SOLIHULL REMEMBERS: Special exhibition on town’s World War soldiers launched

Solihull – VIJAY SHAH via DAVID IRWIN and BirminghamLive The central England town of Solihull, which lies close to the major city of Birmingham, has launched a World War I historical exhibition to commemorate the locals who gave their lives and who fought gallantly in the ‘Great War’, which saw its centenary last year. The exhibition will feature tales of an underage soldier, a recipient of the Victoria Cross, and two soldier siblings who perished within two hours of each other on the gloomy battlefields of continental Europe. An under-age soldier, Victoria Cross winner and 2 brothers who died within … Continue reading SOLIHULL REMEMBERS: Special exhibition on town’s World War soldiers launched

BELGRADE: The Fortress

Belgrade – VIJAY SHAH via TARA GOLDSMITH and ReadyClickAndGo While the capital of Serbia is not the first place that comes to mind for many when they think of a holiday destination with culture, history and impressive sights, Belgrade is in some ways an undiscovered treasure for those looking for something a bit different, but still ticking all the boxes. Belgrade, known to its residents as ‘Beograd’, has an ancient history of settlement dating back to the Roman Empire. It was ravaged by the hordes of the Huns, and became an outpost of the Turkish Ottoman empire. In latter years, it … Continue reading BELGRADE: The Fortress

GHOUTA CHEMICAL STRIKE: Dozens of innocent Syrians feared dead

Douma – VIJAY SHAH via TOM ACRES and Sky News In an escalation of the Syrian crisis where government troops allied with the country’s president, Bashar Al-Assad, are fighting rebels in the Ghouta area east of Damascus, a report has come in stating that around 70 people have been killed in a chemical bomb attack blamed on the Syrian army. In what UK media firm Sky News has dubbed ‘one of (the) worst chemical strikes in Syrian history’, dozens of people, many believed to be women and children, were said to have died in Ghouta, a rebel-controlled district on the … Continue reading GHOUTA CHEMICAL STRIKE: Dozens of innocent Syrians feared dead

SYRIA CONFLICT: Israeli fighter jet shot down in large-scale assault

Damascus – VIJAY SHAH via JUDITH VONBERG and The Independent A fighter jet belonging to the Israeli air force participating in air strikes in Syria has reportedly been shot down while taking part in large scale anti-drone attacks against weaponry allegedly supplied by Iran, the UK’s Independent newspaper reported earlier today. The Israel Defence Force (IDF) plane was part of a bombing raid on Iranian and Syrian-operated targets on Syrian soil including an aerial defence system. According to the Independent, the raid targeted twelve such targets, and the IDF reported that one of the F-16 bombers was knocked out, severely … Continue reading SYRIA CONFLICT: Israeli fighter jet shot down in large-scale assault

WHO – Issues statement demanding unlimited aid access to Syrian crisis victims

Cairo – VIJAY SHAH The Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), a subdivision of the World Health Organization has released a statement calling for unimpeded and immediate access to civilians affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria, HEM News Agency exclusively reports. The statement, prepared in Cairo, Egypt and released today, expressed concerns for trapped victims of the war currently stranded in the eastern Ghouta district just outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, where there has been intense fighting between the army of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and various rebel groups.    EMRO believes that up to 400,000 … Continue reading WHO – Issues statement demanding unlimited aid access to Syrian crisis victims

AFGHANISTAN ROADSIDE BOMB: Official states 2 dead in terror attacks

Herat – VIJAY SHAH via Associated Press and Fox News Two people are confirmed dead after a number of bombs exploded in roads in the Herat province of Afghanistan, according to statements by an Afghan official and reported in Fox News via the Associated Press agency today. Another bomb was also detonated at a market several miles from Kabul, the capital, as well today.   One of the victims is believed to have been a local police officer, killed by the blasts in the western part of Herat. Gelani Farhad, a spokesperson for the provincial government, said that one bomb … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN ROADSIDE BOMB: Official states 2 dead in terror attacks

FIGHTBACK AGAINST DAESH: Syrian forces take back large areas of Manbij

Manbij, SYRIA VIJAY SHAH via The Jerusalem Post & Reuters   In breaking news, the Israeli English-language newspaper The Jerusalem Post reports via the Reuters news agency that Syrian forces, with backing from the American military have succeeded in taking back forty per cent of the city of Manbij, which was previously part of the self-declared ‘caliphate’ of Daesh (so-called Islamic State). The city lies in the Aleppo governorate, thirty miles from the Euphrates river in north Syria, and is around 40-50 kilometres from the Turkish border. Manbij had witnessed heavy fighting and casualties in the past few months as the … Continue reading FIGHTBACK AGAINST DAESH: Syrian forces take back large areas of Manbij

SULLEE J: Bad Habits

  Accomplished Baltimore rapper Sullee J returns with a new single as he recently announced his new signing with Bogish Brand Ent. in the United States. This new track is entitled ‘Bad Habits’ and sees Sullee J pay homage to his Pakistani heritage by dropping a bilingual flow in English and Urdu, the national langauge of Pakistan, of which Sullee is a fluent speaker. Bad Habits, also called ‘Old Habits’, or in Urdu ‘Jiyu Kaise’ speaks on the battles between culture and politics. Produced by AnnoDominiBeats, the music video starts off with the sights of the once-glorious city of Detroit, the erstwhile ‘Motor City‘ … Continue reading SULLEE J: Bad Habits

NAGORNO KARABAKH: 30 killed in Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash

Baku, AZERBAIJAN VIJAY SHAH via ASSOCIATED PRESS & MASHABLE At least 30 people have been reported killed in a border clash between bitter enemies and Caucasus neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, Mashable UK reported today. Heavy fighting over the landlocked region, which lies in the south Caucasus between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur, and which is governed autonomously by Armenia and claimed by Azerbaijan, erupted this Saturday. Most of the deaths were military, but one boy was also reported killed. Nagorno Karabakh was the scene of a devastating war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which began … Continue reading NAGORNO KARABAKH: 30 killed in Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash

EDITH MUNRO: Newham pays respects to WWI nurse

  London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via The Newham Mag, KAY ATWAL, IAIN BURNS, Newham Recorder and contributors.   Military veterans and members of the Jewish community paid their respects this month to a Newham, east London nurse who gave her life in active service for the country at a special memorial service this past week, council magazine The Newham Mag reports. The nurse, Edith Hilda Munro, was born in a well-off household in Hackney, the daughter of Scottish engineer John Munro, and local Leah Nathan, and had three brothers and sisters. She first began her illustrious career in the … Continue reading EDITH MUNRO: Newham pays respects to WWI nurse