Monday, October 10, 2016

World News Briefs -- October 10, 2016

Mourners take part in the funeral of Abdul Qader Helal, the mayor of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, who was killed by an apparent Saudi-led air strike that ripped through a wake attended by some of the country's top political and security officials in Sanaa, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Reuters: Yemen's Houthis respond to air strike with missile attack

Yemen's Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia and may have also fired on a U.S. warship, two days after an apparent Saudi-led air strike killed 140 mourners at a funeral attended by powerful tribal leaders.

Saturday's air strike ripped through a wake attended by some of the country's top political and security officials, outraging Yemeni society and potentially galvanizing powerful tribes to join the Houthis in opposing a Saudi-backed exiled government.

On Monday, a Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen said it had intercepted a missile fired by the Houthis at a military base in Taif in central Saudi Arabia, striking deeper then ever before in the latest in a series of more than a dozen missile attacks.

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Amid Syrian attacks, medical agency pleads for Aleppo access.

US Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen. Missiles fired from rebel-held Yemen land near US destroyer.

Iran asks U.N. to arrange humanitarian supplies to Yemeni bombing victims.

Exclusive: As Saudis bombed Yemen, U.S. worried about legal blowback.

Turkey: 417 PKK terrorists killed in anti-terror operations since late August.

Putin & Erdogan talk restoring trade, Turkish Stream, Syria cooperation in Istanbul.

Yemen conflict: US 'could be implicated in war crimes'.


14 killed in suicide car bombing in Afghanistan. Suicide car bomb attack kills 14 in Afghanistan.

Taliban fighters push into Helmand capital Lashkar Gah. Taliban fighters push into Helmand capital Lashkar Gah.

Gun battle rages at government compound in Kashmir.

Attack kills Myanmar police on Bangladesh border.

China supports Russian position on Syria & Afghanistan – Beijing.

Taiwan 'will not bow' to Beijing on sovereignty issue, says President.

North Korean flood victims caught in nuclear standoff.

N. Korea stresses one-man leadership on its ruling party's founding anniversary.

U.S. envoy says Washington to use all means to pressure North Korea.


Ethiopia blames 'foreign enemies' for stoking unrest. Ethiopia blames Egypt and Eritrea over unrest.

DR Congo: Civilians killed as rebels clash with army. At least 10 dead as army, Ugandan rebels clash in DR Congo.

South Sudan says rebels kill 21 civilians in ambush.

Libyan forces push into last Islamic State area in Sirte.

Explosion kills Tuareg leader outside north Mali U.N. camp.

U.S. military aid to South Sudan government criticized by opposition faction.

South African police fire tear gas at protesting students.


Ukraine military postpones withdrawal from town, cites rebel shelling.

Ukraine says catches Russian military intelligence spy red-handed.

Lavrov says U.S. actions threaten Russia's national security.

France floats ICC war crimes probe in Syria.

Russia’s Defense Ministry slams British minister’s allegations on Syria.

Montenegro heads to the polls with NATO membership at stake.

Merkel talks irregular migration in Niger.

Merkel coalition seeks joint candidate for German president.

EU economy chief: Greece has met conditions for next loan.

Apple Watches banned from UK govt meetings amid claims of ‘Russian secret agent’ hacking.


Haiti death toll from Hurricane Matthew passes 1,000. Hurricane Matthew: Haiti mourns amid cholera fears.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar in second debate.

Donald's Great Escape: Trump keeps his campaign alive with barnstorming comeback after confronting Hillary with four Clinton 'sex victims' - and she FAILS to nail him over sleazy tape scandal.

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards to Russia's Putin.

Prisoners STARVE to death in Venezuela's jails as country's economic collapse sees food and medicine run out.

Report says Mexico state officials ignored massacre.

Colombia's President Santos donates Nobel money to conflict victims.

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans have less than $1,000 in savings.


Germany manhunt: 'IS link' to bomb suspect Al-Bakr - police.

Battle for Syria: Daesh affiliate merges with Al-Nusra Front, US-backed rebels.

US troops in Kuwait came under 'terrorist' attack.


Spielberg and Alibaba in global movie tie-up.

Reports: Samsung halts production of Note 7 phone. Samsung 'pauses Note 7 production', say media reports.

Deutsche Bank 'fails to reach swift US deal'.

Oil prices surge as Putin says Russia ready to support OPEC production freeze or even cut.

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

That is a lot of people to have bunched together in a war zone where someone thinks civilians are lawfull prey.