Category: attack

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Greece: Thessaloniki mayor injured after some distance-appropriate attack

The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city was admitted to hospital with injuries after he was set upon by a group of ultra-nationalist demonstrators. The attack took place in the northern coastal city of Thessaloniki on Saturday during a commemoration marking the killing of Greeks in the Ottoman Empire during the tail end of the World…

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Chemical weapons inspectors attain Douma to probe gasoline assault

Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have finally reached a formerly rebel-held town in Syria where a suspected gas attack took place two weeks ago. Saturday’s visit to Douma came a week after the fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) first arrived in Syria, and amid growing questions about…

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OPCW enters Syria’s Douma to probe gasoline attack allegation

Chemical weapons inspectors have entered the Syrian town of Douma to probe an alleged poison gas attack, according to the state-run SANA news agency. The delegation from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) entered the town near the capital, Damascus, alongside the Syrian health minister on Wednesday, a source close to the…

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Syria, Russia and Iran condemn tripartite attack on Damascus

Damascus’ allies have condemned US President Donald Trump for ordering air attacks in Syria “on targets associated with chemical weapons capabilities” in collaboration with the UK and France. Russia’s ambassador to the US warned that there would be consequences for the attacks early on Saturday, which came in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack…

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Russia steps up rhetoric over Douma ‘chemical assault’

The UN Security Council has held an emergency meeting called by Russia to discuss what it describes as a threat to international peace from potential US military action in Syria. Russia’s ambassador to the UN said during Friday’s session that its specialists found no traces of “toxic substance use” in Douma, the largest town in the…

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African Union: 30 al-Shabab warring parties killed in Somalia assault

African Union troops in Somalia killed at least 30 al-Shabab fighters as they repulsed an attack by the armed group on their base, the AU mission said. Heavily armed al-Shabab fighters attacked the base belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) early on Sunday, blowing up two vehicles and engaging the African troops…

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Neighborhood raises $310,000 for paralysed mosque attack survivor

Montreal, Canada – A survivor of last year’s deadly shooting at a Canadian mosque who has been hailed as “a hero” has been given $310,000 ($400,000 Canadian) in donations to rebuild his life. Aymen Derbali received the sizeable sum – collected via online donations from people in Quebec, Canada and around the world – during…