Category Archives: International

NYC Explosion: Bomber identified as a Bangladeshi national from Brooklyn

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The NYC subway suspect is reportedly an immigrant from Bangladesh and lives in Brooklyn. He was taken into custody and rushed to the hospital.

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Actress Zaira Wasim’s alleged harasser arrested

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India: Police have arrested an Indian man accused of molesting a Bollywood actress on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Sunday, Zaira Wasim, 17, said a “middle-aged man” sitting behind her had repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck and back while she was “half-asleep”. She documented the incident on Instagram and tried to film the man but said it was too dark to see his face. Indian media reports said that the man had been identified with help from the airline, Air Vistara. Ms Wasim had accused the airline of not doing anything to help her when she raised the issue, but did not file an official complaint against them.

US tells Citizens to exercise caution during int’l travel

The US updated its Worldwide Caution document for its citizens traveling abroad due to “the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against US citizens and interests abroad.

“US citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling,” the State Department said.

US government facilities worldwide are on a “heightened state of alert” and may temporarily close or suspend services to assess their security posture.

The Department listed “soft targets” that may be subject to terrorist attacks including high profile events, hotels, places of worship, schools, parks, shopping malls, airports, and airplanes.

Countries that have specific advisories of importance include, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, North Korea, Philippines, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, The West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela.

OIC condemns US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemns the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as the movement of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the organization told Trend on Dec.7. “Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is directed not only against Muslims and Arabs, but also against the Christian population of Jerusalem,” the OIC said. The OIC will hold an emergency meeting of representatives of member countries of the organization on Dec.13.

Erdogan Calls Urgent Islamic Summit on Jerusalem

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
“In the face of developments that arouse sensitivity over the status of Jerusalem, Mr President is calling a leaders’ summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in order to display joint action among Islamic countries,” presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters in Ankara.
He said the summit meeting would take place on December 13. There was no immediate confirmation from Muslim leaders if they would come.