Cockpit Window Crack Forces Aussie Airline To Make Emergency Landing

SYDNEY, Sept 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) – A Jetstar passenger plane, travelling between Australia and Indonesia, was forced to turn back halfway on Wednesday, after the pilot noticed a crack in the cockpit windshield. The plane was supposed to travel from Sydney to Denpasar Airport in Bali, but was diverted to Melbourne,…

Truck Carrying 68-Metre Wind Turbine Blade Rolls In Australia

SYDNEY, Sept 19 (NNN-XINHUA) – The Highland Lakes Road, near the Australian township of Bothwell in Tasmania State, is expected to be blocked off for at least 12 hours today, Thursday, after a truck carrying a 60-tonne, 68-metre-long wind turbine blade rolled. Tasmanian Police inspector, Philippa Burk, told News Corp…

Car Bomb Kills 15, Wounds 66 In S. Afghanistan

QALAT, Afghanistan, Sept 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) – A car bomb today (Thursday), struck Qalat city, the capital of southern Afghanistan’s Zabul province, killing 15 people and wounding 66 others, Interior Ministry spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said. According to Rahimi, the car bomb was detonated next to the civilian hospital in Qalat city,…

Israeli PM Cancels UN Visit After Failure To Secure Majority In Election Re-Run

JERUSALEM, Sept 19 (NNN-MA’AN) – Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, cancelled a trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a gathering he usually attends to advance Israeli interests. His office said, he will not attend the event next week, during which he was supposed to meet U.S.…

Kuwaiti Army Raises Level Of Combat Readiness

KUWAIT, Sept 19 (NNN-KUNA) – Kuwaiti army raised the level of combat readiness of some units, as part of precautionary measures, Kuwaiti Armed Forces said. These measures are taken “to preserve security of the country and the integrity of its territory, water and airspace, from any possible dangers,” the headquarters…

Yemen’s Houthis Dismiss Iran’s Involvement In Aramco Attack

SANAA, Sept 19 (NNN-SABA) – Yemen’s Houthi rebels denied any involvement by Iran, in their attacks that targeted two Aramco oil plants in Saudi Arabia this week. The group’s spokesman, Yahya Saree, made the remarks, in a televised press conference from Sanaa, minutes after Saudi Arabia displays fragments of the…

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Threaten Strikes Against Dubai And Abu Dhabi

“We announced that we have dozens of targets in the UAE, among them Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and that they can be targeted at any moment,” Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Saree, said. SANAA, Sept 19 (NNN-SABA) – Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis, threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United…

Two Jordanians Kidnapped In Libya Set Free

AMMAN, Sept 19 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordan said that, two of three Jordanians who were kidnapped in Libya last year, have been released. Jordan’s Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, received a phone call last week, from his Libyan counterpart, Mohamed El Taher Seyala, over Tripoli’s decision to release the two Jordanians, the…

Yemeni Gov’t Forces Dismantle Houthi-Laid Minefield In Hodeidah

ADEN, Sept 19 (NNN-SABA) – Yemeni government forces declared, a large minefield, planted by the Houthi rebels in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah was dismantled. “A team of explosives experts managed to dismantle a minefield planted by the Houthis in Khokhah district of Hodeidah, and protected civilians living…

Saudi Crown Prince Expresses Keenness To Launch Int’l Probe Into Oil Plants Attacks

RIYADH, Sept 19 (NNN-SPA) – Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, highlighted keenness to launch an investigation with international participation on the attacks that targeted two oil plants in the country. He said, the international probe aims to reassure the global community of procedures taken by Saudi Arabia.…
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