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Explosion heard near Cairo Airport

Explosion heard near Cairo Airport

CAIRO – An explosion was heard near Egypt‘s Cairo airport on Thursday evening, residents said, and security sources said the blast appeared to be at a structure used to store fuel. One source told Reuters that flights were suspended while officials investigated the blast, which could be heard across large parts of the city.

UPDATE: Twelve hospitalized from blast outside Cairo airport

UPDATE: Twelve hospitalized from blast outside Cairo airport

CAIRO – Egyptian state news agency MENA said 12 people were taken to hospital from injuries suffered after an explosion at a chemical factory outside Cairo‘s airport. The agency, which cited security sources, did not give details on their condition.

Blast in chemical plant in China kills 19, injures 12

Blast in chemical plant in China kills 19, injures 12

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – An explosion at a chemical plant in China has killed 19 people and injured 12, the local government said on Friday, the latest deadly industrial incident in the world‘s largest producer of chemicals. It is not yet clear what caused Thursday evening‘s blast at Yibin Hengda Technology in an industrial park several hours southeast of Chengdu, the capital […]

ISIS claims responsibility for Sunday‘s attack on Saudi checkpoint

ISIS claims responsibility for Sunday‘s attack on Saudi checkpoint

Islamic State clams responsibility for an attack on a Saudi security checkpoint on July 8.

Donald Trump arrives in Britain for first visit as U.S. president

Donald Trump arrives in Britain for first visit as U.S. president

LONDON – US President Donald Trump landed in Britain on Thursday to start a four-day trip to a country he has described as a "hot spot" that is in turmoil due to a political crisis over its decision to leave the European Union. Air Force One landed at London‘s Stansted Airport. Later on Thursday, Trump will travel to Blenheim Palace, […]

Russian military enters rebel-held enclave in Syria‘s Deraa city

Russian military enters rebel-held enclave in Syria‘s Deraa city

AMMAN,  – A senior Russian military delegation entered the rebel-held area of the southern Syrian city of Deraa on Thursday and began negotiations over its handover to state rule, rebel officials and a witness said. Two armored vehicles with senior Russian officers entered the area of al Shayah in the devastated old city and began talks with commanders from the […]

Syrian army raises national flag in birthplace of uprising against Assad‘s rule

Syrian army raises national flag in birthplace of uprising against Assad‘s rule

AMMAN – The Syrian army on Thursday entered the rebel part of the southern city of Deraa and raised the national flag over the birthplace of the revolt that spawned the seven-year civil war, state television said. State television said the army hoisted the flag near the post office, the only government building in the portion of the city that […]