Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has crashed in Eastern Ukraine while travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Carrying 298 people the plane’s reason for crashing is yet unknown, amid fears it may have been shot down.
A Russian metro train has derailed in the capital city of Moscow. At least 19 people are believed to have been killed while the figure may rise as rescuers continue their efforts and critically injured survivors are treated in hospital.
A car bomb detonated in a busy market in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 89 people and injured dozens more.
Thousands of Gaza civilians have fled from the city of Beit Lahiya after Israel warned them to leave ahead of more potential missile attacks on the sixth day of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge offensive.
Pro-Russian separatists have killed 23 servicemen and injured over 100 others after the rebels launched a missile attack on an army motorised brigade, bringing about the darkest hour in the Ukrainian Conflict after the military ended a unilateral ceasefire on 30 June.
The death toll in the Gaza Strip has continued to rise as Israel intensifies the aerial offensive it has been launching on supposed Islamic militant locations since Tuesday.
A Vietnamese military helicopter crash has killed 16 people and injured 5 according to officials in the country’s capital and second-largest city, Hanoi.
Hurricane Arthur pounded North Carolina’s coastline on early Friday before weakening and heading out to sea. Although no deaths or injuries were reported the hurricane certainly disrupted many Americans’ Independence Day holidays.
Alongside news that Iraq’s Kurdish region could be seeking independence a number of other situations have contributed to the worsening Iraqi situation. The Iraq government’s forces are quickly trying to neutralize suspected sleeper cells ahead of a deadly ‘Zero Hour’… Read More ›
Iraqi Kurdish President Calls For Parliament To Prepare Independence Vote In Response To Baghdad Indecisiveness
The president of Iraq’s Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, asked his lawmakers to establish preparations for an independence vote after Kurdish patience was worn thin after more unhurried displays of parliament indecisiveness in Baghdad.