Central Mogadishu in pandemonium as al-Shabaab militants attack government ministry building

Central Mogadishu was shaken on Saturday by a car bomb blast at a government ministry building, with Islamist group al-Shabaab claiming responsibility for the attack in the Somali capital. “The first blast took place at the Ministry of Labor … there are also other ministry buildings near the scene. It was a suicide car bomb… Read More Central Mogadishu in pandemonium as al-Shabaab militants attack government ministry building

Syrian forces defeat Islamic State, capture final enclave of self-proclaimed caliphate

U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting. “Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished,” Mustafa Bali, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman, wrote on Twitter, declaring the total elimination… Read More Syrian forces defeat Islamic State, capture final enclave of self-proclaimed caliphate

Four dead, several injured following two explosions at Farmers Day celebration in Afghanistan

Two explosions went off at a celebration in a stadium in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 31, government officials said. The blasts came during a Farmers Day celebration in the southern city that was attended by nearly 1,000 people. The governor of Helmand province, Mohammad Yasin Khan,… Read More Four dead, several injured following two explosions at Farmers Day celebration in Afghanistan