Russian military officials say one of the two pilots in the shot-down warplane was killed by gunfire from the ground. The officials added one crew member of a Russian helicopter was also killed when it came under attack. The helicopter was heading to rescue the pilots of the downed warplane. This is the first time … Continue reading Russia confirms one of two pilots dead after jet shot down from ground
ANKARA TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended the shooting down of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on Tuesday. “Everybody should respect Turkey’s right to protect its own borders,” said Erdogan amid reports of Russia anger of the attack “This incident happened within the framework of the rules of engagement that Turkey had already … Continue reading Turkey has right to protect its border, says Erdogan
AMN / The shooting down of a Russian warplane on the Turkey-Syria border caused waves of concern across the world Tuesday. European Council President Donald Tusk said the incident was a “dangerous moment” in a post on Twitter and called for all sides to “remain cool-headed and calm”. Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, … Continue reading Global concern over Turkey downing of Russian warplane
French President Francois Hollande will be at the White House today, a day after meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, who pledged France new assistance for its air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. Mr Cameron yesterday said he would ask the British parliament for approval to join the fight against the militants, … Continue reading Hollande to meet Obama for more assets in fight against IS
US issues global travel alert over terror threats French jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq, taking off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier for the first time. The military said on Twitter yesterday that two targets had been destroyed, without elaborating. French President Francois Hollande also said last week France would step up … Continue reading France, US accelerate air strikes on DAESH
AMN NATO will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels at 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday after a Russian warplane violating Turkish airspace was shot down, a NATO official told Anadolu Agency. “NATO is monitoring the situation closely. We are in contact with Turkish authorities,” a NATO official said. Turkish jets shot down a warplane … Continue reading NATO calls meeting as Turkey shot down Russian warplane
A Turkish Airlines flight, flying from New York to Istanbul, was today diverted mid-air and landed at Halifax in Canada after authorities received information of a bomb threat. 256 people were onboard the plane. Agencies quoting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police report that the threat is being investigated, and the police is looking to identify … Continue reading Turkish plane diverted to Canada over bomb threat
Hong Kong is going to polls today for the first time since huge pro-democracy protests gripped the city last year. More than 900 candidates are competing for 431 seats in 18 district councils, where pro-China parties currently hold a majority. The spotlight on district elections is more than ever before to gauge whether support for … Continue reading Hong Kong goes to polls in first vote since democracy protests
Italian Muslims gathered in the country’s major cities to show their opposition against terrorism and the terror attacks in Paris. In Rome, hundreds took part in a demonstration at a rain soaked central square, with the slogan “Not In My Name” in their hands. Italian Islamic Confederation said it he hopes the demonstration will help … Continue reading Muslims in Italy rally against terrorism
AMN / YANGON: – At least 90 people have killed in a devstating landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country’s shadowy jade industry. The incident in occured in state of Kachin which … Continue reading 90 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide
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