October 31, 2014

Obama approves mission to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq

  President Obama has approved a mission to to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq for the 40,000 or so religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop in the country’s north after Islamic militants forced them to flee, senior U.S. officials told Fox News Thursday night. However, the officials said the air drops had not yet begun. […]

Pentagon considers air drops to 15000 Iraq refugees fleeing ISIS

Last Updated Aug 7, 2014 1:52 PM EDT The Pentagon is looking at conducting emergency air drops to the estimated 15,000 stranded ethnic minority Yazidis in northern Iraq, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, A decision is expected today. Martin says if the U.S. military makes drops, the transport planes would almost certainly […]

Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years – Chicago Sun

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press August 7, 2014 8:06AM Article Extras HONOLULU — Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn’t — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. State officials are assuring the islands are […]

Khmer Rouge Leaders Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity

Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea in the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia in October 2013 AFP PHOTO / MARK PETERS / ECCC / FILES A war-crimes tribunal on Thursday convicted two senior Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity committed while governing Cambodia in the 1970s, delivering a long-awaited verdict against the […]

FDA approves Ebola virus test; vaccine will probably take until 2015

The FDA has authorized use of an unapproved Ebola virus test under a special emergency-use provision, although efforts to develop a vaccine for the deadly illness are unlikely to bear fruit until 2015, officials say. The test-tube diagnostic test was developed by the U.S. military and is used to detect the Zaire strain of Ebola, […]

Iraq crisis: Mosul air strike ‘kills 50′

6 August 2014 Last updated at 19:44 Iraqi government forces have been unable to dislodge Islamic State fighters from Iraq’s second city At least 50 people have been killed in an air strike on a building under Sunni militant control in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, officials say. Medical sources say it hit a […]

Ebola – Nigerian Doctor Tests Positive

Photo: Leadership One of the doctors of First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, who treated late Liberian Ebola victim, Patrick Sawyer, has been confirmed infected with the virus. Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday. He also announced that government has ordered airline operators not to bring copses […]

Afghanistan base shooting: US ‘major general’ killed and 15 soldiers wounded …

The victims of the attack included both local and Nato forces, a spokesperson for Afghanistan’s defence ministry said, while the German military said those injured included one of its brigadier generals. The incident occurred at Camp Qargha, a British military training academy located outside the Afghan capital Kabul. US officials confirmed that one American had […]

Afghan Kills US General; Others Injured

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Afghan soldier attack on UK army camp kills US general

5 August 2014 Last updated at 18:53 Camp Qargha is a military training academy located near Kabul A US major-general has been killed in an attack by a man in Afghan military uniform at a British-run military academy near Kabul, US officials say. Two British soldiers were among the wounded, along with several Americans, a […]