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Daily Archives: August 5, 2015

‘Make or break time for Aussie captain’

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke’s Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Australian media said on Tuesday, saying he looks ‘lost’ and knows the end is near. Scores of 10 and three during Australia’s eight-wicket defeat by England in ...

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FBI probing security of Hillary Clinton’s email server

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the security of the private email server that Hillary Clinton used when she was secretary of state. The FBI has contacted in the past week a technology firm based in Denver, Colorado, that helped manage the unusual system, The Washington Post reported on ...

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Russia says position on Syria will not change

Russia’s deputy foreign minister says Moscow will keep supporting Syria in its fight against terrorism. Mikhail Bogdanov said on Tuesday that Russia’s position on Syria has not changed and will not change, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported. “Russia’s stance isn’t changeable according to circumstances, and we are committed to ...

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China asks US to help fight Muslim militants in Xinjiang region

BEIJING: China has appealed for United States support in fighting Islamist militants in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, saying they are also a threat to the US. Chinese officials say the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) recruits Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority from Xinjiang, and trains them ...

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Copter crash kills 16 police officers in Colombia

At least 16 police officers have been killed in Colombia in a helicopter crash in a dense wooded region northeast of the capital, Bogota. Colombia’s Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas told reporters that the accident happened on Tuesday when the US-made Black UH-60 Hawk carrying a total of 18 soldiers ...

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Yemen air defense downs Saudi Apache copter: Local media

An Apache helicopter gunship operated by Saudi military forces has been downed by the Yemeni air defense forces in western Yemen, local media say. Yemeni media outlets said on Wednesday that the Yemeni army’s air defense forces downed the helicopter with a surface-to-air missile in the district of Harad in ...

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Syria army retakes several areas in Hama from terrorists

Syrian government forces have managed to retake control of several areas in Syria’s western province of Hama, Press TV reports. The areas retaken include the town of Qastoun and a number of nearby hilltops. Heavy clashes with Takfiri militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorist group preceded the retaking of ...

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