Monday, January 30, 2017

World News Briefs -- January 30, 2017

New York Times: Suspect In Quebec Mosque Shooting Charged With 6 Counts of Murder

QUEBEC — Alexandre Bissonnette, the alleged gunman who killed six and wounded eight at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday, was charged with six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder at the Quebec City Courthouse late on Monday afternoon, handcuffed and wearing a white jumpsuit but leaving a country wondering why.

The shooting on Sunday, the first time someone had been killed in a mosque in Canada and, at least recently, a rare event outside the Muslim world, shocked a nation that has prided itself on openness and has been lauded for its welcoming acceptance of Syrian refugees. The shooting, however, underscored a growing anti-Muslim sentiment that has been particular virulent in some parts of this French-speaking corner of the country.

Read more ....


Russian long-range bombers conduct airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.

Moscow ready to clarify issue of 'safe zones' in Syria with US. Lavrov: Syria ‘safe zones’ possible if Damascus agrees.

Trump, Saudi King agree to back safe zones in Syria and Yemen.

Syrian government denies rumors Assad in poor health.

Iraqi forces discover ISIS chemical warfare agent in Mosul.

Iraq to oppose U.S. travel curbs, keen to work together against Islamic State.

Jihadist rule in Mosul sparked backlash against religion.

Yemeni civilians killed in first US raid under Trump.

UN report slams Saudi-led coalition over Yemen targets.

Kuwait cabinet approves budget with huge deficit.

Israeli parliament to vote on bill retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes.

Netanyahu denounces Iran missile test ahead of Trump meeting.

Netanyahu in hot water over praise of Trump's wall.


Philippines police 'halt war on drugs' over rogue officers. Philippines to disband police anti-drugs units after killing of South Korean businessman.

Trump, South Korea's Hwang agree to strengthen defenses against North Korea: White House.

Report: China, North Korea reaffirmed relations.

As Secretary Mattis prepares for Asia visit, North Korea starts reactor.

Pakistan cracks down on group linked to Mumbai attacks.

Six heroin labs destroyed in Afghanistan raid.

Powerful Afghan governor pushes for role on national stage.

Australia's Turnbull: Trump to honor refugee swap deal.


Boko Haram in deadly ambush on motorists in NE Nigeria.

Cameroon widens clampdown to curb Anglophone protests.

Weapons seized from Gambia ex-leader's home: general.

Congolese M23 fighters 'seek refuge in Rwanda'.

African Union re-admits Morocco after 33-year absence.

EU boosts Libya coastguard training to stem migrant flow.

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair.

Madagascar: Truck crash kills 47, including newly-weds.

U.S. travel ban heralds 'turbulent times' for Africa: AU chief.


Germany will support those affected by US travel ban, says Merkel.

One million sign petition to cancel Trump's state visit to the UK following travel ban.

Seven soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine fighting.

Russian top diplomat comments on first Putin-Trump conversation. Kremlin says lifting of sanctions not discussed in Russia-US talks.

Day after Putin call, GOP warns Trump on lifting sanctions.

Germany's Merkel, Trump agree on importance of NATO in call.

Poland's leader hails 'historic' presence of US troops.

Nordic NATO members alert to risk of Russian cyberattacks.

Macedonia's political crisis continues as conservatives fail to form coalition.

Russia grounds Proton space rockets because of faulty engines.


Quebec mosque suspect charged with murdering six people: court. Quebec City mosque attack suspect Alexandre Bissonnette charged with 6 counts of 1st-degree murder.

Canada's terrorism threat level unchanged after shooting: minister.

Donald Trump: Green card holders allowed to re-enter US as immigration ban eased.

Trump says his order didn't cause weekend airport chaos.

Trump imposes sweeping limits on new US regulations. Trump order targeting business rules leaves key regulations untouched.

Supreme Court nomination will come TOMORROW as Trump strains to shift national conversation away from Friday's travel ban executive order.

Colombia, FARC to help farmers eliminate coca production.

Ex-tycoon Batista jailed in graft probe on return to Brazil.


Commando dies in U.S. raid in Yemen, first military op OK'd by Trump. SEAL, American girl dies in first Trump-era U.S. military raid.

US says female Al-Qaeda combatants killed in Yemen raid.

U.S. drones target two suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen - officials.

France has dropped twice as many bombs on IS as in Libya: airforce chief.


Trump's Muslim travel ban plunges airlines into chaos.

Goldman CEO takes lead on Wall Street in slamming Trump travel ban.

Trump immigration order causes rift with business.

Report: More than 4B data files stolen worldwide last year, a record.

1 comment:

TWN said...

From what the locals said down at coffee yesterday and the comments that I read on line most people are at the polar opposite to what this article is saying,how Canadian feel about this and how they see muslims, could our leadership and media be out of touch with how people feel about muslims, no not possible.