Thursday, June 30, 2016

World News Briefs -- June 30, 2016

CNN: ISIS leadership involved in Istanbul attack planning, Turkish source says

Istanbul (CNN)Turkish officials have strong evidence that the Istanbul airport attackers came to the country from the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria and that ISIS leadership was involved in the planning of the attack, a senior Turkish government source told CNN Thursday.

Officials believe the men -- identified by another Turkish official and state media as being from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan -- entered Turkey about a month ago from Raqqa, bringing along with them the suicide vests and bombs used in the attack, the source said.

Read more ....


Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers; death toll 43. Media: Istanbul airport bombers were Russian, Kyrgyz, Uzbek.

Istanbul airport attack: Turkey blames Isis as new details emerge of assault.

Turkey: 13 held over Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack.

Iraq airstrikes kill scores of IS fighters fleeing Fallujah.

After Fallujah, Iraq gears up to rid Mosul of Islamic State.

Syria conflict: Fears for refugees stranded on Jordanian border.

Lebanon foils planned IS attacks.

Turkey makes small step toward EU membership.


Official: suicide attack on Afghan police convoy kills 37. Dozens of Afghan police recruits dead in Taliban attack.

Afghan Ministry of Interior admits 9 districts under Taliban control.

Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan, U.N. agency over refugees' return.

Mongolia opposition takes parliament in landslide vote. Mongolia vote landslide stinging rejection of government policy.

Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines.

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un gets new 'top post' as head of State Affairs Commission.

China says Arbitral Tribunal has no jurisdiction over South China Sea case.


Police: 15 killed as roadside bomb hits minibus in Somalia.

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 in Cameroon.

UN reinforces Mali mission with 2,500 more troops.

South Sudan ceasefire monitors warn of violence.

UN: Famine looms in war-ravaged South Sudan, with millions at risk.

UN extends Darfur mission despite Sudan opposition.

EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 black box 'confirms smoke'.


Boris Johnson won't run for leadership of Conservative Party.

Brexit: President Francois Hollande rules out holding European Union referendum in France.

Putin expects long traumatic consequences of Brexit.

Bosnia braces for release of much-delayed census data.

Armed police to patrol French beaches amid terrorism fears.

Belgium transfers Paris attacks suspect to France.

Netherlands, Italy to share UN Security Council seat.

Italy lowers toll from 2015 migrant wreck after ship raised.


North America leaders urge against Trump's isolationism.

Brexit: Obama warns on global growth after UK vote.

Majority of Democrats want third term for Obama.

Aide: Clinton opposed private emails accessible to 'anybody'.

Puerto Rico says it will default even with Congressional aid.

Italy, Colombia, U.S. seize 11 tonnes of cocaine, arrest 33 people.

Congress faults Obama for not being tough with UN over Haiti's cholera crisis.

As refugee crisis grows, U.S. strains under asylum backlog, report says.


CIA chief Brennan looks at Turkish attack and sees a warning for Americans.

ISIS on the march: Turkey and France among countries where terror group has 'covert units', fanatics claim hours after 42 are massacred in Istanbul.

Islamic State and the threat of WMDs.


'Hunger Games' studio Lionsgate to buy Starz for $4.4 bn.

Deutsche Bank, Santander fail US stress test.

Oil market sees best quarterly results since 2009.

Biggest diamond in more than century fails to sell in London.

No comments: