Kabul hotel attack ends as three gunmen killed; two foreigners injured

Kabul hotel attack ends as three gunmen killed; two foreigners injured

KABUL, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Armed men opened fire on Monday inside a hotel in central Kabul popular with Chinese nationals in an attack that ended when at least three gunmen were killed by security forces, the Taliban-run administration said. Two foreigners were injured while trying to escape by jumping from the hotel balcony, Taliban … Read more

Suspected suicide blast at Indonesian police station kills two

Suspected suicide blast at Indonesian police station kills two

BANDUNG, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Two people were killed and eight wounded in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Wednesday when a suspected Islamic militant who may have been angered by the country’s new criminal code blew himself up at a police station, authorities said. Ahmad Ramadhan, head of the public information bureau for the … Read more

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

At least 14 injured in two blasts at bus stops Hamas praises attack, does not claim responsibility Explosions recall bus bomb attacks in 2000-05 JERUSALEM, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 other people, in what appeared to … Read more

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

ISTANBUL, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The Turkish defence ministry said early on Sunday it carried out air strikes on outlawed Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq, which it said were used to carry out attacks on Turkey. The strikes targeted bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish … Read more

Six dead in Istanbul blast, Erdogan says it ‘smells like terrorism’

Six dead in Istanbul blast, Erdogan says it ‘smells like terrorism’

Explosion on busy pedestrian avenue wounds 81 Erdogan calls it a bomb, vows culprits to be punished No one has claimed responsibility for blast Turkish cities were targeted in series of attacks in 2015-2016 ISTANBUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Six people were killed and 81 others wounded on Sunday when an explosion rocked a busy … Read more

Kenya deploys troops to Congo to help end decades of bloodshed

Kenya deploys troops to Congo to help end decades of bloodshed

NAIROBI, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Kenya’s President William Ruto on Wednesday officially deployed troops to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to join an East African regional force aiming to end decades of bloodshed. The seven countries of the East African Community (EAC), which Congo joined this year, agreed in April to set up a joint … Read more

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in ‘clear assassination’ attempt

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in ‘clear assassination’ attempt

Former cricketer Imran Khan shot in the shin ‘It was a clear assassination attempt,’ says aide Khan was leading march on Islamabad to demand snap elections Pakistan has long history of political violence LAHORE, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin on Thursday when his anti-government protest … Read more

US and UK warn of possible attack in Nigeria’s capital

US and UK warn of possible attack in Nigeria’s capital

LAGOS, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The United States and Britain on Sunday warned of a possible terrorist attack in Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja, especially aimed at government buildings, places of worship and schools, among other targets. Nigeria is fighting an Islamist insurgency mainly in the northeast, but in July the Islamic State claimed responsibility for … Read more

Russian commander admits situation is ‘tense’ for his forces in Ukraine

Russian commander admits situation is ‘tense’ for his forces in Ukraine

Ukrainians press offensives to retake ‘annexed’ regions Russia moves some civilians from four towns in Kherson region Russia destroys power and water infrastructure across Ukraine KYIV, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The new commander of Russian forces in Ukraine made a rare acknowledgment of the pressures they are under from Ukrainian offensives to retake southern and … Read more

Intense fighting flares in Ukraine’s Donetsk region

Intense fighting flares in Ukraine’s Donetsk region

KYIV, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces was taking place around two towns in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Bakhmut and Soledar, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday. Fighting has been particularly intense this weekend in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which make up the larger industrial Donbas, … Read more