Sunday, June 28, 2015

Number of Britons killed in Tunisia attack rises to 15

The confirmed British death toll in the Tunisia hotel attack has risen to 15 and could rise further, junior Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood said, calling the incident the “most significant” attack on British people since the London bombings on July 7, 2005. According to the Tunisian authorities, 39 is the total number of victims in the attack, which also includes German, Belgian and Irish citizens.

Houthi fighters attack Aden refinery, setting it alight

Yemen’s Houthi fighters fired missiles at storage tanks at an Aden refinery on Saturday, setting it on fire. On the same day, clashes between the Houthis and pro-government forces north of Aden resulted in the deaths of four people from Yemen’s southern resistance movement and 10 Houthis. A random Houthi shelling also killed eight civilians in northern Aden, including a woman and her three children, medical sources reported.

49 insurgents killed in Afghan military operation over last 24 hours

A series of anti-terrorist military operations have led to the killing of 49 insurgents in the past 24 hours, Afghan Defense Ministry told Xinhua news agency. The joint operation was spearheaded by Afghan National Army (ANA). “49 armed insurgents have been killed, numbers of were wounded, some weapon and ammunition confiscated, numbers of various IED bombs discovered and destroyed,” Defense Ministry said in their statement.

Kuwait identifies mosque suicide bomber as Saudi

The suicide bomber who detonated explosives at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City was identified as Fahd Suliman Abdul-Muhsen al-Qabaa, a Saudi Arabian citizen, Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said. The man flew into Kuwait’s airport at dawn on Friday, only hours before the blast. At least 27 people were killed and 200 injured as a result of the attack on Friday. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the blast.

Peru scraps state of emergency after 30 years —

Peru President Ollanta Humala has announced that the state of emergency in the region of upper Huallaga River will soon be lifted after 30 years. The area of rugged mountains and dense forests along the river has been a center of illegal coca cultivation for decades. It was also the scene of violence perpetrated by the Maoist insurgency Shining Path, the leader of which Florindo Eleuterio Flores, nicknamed ‘Comrade Artemio’, was captured in 2012.
The court orders seizure of Falklands/Malvinas ‘illegal’ oil drillers’ assets —
The court orders seizure of Falklands/Malvinas ‘illegal’ oil drillers’ assets

Argentina court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to foreign drilling companies operating in the vicinity of Falklands / Malvinas Islands, Premier Oil Plc, Rockhopper Exploration Plc, Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd, Noble Energy Inc and Edison International Spa. Three of them are UK based, one is American and the fifth is French-owned, based in Italy.

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