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Report: ISIL crushes rebellion plot in Mosul

ISIL crushes Mosul rebellionIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant has crushed a rebellion plot in Mosul led by one of its commanders who aimed to switch sides and help deliver the city to Iraqi forces, Reuters news agency reports.

ISIL executed 58 people suspected of taking part in the plot after it was uncovered last week. Residents, who spoke to Reuters from some of the few locations in Mosul that have phone services, said the plotters were killed by drowning and their bodies were buried in a mass grave in a wasteland on the outskirts of the city.


Israel suspends UNESCO ties over al-Aqsa resolution

Israel suspends UNESCOIsrael has suspended cooperation with UNESCO a day after the UN cultural body passed a resolution that sharply criticised Israeli policies around the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while supposedly rejecting Jewish ties to the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem.

The resolution condemned Israel for restricting Muslims access to the site, and for aggression by police and soldiers. It also referred to Israel as an "occupying power".


US hits radar sites in first strikes on Yemen rebels

US hits radar sites in YemenThe US military directly targeted Yemen's Huthi rebels for the first time on Thursday, hitting radar sites controlled by the insurgents after US warships came under missile attacks twice in four days.

Defence officials in Washington said five Tomahawk cruise missiles destroyed three mobile radar sites in Huthi-held territory on Yemen's Red Sea coast and that the Pentagon was preparing for possible new retaliatory strikes.


Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

Thai king diesThailand's venerated King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died at the age of 88, the Royal Palace announced.

King Bhumibol passed away at Bangkok's Siriraj hospital on Thursday. The palace did not give a reason for his death.

"His Majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully," a statement said, adding he died at 15:52 (0852 GMT).


2016 Nobel Prize In Literature Awarded To Bob Dylan

Bob DylanBob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award.

The 75-year-old Dylan - who won the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” - now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates.


Heavy Russian bombardment kills 56 in Syria's Aleppo

Russians bomb AleppoAt least 56 people have been killed over the past 24 hours in the Syrian province of Aleppo as Russian air raids resumed over the countryside, sources told Al Jazeera.

The deaths from raids in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr and Fardous neighbourhoods, as well as Ar-Rasheeqa city, were the results of the heaviest Russian bombardment in days on the city's rebel-held sector, people in the city said. Dozens were also wounded.


At least 14 killed by gunmen in Kabul mosque at start of Ashura

Kabul mosque attack- Gunmen walked into a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital on Tuesday and opened fire, authorities said, killing more than a dozen people and wounding many others inside.

Multiple perpetrators were involved in the attack, news reports said, and all had been killed by police.

At least 14 were reported dead and more than two dozen wounded. Some of the injured include police officers.


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