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Daily Archives: August 5, 2016

Obama warns of Daesh sleeper cells in the US

US President Barack Obama says Daesh (ISIL) terrorists are losing ground in Syria and Iraq, but the United States will continue its campaign “aggressively” against them. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday, Obama said Daesh will “inevitably” be defeated, but the situation is complex, and cannot be solved ...

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Israeli extremists injure herdswoman, butcher goats

Suspected Israeli extremists have injured a young Palestinian herdswoman and slaughtered 11 of her goats in a knife attack in the west of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Masked men launched the knife attack against the flock and started a blaze northeast of the city of Ramallah, The Times of Israel ...

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South Africa’s ruling ANC concedes defeat in key town

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party has conceded defeat in municipal elections in a key industrial town in the country’s south. Partial results showed on Friday that the main opposition party, Democratic Alliance (DA), was leading ANC with six percentage points in the industrial city of Port Elizabeth. ...

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UN rights chief blames South Sudan army for ‘killings, rapes’

The United Nations human rights chief says South Sudanese government troops have committed human rights violations, including ethnically-targeted killings and rapes, during renewed clashes in Juba and elsewhere. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement on Thursday that while crossfire during the worst of ...

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Gunmen raid market in northeast India, kill 12

Members of a militant group have opened fire on people at a crowded market in India’s northeast, killing 12 people and leaving 15 others wounded. The assailants carried out the attack at a weekly market in Kokrajhar, which is located some 220 kilometers west of Assam State’s capital, Guwahati, on Friday, ...

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Saudi military violates human rights in Yemen: UN report

A confidential UN report says Saudi Arabia has deliberately bombed civilian targets in Yemen and killed children during an ongoing military campaign against its impoverished neighbor. The report by a panel of UN experts cited a Saudi airstrike on a village house in southern Lahij Province on May 25 in which six civilians, including four children, ...

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Syrian army soldiers deal hard blows to militants across Aleppo

Syrian government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have managed to thwart a string of militant attacks in the western and southern parts of the strategic northwestern city of Aleppo, Press TV reports. On Thursday, the Syrian troops lobbed a barrage of artillery rounds at three militant positions as army fighter ...

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