World Bulletin / News Desk
The Vatican rejected Mehmet Ali Agca's latest claim about who ordered him to assassinate Pope John Paul II.
The Turkish gunman, who has changed his account many times, writes in "They Promised Me Paradise," released Thursday in Italy, that Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the killing and that he was trained to carry it out by Khomeini's forces after he escaped from a Turkish prison.
Agca says he told John Paul of the Iranian connection when he visited him in prison.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the book was clearly a publicity stunt and that "practically everything I was able to verify is false."
Agca shot and wounded John Paul on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter's Square. He was released from prison in 2010.
Peshmerga spokesman Brigadier General Halgurd Hikmat confirmed that Turkish soldiers had started special forces training with peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq
Barhoum described the accusations leveled against the Qassam Brigades as "false", which – according to him – aim at defaming Hamas and its military wing.
Demonstrators also demanded the expulsion of armed militias from Sanaa, in reference to Shiite Houthi militants who have seized control of the capital in September.
The majority of the deaths, 785, were ISIL fighters according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The bodies of the men from the Albu Fahd tribe were discovered after the army launched a counter-offensive against the ISIL in a village on the eastern edge of Ramadi
His comments stepped up Moscow's war of words with the United States and the European Union in their worst diplomatic standoff since the Cold War ended.
Though murdered revolutionary folk hero Sankara's body was placed in an unmarked grave, it is believed to be buried in a cemetery in the capital Ouagadougou's Dagnoen neighbourhood.
The arrest, the first involving a former premier in Portugal, follows detentions of other prominent people in separate inquiries in the past few months as prosecutors intensify a fight against corruption
The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency recommended the ban last June because the journalists were disrespectful of the president
The clearing operation at the duck farm in Barneveld, will increase the number of animals destroyed since the first infection was discovered last Sunday to 211,000 birds
"Another shipment of building supplies will be allowed into the Gaza Strip next week via the Kerem Shalom crossing," Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh said
The U.S. is supportive "of anything that improves relations between Turkey and Iraq," the State Department said.
The quake caused buildings to shake violently and an elderly woman was killed after being hit by broken glass.
Lack of care for victims and accountability for perpetrators exacerbate the problem as it comes the world's attention on the Child Abuse Prevention Day.
President Obama challenges Republicans to pass an immigration reform bill if they're not happy with his executive action.
Polling stations across Bahrain opened for parliamentary and municipal elections, although the main Shi'ite opposition group is boycotting the vote.