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Archive for July 22nd, 2008

One of Hamas members has been killed in an explosion at a house near Gaza City, said the militant group.

The man died while on “a holy mission”, term which is often used when a member dies accidentally, while handling explosives. (more…)

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Saying that reports of the early release of Aung San Suu Kyi (photo) from house arrest were incorrect, Myanmar’s military government has denied that she will be freed by the end of the year.

According to Singapore officials, Nyan Win, Myanmar’s foreign minister, said his statement about the country’s opposition leader’s freedom had been misunderstood by his counterparts at the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) meeting. (more…)

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Photographs made public on Monday show people sunbathing on an Italian beach, just a few metres away from the bodies of two dead Roma children (photo, from aljazeera.net). On a popular beach near Naples, the bodies of the girls, laid out under towels. (more…)

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An incident, caught on film, that seems to show a soldier shooting a rubber bullet at a bound and blindfolded Palestinian, has been condemned by Israel’s defence minister.

The case was “grave and wrong” said Ehud Barak (photo, from cnn.net), adding that the military would exact the full extent of the law. (more…)

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Cambodia and Thailand have been urged by South-East Asian nations to exercise “utmost restraint” over a simmering border dispute, after bilateral talks failed to resolve the standoff. (more…)

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After more than a decade on the run, Radovan Karadzic (photo), Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect and one of the world’s most wanted man, has been arrested on Monday, near Belgrade, the Serbian capital. He disappeared in 1996, after being the Bosnian Serb wartime political leader. (more…)

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Israeli emergency services say that a man, driving a heavy construction vehicle, has carried out an attack in Jerusalem, before being shot dead. (more…)

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