Egypt will not compromise on reconciliation conditions for Qatar: Foreign Affairs Minister

Egypt will not compromise on reconciliation conditions for Qatar: Foreign Affairs Minister

The list has been replenished by entities from Libya and Yemen, as well as individuals from Qatar, Yemen and Kuwait, who have direct and indirect links to Qatari authorities. "The drills involving the three nations [Qatar, the US & Turkey] will start in the shortest time", Al-Attiyah said, adding that " preparations are ongoing ". Read More

Pope shuts off Vatican fountains amid drought

Pope shuts off Vatican fountains amid drought

Peter's Square, throughout the Vatican Gardens and in the territory of the state. Around 100 fountains in total have been switched off, according to Reuters . Meteorologists say the spring of 2017 was Italy's third-driest in some 60 years. Meanwhile Coldiretti, the farmers' association, estimates €2 billion worth of damage to agri-cultural land, while dairy farmers have reported drops in milk production. Read More

Male suspect still at large: 5 injured in chainsaw attack

Male suspect still at large: 5 injured in chainsaw attack

Swiss police issued an worldwide arrest warrant on Tuesday for a chainsaw-wielding attacker who remained on the run after wounding multiple people in an office building rampage. The suspect's vehicle, a white Volkswagen, has been found but he remains on the run and is presumed risky, although not necessarily armed, ATS said, quoting police. Read More

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in Most Donated NFL Players

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in Most Donated NFL Players

In the study , researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players at all levels. Researchers believe repeated hits to the head, whether concussive or sub-concussive, can cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy . Despite that public acknowledgement and growing evidence of football's potential dangers, the NFL has increased its efforts to hook new fans ― especially children ― into the game with marketing tactics that at times seem to come straight from Big Tobacco's ... Read More

Swiss rule out terrorism in chainsaw attack

Swiss rule out terrorism in chainsaw attack

One witness told Swiss paper Blick: "The police completely sealed off the old town". Two people are in a serious condition, Swiss police confirmed, following the attack in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. He added: "We have information that this man is risky, that he is aggressive and, shall we say, psychologically disturbed". The police shut down the old town of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. Read More

Distressed elephants stuck out in the OCEAN ...rescued by Sri Lanka's navy

Distressed elephants stuck out in the OCEAN ...rescued by Sri Lanka's navy

The pair of wild elephants were spotted struggling to keep their trunks above the surface in deep water half a mile off the northeast coast. The elephant was spotted struggling in the sea about 15 kilometers off the coast of Kokkuthuduwai, Kokilai. Read More

'Mandela's Last Years' withdrawn - Penguin Random House SA

'Mandela's Last Years' withdrawn - Penguin Random House SA

In a television interview yesterday, Ramlakan again said he was "requested by the family to write the book". No representative of the Mandela family was available for comment. Ramlakan told eNCA Madiba's last days were awesome and impressive. He said withdrawing the book sent out "a loud and clear message that some things are worth more than money". Read More

Don't know if 39 abducted Indians are alive

Don't know if 39 abducted Indians are alive

In June 2014, it was reported that 40 Indian labourers had been abducted by Islamic State militants from a construction site near Mosul , where they were working. Media report from Badush had also suggested that the jail was an abandoned structure. The Indian government has so far maintained that there was no direct proof that they had been killed, as alleged by the sole survivor . Read More

Egypt forces kill eight militants at camp in south

Egypt forces kill eight militants at camp in south

Egyptian security forces killed 30 suspected militants in ground and air raids in North Sinai conducted over the past four days, the military said in a statement on Friday. Since 2013, the Egyptian armed forces side by side with police forces have engaged in intensive military stand-offs with militants from the IS affiliated group of 'Sinai Province, ' previously known as 'Ansar Byat Al Maqdus'. Read More

Venezuela congress going ahead despite 'imperial' threat - Maduro

Venezuela congress going ahead despite 'imperial' threat - Maduro

Maduro calls himself a flag bearer for the global left, up against right-wing "terrorists" seeking a coup with the connivance of the U.S. and the worldwide media. "We are not going to let them destroy our fatherland", said Delcy Rodriguez, who left her post as foreign minister to stand for the new congress. Also on Saturday, the government's intelligence service arrested Angel Zerpa, one of 13 sworn in as supreme court magistrates by the opposition in defiance of the government, opposition ... Read More

US Police Chief Removed After Deadly Shooting of Australian Woman - Mayor

US Police Chief Removed After Deadly Shooting of Australian Woman - Mayor

Harteau released a statement via the Minneapolis Police Department's Facebook page, writing that her resignation came after "deep reflection". The officers then reportedly tried to offer emergency medical care to Damond, but were unable to revive her. Read More

Would be immigrants found dead in a lorry in the US

Would be immigrants found dead in a lorry in the US

Eight bodies were found in the back of a tractor-trailer truck in the parking lot of a San Antonio, TX Walmart in the early hours of July 23, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The trailer of the 18-wheeler truck has an Iowa license plate. The truck was parked on the side of the Wal-Mart and the investigation didn't appear to be interfering with commerce, as customers could be seen coming and going. Read More

Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

He said police have taken up positions about 8 kilometres from the district headquarters while they wait for reinforcements to launch a counterattack. Among the Taliban fighters killed in fighting in Helmand's Gereshk district was Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhunzada's 25-year-old son Hafiz Abdur Rahman Khalid, according to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Read More

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

The European Commission has warned against the changes, threatening to halt Poland's voting rights in the 28-nation bloc further down the line - a so-called "nuclear option" that the EU had never invoked. Critics at home and overseas say the legislation is part of a drift towards authoritarianism by the government, which espouses nationalist rhetoric coupled with left-leaning economic policy. Read More

California Wildfire Destroys 58 Homes, Grows to 300 Square Kilometers

California Wildfire Destroys 58 Homes, Grows to 300 Square Kilometers

Evacuations due to the fire have been extensive, affecting more than 4,000 residents. Fire officials have nearly completed a survey of structures affected by the fire, reporting that 61 residences and 63 "minor structures" have been destroyed and another 13 residences damaged. Read More

Trump Commissions America's Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier

Trump Commissions America's Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier

Trump . He said the USS Ford demonstrates that "we will win, win, win - we will never lose". The one-of-a-kind control system is just one of many state-of-the-art upgrades aboard the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford thatwas commissioned into active duty on July 22 after eight years of construction, development and testing. Read More

Arab states urged to lift blockade after Qatar tweaks terror laws

Arab states urged to lift blockade after Qatar tweaks terror laws

Meanwhile, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued a decree on Thursday to amend some provisions of its law on fighting terrorism, including defining the terms of "terrorist acts", "terrorist entities" and "freezing of funds", as well as procedures related to "terrorist activities". Read More

Pakistan says Indian attack in Kashmir kills 3

Pakistan says Indian attack in Kashmir kills 3

According to a statement by the ISPR, Indian Army today targeted innocent civilians in Gheekot and Mandal villages of Lipa sector where civilians were preparing for Jumma prayers. This came a day after the Indian Army told Pakistan to stop indulging in violating the cease-fire along the LoC and the International Border (IB). Three Indian posts were destroyed and many troops were injured, added ISPR. Read More

Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

Though the State Department plays a part in formulating broad sanctions policy, former US officials and sanctions experts said it was unlikely the agency had a role in deciding the fine announced on Thursday. "Based on the Enforcement Information published today, OFAC is trying to retroactively enforce a new interpretation of an executive order that is inconsistent with the explicit and unambiguous guidance from the White House and Treasury issued before the relevant conduct and still ... Read More

World's Authorities Shut Down Internet's Largest 'Dark Market'

World's Authorities Shut Down Internet's Largest 'Dark Market'

Bayonet's focus was takedown of both Hansa Market and AlphaBay in the course of the same multi-agency investigation. Rob Wainwright, the Executive Director of Europol , described the takedown as a " serious hit " to drug traffickers and " other serious criminals around the world ", in a statement . Read More