Taliban commander among 6 militants killed in Afghanistan

Published on Jul 02 2015 // World
Six militants, including a Taliban commander, were killed and three others injured in a clash that erupted in Afghanistan’s Takhar province on Thursday, an official said. Security forces began a crackdown against Taliban hideouts in Khawja Ghar district early today (Thursday) morning and so far...

Security Council urges Libyan parties to agree on government of national accord

Published on Jul 02 2015 // World
Reiterating that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged the parties to the conflict to agree on a Government of National Accord and sign the proposal presented by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “in the coming days.”

36 dead, 19 missing in Philippines boat capsize

Published on Jul 02 2015 // World
At least 36 people died and 19 others were reported missing when a passenger banca — a type of outrigger boat — capsized in the waters off Ormoc city in central Philippines’ Leyte province on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. Armando Balilo, PCG public affairs...

Obama discusses Greek economic crisis with Italian PM

Published on Jul 02 2015 // World
The US and Italy have agreed on the need for “reform and financing” to address the Greek economic crisis, Efe news agency reported. During a telephonic discussion between US President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the leaders “agreed on the importance of working...

Indian twitterati express solidarity with Israel ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Published on Jun 28 2015 // World
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, the Indian Twitterati have come up on the social media website to express solidarity with the Jewish state with the hashtag IndiaWithIsrael. The hashtag, which is trending on Twitter, came to light after ICL Fertilizers, a part of the Israel-based...

CNN mistakes sex toy flag for one of ISIS

Published on Jun 28 2015 // World
While covering the annual gay pride parade in London, a CNN journalist mistook a flag with sex toys on it for the flag of the terrorist organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to News.com.au, the report came on CNN as ‘breaking news’. A banner stretching across the...

US condemns terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, Tunisia

Published on Jun 27 2015 // World
The US on Friday condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, the White House said in a statement. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these heinous attacks, their loved ones, and the people of all three countries,” said the statement by the...

Pre-departure orientation held for U.S bound students

Published on Jun 27 2015 // World
The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) hosted a day long pre-departure orientation program for U.S bound undergraduates and postgraduate students at the American Centre on Friday. The event had interactive sessions on a range of topics covering travel planning, health insurance regulations,...

Legalisation of gay marriage witnesses immediate wedding vows in Michigan

Published on Jun 27 2015 // World
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, Michigan witnessed various gay couples taking immediate vows on Friday. Last year, a judge had said that Michigan’s 2004 ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, with which the nation’s highest court agreed and Gov. Rick...

Can Hasina act against Bangladeshi fundamentalists?

Published on Jun 27 2015 // World
Conflicting signals, with security connotations for India, are emerging from Bangladesh. The Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence of Ali Ahsan Mujahid, the secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), providing a further feather to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s cap in her fight against...

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