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60 killed in bombing at police training centre in Libya

At 60 killed and 200 others injured when a truck bomb exploded in the western city of Zliten near a police base in Libya . According to a official no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing. However a local Islamic State affiliate has been trying to gain a foothold in Zliten from its central … Continue reading 60 killed in bombing at police training centre in Libya

German Cabinet approves more soldiers for Mali, Iraq

The German Cabinet has approved plans to send up to 650 soldiers to Mali, boosting its presence in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the West African country which is beset by Islamist militant violence. It also agreed to increase the numbers of soldiers training Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq to up to 150 from … Continue reading German Cabinet approves more soldiers for Mali, Iraq

Afghan forces make advance in Taliban-held district Marjah

Security forces backed by US military airstrikes have made advances in the southern district of Marjah in Afghanistan, killing dozens of Taliban insurgents and wounding many others. Officials said, the fighting in Marjah, a Taliban-held district in the restive Helmand province, erupted a day earlier when Afghan forces launched a counter-offensive to try to recapture … Continue reading Afghan forces make advance in Taliban-held district Marjah

Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of top Jamaat leader

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty given to Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan, paving the way for his execution. A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice S.K. Sinha dismissed an appeal by Nizami, 73, who was convicted of murder, rape … Continue reading Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of top Jamaat leader

Diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia, Iran widens as Kuwait recalls envoy from Tehran

The diplomatic crisis surrounding Saudi Arabia and Iran widened today as Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran and Bahrain severed air links in the face of growing international concern. Joining Riyadh and its Sunni Arab allies in taking diplomatic action, Kuwait said it was withdrawing its envoy over a weekend attack on the Saudi embassy … Continue reading Diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia, Iran widens as Kuwait recalls envoy from Tehran

UN chief condemns Pathankot terror attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot. His spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the UN chief encourages both India and Pakistan to build on recent high-level exchanges to address all outstanding issues through dialogue.

India expresses concern over North Korea nuclear test

India has expressed concern over North Korea conducting nuclear test. Replying to a media query, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said India is assessing the available information, including claims that this was a thermo-nuclear test. Mr Swarup said, it is a matter of deep concern that Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has again … Continue reading India expresses concern over North Korea nuclear test

North Korea claims first hydrogen bomb test

North Korean authorities say they have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb amid reports of a tremor near the main nuclear test site. State media announced the test after monitors detected a 5.1 magnitude quake close to the Punggye-ri site. The North is thought to have conducted three previous underground nuclear tests there since 2006. A … Continue reading North Korea claims first hydrogen bomb test

France, Japan condemn Pathankot terror attack

France and Japan have condemned the terror attack on Pathankot airbase. In a statement, France said it stands alongside India in fight against terrorism. Japan also expressed solidarity with India saying that the terrorism cannot be justified for any reason.

US begins arrest and deportation of illegal migrants

The US has launched nationwide enforcement operations to arrest and deport illegal immigrants who entered the country and have lost asylum cases. The US Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson today confirmed the development. He said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement departments since last weekend have been taking into custody, adults who entered the country … Continue reading US begins arrest and deportation of illegal migrants

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