SAMARRA, IRAQ - Five rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase hosting U.S. soldiers Sunday, wounding two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers, in the latest attack coinciding with tensions between Baghdad's allies Tehran and Washington. Two of the rockets fired at Balad airbase, north of Baghdad, crashed into a dormitory and a canteen of U.S ... ....
Nearly 800 people were killed by police in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro in the past nine months, as raids remain a terrifying routine for favela families – despite a supreme court ruling to halt incursions during the coronavirus pandemic ...Black lives shattered. outrage as boy, 14, is Brazil police's latest victim. Read more ... Photograph ... .
Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said would strengthen political and economic ties between the countries as the two countries’ air forces launched a joint exercise ...Elbit will supply kits to upgrade and operate Greece’s T-6 aircraft and also provide training, simulators and logistical support ... .
Police in Pakistan said a hardline Islamist group had taken six security personnel hostage at its headquarters in Lahore on Sunday after a week of violent clashes following the arrest of the group's leader ... The authorities responded by arresting its leader, prompting supporters to hold protests and sit-ins across Pakistan ... .
A Tesla car was involved in a deadly crash in Texas, US on Sunday that killed two men, according to US media reports. The police that arrived at the scene said preliminary investigation determines... .
By Gilad Atzmon. Gibraltar currently has the world’s worst Covid-19 death rate per capita (2791 per million at time of publication). The disaster started on December 12, when an unprecedented surge in cases was witnessed (see graph below). Until that point in time, like in other European countries, Covid cases had been in constant decline for a while.
In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat. It was an undeniable triumph for the host nation. This time, the TokyoGames will be a multibillion-dollar test of survival in the midst of a lingering pandemic ...Foreign fans are not allowed ... ___ ... ___ ... ___.
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Damascus, April 19 (IANS) The Syrian presidential elections will be held in May, seven years after the last polls took place in the war-torn country, the country's Parliament announced ... Sabbagh called on those who wish to run to submit their candidacy applications to the Supreme Constitutional Court within a period of 10 days which ends on April 28.