Russian warplane shot down at Syria-Turkey border  -LIVE UPDATES
Nov24

Russian warplane shot down at Syria-Turkey border -LIVE UPDATES

A Russian warplane has gone down near the Turkish-Syrian border after an apparent attack. Turkish and Russian sources have given conflicting reports about the incident, which has the potential to escalate the tension between Russia and NATO member Turkey.   24 November 2015 14:38 GMT Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will chair a security meeting later on Tuesday to discuss the incident involving the downed Russian Su-24 bomber....

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Turkish F16 fighter shot down Russian Su24 jet over Syria, MoD confirms (VIDEO)
Nov24

Turkish F16 fighter shot down Russian Su24 jet over Syria, MoD confirms (VIDEO)

The Russian Su24 military jet was shot down by a Turkish F-16 over Syrian territory while returning to Khmeimim airbase, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. The Ministry’s Twitter says that “analysis of the objective monitoring data” showed the downed SU-24 jet did not violate Turkish air space. Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he regards the downing of the SU-24 as “a stab in the back” by...

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Over 37 killed, 181 injured in twin Beirut suicide bombs
Nov12

Over 37 killed, 181 injured in twin Beirut suicide bombs

At least 37 people were killed and nearly 200 injured in two suicide bombs targeting a neighborhood in the south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, a Lebanese new agency The Daily Star reported, with the Red Cross confirming the death toll. The Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said initial reports indicate that two suicide bombers blew themselves up seven minutes apart. The explosions took place outside of a shopping center in...

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Hungary treatment of migrants ‘unacceptable’: UN
Sep17

Hungary treatment of migrants ‘unacceptable’: UN

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday slammed Hungary’s treatment of migrants as unacceptable after police fired tear gas and water cannon at asylum-seekers at its border with Serbia. “I was shocked to see how these refugees and migrants were treated. It’s not acceptable,” Ban told a news conference in response to a question about the border clashes. The U.N. chief stressed that “these were...

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Sabra and Shatila massacre photos and videos
Sep16

Sabra and Shatila massacre photos and videos

  The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the killing of 3,500 civilians, mostly Palestinians , by a militia of the Kataeb Party, also called Phalange, a predominantly Christian Lebanese right-wing party in the Sabra neighborhood and the adjacent Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. From approximately 6:00 pm 16 September to 8:00 am 18 September 1982, a widespread massacre was carried out by the militia virtually under the eyes of...

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Picture of Petra on Israeli tour ad by U.S. group irks Jordanians
Sep16

Picture of Petra on Israeli tour ad by U.S. group irks Jordanians

A U.S. evangelical group has irked Jordanians – including the Arab country’s tourism ministry – for showing its ancient city of Petra as the main image of its “2016 Israel Tour” online. Jordanians on social media considered the move as a snub of their country’s heritage. Some poked fun, commenting that in the same context, Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza could be used to promote a tour in another country or that the Statue...

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