A man shot dead his daughter, six grandchildren at his home before committing suicide in Florida.
Scotland has rejected independence. Scotland will retain its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom.
Houthi fighters have infiltrated another area near the capital city, according to officials.
Attempts to find a political solution or establish a meaningful political dialogue in Bahrain have reached a deadlock.
A number of Israeli settlers attacked several Palestinian cars driving on main Jenin-Tulkarem road, SW of Jenin.
Israeli District Court in Jerusalem ordered six Palestinian children under house arrest for one week.
Israeli soldiers invaded Nahhalin village where they kidnapped four Palestinians; one in Mareeha village and another in Jerusalem.
Israel killed 570 and injured 3,120 children during the nearly month-long offensive on Gaza. The number of elderly killed was 95 and 368 were injured. Total number of Palestinians killed was 2,050 and 10,330 were injured, these figures are based on information provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as of August 21.
Birmingham Ladywood MP has been branded “shameful”, “extremely irresponsible” and accused of “stirring up tensions” and behaving in a inappropriately by leaders of Britain’s Jewish communities for taking part in a protest against a supermarket stocking goods from illegal Israeli settlements in Palestinian Occupied Territories.
There is something particularly pernicious about the latest Israeli massacres in Gaza. The indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinian men, women, children and babies is as inhumane as in the two previous mass killings and atrocities. Only this time it was carried out under a renewed vigour and defiance of all international norms and a barrage of propaganda that much of the media has seemed keen to lap up to try to justify the unjustifiable, the blatant immorality of the intransigent aggressor devouring the victims as mere fodder.
It would appear to be no coincidence that the latest wave of financial sanctions targeted against Muslim charities coincides with Israel’s renewed killings of Palestinians in Gaza. Several Islamic organisations in Britain have suddenly found that their bank accounts have been closed without any explanation by HSBC including Ummah Welfare Trust, Finsbury Park Mosque and The Cordoba Foundation.
Be it Marlon Brando’s activism in the US civil right movement in the 60s, Sean Penn’s defiant political pilgrimages to Castro’s Cuba or more recently George Clooney’s support for the people in Darfur and Ukraine. It seems that no political world issue is taboo in LaLa land - no issue that is except the plight of the Palestinians.
Leaked internal documents released earlier this month has revealed UK-German surveillance company, Gamma Group International, has sold spy software to Bahrain during the regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists.
The fall of Mosul in Iraq on June 10 to the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Sham [ISIS] may have shocked the world but it was no surprise to many analysts who had been monitoring the increasing sophistication of the group in conducting several operations across wide territory. Nor was it a surprise to the US, with intelligence and defence officials warning for over a year that ISIS was planning to take over large parts of Iraq.
Commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War was, of course, necessary. Four years of conflict, the like of which had never been seen before, resulted in 37 million dead. It wasn’t, unfortunately, The War to End All Wars and it goes without saying that as we mourn those who died for their king and country, entire regions continue to be ravaged by conflict.