Iran’s Supreme Leader has bragged of giving America a ‘slap in the face’ after 22 ballistic missiles were fired at two bases in Iraq

Iran’s Supreme Leader has bragged of giving America a ‘slap in the face’ after 22 ballistic missiles were fired at two bases in Iraq – but said military actions were ‘not enough’ and vowed to kick US forces out of the region altogether. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke on Iranian TV shortly after strikes hit Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and Erbil International Airport in the north early Wednesday local time in revenge for the death of Qassem Soleimani. Victims of the crash included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three Britons, according … Continue reading Iran’s Supreme Leader has bragged of giving America a ‘slap in the face’ after 22 ballistic missiles were fired at two bases in Iraq

Campuses across India erupted in protest yesterday after a nationalist mob wielding iron rods stormed one of the country’s most prestigious universities

Campuses across India erupted in protest yesterday after a nationalist mob wielding iron rods stormed one of the country’s most prestigious universities, beating students and teachers and injuring dozens. Terrified students barricaded themselves in rooms or leapt from balconies to escape as dozens of masked men rampaged through Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi for several hours targeting Muslims. Among the victims was a blind man who was mercilessly beaten. With a sea of mourners rushing to see Soleimani’s coffin, state TV said a stampede had broken out which left 35 people dead and 48 injured. Footage which circulated online … Continue reading Campuses across India erupted in protest yesterday after a nationalist mob wielding iron rods stormed one of the country’s most prestigious universities

Donald Trump has prompted further condemnation after he threatened to strike 52 targets

Donald Trump has prompted further condemnation after he threatened to strike 52 targets, some apparently civilian sites, if Iran retaliates over the US assassination of military commander Qassem Soleimani. As bombs fell near the US embassy in Baghdad, the US president was labelled a “monster” and accused of plotting war crimes after promising swift retribution at high level targets “important to Iranian culture”. Mourners crowded around military personnel unloading Soleimani’s casket covered with an Iranian flag from a plane at Ahvaz International Airport in Tehran. A tide of mourners chanted furiously as his coffin was driven through tens of thousands … Continue reading Donald Trump has prompted further condemnation after he threatened to strike 52 targets

Carlos Ghosn has been pictured celebrating New Year’s Eve with his wife and friends in Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn has been pictured celebrating New Year’s Eve with his wife and friends in Lebanon after escaping nine months of house arrest in Japan. The 65-year-old former Nissan CEO can be seen sitting next to wife Carole in a plush dining room in front of a table strewn with empty plates, glasses, a half-full bottle of wine and decorated with lit candlesticks on Tuesday. In Victoria – where there are grave fears for 28 people still missing in the East Gippsland region – authorities have sent 250,000 text messages to people in affected shires and urged them to evacuate. … Continue reading Carlos Ghosn has been pictured celebrating New Year’s Eve with his wife and friends in Lebanon