Thursday 30 October 2014

Canada Parliament gunman ‘aimed to go to Saudi’

The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police sa


Al Qaeda militants push back Yemeni rebels' advance

Sunni Al Qaeda militants killed dozens of Yemeni Shi'ite rebels on Saturday in the city of Radda in central Yemen as they pushed back the rebels' advance on the al Qaeda stronghold, tribal sources said. Shi'ite Houthi rebel forces have advanced into central and wester


Brent oil ends week flat, pausing rout

Brent oil prices fell on Friday but were little changed on the week as traders caught their breath from a months-long rout, even as signs of rising global supply and a US contango structure threatened deeper losses. US crude oil futures, meanwhile, continued to slide. Contracts f


Shooter at US school kills 2, wounds 4

A student opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school in the US on Friday, killing a classmate and wounding at least four others before taking his own life amid the chaos of students scrambling to safety, authorities said. All of the victims of the shooting a


Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite strikes

Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by US-led forces aimed at cutting off this major source of income for the group, residents, oil executives and traders said. While the raids by US and Arab


Islamic State militants seize Iraq village

Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north. The attacks showed Islamic State's continued operating

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