Tuesday, Jul 28th

Last update11:25:48 PM GMT

You are here All News At a Glance International Glance

Tourists flee as chilling details emerge in Tunisia

Tunisia massacreStories of terror and bravery emerged Saturday as foreign visitors rushed to leave Tunisia by the busload after a gunman opened fire on a beach resort, killing 39 people.

At least 36 people were wounded in the nation's deadliest onslaught Friday before the shooter was killed by security forces. The gunman was identified as Seifeddine Rezgui by Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid.


Vatican signs first treaty with 'State of Palestine', Israel angered

Vatican treaty with PalestineThe Vatican signed its first treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, calling for "courageous decisions" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and backing a two-state solution.

The treaty, which made official the Vatican's de facto recognition of Palestine since 2012, angered Israel, which called it "a hasty step (that) damages the prospects for advancing a peace agreement".

Israel also said it could have implications on its future diplomatic relations with the Vatican.


Severed head discovered at French gas factory after attack

French gas factory attackA decapitated body covered in Arabic writing was found at a gas factory in southeastern France after an attack Friday, with the severed head posted on the entrance gate, police sources and French media said.

The attacker rammed a car into the premises, triggering an explosion. The assailant survived the blast and was arrested, police said. The identity of the beheaded victim was not clear, but French media said it was a manager of a local transport company, on the site for a delivery.


Kuwait Shia mosque hit by deadly suicide blast

Kuwait bombingAt least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the Kuwaiti capital.

Dozens of people were injured, with images circulating online of bloodied bodies on the mosque floor amid debris.

The blast hit during Friday prayers at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in al-Sawaber, a busy area to the east of Kuwait City. An Islamic State- (IS) affiliated group said it was behind the attack. IS has carried out similar recent attacks in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Yemen.


Gunmen kill at least 27 in attack on Tunisian coastal resort hotels

Tunisia beach attackGunmen armed with Kalashnikovs killed at least 27 people Friday, mostly tourists, in an attack at coastal resort hotels in Tunisia, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.

One gunman was killed in a shootout with security forces. Six people were wounded. Witnesses said bodies covered with blood were strewn in the sand alongside beach chairs as the killers opened fire on sunbathers in the resort town of Sousse.


Pope Francis: Sometimes divorce can be a ‘moral necessity’

Pope FrancisPope Francis may go down in history as the Catholic leader most actively supporting divorce, after saying the practice was “morally necessary.” However, the pontiff’s position could face obstacles at an upcoming bishops’ meeting.

The Catholic Church is known worldwide for being staunchly anti-divorce, but according to Francis there are certain moral imperatives, which make divorce a lesser evil. He was talking about the humiliation a wife could suffer at the hands of an abusive spouse. Also, if there are children, their safety must be considered.


Intel documents raise fresh questions over UK complicity in US drone strikes

UK involvement in US drone attacksBritish intelligence agency GCHQ is facing fresh calls to reveal the extent of its involvement in the US targeted killing programme after details of a fatal drone strike in Yemen were included in a top secret memo circulated to agency staff.

A leading barrister asked by the Guardian to review a number of classified GCHQ documents said they raised questions about British complicity in US strikes outside recognised war zones and demonstrated the need for the government to come clean about the UK’s role.


Page 11 of 136

America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!