Four people were wounded in an explosion on Wednesday at the non-Muslim cemetery in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah during a ceremony commemorating the armistice marking the end of World War 1. The event at the coastal city’s Khawajaat Cemetery included diplomats from several European countries. It is not clear if any[…]
An explosion at a religious school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least seven people and wounded 109 others, police and health officials say. The blast occurred at the Speen Jamaat mosque, which also serves as a religious school for the local community in the city’s[…]
A series of massive explosions rocked the Jordanian city of Zarqa early on Friday, but there were no initial reports of casualties and authorities said the blasts were probably caused by an electrical short circuit at a nearby military munitions depot. Huge orange flames lit the desert night sky after[…]
A Chilean rescue team said it detected signs of life underneath the rubble of a building that collapsed in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut one month ago. A member of the TOPOS CHILE rescue team told Al Jazeera that, using a scanning machine, it discovered signs of a[…]
Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over this week’s blast amid clashes between protesters and riot police near parliament. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr at the scene said civil society groups have been calling on people to[…]
A government-led investigation is under way in Lebanon to probe the cause of the massive explosion that ripped through the capital, Beirut. The government announced on Wednesday that those responsible for guarding and storage at Beirut’s port – the epicentre of the blast – would be placed under house arrest[…]
“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[…]
It was only after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut that most people in Lebanon learned about the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a hangar at the city’s port. The detonation of the material – used in bombs and fertilisers – sent shockwaves through the Lebanese capital, killing[…]
Dozens of passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb. A passenger bus travelling on the Kandahar-Herat highway hit a “Taliban roadside bomb” and at least 32 were killed and 17 wounded, said Muhibullah Muhib, the spokesman for[…]
At least six people have been killed after a bomb detonated near university premises in Afghanistan‘s capital on Friday, officials said. Wahidullah Mayar, the Health Ministry spokesman, wrote on Twitter that another 27 people were wounded in Friday’s explosion. Reports said the blast took place near Kabul University’s southern entrance. There[…]
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