Twin bombings in southern Iraq leave 33 dead: Security officials

Published on May 01 2016 // World
Two bomb blasts in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa Sunday killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 50, security and medical officials said. “The hospitals have received 33 dead,” a senior official in the Muthanna health department, which covers Samawa, told AFP. An officer in Muthanna Operations...

F-16s ‘right platform’ for Pak’s counter-terrorism efforts: US

Published on May 01 2016 // World
Washington, May 1 : A day after Congress suspended US funding for the F-16s deal with Pakistan, the State Department acknowledged that Islamabad needs those for its anti-terrorism activities. “Well, you know where we come down on that. We believe the F-16s – I mean, we believe they’re...

IS more dangerous in Europe than Al Qaeda was in 1990s

Published on May 01 2016 // World
Washington, May 1 : The threat against Europe from the Islamic State (IS) militants is worse than the threat from Al Qaeda was in the late 1990s, a US expert has said. “I think the situation in Europe is even more dire than what was happening with Al Qaeda in the 1990s,” Colin P. Clarke,...

One killed in Turkey police station blast

Published on May 01 2016 // World
Ankara, May 1 : A police officer was killed and 13 people were injured on Sunday in an explosion near the main police station in the Turkish city of Gaziantep. The blast hit the southern city, 10 km from the Syrian border, at about 9.30 a.m. Nine policemen and four civilians were injured in the suspected...

Baghdad: Car bomb kills 21, injures 42

Published on Apr 30 2016 // World
More than 40 civilians have been killed in recent high-profile bombings in Baghdad. A car-bombing on Saturday in southeastern Baghdad killed at least 21 people wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials.The attack targeted Shiite pilgrims walking to Baghdad’s holy Kadhimiyah...

Vanuatu tsunami threat cancelled after 7.3 strong quake hits islands

Published on Apr 29 2016 // World
A major earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early on Friday, briefly prompting a tsunami warning that was cancelled after locals reported no significant damage. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the 7.0-magnitude quake — originally reported as 7.3, struck at a relatively...

China, Russia urge US to drop South Korea missile defence proposal

Published on Apr 29 2016 // World
China and Russia urged the United States on Friday not to install a new anti-missile system in South Korea, after Washington said it was in talks with Seoul in the wake of nuclear arms and missile tests by North Korea. The United States and South Korea have begun talks on possible deployment of the Terminal...

Vijay Mallya talks to UK media house about his stay in London

Published on Apr 29 2016 // World
London, Apr 29 : Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for money laundering and other cases, in an interview to a London media house, said that he is in ‘forced exile’ in London and has no plans to leave the UK. Talking to Financial Times, in Mayfair, London, Mallya said, By...

President Mukherjee embarks on two-nation tour to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand

Published on Apr 27 2016 // India, World
New Delhi, Apr. 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee is embarking on a two-nation tour to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand today. A high level delegation including Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan is accompanying the President on the five day visit, which is aimed at energising and upgrading...

Afghan Taliban confirm leaders’ visit to Pakistan

Published on Apr 27 2016 // World
Islamabad, April 27 : The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday confirmed a visit of its leaders to Pakistan. A three-member delegation had arrived in Islamabad from its Qatar-based office on Monday to discuss with Pakistan the possibility of the peace talks, diplomatic and official sources said. “Since...

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