The Omni Intelligencer

Sell your house faster for more. auction-style-property-sale
  Thursday, July 30, 2015  Home > Latest News > World > Middle East
Follow us on Twitter
Every Dollar Helps
Donate using PayPal
Amount:
  • Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT 30 Jul 2015 | 7:32 pm

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion among families of the missing, after a year and a half of grieving and frustration at a lack of answers, despite a wide, deep and expensive multinational search effort in the southern Indian Ocean, the China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

  • Iran nuclear agreement: Is a 'better deal' possible – and at what cost? 30 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm

    As Congress debates the complex international agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program in anticipation of a September vote, the option of rejecting this deal in favor of a “better deal” appears to be catching on. Recommended: How much do you know about Iran? The deep divisions over that question come down, more than anything, to people’s perception of Iran: whether or not it is a country the United States should be entangled with in such a complex deal, whether or not it should be allowed to possess any uranium enrichment program at all.

  • Zico's FIFA bid gets lukewarm backing from CBF 30 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm

    Former Brazil soccer player Zico arrives for a news conference in Rio de JaneiroBy Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Zico has been promised the backing of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for his bid to run for the FIFA presidency if he can show he has the support of four other federations. The former Brazil international visited the CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and met president Marco Polo del Nero on Thursday in an attempt to get his candidacy off the ground. "Zico has our support to look into a candidacy.


  • Soccer-Zico's FIFA bid gets lukewarm backing from CBF 30 Jul 2015 | 5:10 pm

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, July 30 (Reuters) - Zico has been promised the backing of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for his bid to run for the FIFA presidency if he can show he has the support of four other federations. The former Brazil international visited the CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and met president Marco Polo del Nero on Thursday in an attempt to get his candidacy off the ground. "Zico has our support to look into a candidacy.

  • 4 Democrats get behind Obama's Iran nuclear deal 30 Jul 2015 | 5:10 pm

    In this photo taken Oct. 2, 2014, Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich. speaks in Livonia, Mich. Kildee says he supports President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Democrats, including one who represents an American hostage in Iran, said Thursday they would support the Iran nuclear deal in a major boost for President Barack Obama.


  • Zico gets Brazil backing for FIFA bid 30 Jul 2015 | 4:10 pm

    Former Brazilian footballer Arthur Antunes Coimbra "Zico", speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 10, 2015 to announce that he will apply for the presidency of the FIFA in the next electionThe Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) said Thursday it is backing national football legend Zico's bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. The endorsement was a big boost for Zico, 62, who has previously conceded lacking support from Brazil's footballing top brass. "Zico has our support to pursue his candidacy.


  • When is a jackal not a jackal? When it's really a 'golden wolf' 30 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm

    A golden jackal is seen in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania in this undated handout pictureScientists said on Thursday a comprehensive genetic analysis found that these populations are made up of two entirely distinct species, with those in Africa different from the others. The scientific name for the golden jackal is Canis aureus. The researchers proposed renaming those in Africa Canis anthus, or the African golden wolf.


  • Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade 30 Jul 2015 | 3:23 pm

    An ultra-Orthodox Jew stabs a woman in the back with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)JERUSALEM (AP) — Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said.


  • Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor 30 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm

    An Afghan shop clerk shows a calendar with pictures of Afghan leaders including Mullah Mohammad Omar, center, in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 30, 2015. The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency. (AP Photo/Barialai Khoshhal)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency.


  • Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride Cycles Through Seattle Area 30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm

    Come show your support for our country's bravest men and women as Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® presented by USAA® heads to Seattle July 30 – August 1. Often serving as an introductory physical health and wellness event for WWP veterans, Soldier Ride brings together injured service members for a long weekend that facilitates camaraderie and healing through various physical health and wellness activities. Participants often find Soldier Ride to be a life-changing experience as they connect with fellow troops who are battling the same struggles.

  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger 30 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm

    A United States Navy aeroplane about to land at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Wednesday, that an agreement allowing the U.S.-led coalition against the IS to launch airstrikes from Incirlik and other Turkish bases has been approved by Cabinet. Coalition forces could start using the bases “any moment,” Bilgic said. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.


  • Afghan Taliban confirm leader Mullah Omar's death 30 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Afghan National Army soldiers patrol the compound of the mosque where Mullah Omar founded the Taliban movement over 20 years ago, in the village of SangesarThe Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their elusive leader Mullah Omar, paving the way for the first transition of power for the fractious militant movement waging a bloody war in Afghanistan. The Taliban now face the daunting task of choosing a successor to the near-mythical figure, with militant sources telling AFP current deputy Mullah Akhtar Mansour is leading the race although no final decision has been taken. Omar's death marks a significant blow to the Taliban, which is riven by internal divisions and threatened by the rise of the Islamic State group, the Middle East jihadist outfit that is making steady inroads in Afghanistan.


  • Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign 30 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad said on Thursday its forces had killed 117 Boko Haram insurgents during a two-week military campaign aimed at clearing islands on Lake Chad used by the militants as hideouts and bases to launch attacks. Chad has deployed thousands of soldiers alongside troops from neighbors Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger to tackle the militant group whose six-year insurgency has killed thousands. "We killed 117 Boko Haram fighters during the two-week operation.

  • Clinton wants to get Islamic State off Twitter. Is it smart, or even possible? 30 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Hillary Clinton wants to cut the Islamic State (IS) group off from what has proven to be one of the organization’s most powerful recruiting tools: social media. At a campaign event in New Hampshire Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton said getting IS off the Internet was vital. The terror group recruits internationally primarily by using social media to establish contact with potential recruits, before continuing conversations on encrypted forums outside of public view, FBI director James Comey said earlier this month.

  • Al-Qaida kills 6 captured Yemeni rebels north of Aden 30 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said Thursday.

More Articles