Sixteen militants killed, four arrested as Egyptian Army kicks off anti-jihadist operations

Sixteen militants were killed and four arrested in a major security operation launched by Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian military said on Sunday, the first casualties in a campaign aimed at crushing insurgents behind a string of attacks. The military also said in a statement carried by state television that 66 targets, arms depots and… Read More Sixteen militants killed, four arrested as Egyptian Army kicks off anti-jihadist operations

Gunman shoots four dead, kills self in Kentucky shooting spree 

Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeastern Kentucky, officials said on Sunday. Police received a 911 call about 4 p.m. on Saturday about a shooting at a rural home near Paintsville, about 160 miles (260 km) southeast of Louisville,… Read More Gunman shoots four dead, kills self in Kentucky shooting spree 

Scores dead as Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashes in Russia

A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes. Temperatures were around minus 5 degrees Celsius with periodic snowfall when the short-haul AN-148 operated by Saratov Airlines took off for the city of Orsk in Orenburg… Read More Scores dead as Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashes in Russia

Boko Haram release abducted University of Maiduguri lecturers, security officials’ wives

​Three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State have been released. This was disclosed in a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Buhari in the statement expressed delight at the development while being briefed by the Department of State Services (DSS). Also… Read More Boko Haram release abducted University of Maiduguri lecturers, security officials’ wives

Two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to domestic disturbance call 

Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, officials said. The two officers were immediately fired upon when they entered an apartment responding to a 911 call that had hung up, Westerville… Read More Two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to domestic disturbance call 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks

​North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks

Italians organize anti-racism rally following shooting spree on black migrants 

​Thousands of Italians marched against racism on Saturday in the city of Macerata where a man opened fire on African migrants a week ago, injuring six people in what police said was a racially motivated attack. The shootings have dominated recent days of campaigning for Italy’s March 4 parliamentary elections in which immigration is a… Read More Italians organize anti-racism rally following shooting spree on black migrants