قُتل ثلاثة أشخاص في إطلاق نار بوسط مدينة “كولورادو سبرينغز” السبت، قبل أن يقوم أفراد الشرطة بإطلاق النار على المهاجم المسلح فأردوه قتيلاً على الفور.
أمام عاصفة من الانتقادات الإسرائيلية والفلسطينية، تراجع رئيس الوزراء الإسرائيلي بنيامين نتنياهو عن تصريحاته التي اتهم فيها مفتي القدس الراحل أمين الحسيني بإقناع الزعيم النازي أدولف هتلر بتنفيذ محرقة اليهود “الهولوكوست” خلال الحرب العالمية الثانية.
شارك وزير الخارجية البريطاني، فيليب هاموند، ونظيره البحريني، الشيخ خالد بن حمد آل خليفة، السبت، في وضع حجر الأساس وتدشين قاعدة بحرية بريطانية في البحرين،
By Linda Sieg and Ami Miyazaki TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan, which accepted less than a dozen asylum seekers last year, should show more leadership on refugees and craft an immigration policy given its need for foreign workers, a former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Thursday. Sadako Ogata, 88, whose great-grandfather, then-premier Tsuyoshi Inukai, was assassinated by radical naval officers in 1932, also said that while Japan’s military had a global role to play, it should not be one that involved fighting overseas. Japan announced last month it would provide some $1.6 billion to assist Syrians and Iraqis displaced by conflict and for building peace across the Middle East and Africa.
By Matt Spetalnick BISHKEK (Reuters) – A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to send special forces to Syria is strictly focused on fighting Islamic State insurgents and does not signify the United States is entering the civil war there, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. “President Obama has made a very strong and forceful and simple decision entirely in keeping with his originally stated policy that we must defeat and destroy Daesh,” Kerry said, using the Arabic term for Islamic State. “It is not a decision to enter into Syria’s civil war.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people, including 17 children, crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, the Egyptian government said. There were no survivors.
By William Maclean and Yara Bayoumy MANAMA (Reuters) – Moscow’s intervention in the Syrian conflict will have the unintended consequences of drawing Russia into a quagmire and alienating Sunni Muslims across the region, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday. Russia began air strikes a month ago, changing the balance of forces in the war in favor of President Bashar al-Assad and against rebel groups that include both jihadists and non-militants backed by the West, Turkey and Gulf countries. “The quagmire will spread and deepen, drawing Russia further in.