Germany charges three Iraqis for planning Islamist attack Aug 15, 2019 0 1303 12345 Karlsruhe: Three Iraqis are to be charged with preparing an Islamist terrorist attack, German federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday. The three, all men, are to stand trial in Hamburg. They were detained in Dithmarschen in the north-western state of Schleswig-Holstein at the end of January and have since been held in pretrial custody. The two younger accused, whose ages were given at the time as 23, are charged with planning the attack in late 2018. They are said to have conducted tests with black powder taken from fireworks. They intended to procure a firearm from the third accused, a friend of theirs, but the weapon offered turned out to be too expensive. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Female suicide bomber kills six in Chad Aug 15, 2019 0 948 Somalia’s al Shabaab hits govt military base, deaths on both sides Aug 15, 2019 0 473 Leave our graffiti on the walls, say Sudan protesters Aug 15, 2019 0 945 Burundi starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola, says WHO Nairobi: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Burundi had begun vaccinating frontline workers against Ebola at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak of the virus has .. Tunisia approves 26 candidates to run for president in Sept vote Tunis: Twenty-six candidates, including two women, have been approved to run in Tunisia’s early presidential elections slated for September 15, the country’s electoral commission announced on Wednesday. The 26 were .. Iran’s Khamenei meets Yemen rebels after blow for Saudi coalition Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader has held talks with a senior Yemeni rebel official just days after the long-running intervention against the rebels by its regional foes Saudi Arabia and the UAE suffered a major setback. .. Syrian rebels shoot down govt warplane in northwest REUTERS BEIRUT Rebels shot down a Syrian warplane in the opposition stronghold of Idlib province on Wednesday as Russian-backed government forces closed in on a strategically important town, rebel sources and a war .. US urges release of reporter Tice, missing since 2012 in Syria Washington: The United States called on Wednesday for journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared in Syria in 2012, to be freed, reiterating the belief that he remains alive and is being held against his will. Seven years to .. Yemen govt rules out talks until separatists withdraw from Aden AFP Dubai Yemen’s government on Wednesday ruled out talks with southern separatists until they withdraw from positions they seized last week in second city Aden. The fighting saw forces that back the Southern ..