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10 04, 2017

Egypt attacks triggers state of emergency

April 10th, 2017|

Two bombs struck Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta on Sunday 9 April, killing at least 44 people. The attacks are most likely the work of the terrorist group ISIS, which has targeted Egypt’s Coptic community in the past year on several occasions. Some 10% of Egyptians are Coptics. President al-Sisi has declared a three [...]

9 04, 2017

Swedish terrorist attack

April 9th, 2017|

The Swedish capital Stockholm was struck by a terrorist attack on 7 April. A truck drove straight into a crowd of people in the heart of the city, in what has become a disturbingly familiar method. At least four people were killed, including a British and a Belgian citizen. Swedish police currently detain a prime [...]

7 04, 2017

US fires missiles at Syria

April 7th, 2017|

The US Navy has launched some 59 ”Tomahawk” or TLAM cruise missiles at Syria. The attack happened at 3:41 local time, and was carried out by warships in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The TLAM is a precision weapon, and each missiles carries a 455kg warhead of high explosives in its standard configuration. The target of [...]

5 04, 2017

Syrian chemical strike

April 5th, 2017|

A town in southern Idlib Province was struck by a possible chemical weapons attack on Tuesday 4 April. Reports indicate dozens of casualties among civilians, suffering from breathing problems and other symptoms linked to chemical weapons use. At this point 70+ are believed to have died. The fog of war shrouds events. Western powers are [...]

4 04, 2017

St. Petersburg bombing

April 4th, 2017|

Yesterday’s explosion in the underground train system in the Russian city St. Petersburg killed at least 11 and injured scores. At this point the origin of the explosion is said to be terrorist, probably a suicide attack with a small explosive device packed with shrapnel. Russia is no stranger to terrorism, although St. Petersburg itself [...]

3 04, 2017

Brexit rocks on: Gibraltar the center of latest row

April 3rd, 2017|

Events today show just how fast normality may unravel in the world of politics. As the EU responded officially to the UK’s letter which triggered article 50 and thus initiated Brexit, three lines of text have caused something of a storm. The EU said that no agreement between the EU and the UK may affect [...]

3 04, 2017

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions

April 3rd, 2017|

How Will This Affect You? - An update from WellAway   Now that it has been determined that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, many people are asking, what about the tax penalties?  What about the individual mandate?   It is important to know that the Individual Mandate is the key factor of [...]

27 03, 2017

Obamacare looks set to stay

March 27th, 2017|

Friday 24 March saw a landmark defeat for the administration of US president Trump and the Republican party. Their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) was withdrawn before it even came to a vote on The House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Congress. The Republican leadership [...]

21 03, 2017

US bans electronics in carry-on luggage from Middle Eastern airports

March 21st, 2017|

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced, that flights originating at 10 specific international airports will be banned from carrying electronic devices larger than a smartphone as carry-on luggage. Passengers will be required to check electronic devices of any kind, which are larger than a smartphone, in their regular luggage. The new rule will [...]

20 03, 2017

Paris airport shooting

March 20th, 2017|

The incident on 18 March at Paris’ secondary Orly airport caused significant travel disruption. A man reportedly sough to grab a rifle from a soldier, and was subsequently shot dead. It appears the man was well known to police, but any affiliation to known terrorist organizations remain unknown at this time. France is at significant [...]

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