Turkey bombs Kurdish region in Iraq after diplomat killed

Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on the Kurdish region in northern Iraq in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country’s defence minister said. The Turkish vice consul to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead on Wednesday in the local capital Erbil. Police sources said two other[…]

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Bombs laid by IS hamper Iraqi troops in Ramadi

Islamic State militants left Ramadi’s streets and buildings boobytrapped with bombs, hampering efforts to rebuild the city two weeks after Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism forces claimed victory against the militant group there, officials said. Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, was touted as the first major success for Iraq’s army since[…]

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Bombs, war crimes and our diminished sensitivity

OPINION by Rana Dasgupta – On April 28, 1937, Pablo Picasso read the front-page headlines in L’Humanite: “One thousand incendiary bombs dropped by Hitler and Mussolini’s planes reduce the city of Guernica to ashes. An incalculable number of dead and wounded. For how long can the world tolerate the terrifying[…]

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Bombs found on bus at border post

Two hundred bombs have been found in a bus that had come from Zimbabwe at the Beitbridge border post, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Wednesday. “Sars officials discovered 200 explosive detonating devices in a bus at the Beitbridge border post on June 23, 2015 [Tuesday],” it said in[…]

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2 bombs rock Athlone

Two explosions shook the Athlone area late on Thursday night at a car dealership and a local shopping complex. Police confirmed the amount of explosions heard in surrounding neighbourhoods after two pipe bombs left broken glass and a burning car outside Auto Belgravia in Belgravia Road and a small shopping[…]

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