Posts Tagged ‘blast’

Lawmakers Blast Biden’s Sweeping New Coronavirus Mandate Forcing Employers to Require Vaccinations or Testing

(FOX News) — Republican members of Congress and state governors were appalled by news Thursday that President Joe Biden will force employers with more than 100 workers to require coronavirus vaccinations or test employees weekly, vowing to block the new policy and terming it unconstitutional. The mandate, which is expected to affect as many as 100 million Americans in an array of […]

‘Body Parts Flying Like in a Tornado’: Survivors Cope with Kabul Blast

Traumatized survivors of Thursday’s suicide bombings at Kabul’s international airport have begun sharing their experience with international media, describing horrific scenes of scores of corpses and flying body parts in the aftermath of the explosion. The Islamic State took responsibility for two bombings at Hamid Karzai International Airport, apparently targeting a mass of thousands of […]

Evacuation Effort Fueled By New Urgency After Kabul Blast Kills More Than 100

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Evacuation flights from Afghanistan resumed with new urgency on Friday, a day after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of people desperately fleeing a Taliban takeover and killed dozens. The U.S. warned more attacks could come ahead of next week’s end to America’s longest war. Two officials said 169 Afghans died, […]

Parents of Beirut blast victim, 3, still seeking justice one year on

Little did Paul and Tracy Naggear know that their beautiful apartment overlooking the port of Beirut would bear witness to the death of their three-year-old daughter Alexandra, or Lexou as they like to call her. The blast on August 4, 2020, killed more than 200 people, wounded 6,500 others and caused billions of dollars in […]

‘NFLPA F*ck*ng Sucks’: Players Blast Union, League Over Covid Rules

DeAndre Hopkins is not the only player who has publicly questioned the NFL’s policy on vaccines. With a handful of teams already in training camp and the rest to soon follow, the wave of backlash continued through the weekend against the NFL following Thursday’s memo announcing that players will be held accountable for any outbreaks […]

Democrats blast FBI’s handling of Brett Kavanaugh probe, calling it ‘constrained’ by Trump White House

Democrats have blasted the fbi“>FBI’s handling of a 2018 probe of Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his confirmation as a Supreme Court justice, charging that it was controlled and limited by the Trump administration. “Your letter confirms that the FBI’s tip line was a departure from past practice and that the FBI was politically constrained by […]

Pakistan Bus Blast Kills 13 Including 9 Chinese

A blast on a bus killed 13 people in north Pakistan on Wednesday, including nine Chinese nationals in what Beijing said was a bomb attack but Islamabad called a vehicle failure. Two Pakistani soldiers were also among the dead after the explosion sent the bus over a ravine, local government and police sources told Reuters. […]

Beirut blast relatives scuffle with riot police

Angered by the lack of progress in investigating the cause of the massive Beirut port explosion, dozens of relatives of victims gathered late on Tuesday afternoon outside the home of caretaker Lebanese Interior Minister Mohamed Fehmi. Some tossed wooden coffins to symbolise the victims into the grounds of his residence. They then tried to storm […]

Moms Blast BLM Activists for Profiting Off Sons’ Deaths: ‘They Won’t Even Talk to Us’

Mothers who accused Black Lives Matter (BLM) of profiting off the deaths of their sons are reportedly condemning its cofounder, Patrisse Cullors, following her announcement she was stepping down. The New York Post reported Saturday: “I don’t believe she is going anywhere,” Samaria Rice, the mother of a 12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police while […]

1 dead, scores reportedly injured as tornadoes blast two Chinese cities, hitting houses & factories (VIDEOS)

Two tornadoes have ripped through central and eastern China, killing one person, injuring more than 60 people and causing significant damage in each locality, according to the state news agency Xinhua. One person died and 21 were injured, two seriously, after a storm system struck the Shengze area of Suzhou city in eastern China’s Jiangsu […]

Blast near girls’ school in Afghan capital kills at least 40

A bomb blast near a girls’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 40 people, many of them children, according to a government spokesman. The explosion struck a majority Shiite district in the west of the city. It was condemned by the Taliban, which denied any responsibility. No other group has claimed […]

‘I’m good’: Ex-president of Maldives on the mend after being critically injured in bomb blast

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is recovering from surgery after being seriously wounded in a bomb blast. Two people have been arrested in connection to the incident, which is being treated as a terrorist attack. Nasheed, the head of the Maldivian Democratic Party and the country’s current parliament speaker, was injured after an explosive device […]

Beirut blast victims with 204 portraits

Beirut-based American artist Brady Black memorialises the victims of the deadly August 4 port blast with a series of 204 portraits of those killed by the explosion. The devastating explosion was Lebanon’s worst peace-time disaster, disfigured the heart of the capital, and stoked a wave of public anger against the country’s ruling elite. Source 00

Prosecutors bid to put Albania’s ex-defence minister on trial over 2008 blast

Albanian prosecutors are seeking to try the country’s former defence minister over a deadly factory explosion in 2008. The blast at a munitions depot factory at Gerdec – where stockpiles of ammunition were dumped for destruction – killed 26 people and injured at least 264 others. Around 5,500 houses were also damaged after the explosion […]

Reports from Afghanistan: General’s comment, blast, cost

Afghan National army (ANA) soldiers line up during military training in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, on May 8, 2016 (Photo by Mohammad Sharif Shayeq/NurPhoto)   U.S. general: Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’ A May 2, 2021, Washington datelined AP report said: Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some “bad […]

80 Groups Blast US Interference in Mexico’s Phaseout of Glyphosate and GM Corn

By Jessica Corbett, staff writer at Common Dreams. A coalition of 80 U.S. agricultural, consumer, environmental, public health, and worker groups sent a letter Thursday to key figures in the Biden administration calling for them to “respect Mexico’s sovereignty and refrain from interfering with its right to enact health-protective policies”—specifically, the phaseout of the herbicide […]

Fire from oxygen tank blast in Baghdad COVID-19 hospital kills 82

A fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion at a COVID-19 hospital in Baghdad took at least 82 lives and forced some people to leap through windows out of the burning building, witnesses and authorities said on Sunday.As rescuers combed the smoke-charred building, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi blamed negligence and suspended his Health Minister Hassan […]

Natanz blast ‘likely took 5,000 centrifuges offline,’ though its progression is troublesome

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Natanz blast ‘likely took 5,000 centrifuges offline,’ though its progression is troublesome April 25, 2021 by Yaakov Lappin – JNS.org Read on for article The April 11 explosion that tore through the Iranian nuclear site of Natanz—and which the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israeli sabotage—appeared to have […]

‘God-awful blast’ that rocked towns for miles around was caused by explosion at gender reveal party

An explosion that rocked towns in New Hampshire was the result of a gender reveal party, according to police. The explosion was reported by residents in the towns around Kingston, roughly 40 miles (64 km) north of Boston, at about 7pm on Tuesday. “It was a loud boom that shook our four-family townhouse,” a resident […]

Iran Identifies Suspect Behind Blast at Natanz Nuclear Site

A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. Photo: REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi Iran on Saturday named a man it wants arrested in connection with a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant, as talks got underway in Vienna to […]

Cruise ship helps evacuees flee new blast from St. Vincent volcano that was visible from space (PHOTOS)

Following yet another explosion of gas and ash from St. Vincent’s La Soufrière volcano on Friday, a cruise ship came to the rescue and evacuated a stranded group of foreigners, as the blasts continued in the distance. The rescue operation came at the end of a week of eruptions that began on April 9 and […]

1,500 rabbis blast ADL for calling Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson

In response to ADL’s call on Fox News to fire host Tucker Carlson, the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) wrote a letter on Tuesday calling out the organization for its “grossly misplaced charges of antisemitism.” The letter was supported by 1,500 traditional orthodox rabbis, who informed ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt that “alas, the ADL has […]

Iran’s Zarif: Israel made ‘a very bad gamble’ with blast at nuclear plant

Iran’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Israel made a “very bad gamble” if it believed its alleged sabotage at the Natanz nuclear plant would stop efforts to lift US sanctions on Tehran. “If [Israel] thought that they can stop Iran from following up on lifting sanctions from the Iranian people, then they made a very […]

Natanz blast took out main power and backup, Iranian official acknowledges

An Iranian official has acknowledged that Sunday’s blast at Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, which has been attributed to Israel, took out the plant’s main electrical power system and its backup. “From a technical standpoint, the enemy’s plan was rather beautiful,” Fereydoon Abbasi Davani, the head of the Iranian parliament’s energy committee, told Iranian state […]

3 Israeli nanosatellites blast into space to test new method for rescue beacons

A Soyuz rocket blasted off Monday from Kazakhstan carrying a payload that included three Israeli nanosatellites that will test an alternative way of providing emergency location services for those in need of rescue. The launch had been delayed for two days due to bad weather but eventually succeeded in sending 38 small satellites from 18 […]

Israel Says Iran Behind Blast On Israeli-Owned Ship In ‘Initial Assessment’

(ZH) Israel is blaming Iran for the Thursday incident in the Gulf of Oman wherein a cargo vessel owned by an Israeli businessman was hit by a ‘mystery’ explosion, forcing it to divert to the nearest port after sustaining severe damage. Defense Minister Benny Gantz has announced as part of an “initial assessment” that Tel Aviv […]

Israeli-owned ship hit by blast in Gulf of Oman begins repairs in Dubai port

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman came to Dubai’s port for repairs Sunday, days after the blast that revived security concerns in Mideast waterways amid heightened tensions with Iran. Associated Press journalists saw the hulking Israeli-owned MV Helios Ray sitting at dry […]

Blast-hit Israeli cargo ship anchors in Dubai port for repairs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An explosion-hit, Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman anchored in Dubai on Saturday morning, after a blast on Friday forced the vessel to head to the nearest port. Satellite-tracking data from website MarineTraffic.com showed the stricken ship, the MV Helios Ray, arriving at the Dubai port at around […]

Lebanon appoints new prosecutor to lead probe into Beirut blast

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Families of Beirut blast victims stage fiery protest after lead investigator removed from case (PHOTOS)

Relatives of people killed in the Beirut Port blast last August have been protesting for a second day after a judge, who’d charged outgoing Lebanese PM and three ex-ministers over the explosion, was removed from the case. Around 70 demonstrators gathered outside Beirut’s Palace of Justice on Friday before setting tires on fire and blocking […]

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