Rockets fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone

Two Katyusha rockets have struck Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses several Western embassies, the Iraqi military has said. One rocket was destroyed in the air by the C-RAM defence system and the other landed near a national monument and damaged two cars, the military said in a statement on Sunday. Security forces started … Continue reading Rockets fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone

Why the Pentagon won’t prosecute anyone for drone attack that killed 10 in Kabul

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has decided against disciplining any members of the United States military for an August drone attack in Kabul that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, the New York Times and several US news outlets reported on Monday. An internal Pentagon review concluded last month that the August 29 bombing in the Afghan capital did … Continue reading Why the Pentagon won’t prosecute anyone for drone attack that killed 10 in Kabul

SUV plows through crowd during Wisconsin parade, 5 dead and many injured

Five people were killed and more than 40 injured after an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, knocking down dozens of people including youngsters waving pompoms and a group of "Dancing Grannies". "At this time, we can confirm that five people are deceased and over 40 are injured," the Waukesha … Continue reading SUV plows through crowd during Wisconsin parade, 5 dead and many injured

ISIS-K takes responsibility for suicide bombing at Kunduz mosque that killed dozens

Dozens of people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern city of Kunduz during Friday prayers, the country’s worst attack since the Taliban took over control in August. Afghan men carry the body of a victim to an ambulance after a bomb attack at a mosque in Kunduz … Continue reading ISIS-K takes responsibility for suicide bombing at Kunduz mosque that killed dozens

Pakistan PM Imran Khan: US must support Taliban ‘sooner or later’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the United States government will “sooner or later” have to recognise the Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan. Imran Khan In a televised interview with the Turkish-state affiliated TRT World, Khan said on Saturday the US is in a state of “shock and confusion” after the Taliban takeover of … Continue reading Pakistan PM Imran Khan: US must support Taliban ‘sooner or later’

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

A peacekeeper has died and four others seriously injured in Mali’s volatile north, near the Algerian border when an improvised explosive device went off, the United Nations said. Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Pexels.com “One dead and three seriously injured after one of our teams hit an improvised explosive device near Tessalit,” close to … Continue reading UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

ICC to investigate Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a formal investigation into Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, which has left thousands of people dead. Rodrigo Duterte Judges at the Hague-based tribunal said in a statement on Wednesday there was a “reasonable basis” to believe that the crime against humanity of murder had been committed … Continue reading ICC to investigate Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity

Families urge the U.S. govt to release FBI report on Saudi role in 9/11

Families of the victims of the September 11 attacks who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia in a United States federal court in New York are expecting the US government to imminently release a key FBI report. The 16-page report is an FBI summary and analysis of the agency’s long-running investigation into the activities … Continue reading Families urge the U.S. govt to release FBI report on Saudi role in 9/11

9/11: Proper criminal investigation should have been the right response, not war

The politics of fear, with its foundation in lies, is an effective way of manipulating any electorate. Perhaps it has never been so effectively applied as it was by consecutive US presidents in the wake of 9/11, when they took al-Qaeda, with its slingshot, and portrayed Osama bin Laden’s motley crew as Goliath. Later, when … Continue reading 9/11: Proper criminal investigation should have been the right response, not war

Queen mourns with Americans on 9/11 anniversary, offers thoughts and prayers

Queen Elizabeth II marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by offering her sympathies to the victims, survivors and families affected by the atrocity. In a message to U.S. President Joe Biden, the British monarch remembered the “terrible attacks" on New York and Washington, D.C. Queen Elizabeth II “My thoughts and prayers — … Continue reading Queen mourns with Americans on 9/11 anniversary, offers thoughts and prayers