Bahrain executes three Shia Muslims over police killings (see photos)

Bahrain on Sunday executed three Shi’ite Muslim men convicted of killing three policemen in a 2014 bomb attack. The executions happened less than a week after the country’s highest court confirmed the punishment against Abbas al-Samea, 27, Sami Mushaima, 42, and Ali al-Singace, 21, found guilty of killing one Emirati and two Bahraini police officers.… Read More Bahrain executes three Shia Muslims over police killings (see photos)

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Woman sentenced to death for burning daughter alive in Pakistan…Read full details

A woman in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for burning her daughter alive in what she describes as “honor killing”. Parveen Bibi told a court in Punjab that she killed her daughter “for bringing shame to her family,” police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar confirms to CNN. Parveen’s son Ahmer Rafique was sentenced to life in… Read More Woman sentenced to death for burning daughter alive in Pakistan…Read full details

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PKK bombing leaves 4 cops dead in southeastern Turkey…read details

Four Turkish police officers have lost their lives and two others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb explosion that targeted their patrol vehicle in Turkey’s southeastern and Kurdish-populated province of Diyarbakir. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said militants with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, also known as the PKK, detonated the explosives near… Read More PKK bombing leaves 4 cops dead in southeastern Turkey…read details

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Iraqi CTS commander: 90% of Mosul liberated from Daesh Terrorists

A high ranking commander in Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says that around 90 percent of eastern Mosul has been purged of its Daeshi occupiers. Staff Lieutenant General Abdulghani al-Assadi made the announcement late on Monday as clashes are raging on between CTS forces and Takfiri terrorists. Meanwhile, CTS spokesman Sabah al-Noman said that Iraqi forces… Read More Iraqi CTS commander: 90% of Mosul liberated from Daesh Terrorists

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Egypt: At least 8 police killed by gunmen in Egypt’s New Valley province

Gunmen have attacked a security checkpoint in Egypt, killing at least eight policemen and injuring three more. According to state television, the attack took place on Monday night at the Naqb checkpoint located in the country’s New Valley province. Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced that at least two of the assailants were killed by police during… Read More Egypt: At least 8 police killed by gunmen in Egypt’s New Valley province

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BREAKING NEWS: Istanbul Reina nightclub attacker Abdulkadir Masharipov ‘captured’

The main suspect in the New Year’s Eve attack on an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul has been arrested, Turkish media report. Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have mounted the attack in which 39 people were killed at the Reina club. He is said to have been caught in the Istanbul district of Esenyurt. Citizens of… Read More BREAKING NEWS: Istanbul Reina nightclub attacker Abdulkadir Masharipov ‘captured’

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Germany: NATO worried over Donald Trump’s remark

NATO is worried by a remark by US President-elect Donald Trump that the 28-member alliance is “obsolete,” says German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Steinmeier voiced the military alliance’s worries and his own “amazement” following a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Tuesday. “I’ve spoken today not only with EU foreign ministers but… Read More Germany: NATO worried over Donald Trump’s remark

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Gambia: Adama Barrow says inauguration as Gambia president to go ahead

The incoming president of the Gambia has said his inauguration would go ahead as planned this week in spite of attempts to thwart it by the incumbent leader, Yahya Jammeh. Adama Barrow, who is in neighbouring Senegal, released a statement on Monday afternoon saying he would be sworn in “on Gambian soil” on Thursday. He… Read More Gambia: Adama Barrow says inauguration as Gambia president to go ahead

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African Union To Recognize Adama Barrow As Gambian President On January 19…Read Full Details

Going by the recent position adopted by the African Union (AU), that it will no longer recognise Yahya Jammeh as President of The Gambia, the continental body would in principle turn to Adama Barrow as the country’s leader for official relations. President Yahya Jammeh’s term in office as leader of the tiny West African country… Read More African Union To Recognize Adama Barrow As Gambian President On January 19…Read Full Details

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Lights switched off at Piccadilly Circus for first time since World War II

The iconic billboard lights at Piccadilly Circus have been switched off for renovations and will stay off until autumn. The billboard, which has displayed electrical advertisements for more than a century, went dark at 08:30 GMT for work to take place. It is the first time since World War Two the lights have gone off,… Read More Lights switched off at Piccadilly Circus for first time since World War II

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