Somalia: Car bomb blast near Parliament kills and wounds several

Explosive-laden vehicle passed through a security checkpoint in Mogadishu causing security forces to open fire. At least three people have been killed and eight others wounded after a car bomb exploded near a checkpoint close to the Somali parliament headquarters in the capital Mogadishu. A security official and witnesses reported the explosion on Saturday as […]

Security agents killed in central Somalia roadside bomb attack

Abdirashid Abdinur, intelligence chief for Dhusamareeb town, killed in the blast claimed by al-Shabab, police said. A roadside bomb went off just outside the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb on Sunday, killing 12 agents working for the National Intelligence and Security Agency, police said. Those killed included Abdirashid Abdunur, the head of the intelligence agency […]

Bomb kills 12 security agents in Somalia as politicians wrangle over presidency

article author:  Reuters Author:  Sun, 2021-02-07 17:04 MOGADISHU: Twelve security agents were killed on Sunday by a roadside bomb planted outside a Somali town where political leaders had been meeting to try to resolve a row over a presidential selection process due to be held on Monday. Extremist group al Shabaab, which analysts say is […]

Belgium court jails Iranian diplomat for 20 years over bomb plot

The Iranian diplomat was accused of plotting a thwarted 2018 bombing of an opposition rally outside French capital, Paris. A Belgian court on Thursday convicted an Iranian diplomat for plotting a thwarted 2018 bombing of an opposition rally outside French capital, Paris, and ordered him jailed for 20 years. Assadollah Assadi, now 49, was attached […]

Iran ‘weeks away’ from enough nuclear material for bomb: Blinken

Secretary of State Blinken wants US return to the deal and to negotiate further as Iran says the accord is non-negotiable. The Biden administration will return to the Iran nuclear deal provided Tehran return to compliance and then negotiate a “longer and stronger” accord, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview with […]

Several killed as bomb blast hits Afrin in northern Syria

Turkish defence ministry says five people killed and more than 20 wounded in attack at an industrial site at the centre of town. At least five people have been killed and more than 20 wounded when a car bomb detonated in the northern Syrian town of Afrin, according to the Turkish defence ministry. The ministry […]

US moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

The military trial to begin for three men held at the Guantanamo Bay, who are suspected of involvement in deadly bombings in Indonesia. The Pentagon announced on Thursday plans to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the United States’ base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in […]

Bomb kills two policemen in Afghan capital

BEIJING: China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in five days to fight a surge in infections in a city south of Beijing, state media reported.The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong in Hebei province, the Xinhua News Agency said. All are […]

Five civilians killed in Algeria roadside bomb blast

Three others were wounded in the region of Tebessa, Algeria’s ministry of defence said in a statement. Five civilians were killed and three wounded in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Algeria, the defence ministry said, the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years. The bomb went off as a car drove by in the […]

UK judge rules no discrimination after ‘Allahu Akbar’ written on training bomb

NEW YORK: The increasing number of people forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to work from home has generated a lot of attention on both the benefits and trials of working remotely. The UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) has seized on this new awareness to highlight the predicament of what it estimates to be 260 million […]

Roadside bomb kills 3 people in Afghan capital

A spokesman for the public protection force was one of the three killed in the attack. A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan’s capital killing at least three people in a vehicle on Sunday, the latest attack to take place even as government negotiators are in Qatar to resume peace talks with the Taliban. Tariq Arian, […]

Box office bomb: 2020 was ‘year like no other’ for film industry

When the sun sets on the 2020 film box office, it will be difficult to look at the numbers as anything but disastrous. After five consecutive years of North American revenues exceeding $11bn, this year they are expected to cap out at an almost 40-year low of about $2.3bn. That will be down 80 percent […]

FBI at home of possible person of interest in Nashville bomb

Author:  By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER | AP article author:  AP ID:  1609033999883122100 Sun, 2020-12-27 05:32 NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Federal agents converged Saturday on the home of a possible person of interest in the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville as investigators scoured hundreds of tips and leads in the blast that damaged dozens […]

Two Afghan police killed as Kabul hit by bomb blasts

In recent months, Afghanistan has been rocked by bombings, rocket attacks and targeted killings. Two Afghan policemen were killed when three separate “sticky bombs” exploded in Kabul, the latest violence to hit the Afghan capital in recent weeks. The policemen were killed when the bomb attached to their vehicle exploded in a central district of […]

Two killed in Kabul shooting, bomb attack

Separate attacks on Wednesday, as violence continues amid speculation Taliban and Afghan government talks may be delayed further. At least two people have been killed in a bomb attack that was followed by a shooting in Kabul. Unknown gunmen shot and killed Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, the head of an independent Afghan elections watchdog on Wednesday, […]

At least five killed, two wounded in Kabul car bomb blast

Four doctors among those killed after a magnetic bomb attached to their car exploded in the Afghanistan capital. At least five people, including four doctors, were killed after a magnetic bomb attached to their car exploded in the Afghanistan capital, Kabul. The doctors were heading to the Pul-e-Charkhi prison, located on the eastern outskirts of […]

Large car bomb kills several in Afghan capital

KABUL: A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan’s capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the site of the bombing that the attack wounded around 20 others, including a member of parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said the lawmaker was in “good […]

How to defuse the human waste time bomb in low-income countries

Half of the world flushes away their sewage without a second thought as to where it goes. But for the other half of the global population, their waste can build up in pits or tanks unless they arrange – and pay – to have it removed, leaving the poorest and most isolated with a growing […]

Iran diplomat skips opening day of bomb plot trial

An Iranian diplomat went on trial in Belgium on the charge of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally outside Paris, in a case that has stoked tensions with Tehran. The trial kicked off on Friday despite Assadollah Assadi, 48, refusing to appear in the dock, claiming diplomatic immunity. However, as he was arrested in […]