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58 Killed, Many Wounded in Syria Chemical Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 58 people including young and old have been killed while dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people […]

LafargeHolcim Alleges Rival Factory Funds Armed Group in Syria

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cement maker – LafargeHolcim has announced it has uncovered facts about a rival Lafarge factory in Syria which provides funding to local armed groups. LafargeHolcim said those in charge of the Jalabiya plant had taken “unacceptable” measures in order to keep the plant open and protect employees. It alleged that […]

Syria: Troops Commence Evacuation Of Civilians In Rebel-held Parts Of Aleppo

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The troops in Syria have commenced evacuations of last rebel enclaves in eastern Aleppo areas under siege in the northern part of the country, with civilian in some rebel-held zones now being allowed to leave. According to seven-year-old Bana Alabed, who tweeted about conditions in the city, said a linked […]

Pakistan Flight PK-661 with 48 on Board Crashes

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with 48 people, including a renowned Islamic preacher, Junaid Jamshed and wife has crashed in the north of the country. The Flight PK-661 was reported to have “lost contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad”, according to the airline. […]

Syria: Troops Take Over Aleppo as Rebels Call For Truce

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Syrian forces have taken control of about 75 per cent of eastern Aleppo, held by the rebels in the last four years. Consequently, rebels have left the last areas they occupied in the city and reportedly calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians. Confirming the development, […]

Syria: Government Declines UN Peace Pact On Aleppo City

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Syrian Government has rejected a UN proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo. The rejected plan provided that the rebel-held eastern Aleppo would remain under opposition control, provided the rebel fighters withdrew. Syrian Foreign Minister Mr. Walid al-Muallem, who met the UN envoy to Syria on […]

30 Killed, Several Wounded In Pakistan’s Terrorists’ Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 30 people have been killed, while over 70 wounded, including women and children, in an explosion which hit Sufi Muslim shrine in Balochistan, Pakistan. Worshippers at the Shah Noorani shrine were performing dhamal – a trance-like dance – when the eruption occurred Saturday. Sufism, has large followers […]

Turkey Coup: Government Purges 13,000 Police With Links To Suspected Mastermind

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Turkish authority has suspended about 13,000 police officers who allegedly have links with the Turkish US-based Muslim cleric, Sheikh Fethullah Gulen. Gulen is suspected to be the mastermind of Friday, July 15, 2016 Turkish failed coup attempt. The accused has however denied any wrongdoing; neither did he instigate his […]

India Court Sentences Man to Death Over Fatal Acid Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Indian special court in the city of Mumbai has sentenced a young man to death over a fatal acid attack on a woman at a busy railway station three years ago. The victim Preeti Rathi, who was 23 at the time of the attack, was murdered, on arrival from […]

40 Killed In Series Bomb Attack Around Syrian President’s Territory

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 40 people have been killed in four bombings in government-controlled areas of Syria and in a city dominated by Kurdish forces. Media reports confirmed that the attacks took place between 08:00 and 09:00 (05:00-06:00 GMT) around Damascus, Homs, Tartous as well as Hassakeh. It is not clear […]

Russia Confirms Offensives On Targets In Syria From Iran

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia’s defence Ministry Tuesday confirmed that it used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria. In a statement, Russia indicated that Tupolev-22M3 long-range bombers and Sukhoi-34 strike fighters took off from Hamedan on Tuesday. It confirmed the targets were hit in Aleppo, Idlib and Deir […]

Aleppo Syrian City Witnesses Another Bloody Clashes

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the peace truce reached recently, clashes have again erupted in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, resulting in impeding military action to bring in aids. In the truce, Russian forces giving support to the National troops had announced a daily three-hour suspension of military action. Still, the […]

63 Killed, 120 Injured In Suicide Bomb Attack In Pakistan

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 63 people have been killed while 120 were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta South-West Pakistan. The attack according to officials occurred at the entrance of an emergency department where the body of a prominent lawyer Bilal Anwar Kasi shot dead early […]

Suspected Militants Attack Foreign Tourists In Afghanistan

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected militants have attacked a convoy of 12 foreign tourists in Western – Herat, Afghanistan. In the melee, six other victims and a local driver were injured. Giving the breakdown, Herat’s Governor Spokesman Jailani Farhad, confirmed that the tourists included eight Britons, three Americans and one German. Officials said the […]

Death Toll In Iraq Deadliest Bomb Attack Rises To 165

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Death toll in Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Baghdad, the Iraqi’s capital has risen to 165. This was confirmed by the officials of the Interior Ministry. Following the sad event, government has declared three days of mourning as a mark of respect to the victims and families of the heavy […]

Afghan Taliban Annonces Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada As Its New Leader

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Afghan Taliban has announced its former Deputy Head, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new Leader. The announcement followed the killing last weekend, of its immediate past Leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike. Mansour was killed in a strike on his car in Pakistan’s […]

Three Bomb Attacks Killed 82, Injured Many In Iraq

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 82 people were killed in a new three car bomb attacks in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital. Police and Medics officials who confirmed the attacks indicated that the deadliest of the attacks, struck a market in the Shia dominated district of Sadr City during the morning rush hour. […]

Etihad Flight Turbulence: More than 30 Passengers Injured

More than 30 people were injured when an Etihad Airways flight hit “severe and unexpected turbulence” flying into Indonesia, the airline said. The flight from Abu Dhabi was about 45 minutes away from Jakarta on Wednesday when the turbulence hit. The plane, an Airbus A330-200, landed safely after the incident, but nine people were taken […]

Ten Die, 60 Injured As Flyover Collapses In India

Ten persons have been killed, while several others injured, as a flyover under construction, in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) collapsed. Images of the sad incident which occurred Thursday show residents using their bare hands to help those still held under the damaged flyover, which fell on a busy road. The accident took […]

Iraqi Forces Push to Regain Ramadi from IS

Iraqi military commanders say they have gained control of the main government compound in the contested city of Ramadi, and that engineers were still clearing the site of explosive devices left behind by fleeing Islamic State fighters. By late Sunday, Iraqi forces were still hours or more away from declaring total victory, with the head […]

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