bombing campaigns — in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, for example — changed behavior or deterred conduct. Yet leaders like President Trump continue to use the method. It allows such leaders to bloviate and claim action, while unintended negative ...
President Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria on Friday night has (once again) raised an important question: Does the American president have the right to order a military strike on another country without the consent of Congress? The simple answer is no, as Congress is charged with officially ...

On Friday night, the US, France, and the UK bombed Syria in response to the regime's chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people. But in the aftermath of the US-led strikes, it's clear that the drama surrounding the civil war is far from over. Syrians loyal to the president, Bashar al-Assad, openly ...
The European Union has said it “understands” the need for the US, French and British air strikes in Syria over the weekend, but called for the “urgent” resumption of peace talks to end the civil war and stop it “spiralling” out of control into a global conflict. The strikes followed a suspected chemical weapons ...
In the era of Netflix and BBC iPlayer, does it really matter if the House of Commons debates bombing Syria before or after Syria has been bombed? Three days after the bombing of Syria took place, Theresa May came to the despatch box to explain why she thought the bombing was a good idea.
Taking a slight detour, Corbyn also calls on the PM to end the government's support of the bombing of Yemen by the Saudi coalition. Corbyn raises doubts that the action would deter the use of chemical weapons. He says the OPCW had inspected some of the sites targeted, and found there was nothing to ...
On August 20, 2012, then-President Barack Obama told a group of reporters the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria would cross his “red line.” A year later, almost to the day, Syrian forces killed more than 1,400 people with sarin gas, a particularly horrifying chemical weapon that ...
Donald Trump has defended his use of the phrase "mission accomplished" following yesterday morning's air strikes on Syria, saying the triumphant words should be used more often. The US president tweeted: "The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake ...
The United States, along with Britain and France, bombed Syria on Friday night. The decision to strike came one week after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians outside Damascus, killing at least 42 adults and children. After that attack, President Donald Trump ...
President Trump announced the U.S. has launched “precision” strikes in Syria in coordination with France and the United Kingdom on Friday night. During the speech, Trump pointed to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons last April and last week as a reason for the strikes and ...
... to the United Nations Samantha Power applauded President Trump and U.S. allies for making an "appropriate" response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria by striking military targets, but denounced the administration for lacking a cohesive diplomatic strategy abroad beyond "tweeting and bombing.".
He said: "The PM has engaged UK forces in gesture bombing, with no major international consensus and no long term plan to halt the use of chemical weapons or deliver peace. Most worrying, is that she has acted at the behest of presidential tweets and sidelined parliament. "The government has made ...
“Today, it's a strike on Syria – what's going to stop him from bombing Iran or North Korea next?” Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, has long been one of Congress' most prominent voices urging for presidents to get congressional approval on military action.
Theresa May said there was “no practicable alternative to the use of force” to stop the use of alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad, as the UK joined the US and France in launching strikes against targets in Syria associated with the use of such substances. As explosions were being ...
After failing to talk the US out of bombing targets in Syria, Russia responded to Friday's strikes by saying they “threatened” Russia and warning of “consequences.” “Our warnings have been left unheard,” Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said in a tweet on Saturday morning. “We are being ...
Less than 24 hours after ordering missile strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump declared, “Mission Accomplished!” in a tweet on Saturday. The reaction was swift: Twitter users and political pundits immediately drew parallels with President George W. Bush's now-infamous 2003 speech just over a month ...
U.S. military history is stuffed with pointless, disastrous, or downright criminal major foreign conflicts, like the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War — and that's leaving aside a slew of minor coups, bombings, and interventions that ...
The hosts of Fox & Friends, the Larry, Curly, and Moe of morning news, are not known for subtlety (or sanity) when it comes to communicating directly with their viewer-in-chief, President Donald Trump. But this morning, Ainsley Earhardt just straight-up implied to the president that he bomb Syria not to ...
Eduardo will build two memorials, one at each bombing site on Boylston Street. The designs came after conversations with the families of Martin Richard, 8; Lingzi Lu, 23; and Krystle Campbell, 29; who were killed in the bombings that injured 264 others. “It was difficult in the sense that they were emotional.
Syria's state-run news agency said the T-4 military airbase in Homs province was hit by “several missiles,” early Monday morning local time, days after an apparent chemical-weapon attack by Syrian government forces on a rebel-held area near Damascus. The report initially said this was “likely to be an ...
ANN McKernan passed on her four decade-long fight for truth over the Guildford pub bombings to her sister before she died, it has emerged. The mother-of-four, whose father Giuseppe, and brother Gerry, Conlon were wrongly convicted of the crime, had applied to the Surrey coroner to reopen the inquests ...
Hajja tells of her experiences with Boko Haram using women and children in suicide bombing attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on March 22, 2018. (Mainichi) .... Since the civilian watch group was formed in 2013, 772 members have died in combat with Boko Haram or in suicide bombings. "We are ready if ...
Even with that small number of deployments, the robots were a crucial resource during the bombings, Austin police officials say. The robots are only used when officers believe the highest risk exists, such as when searching Conditt's home for explosives, said Jeff Joseph, one of the police bomb technicians ...
The movie is based on a series of interviews with the union leader in the year before she died - including one about the 1984 Trades Hall bombing. There is a scene on the bomb attack, based on interview footage released to Newshub, in which Helen Kelly clearly blames it on the environment created by ...
Despite this, many people still believe race played a role in the bombings. Several American media outlets already ruled out the possibility of racial motives. Instead of focusing on the victims of the crimes, the news has averted its attention to the bomber himself, Mark Conditt. Little is known about Conditt's ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — A day after Afghan security forces killed or wounded more than 100 people in the bombing of a religious seminary where they said senior Taliban figures had gathered, officials on Tuesday admitted that civilians had been among the casualties. For much of Monday, even as the ...
Federal investigators are still examining the explosives recovered after last month's bombing spree in Austin, Texas. CBS News' Jeff Pegues got a look ... I think the average person would be surprised to know that ATF investigates hundreds of bombings a year," Chittum said. In 2017, ATF labs helped close ...
Investigators have identified the organizers of the St. Petersburg metro bombing a year after the tragedy, saying their investigation into the terrorist attack is drawing to a close. April 3 marks the one-year anniversary of the terror bombing that killed 15 people in a subway car traveling between two St.
Human rights groups have increasingly criticized Saudi Arabia over what they call indiscriminate bombings and the severe restrictions the Saudis have imposed on the flow of humanitarian aid to Yemen, where most of the population lacks food. A growing number of lawmakers in the United States, which ...
March 13, 2004 - Five people are arrested in connection to the case 60 hours after the bombings. Three of those arrested are Moroccans, and two are Indian. Prepaid phone cards and a cell phone from backpacks found at the bombing site link the five to the investigation. March 14, 2004 - The Spanish ...
Roy Hahn of Vancouver ran the Boston Marathon in 1988. He never intended to run the race again, but he was inspired to begin training again after the bombings at the marathon five years ago. In two weeks, the 72-year-old will toe the line for the 122nd annual Boston Marathon. Photos by Alisha ...
The 1963 bombing of the 16th Street church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the bombs that detonated during the 1921 race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma, serve as grave reminders of past racist attacks. Suspecting the Austin bombings were racially motivated is not far-fetched when the 2015 Charleston, South ...
Following a string of bombings in Austin early in March, the capital of the state of Texas has been plunged into national debates over race, media and foreign interference. When the man behind March's five bombings in Austin killed himself after being cornered by police, it marked the end of three weeks of ...
Officials prepare to search the home of the Austin bomber in Pflugerville on Wednesday March 21, 2018. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN. On the morning of March 21, a white Austin police bomb squad truck pulled out of an obscure city facility near Austin-Bergstrom International ...
... muriatic acid, aluminum paper, various plastic bottles and toilet bowl cleaner, which could be used to make homemade bottle bombs, the warrant states. Demery is currently in custody at the Durham County Detention Center. Report a Typo. Related Topics: bomb threatbombingDurhamDurham County.


 

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