Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hezbollah warns Iran able to bombard Israel if war starts

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has warned that Iran "is able to bombard Israel with ferocity and force" if a war breaks out with the United States. Sayed Hassan Nasrallah's remarks were broadcast on the movement's Al-Manar television on Friday, following weeks of increasing tensions between the United States and Iran. "When the Americans understand that…

Suicide-bomb attack targets wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

At least six people have been killed and 14 others wounded after a suicide bomber, believed to be in his early teens, targeted a wedding celebration in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, according to local officials. The attacker set off his explosives early on Friday inside the house of a pro-government commander in Pachir Aw Agam district, police…

What are the 10 stages of genocide?

July 11 marks the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the worst atrocity on European soil since the Holocaust. In July, 1995, Serb forces systematically killed more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys in the so-called UN-protected enclave in Srebrenica, Bosnia. But what led to the massacre? In the nineties, genocide scholar Gregory H…

UN rapporteur urges US action over Khashoggi report

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, have warned that democratic values worldwide would be at risk should Saudi Arabia escape accountability for his murder. At an event in London on Tuesday night, they called on the international community to act upon a report published by Callamard…

Israel’s separation wall endures, 15 years after ICJ ruling

In the occupied West Bank, the long, concrete separation wall winds through the landscape, slicing through Palestinian communities, agricultural fields and farmlands in a steady manner. The wall, which Israel began constructing in 2002 at the height of the second intifada, has been described by Israeli officials as a necessary security precaution against terrorism. Palestinians…

The women leading efforts for female rights at talks with Taliban

Doha, Qatar - Jamila Afghani, a prominent women's rights activist, was getting ready to address a peace dialogue attended by Afghan leaders and Taliban representatives in Doha, when she got the news of an attack back home. Taliban fighters had just detonated a car bomb close to the office of Afghanistan's main intelligence service in Ghazni, killing…

Tsipras concedes defeat to New Democracy party in Greece election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has conceded defeat in a general election to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, his office said, after exit polls indicated a clear victory for centre-right New Democracy (ND) party. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told the state-run ERT television: "This is a big win for New Democracy. People believed in their programme despite…

UN Security Council calls for Libya ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council has called on Libya's warring parties to commit to a ceasefire after a deadly air raid on a detention centre for migrants and refugees near the capital, Tripoli.  "The members of the Security Council stressed the need for all parties to urgently de-escalate the situation and to commit to a ceasefire,"…

Iran demands UK release Syria-bound oil tanker held in Gibraltar

Iran has condemned the "illegal" seizure of an oil tanker by the United Kingdom in Gibraltar and demanded its immediate release. A senior Iranian foreign ministry official "described the UK move as unacceptable" in a meeting with the British ambassador, who had been summoned to hear a formal protest, the ministry said in a statement on…

Erdogan: US scrapping F-35 jet deal with Turkey would be robbery

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it would be "robbery" for the United States to deny Turkey the F-35 fighter jets it has bought, according to remarks published in Turkish media. "If you have a customer and that customer is making payments like clockwork, how can you not give that customer their goods? The…
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Joker Trailer Gives Us A Chilling First Look At Joaquin Phoenix’s...

Forget what you may have heard: Todd Phillips' Joker isn't what you're expecting. "It's a tragedy," the director told attendees at this year's CinemaCon on Tuesday (April 2) before debuting the very first teaser trailer for the DC Films flick. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as failed stand up comedian Arthur Fleck — before he becomes Gotham's resident Clown Prince…

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