INTERNATIONAL A year after a massive explosion at Beirut Port devastated the Lebanese capital, the victims’ grieving families are still waiting for answers, accountability and justice. More than 200 people were killed and 6,500 wounded when hundreds of tonnes of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertiliser stored in the port for six years[…]
In Beirut on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the scene of the massive explosion that killed at least 137 people and left some 5,000 wounded. As he walked through the historic Gemmayzeh neighbourhood with its century-old buildings – many now destroyed or unsafe – he spoke to the victims[…]
“Hospitals are full as they are specialised for coronavirus cases so they cannot assist with injuries. Many people are still under the destroyed buildings and some are in the sea. What’s happening now is a disaster. We don’t know how to respond because the need is so huge.” These are[…]
At least 14 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded in a suicide bomb blast near Kabul’s international airport that struck minutes after Afghan Vice President Rashid Dostum returned to the country from more than a year in exile, police said. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said the[…]
Five people have been killed and 10 more injured in Somalia after a bomb detonated in a football stadium in the Lower Shabelle region. The blast, which occurred in the southwestern town of Barawe, has been attributed to the al-Shabab rebel group. “We believe al-Shabab was behind it and that[…]
The death toll from Saturday’s truck bomb blast in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has surged to at least 276 people, according to the country’s information minister. Abdirahman Osman on Sunday said on Twitter that around 300 others were also wounded in the powerful explosion at a busy road junction, which flattened[…]
In Pakistan’s deadliest attack in more than two years, a suicide bomber has struck a crowded Sufi shrine, killing at least 75 people including women and children. Hundreds of others were also wounded in Thursday’s attack as they performed a ritual at the famous Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan[…]
At least two policeman have been killed and five others wounded after a small bomb blew up near a mass Eid prayer congregation in northern Bangladesh, officials said. At least 200,000 people were gathered near a school in the northern Kishoreganj district when the bomb exploded on the premises of[…]
An explosion at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport has left four injured and hospitalized, according to local media. A “home-made” device, possibly fireworks, is suspected. Images from the scene show people being taken to ambulances as eyewitnesses gathered. According to CCTV, the Sunday afternoon blast left at least four people injured. Police[…]
Somali authorities said on Thursday at least 16 people were killed and 55 wounded in a car bomb and gun attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu where sporadic gunfire could still be heard on Thursday. Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, affiliated with al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack[…]
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