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Germanwings co-pilot would have been termed terrorist had he been a Muslim

Germanwings co-pilot would have been termed terrorist had he been a MuslimĀ  Almost everyone seems to be talking about Germanwings co-pilot and how he wittingly destroyed the plane. It is being said that he was suffering from depression and had issues with his girlfriend. Had he been a Muslim no one would have been talking […]

Turkey’s Pres., Saudi King discuss developments in Yemen ANKARA: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyib Erdogan and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed Friday by telephone the current developments in Yemen. Erdogan expressed his grave concern over the Houthi militiamen’s violations to agreements inked by Yemen and to the […]

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Saudi airstrikes cut Houthi supply route between Sana’a, Sa’dah JEDDAH: The Saudi-led coalition continued its air campaign, dubbed “Operation Decisive Storm,” against the Yemeni Houthi militia on Friday, Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Asiri, adviser to the Saudi Minister of Defense, said in his daily briefing in Riyadh. “The fresh airstrikes cut the supply route between Sana’a and […]

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ISIL on defensive but forces must remain: US Commander WASHINGTON: US Central Command Commander General Lloyd Austin said Thursday ISIL “has assumed defensive crouch in Iraq,” but asserted that forces must remain in the region. “It is essential that we are present and engaged, and that we cultivate strong partnerships and continue to do our […]

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Ending Israeli-Palestinian security coordination “final nail in the coffin” – Serry NEW YORK: There is a genuine possibility that ending Palestinian security coordination with Israel may be the final nail in the coffin of the Oslo Accords, said Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry today. However, there is still time for […]

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Turkey considers providing support to ongoing military operation in Yemen ANKARA: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that his country is considering the possibility of providing logistical support to the ongoing military operation in Yemen, known as “Decisive Storm”, led by Saudi Arabia and a number of Arab countries against Houthi rebels. The Turkish […]

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Germanwings co-pilot took down the plane “deliberately” BERLIN: German Lufthansa Airline said Thursday that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings bear full responsibility for the crash last night that resulted in killing all 148 passengers and crew. In a press conference, Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr said that after inspecting that the plane’s data record […]

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White House strongly condemns military actions in Yemen targeting Hadi WASHINGTON: Responding to reports that Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled on a boat as Shiite rebels and their allies advanced on Aden, White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday said the United States continues to strongly condemn military actions in Yemen that […]

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Fierce clashes between Houthis, gov’t forces in S. Yemen SANAA: Fierce clashes are reportedly taking place Tuesday between the Houthi rebels backed by security and military forces on one side, and army troops and popular committees of the South loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, causing casualties. Clashes took place between the two sides […]

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Netanyahu’s conditions for Palestinian statehood “impossible to meet” – Obama WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s pledge in the run-up to the Knesset elections, that he will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state under the US-conceived two-state solution. “Netanyahu — stated that a Palestinian state would not […]

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Germanwings Airbus A320 crash: 67 Germans citizens, children dead crash BERLIN: Germanwings, a German low-cost airline based in Cologne, announced Tuesday that 67 German citizens, including students and children, were among victims of its Airbus A320 passenger plane crash in southern France earlier. Sixteen students and two children were among victims, Germanwings, which is wholly […]

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TRIPOLI: A prominent Libyan rebel figure Mohammad Al-Oraibi, known as “BOCA”, who is the commander of the Libya Shield Force II, allied with Ansar Al-Sharia militia, was killed in battles against Libyan army in Benghazi Monday. Al-Oraibi was killed during battles that took place in Quarsha area, western Benghazi, between Benghazi Rebels’ Shura Council’s forces, […]

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Houthi leader announces public mobilization N. Yemen SANAA: Leader of the Houthi group Abdulmalek Al-Houthi on Sunday called on his followers to mobilize their military and financial resources “to protect the Yemeni people.” He urged the Houthis, who control Sanaa and the northwestern and central parts of the country, to send more fighters to their […]

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Global Community has to come together to Counter Terrorism: Indian Minister The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has said that terrorism should be treated as a challenge to human kind and the Global Community will have to come together to counter terrorism . Speaking at the Valediction session of the […]

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