#AceWorldNews – ISRAEL – Nov.21 – Israel has rejected an appeal by the five biggest members of the EU not to raze the homes of Palestinians who carried out attacks in Jerusalem, Reuters said. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon confirmed that Thursday’s meeting with the German, French, British, Italian and Spanish ambassadors took place.
They were told that the measure was consistent with Israeli law and would be pursued to deter further violence.
“This is not meant to be punitive, but rather to dissuade others from carrying out terrorist attacks,”Nahshon said.
#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – October 06 – The Russian Investigative Committee (SKR) has opened a criminal case over a shelling of a school in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where children were killed.
The killing is qualified as an international crime that involved the use of illegal methods of warfare, TASS reported, citing SKR spokesman Vladimir Markin.
Also on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for human rights and the supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov said that those responsible for the killing of children in Donetsk are to be punished severely.
#AceNewsServices – PAKISTAN – November 05 – A new Pakistani Taliban group behind this week’s devastating suicide bombing on the Pakistani-Indian border said on Wednesday the attack was as much aimed at India as Pakistan, suggesting that Indian targets might be next.
At least 57 Pakistanis were killed during a popular flag-lowering ceremony on Sunday when a bomber tried to get as close as possible to the border in a possible attempt to cause casualties on the Indian side as well.
a prominent militant and spokesman for the group, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat Ahrar (TTP-JA), said he had warned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that attacks in India were in the pipeline.
“I have already conveyed it to Modi … that if our suicide bombers can carry out attacks on this side of the border, they can easily do it on other side of the border in India,” he told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.
“I told him that his hands are red with the blood of Kashmiri mujahideen (fighters) and innocent people of Gujarat for which he would have to pay the price.”
He earlier tweeted in English: “You (Modi) are the killer of hundreds of Muslims. We wl (will) take the revenge of innocent people of Kashmir and Gugrat” (sic). An Indian intelligence official said the account appeared genuine.
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TTP-JA has announced its support for the Middle Eastern group Islamic State, whose belligerent anti-Western ideology has begun to inspire militants across South Asia.
The group’s openly anti-Indian rhetoric differs from that of the mainstream Pakistani Taliban, who are mainly focused on their insurgency against Pakistani security forces in the volatile tribal north-west of the country.
#AceWorldNews – SEATTLE – November 04 – A Seattle hospital spokeswoman says one man in his 20s has died and a woman is critically injured after a shooting Thursday afternoon on the campus of Seattle Pacific University.
Two other people are less seriously hurt. Police say a suspect is in custody.
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg had no additional information on the young man who died.
She says a 20-year-old woman is in surgery with critical injuries while a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old man are in satisfactory condition.
Gregg says the hospital is not expecting any more injured people from the shooting.
It wasn’t clear whether the suspected gunman was injured.
The university posted on-line that “the campus is in lock-down due to a shooting near Otto Miller Hall.”
#AceWorldNews – RIYADH – November 04 – Masked gunmen opened fire on a group of people in the east of Saudi Arabia, killing five and wounding nine others in an apparent sectarian attack directed at the kingdom’s Shiite minority, the state news agency and witnesses said Tuesday.
The official Saudi Press Agency said the attack happened late Monday evening in the village of al-Dalwah, which is located in the country’s al-Ahsa province. The area is one of the main centres for Saudi Arabia’s minority Shiite community.
The attackers shot the victims with pistols and machine-guns, according to the news agency. It provided no further details on the identities of the attackers or the victims, and said an investigation is under-way.
Witnesses said the attack happened inside a Shiite shrine as worshippers were marking Ashoura, which commemorates the 7th-century death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad who is revered by Shiites.
Sunni militants in neighbouring Iraq frequently target Shiites, whom they consider heretics, during the holiday.
The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals.
#AceWorldNews says latest reports that a 19-year-old American girl, Miranda Barbour, arrested on suspicion of killing one man, has unexpectedly claimed that she has been involved in the killing of more than 20 people in several states of the USA, the Daily Item reports.