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There was bomb on Russian plane: Obama

There was bomb on Russian plane: Obama

US President Barack Obama says that the Russian plane that crashed last weekend in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was possibly brought down by a bomb. Obama made the stunning remarks in an interview with Seattle radio station KIRO on Thursday night, a day after CNN reported that the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group or its affiliates planted [&hellip

France ‘to deploy warship’ to Mideast

France ‘to deploy warship’ to Mideast

The French government says it plans to send a flagship aircraft carrier for boosting the operations that are purported to target Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria. France’s presidency said in a statement on Thursday that the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier will be deployed to support the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh. “The [&hellip

Facebook profits jump on ad revenue hike

Facebook profits jump on ad revenue hike

Facebook has reported a jump in profits in the third quarter on the back of increased advertising sales. The social media firm reported a net income rise of 11% to $891m (£579m) in July to September, compared with $806m in the same period last year. Facebook also reported that developing markets had seen strong growth in [&hellip

Mustard gas used in Syria war: OPCW

Mustard gas used in Syria war: OPCW

​The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says chemical weapons have been used in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo in August. An official with the global chemical arms watchdog said on Thursday that weapons experts have come to the conclusion for the first time that mustard gas was used during fighting in [&hellip

Pomp, Fanfare as Magufuli Takes Oath of Office.

Pomp, Fanfare as Magufuli Takes Oath of Office.

    POMP and fanfare graced the inauguration of President John Magufuli yesterday in a historic occasion attended by nine heads of state and governments in addition to local, regional and international leaders at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Dr Magufuli and Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan took their oaths of office minutes before [&hellip

Next 9/11 coming from Syria: Graham

Next 9/11 coming from Syria: Graham

US Senator Lindsey Graham has said the US Congress is unlikely to reach an agreement on a war authorization against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Syria, where “the next 9/11 is coming from.” “I think Democrats and a few Republicans have absolutely no clue as to the threats that we face,” the South Carolina Republican said [&hellip

Bahrain arrests dozens of protesters

Bahrain arrests dozens of protesters

Bahraini security forces have stormed the homes of anti-government protesters in different parts of the capital, Manama, arresting dozens of people. The raids happened in different districts and villages, including Sitra, Diya and Malkiya, in Manama on Tuesday night. According to Bahrain’s al-Merat website, 45 Bahrainis have so far been arrested by Al Khalifa security forces [&hellip

Bombing leaves 12 dead in Egypt’s Sinai

Bombing leaves 12 dead in Egypt’s Sinai

At least twelve people, among them civilians, have lost their lives and 20 others sustained injuries in a car bomb explosion that targeted security personnel in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula. Security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the incident took place in the city of el-Arish, situated 344 kilometers (214 miles) northeast of the [&hellip

Uganda Presidency: Museveni and Mbabazi Hold Rallies.

Uganda Presidency: Museveni and Mbabazi Hold Rallies.

    Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and his former prime minister Amama Mbabazi have each been officially sanctioned as presidential candidates. Mr Mbabazi is trying to unseat his former ally at the elections in early 2016. The two men held big rallies in the capital Kampala on Tuesday, from where Catherine Byaruhanga reports.     [&hellip

Scores Dead in South Sudan Plane Crash.

Scores Dead in South Sudan Plane Crash.

    A Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed after taking off from the airport in South Sudan’s capital, killing at least 41 people on the flight and on the ground, airport officials told Al Jazeera. A crew member and a child on board survived, presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told Reuters news [&hellip