The US embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone came under attack from rocket fire on Sunday evening. Five rockets crashed into a riverbank near the embassy in the Iraqi capital without causing any injuries, the US Joint Operations Command said in a statement, but AFP news agency citing a[…]
A powerful explosion has rocked Kabul in Afghanistan, in the capital’s downtown area near the ministry of defence, killing at least 10 people and sending dozens to the hospital, the interior ministry said. The bomb went off during morning rush hour in the capital when the strees were filled with people.[…]
The United States plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on 14 May, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, a US official confirmed on Friday. In December, US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and signalled Washington’s intention to relocate its embassy. The move infuriated[…]
US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, according to senior White House officials. The announcement, which is expected at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, comes amid global[…]
United States President Donald Trump signed a presidential waiver on Thursday, delaying the implementation of a congressional decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to several media outlets. The six-month, renewable waiver has been signed by every US President for the past two decades. On[…]
Twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie will return to the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday as the case alleging they were planning to set off explosives in South Africa continues. The men face three counts of contravening the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act after being arrested[…]
A senior Palestinian official warned US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday that moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would destroy prospects of peace with Israel and push the region into turmoil. The remarks by the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Saeb Erekat, came as Israeli officials praised Trump’s[…]
The bail application of the twin brothers accused of planning to bomb the US embassy is expected to continue on Tuesday in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Brandon Lee and Tony Lee Thulsie were arrested in July and face charges with conspiracy and incitement to commit the crime of terrorism and[…]
Two brothers allegedly linked to ISIS (Islamic State) were planning to set off explosives at a US embassy and “Jewish institutions” in South Africa, according to their charge sheet at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, both 24, face terrorism-related charges. Two others who were arrested[…]
US government and business interests in South Africa are under threat from extremists, that country’s embassy warned on Tuesday. “The US Diplomatic Mission to South Africa has received information that extremists may be targeting US interests in South Africa, to possibly include US Government facilities and other facilities identifiable with[…]
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