At least 120 people lost their lives, and 100 others were injured late on Tuesday night when a fire broke out at a wedding in Hamdaniyah, also known as Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Nineveh province. Approximately a thousand people gathered at Haitham Hall in Hamdaniyah to celebrate the wedding of a Christian couple when the fire erupted.
A former head of the breakaway ethnic Armenian government in Nagorno-Karabakh has been arrested by Azerbaijan. Ruben Vardanyan was detained as he tried to escape into Armenia as part of an exodus of tens of thousands of people that has triggered a humanitarian crisis ...Refugees with their belongings at a Red Cross centre on the border with Armenia ... .
GORIS. Armenia said on Wednesday that nearly half of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population has fled the enclave since Azerbaijan crushed the rebels’ decades-long fight for an independent state last week ... The fireball erupted as refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh were stocking up on fuel for the long drive along the lone mountain road leading to Armenia ... .
The EuropeanCourt of Human Rights is due to hear evidence today in a case taken by a group of Portuguese young people against 33 European countries... The case will be heard before the court in Strasbourg today ... They want the court to issue a legally binding ruling, demanding that the countries in question urgently act ... Latest climate news ... .
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned of “humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions” due to the geopolitical mistrust and competition that has made nuclear risk escalate to Cold War levels ... list of 3 itemslist 1 of 3All you need to know about North Korea’s new nuclear-armed submarine ... What did they say?. end of list ... Rising nuclear arms ... .
North Korea has adopted a constitutional amendment to enshrine its policy on nuclear force, state media reported on Thursday, as the country's leader pledged to accelerate production of nuclear weapons to deter what he called U.S. provocations ...DPRK are the initials of the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ... .
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House... Trump has long insisted he did nothing wrong ... "In defendants' world ... "That is a fantasy world, not the real world." ... .
Costa Rica’s president has ordered a state of emergency, citing a surge of migrants crossing through the country toward the United States. “The people that arrive are passing across Costa Rica trying to get to the United States, basically,” President Rodrigo Chaves told a press conference Tuesday ... .
China has said its recent military activity around the self-ruled island of Taiwan was intended to “combat the arrogance” of alleged separatists. Beijing claims the democratic island, which lies about 160 kilometres (100 miles) from China’s eastern coast, as its own and has not ruled out the use of force to achieve its goals.Keep reading ... .