Ankara, Turkey – A car bomb explosion in the Kizilay district of the Turkish capital Ankara claimed the lives of 32 and wounded over 100. Eyewitnesses say that several vehicles within the vicinity of the explosion were reduced to charred wreckage. The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that the attack was the result of terror groups targeting civilians.
Ivory Coast, Africa – Al Qaeda linked terrorist militants raised arms at a beach resort in Grand Bassam located on the Ivory Coast. The militants fired upon beach-goers killing at least 16 people, including western foreigners of German and French descent.
Jerusalem, Israel – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to world powers in response to recent Iranian missile tests. Netanyahu called for world powers to take “immediate punitive steps” against Iran following the country’s ballistic missile tests.
Canberra, Australia – The Australian Foreign Minister has recently contacted Malaysia regarding the detention of an Australian journalist and camera operator who attempted to interview the Malaysian Prime Minister over allegations of corruption. They were detained after walking up to the prime minister, and are currently in a detention center awaiting government intervention.