Zaha tells Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: We need to back our attack
Wilfried Zaha has urged Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson to back his attackers after their win at Manchester United.Zaha scored twice against his old club and, with Andros Townsend making a flying start to the season and having signed Eberechi Eze from Queens Park Rangers, says the Eagles must be confident in their attacking ability."I feel like we have so much quality in the team, we just need to put it on the pitch," Zaha said."Before the game I was telling the team to believe in ourselves and don't be scared to play your game. On Saturday we showed it and I am not surprised by the two games ...
Beijing’s attack on Uyghurs isn’t counterterrorism
The Chinese government insists its detention and re-education of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities is part of legitimate counterterrorism operations.Overwhelming evidence shows that is not true.Look at the facts. Chinese authorities have interned more than 1 million Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs and other Muslims in camps where prisoners are forced to renounce their religious and ethnic identities and swear allegiance to the Communist Party. The truth is that in the camps people are tortured and forced to work in labor camps. A big target: Uyghur intellectuals whose writing and teaching pro...
Saudi Arabia: 5 civilians injured in Al Houthi attack
Cairo: Five civilians have been injured in southern Saudi Arabia by shrapnel from a projectile fired by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Al Houthi militia, according to a civil defence official.The projectile landed Saturday night in a border Saudi village in the region of Jizan, also damaging three civil vehicles, spokesman for the local civil defence department, Col Mohammed Al Ghamdi added.The five people sustained minor injuries and were transferred to hospital where they are in stable condition, he added, according to the Saudi news agency SPA.In recent weeks, a Saudi-led alliance, fighting Al Houthi...
Saudi Arabia: Five civilians injured in Houthi attack on Jazan
Five civilians were injured when a military projectile launched by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis hit a village in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jazan region, state media reported on Saturday, Reuters reports.State news agency SPA quoted a civil defence spokesman as saying three cars were damaged in the border village and that the five civilians suffered minor injuries from shrapnel.There was no confirmation of the attack by the Houthi group, which has been battling a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for more than five years. The group has fired missiles and drones towards Saudi cities, most of which have...
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2 Turkish soldiers killed in North Iraq
Two Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by PKK terrorists in a cross-border anti-terror operation area in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry, Anadolu reports.The soldiers were killed, and another was injured in an attack by the terrorists to the Operation Claw-Tiger area in northern Iraq on Thursday, the ministry said in a statement.The ministry in a Twitter statement on Friday conveyed condolences to the families of the soldiers and the Turkish nation.Turkey’s Operation Claw-Tiger was launched in June to ensure the safety of Turks and borders by neutralizi...
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O'Hara launches furious attack on current Spurs team: Spoiled kids!
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara has launched a furious attack on the current team.Jose Mourinho's side suffered a 1-0 home defeat by Everton in their opening game of the season on Sunday.O'Hara told talkSPORT: "They are so stretched, it's unbelievable. I mean, anyone could play against Spurs!"Only two of them are world-class [Kane and Son]."You go through that team: Davies, average; Alderweireld, average; Dier, below average; Doherty, just signed, decent; Hojbjerg, average; Winks, decent; Alli, average; Son, brilliant; Kane, brilliant; Lucas Moura, touch and go."The rest of them… They...
PDP condemns attack on Ondo governorship aspirant, Jegede
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for Ondo Governorship Election, has condemned the attack on its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, by hooded men in a convoy.Reacting to the attack, the Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee of the Council, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, condemned the attack at a press conference held in Abuja on Wednesday.Ologbondiyan said that the attack, in which some PDP members were severely wounded and their campaign vehicles vandalised, took place in Oba Akoko, where Jegede was received by the highly revered Oloba of Oba, Oba Nathaniel Adegoroye.He said that the attack was...
Ondo governorhip: PDP condemns attack on Jegede
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for Ondo governorship election has vehemently condemned the attack on its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede by alleged hooded men in the convoy of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).About six persons reportedly sustained varying degree of injuries while five vehicles in the campaign trains of both APC and PDP were vandalised as supporters of the two dominant parties in the October 10 polls clashed Wednesday, at Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government area of the State.Reacting to this, PDP said the a...
Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat
Washington (AFP) - Iran warned the US on Tuesday against making a "strategic mistake" after President Donald Trump threatened Tehran over reports it planned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani."We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive response," Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei told a televised news conference.Trump vowed on Monday that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing ...
Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to any Iran attack
US PresidentDonald Trumpon Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," afterreportsthatIranplanned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani.A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, said that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa was planned before the presidential election in November."According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination, or other attack, against the United States in retaliation for the killing of terrorist leader Soleimani," Trump tweeted."Any attack by I...