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Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead - airline
Sixty-six people have been killed in a passenger plane crash in Iran, airline company officials say. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down in the Zagros mountains. The Red Crescent deployed search ...
Israel Gaza: Air strikes follow bomb blast on Gaza border
The Israeli military has carried out a number of strikes against Palestinian positions overnight in the Gaza Strip. They came in response to a bomb attack on Saturday which wounded four Israeli soldiers. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli tank ...
The Express Tribune
Fire Strikes Hallowed Site in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
New York Times
BEIJING — A fire broke out on Saturday at one of the most hallowed sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, a day after the start of the traditional Tibetan New Year celebrations, official Chinese news media reported. A brief bulletin issued by ...
The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about
Moscow (CNN) There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January ...
Los Angeles Times
'Peace Village,' a fake city just outside the DMZ, serves as metaphor for North Korean athletes at the Olympics
Los Angeles Times
North Korea's "peace village" of Kijong-dong is seen from an observation post in Panmunjom, South Korea. The South Koreans have a different name for it: "propaganda village." (Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images). From their hilltop checkpoint, the soldiers ...
Ukip members oust Henry Bolton as leader after only five months
Henry Bolton faces questions from journalists at the Birmingham meeting during which he was deposed as leader. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian. Members of Ukip voted yesterday to sack Henry Bolton, who had been elected only last September as ...
Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said on Saturday he gave “eye opening” testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth. Chilean victim of clerical ...
Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Mohammed Amin shows a picture of his seven year-old daughter, Zainab Ansari in Kasur, Pakistan. A public prosecutor in Pakistan says on Saturday, Feb. 17, ... more. Photo: B.K. Bangash, AP. Image 2 of ...
Israel Prepares to Take On Iran and Hezbollah in Syria
The recent military clashes between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces have injected new volatility into an already explosive Middle East, increasing the likelihood of miscalculation and escalatory military action across the region. As the Syrian civil ...