Terror: Gunman kills five at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida

At least five people have been shot dead and eight others wounded in a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the US state of Florida. Florida’s Broward County Sheriff’s office confirmed Friday’s shooting in an update on Twitter. The office also stated that a suspect was currently in custody at the airport. The office later said that the…

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Iraqi man opens Trump-themed fish restaurant in Kurdistan

A fish restaurant inspired by US President-elect Donald Trump has opened in Iraqi Kurdisatan. Trump Fish was opened by Nadyar Zawiti, who told CNN he had heard Trump say he was a supporter of Kurdish forces and wanted the US to help them fight Islamic State. Zawiti said he named the restaurant after Trump because he admired him and hoped…

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Migrants hide in suitcase, dashboard of car in an attempt to enter Spain

Two Moroccans who attempted to smuggle migrants into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta  – two hidden in a car and one in a suitcase have been arrested. When police checked a car on Monday one person was found hidden in the dashboard and another in the hollowed-out back seat. The man and woman, thought to be Guineans, received first…

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Turkey gets hit again as 39 die in terror attack

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing about 39 people and wounding 40 others in what the province’s governor described as a terror attack. Gov. Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside…

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Donald Trump urges Isreal to stay strong till he assumes office

US President-elect Donald Trump has admonished Israel to stay strong till he assumes office next month. In his reaction following UN Security vote against Israel settlements in Palestine via Twitter  in which US abstained and refused to veto the decision. Trump said, Israel was treated with disdain and disrespect. In two tweets issued on Wednesday morning New York time, Mr…

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Netanyahu to Obama: “Friends don’t take friends to the Security Council”

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu started his weekly cabinet meeting today (Dec. 25) with a strong critique of US president Barack Obama. Accusing the White House of a “complete contradiction” in both American policy and a 2011 pledge from the president to keep the terms of a Middle East peace agreement from being dictated by the United Nations, Netanyahu lamented…

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The Queen’s Christmas Message 2016

The Queen's Christmas Message 2016

Find below the full transcript of Queen’s 2016 Christmas Message: There was a time when British Olympic medal winners became household names because there were so few of them. But the 67 medals at this year’s Games in Rio and 147 at the Paralympics meant that the GB medallists’ reception at Buckingham Palace was a crowded and happy event. Throughout…

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Russian jet carrying about 90 people including famous Alexandrov Ensemble crashes near Sochi

A body has been found in the Black Sea after a Russian military jet with 92 people on board crashed shortly after take-off, the defence ministry said. The plane was carrying 64 members of the renowned military choir and dance band, the Alexandrov Ensemble, including its conductor Valery Khalilov. The ensemble, better known as the Red Army Choir, was heading…

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UN Security Council Condemns Israeli Settlements in Palestine – US abstains

UN Security Council has adopted resolutions condemning  Israeli settlements in occupied territories. US abstains Details later….

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Berlin market attack suspect Anis Amri shot dead by police in Milan 

The Berlin market attack suspect Anis Amri has been shot dead by police in Milan, Italian state prosecutors say. The man was approached by police during a routine patrol in the Sesto San Giovanni area of Milan at around 03:00 on Friday (02:00GMT). The fingerprints of the dead man match those of the Tunisian main suspect in the truck bombing in…

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