Incidence & Issues

Hezbollah seeks secular, democratic state: MP

Hezbollah is seeking to establish a secular, democratic Lebanese state, party MP Ali Fayyad said Monday. “We [Hezbollah] believe in equality among all the Lebanese, and in this country we seek to establish a nonsectarian, democratic state,” Fayyad said during a visit of the former Israeli Khiam prison in southern Lebanon. He noted that all Lebanese should enjoy equal rights. ...

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Court sets 16 May for verdict in Morsi’s jailbreak trial

Ousted president Morsi’s jailbreak trial will conclude 16 May, with other trials he faces coming to verdicts this Spring Cairo Criminal Court has set 16 May as the date for its final verdict in the jailbreak trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 130 others. The court will rule on charges of the jailbreak of inmates from a number of ...

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U.S. charges three in alleged Russian spy ring in NYC

The U.S. government Monday unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. Evgeny Buryakov, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy conspired to gather economic intelligence on behalf of Russia, including alleged information about U.S. sanctions against the country, and to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, U.S. ...

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Seven men found dead from gunshot wounds in Egypt’s Sinai

A total of seven dead bodies were discovered in North Sinai on Monday Four dead bodies were found in North Sinai on Monday afternoon, bringing the total number of bodies discovered in the area on Monday to seven. The victims, who all died of gunshot wounds, were found in different parts of Sheikh Zwayed and Rafah. According to a security ...

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Police pursuit ends in car fire on Hume Highway at Goulburn, two men arrested

Two men will face court today accused of stealing fuel and leading police on a chase that ended in their car catching fire in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. The pair allegedly left a petrol station on Yass Street at Gunning early Sunday morning without paying for their fuel. Not long after, police spotted their car on the Hume ...

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58 killed as bus runs into truck

Fifty-eight passengers were killed and 22 others injured when a Karachi-bound bus collided head-on with a truck at the Theri Bypass, Khairpur, early on Tuesday morning. The dead comprised 18 children, 17 women and 22 men. The deadly accident occurred when a Karachi-bound coach (JB-5190) coming from Swat collided with a truck (TKJ-511) loaded with coal at the Theri Bypass ...

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Private plane crashes into shipyard in the Bahamas

AT LEAST nine people are feared dead after a private plane crashed into a crane in a shipyard in the Bahamas. The Cessna aircraft was en route to Freeport from Bimini with nine people on board, local news site Tribune 242 reports. More to come.

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Islamic State beheads British hostage Henning

Terror group now threatens American named Peter Kassig; PM Cameron condemns ‘brutal, repulsive’ killing British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday night confirmed the “brutal murder” of aid worker Alan Henning by the Islamic State group and vowed to bring his killers to justice. “The brutal murder of Alan Henning by ISIL (another term for IS jihadists) shows just how ...

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Latest hostage video shows IS ‘fears isolation and attack

The newest footage, for once devoid of graphic savagery, shows the terrorist group is trying to rebrand itself as a ‘reasonable’ organization with which the West can negotiate A dramatic change of tone in the latest hostage video released by the Islamic State has convinced experts that the jihadist group is isolated and fearful of a US assault. Where three ...

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Man threatened to kill ex-wife if she refused to become his wife again

Dubai: An employee has been accused of cursing and threatening to kill his ex-wife if she refused to become his wife again. The 29-year-old Syrian employee, S.A., was said to have waited for his wife outside her workplace, cursed her and threatened to kill her when she walked out of her work place in June. The suspect failed to show ...

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