Tag Archives: Strikes

‘Don’t test us’: Haley threatens US strikes over any attack on Syria’s Idlib

Any attack on Syria’s Idlib province is going to be “dealt with,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned, as Washington seeks to stop the Russian-backed Syrian army from retaking the last remaining jihadist stronghold. The US has struck Syria twice after claims of chemical weapons use by the government in Damascus, Haley said on Wednesday in a Fox ...

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German military strikes on Syria would be ‘absurd & irresponsible’ – Left Party chair

The leader of Germany’s Left Party hit out at the government for mulling potential military strikes against Damascus, just one day after Berlin said it was in talks with allies about possible German military deployment in Syria. “I believe that these discussions are completely irresponsible,” Die Linke (the Left Party) leader Sahra Wagenknecht told German N-TV, adding that discussing such ...

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Tesla Tower: Lightning strikes and dances around Europe’s tallest skyscraper in Russia (VIDEOS)

Published time: 10 Sep, 2018 13:33 A spectacular lightshow has been captured on video, showing lightning bolts strike the spire of the Lakhta Center skyscraper in St. Petersburg, Russia. The city was hit by a powerful thunderstorm on Saturday evening. Videos recorded by residents show huge bright bolts of lightning as they come down, hitting the top of Europe’s tallest ...

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Israel admits 200+ strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria over 18 months

The Israeli military has admitted that over the past 18 months it carried out more than 200 strikes in Syria, which it claims destroyed hundreds of alleged Iranian targets, local media report. Accusing Tehran of constants attempts to gain foothold in Syria, and potentially deploy tens of thousands of soldiers on the ground, the IDF on Tuesday said that it ...

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One dead, four wounded in new Israeli air strikes in Syria – state media

An Israeli air raid has targeted government-held areas in central and western Syria, killing one and wounding four, state-run SANA news agency has reported. It said Israeli jets flying at high altitude over Lebanon fired a number of missiles into Wadi Ayoun in Syria’s Hama province and the town of Baniyas in the coastal Latakia province. The attack, which reports ...

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Amazon strikes $1 trillion market cap, 4 weeks after Apple did the same

Amazon just joined the exclusive $ 1 trillion club (briefly). The e-commerce behemoth jumped above a trillion dollar market cap on Tuesday during intraday trading. Its share price hit an all-time high of $ 2,050.27 earlier this morning bringing its value above the massive, yet meaningless, milestone. The share price is bouncing around and is currently sitting a few million below ...

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US-led coalition admits 1,061 civilians killed in Iraq & Syria strikes in latest death toll

New figures released by the US-led coalition bombing Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria say that at least 1,061 civilians have been killed. This is still several times lower than data collected by rights groups. In its monthly casualty report published on Thursday, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) assessed that “at least 1,061 civilians have ...

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6.1 earthquake strikes western Iran near Iraqi border

Published time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:44 Edited time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:58 A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has struck western Iran, near the border with Iraq, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck some 31 kilometers from Javanrud, Kermanshah province, at a depth of 10 kilometers, USGS reports. There were no immediate reports of casualties ...

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Is ‘Assad curse’ to blame for Aussie PM Turnbull’s ousting? Meme-magic strikes again…

Malcolm Turnbull’s sudden exit as Australia’s prime minister has resurrected a popular internet meme which honors all the world leaders who demanded that Syria’s Bashar Assad “must go,” only to been shown the door themselves. A supporter of the US-led ‘anti-terrorist intervention’ in Syria, Turnbull had on several occasions called for a regime change in Syria and for a “transition ...

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Thousands flee to safety after massive quake strikes Venezuela (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 21 Aug, 2018 22:41 Edited time: 21 Aug, 2018 22:52 A major earthquake that struck just off the coast of Venezuela has sent thousands into the streets seeking safety. A number of videos have emerged showing the magnitude of the jolts, felt as far away as Trinidad and Tobago. The social media community in Caracas was quick to ...

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