OPINION by David Lepeska – Four score and a dozen years ago, when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk forged a new republic from the detritus of a fallen empire, he chose as its capital not the great, storied metropolis of Constantinople, but Ankara, hoping to unite his people in the Turkish heartland[…]
A hotel in Yemen’s second city of Aden which Khaled Bahah, the prime minister and vice president, and members of the government are using as a base has been hit by several blasts. Government officials said Bahah was not hurt in Tuesday morning’s attack, but there were other casualties. It[…]
Suicide bombers have struck a mosque in Yemen’s capital in an attack targeting Shia worshippers that killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens, medics and witnesses said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Sanaa has been shaken by a string of bombings by the Islamic State of[…]
Heavy bombardment by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have killed at least 32 civilians in the northern city of Aleppo, sources told Al Jazeera. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that the attack on Monday, targeted the Al-Shaar neighbourhood in Aleppo city’s[…]
A Kuwaiti court has sentenced seven suspects to death over the Imam al-Sadiq Mosque bombing, which killed at least 26 people and injured more than 200 others, the country’s state news agency reported. Kuwait’s criminal court on Tuesday sentenced eight others to two and 15 years behind bars and acquitted[…]
Police hunting those responsible for Thailand’s deadliest bombing arrested a second foreign suspect on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. The Aug. 17 attack on a Bangkok Hindu shrine killed 20 people and injured more than 100. Fourteen foreigners were among those killed in a blast the military government said[…]
Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing arrested a foreign man on Saturday they said fitted the description of a suspect seen leaving a rucksack at the site of the Bangkok blast nearly two weeks ago. Police raided an apartment in a northern suburb of the capital on[…]
At least 19 people have been killed and 47 others injured when explosives carried by a girl, aged about 10, detonated in a crowded market in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, police have said. No one claimed responsibility for Sunday’s explosion but the latest attack bears the hallmarks of the[…]
Gunfire and explosions have been reported in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, hours after a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into a convoy belonging to foreign forces, security officials said. Police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said that armed men entered a building close to an installation used by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency on[…]
A legislator and a deputy mayor were among many killed in a suicide bomb attack Friday on a hotel near the presidential palace in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, a Somali lawmaker said. One person rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, and another[…]
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