Saturday 15 June 2019

Saudi air defence intercepts 5 Houthi 'bomb-loaded' drones

Saudi forces on Friday intercepted five Yemeni rebel drones in the second aerial attack on an airport in the kingdom’s southwest in two days, according to Riyadh-led military coalition fighting the rebels.   The drones targeted Abha airport, where a rebel


Tankers damaged in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman

Two oil tankers were hit in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman early on Thursday, causing oil prices to surge and raising the already heightened tensions in the Middle East. The tankers were evacuated and the crew are reported safe, said media reports. The attack comes a mont


Yemen's Houthis fire missiles on Saudi airport; 26 injured

At least 26 civilians have been injured in a missile attack by Yemen's rebel Houthi movement on an airport in south-western Saudi Arabia, reported BBC citing state media. Three women and two children were among those hurt when the missile struck Abha airport early on Wedne


Helicopter crashes into NYC tower; pilot killed

A helicopter crashed onto the roof of a skyscraper on Seventh Avenue in New York City yesterday (June 10) and burst into flames, killing the pilot, media reports said. There is no indication that the crash is terror related New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was quoted as saying


Key changes in Modi 2.0 cabinet, Shah named Home Minister

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named his trusted aide Amit Shah, the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to the key home affairs ministry as part of a major cabinet shakeup for his second term in office.   Regarded as the architect of


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