Israel shoots down Syrian fighter near Golan Heights

So-called "deconfliction measures" have been in place between the two countries since Russian forces entered Syria on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad. The army said there had been an increase in 'internal fighting in Syria, ' including involving ... More..

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Lethal blast at Kabul airport
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Lethal blast at Kabul airport

In his speech, he briefly mentioned the attack at the Kabul airport. Abdul Rashid Dostum had left the country in 2017 amid allegations of sexual abuse and torture. Television footage showed Gen Dostum gre...More..

by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

‘Troublemaker’ Trump pursues ‘ignorant diplomacy’ - Iran hits back at US

ISNA news agency reported Gheypour said: "The US will regret it. Trump's statements against Iran are part of a psychological warfare". No, Obama improved relations with Iran. Rouhani also made fun of Trump's ...More..

People in Berkshire urged to stay out of the sun this week
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

People in Berkshire urged to stay out of the sun this week

The Met Office said Sunday's 27C in the North-East will be followed by 23C highs rising to 25C or so - nearly 10C above average - on Thursday and Friday for Edinburgh and with 35C is on the cards in England by ...More..

Tensions rise as Israel shoots down Syrian jet near Golan Heights
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tensions rise as Israel shoots down Syrian jet near Golan Heights

The Israeli military said it monitored the advance of the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet and shot it down with a pair of Patriot missiles after it penetrated Israeli airspace by about 2 kilometres. The jet crashed o...More..

Israel evacuates 'White Helmets' from Syria border
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Israel evacuates 'White Helmets' from Syria border

In an unprecedented worldwide rescue operation executed before dawn on Sunday, a group of more than 400 Syrian Civil Defense workers and their family members quietly crossed the chain-linked fence along Syr...More..

US, Iran face-off to send oil price sky high
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

US, Iran face-off to send oil price sky high

The tirade at the highest level signalled an immediate escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran , weeks after the U.S. left a landmark deal signed in 2015 which curbed Iran's nuclear activities in ...More..

Jeremy Hunt warns 'only Vladimir Putin' wants a no deal Brexit
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jeremy Hunt warns 'only Vladimir Putin' wants a no deal Brexit

That has infuriated Brussels, which insists that the bill is simply a settling of accounts. The poll also showed that the United Kingdom remained divided on the merits of leaving the European Union with 50 pe...More..

by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Trump considering revoking clearance for ex-Obama officials

Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden , former White House national security adviser Susan Rice and former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe are the others Ms ...More..

Putin won't be invited to address U.S. Congress: House speaker Ryan
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Putin won't be invited to address U.S. Congress: House speaker Ryan

Democrats slammed Trump for the move, but Ryan suggested it shouldn't be taken too seriously. Asked if he was comfortable with Mr. Trump once again sitting down with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the...More..

Gunman shoots dead two on street in Toronto
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Gunman shoots dead two on street in Toronto

The gunman, armed with a handgun, opened fire on a street lined with restaurants and family-friendly attractions in the city's Greektown neighborhood. "As we mourn, cherishing and caring for those in our lives ...More..

Iran's Foreign Minister responds to Trump's all-caps Twitter threat
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Iran's Foreign Minister responds to Trump's all-caps Twitter threat

Trump's message came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech Sunday saying that hostile policies towards Tehran could lead to "the mother of all wars". A more significant set of sanctions ...More..

Rudy Giuliani: Mueller can interview Trump if questions focus only on collusion
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rudy Giuliani: Mueller can interview Trump if questions focus only on collusion

The charges largely pre-date the five months he worked on the Trump team in 2016, some of them as campaign chairman. The Kremlin denies election interference and Trump denies collusion. Earlier this month , Giu...More..

PM calls on European Union to evolve its position on Brexit
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

PM calls on European Union to evolve its position on Brexit

Mr Barnier was speaking shortly after Mrs May issued a challenge to Brussels to "evolve" its negotiating position in response to the publication of her Brexit blueprint. She said: "The economic and constituti...More..

Metoffice issue amber heatwave warning for Isle of Wight
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Metoffice issue amber heatwave warning for Isle of Wight

The Met Office warned the "remarkable" temperatures across the United Kingdom are on course to last until at least late August with "very warm, hot or very hot" conditions likely for at least another five weeks...More..

by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane near border

Israel said there had been a notable increase in activity by the Syrian military in the area on Tuesday, especially the Syrian air force, as a result of ongoing internal fighting in the war-torn country. He als...More..

Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos

It is unclear if whether the ensuing floodwater was deliberately released or caused by the wall's collapse, according to ABC local. Hundreds of people are missing and several are dead after a hydro-electric p...More..

At least 60 dead in Greece as 'killer' wildfire rages
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

At least 60 dead in Greece as 'killer' wildfire rages

Coast guard vessels and other boats rescued nearly 700 people who had managed to get to the shoreline and plucked another 19 survivors and four dead bodies from the sea, the coast guard said. Military drones re...More..

Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as U.S. interest wanes
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as U.S. interest wanes

India also extended two lines of credit- one of Dollars 100 million for development of industrial parks and Kigali special economic zone (SEZ) in Rwanda and another one for USD 100 million for agriculture. Til...More..

Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent

Tensions and violence have escalated in Pakistan ahead of the elections . Rescue workers move the body of Ikramullah Gandapur, who was killed Sunday. Analysts say Khan, a famous former cricket player, enjoys...More..

Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. The moon will turn into a dark glowing red disc, which is from the sun's rays passing through Earth's ...More..

North Korea begins dismantling rocket test site
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

North Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

Satellite images show that North Korea has begun dismantling major facilities at a rocket launching site used to test long-range ballistic missiles, a USA think tank said . "We all want diplomacy to succeed, s...More..

Second recent case of flying umbrella impaling beachgoer
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Second recent case of flying umbrella impaling beachgoer

The Washington Post reported that the umbrella took off in a gust of wind. Emergency crews cut off the end of the umbrella, leaving the tip in her chest until she reached the medical center, Waters said. On...More..

Trump Threatens Rohani, Iran With Historic 'Consequences'
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Trump Threatens Rohani, Iran With Historic 'Consequences'

One of Trump's many criticisms of the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was that it did not do enough to stop Iran from funding extremist groups throughout the Middle East. This week, i...More..

Israel Evacuates 800 White Helmets to Jordan in Face of Syria Advance
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Israel Evacuates 800 White Helmets to Jordan in Face of Syria Advance

The Israeli military said on Sunday that its troops had managed to evacuate members of the "organization" and their families at the direct request of the United States and some "additional European countries"...More..

Pompeo, Haley step up pressure to support Trump's talks on North Korea
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Pompeo, Haley step up pressure to support Trump's talks on North Korea

But North Korea has taken no demonstrable steps towards denuclearization, and now, according to Pompeo and Haley, it is violating those sanctions with Chinese and Russian help by illegally smuggling petroleum p...More..

Donald Trump says he's 'very happy' with North Korea negotiations
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Donald Trump says he's 'very happy' with North Korea negotiations

Today, Trump tweeted that the story was "wrong" and that he was "very happy!" Trump told a news conference after his unprecedented June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Kim had prom...More..

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Acts ‘Like Someone who is Compromised’ by Putin
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Acts ‘Like Someone who is Compromised’ by Putin

Former Trump homeland security adviser Tom Bossert described the assertion as a "cheap shot" and dismissed the significance of the arrest of a 29-year-old Russian citizen named Maria Butina who prosecutors say ...More..

Former Trump campaign adviser was working with Russian government, Federal Bureau of Investigation document claims
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Former Trump campaign adviser was working with Russian government, Federal Bureau of Investigation document claims

Trump spent last week trying to reassure the country that he accepts that the longtime foe interfered in the 2016 election, despite his public undermining of US intelligence agencies in Helsinki while standing...More..

Japan hits record 106 degrees in lingering heat wave
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Japan hits record 106 degrees in lingering heat wave

On Monday, the thermometer peaked at 41.1C (106F) in Kumagaya, near Tokyo, breaking the previous national record of 41C from 2013. Records have been falling across the nation for almost two weeks as high pres...More..

by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Candidate from Imran Khan's Party Injured, His Driver Killed In Pak Blast

The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Video images from the scene showed three bleeding and unconscious passengers inside a badly damaged black sports utility vehicle. The military has w...More..

Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance

Mr Hayden said on Twitter after the announcement that even if the president made a decision to take away his clearance, it would not change anything he says or writes. "Public officials should not use their s...More..

14 people shot, woman killed in Toronto rampage
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

14 people shot, woman killed in Toronto rampage

Neither that victim nor the one who died overnight have been publicly identified. "And then I saw the carnage as I ran down the street here to kind of follow the gunfire", the man told CTV. Restaurant staff o...More..

Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone recording 'perhaps illegal'
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone recording 'perhaps illegal'

As Maddow said, reporting suggests that these tapes were deemed privileged communication between an attorney and client. In an interview with The Times, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed Trump discussed ...More..

The Atlantic: Against the US, Putin's Russian Federation has an advantage - weakness
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

The Atlantic: Against the US, Putin's Russian Federation has an advantage - weakness

Trump explained, of course, that the summit was in the true tradition of U.S. diplomacy, which made strenuous efforts for peace and reconciliation all through history. While making the rounds of political shows...More..