The massive explosions in China’s northern city of Tianjin are now known to have killed at least 50 people. More than 700 have been injured and hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of casualties. The blasts, at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals, destroyed tower blocks and burned out[…]
Explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least 44 people, including at least a dozen firefighters, and injured nearly 400 and sent shockwaves through the city. Chinese state news said the blasts started late on Wednesday after a container of “hazardous[…]
Two assailants have opened fire at the US consulate building in Istanbul and engaged in a gunfight with security personnel, according to local media reports. One of the assailants, a female, was wounded in the attack and captured by the police in an apartment nearby, media said, adding that police[…]
A truck bomb has killed at least 15 people and injured about 400 more in central Kabul, near an Afghan army base in the city’s District 8, police sources have told Al Jazeera. The explosion occurred early on Friday morning, rattling nearby homes. “Moments ago there was a car bomb[…]
At least four Palestinians from the same family have been killed, and 43 people were injured, in the Gaza Strip after Israeli military ordnance left over from last summer’s 50-day war exploded, a Palestinian health official has said. Ashraf al-Qidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said on Thursday that the[…]
At least 27 people have been killed and 100 wounded in an explosion at a cultural centre in the southeastern town of Suruc near Turkey’s border with Syria, according to the Turkish interior ministry. Officials said three government ministers were on their way to the scene of Monday’s blast, which[…]
Dozens of Palestinians were injured in a large explosion in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, witnesses and medics said. Medical sources said at least 70 Palestinians were injured. Fifteen of those were taken to al-Shifa hospital for treatment as a result of the explosion. The Palestinian ministry of interior[…]
At least four people were killed and 10 others wounded when a car rammed into a busy restaurant and exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu, local sources told Al Jazeera. The blast on Tuesday targeted the Bonoodo restaurant located near the city’s Central Hotel, which was the scene of a[…]
A large explosion struck a Syrian intelligence building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, setting off heavy clashes between insurgents and government troops, two activist groups said. The Aleppo Media Center and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the massive blast hit a branch of the[…]
Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said. A car bomb at a bus station in Gombe city killed at least 20 people and injured 60, according to Red Cross official Abubakar Yakubu. Those killed were “burned[…]
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