Saturday, November 12, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 12, 2016

CNN: Afghanistan: 4 Americans dead in blast at Bagram Airfield

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Four Americans were killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack early Saturday at Bagram Airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Two of those killed were service members, and two were contractors, he said, adding he was "deeply saddened" by the news.

The explosion also wounded 16 other US service members and one Polish soldier participating in the NATO mission, Carter said in a statement.
The Taliban claimed responsibility in a tweet praising the "strong attack" on Bagram Airfield.

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Iraqi army says advances in Mosul, despite suicide bombers.

Mosul battle: IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city, UN says. 'Islamic State' executes dozens, stockpiles chemicals in Mosul, says UN.

Mass grave points to IS horrors to come in push for Mosul.

Russia accuses Syria rebels of using chemical weapons.

Syria: United Nations hands out last food rations in rebel-held east Aleppo.

Turkish airstrikes kill 18 Islamic State militants in northern Syria: army.

Turkey halts activities of 370 groups as purge widens.

Palestinian leadership tensions flare amid Arafat death anniversary.


Blast at Pakistan shrine kills 43, wounds scores. Pakistan Shah Noorani shrine bomb 'kills 30'. At least 40 dead, dozens injured in Khuzdar’s Shah Noorani shrine explosion.

Deadly explosion hits Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Mazar-i-Sharif attack proves no Afghan city is safe.

8 killed in surge of Rakhine violence: Myanmar army.

Tens of thousands march demanding South Korean president Park Geun-Hye resign. South Korea protesters demand president's resignation. South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally.

Philippine leader threatens tough measures to boost drugs war.

India rupees: Chaos at banks continues after ATMs reopen. India's currency purge leaves millions broke.

Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power.

China's Xi vows unity in face of separatist challenges.


Ethiopia: Hundreds killed since start of Oromo protests.

US 'admits Somalia air strike killed allies, not al-Shabab'.

Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops.

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Chad: sources.

Egypt imposes big security clampdown, protests fail to materialize. Egyptian police arrest scores of anti-Sisi protesters.

UN delegation in Congo calls for peace, inclusive vote talks.

Dutch to extradite two genocide suspects to Rwanda: prosecutor.

Zimbabweans sleep outside banks as cash crisis worsens.

Cecil the lion: Zimbabwe drops charges against hunter involved in animal's killing.


Trump election: Juncker warns president may upset US ties with Europe.

One year since attacks, a grimmer France commemorates its victims.

Polls: Radev poised to win Bulgarian presidential race.

Ex-governor Saakashvili suggests Ukraine hold early elections for ‘regime change’. Invoking Trump, ex-Georgian leader launches new party in Ukraine.

Cyprus reunification talks make progress, will resume in Geneva.

Serbia deports Russians suspected of plotting Montenegro coup.

Greek nihilist group urges attacks to sabotage Obama visit.

Italy's Northern League leader Salvini says will run for PM.

Germany allowed to extend border controls for three more months.

Russia bans former US ambassador from entering.


Trump packs transition team with loyalists and family.

Assassination threats against Trump flood Twitter.

Ten of thousands in U.S. cities to protest Trump's presidency. US election: Trump protests wreak havoc on streets for third straight night. 'Professional protesters' riot over Trump's election, attacking bystanders and vandalizing cars, property.

Millions sign petition urging Electoral College to elect Hillary Clinton.

Seething liberals vow revolution in Democratic Party.

Nafta can be discussed, but not renegotiated, says Mexico.

Mexico's 'avengers' backed by public sick of crime and lack of punishment.

Scared by Trump, some migrants on Mexico border give up American dream.

Dialogue continues between rival sides in Venezuela.

Haiti faces a 'major food crisis', its interim president says.

Brazil's Petrobras racks up massive losses due to write-offs.


Russia says arrests Islamic State-linked group plotting Moscow attacks. FSB detains 10 terror suspects, Moscow, St. Petersburg on their target list.

Russia-US cooperation needed to defeat terrorism — Kremlin spokesman.

Islamic State victims suffer as evidence of chemical attacks grows.

US Treasury designates Saudi jihadist cleric, three others in Syria.


Dow chalks up best week in five years, closes at record high.

'Crazy' to say Facebook helped Trump win - Zuckerberg.

Singles Day: Alibaba breaks record sales total.

David Bowie art auction: First day smashes estimate with £24m total.


fazman said...

Any word on this alledged russian missile alledged killing israeli,u.s, turkish, british, saudi intelligence agants in aleppo?

fazman said...