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Islamic State suffers double blow as Ramadi falls, leaders killed

US-led forces have killed 10 Islamic State leaders in air strikes, a U.S. spokesman said, dealing a double blow to the militant group after Iraqi forces ousted it from the city of Ramadi. An Islamic State leader with direct ties to the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks was among 10 senior figures of the … Continue reading Islamic State suffers double blow as Ramadi falls, leaders killed

Kabul to host meeting with Pak, US, China officials over Taliban peace talks

Afghanistan will host a meeting with officials from Pakistan, the United States and China next week to prepare the way for possible peace talks with the Taliban. The preliminary meeting follows moves to try to revive the stalled peace process, which broke down in July after the news was announced of the death of Taliban … Continue reading Kabul to host meeting with Pak, US, China officials over Taliban peace talks

Protest in Dhaka over BNP Chief’s remark on 1971 martrys

AMN / Hundreds of members of various pro-Liberation organisations, freedom fighters and socio-cultural organisations are protesting in Dhaka over BNP Chairperson’s Khaleda Zia controversial remark on the number of martrys during the 1971 Bangladesh, Liberation War. Police swung into action to stop the protestors from gheraoing the former Prime Minister at her official residence in … Continue reading Protest in Dhaka over BNP Chief’s remark on 1971 martrys

Suicide blast in northwest Pak kills 22

A suspected suicide attack at a government office in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 22 people, police say. The bomb went off outside the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) office in the town of Mardan. A splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban said it carried out the attack which left more than 30 … Continue reading Suicide blast in northwest Pak kills 22

Rare evacuation of Syrian towns under UN deal completed

A UN operation to evacuate around 450 Syrian fighters and their families from two besieged Syrian areas was completed yesterday with the arrival of planes carrying them to Beirut and Hatay airport in Turkey. UN and airport sources said, two planes with 330 Syrian fighters and civilians evacuated from two pro-government Shi’ite towns in northwestern … Continue reading Rare evacuation of Syrian towns under UN deal completed

Pakistan executes four militants

Pakistan today executed four militants involved in major crimes, the latest hangings since it lifted a moratorium on death penalty last year following the Peshawar school carnage.Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had signed their black warrants earlier this month after a military court gave them death penalty. They were convicted for killing of … Continue reading Pakistan executes four militants

India keen to boost ties with Iran: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India attaches high importance to its relations with Iran. During his meeting with the Iran’s Economic Affairs and Finance minister Dr. Ali Tayyebnia yesterday, Prime Minister expressed readiness to further strengthen bilateral relations with the country, including in the areas of trade, investment, oil and gas, connectivity, port … Continue reading India keen to boost ties with Iran: PM Modi

Thousands forced to flee homes in England due to floods

Thousands of people were forced to flee their homes in northern England hit by unprecedented floods. Lancashire in northwest England and Yorkshire in the northeast were the worst affected. Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered deployment of more troops to tackle the chaos during the Christmas holiday season. He is expected to visit some of … Continue reading Thousands forced to flee homes in England due to floods

Iraq liberates Ramadi from Islamic State

Iraqi military has declared the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been “liberated” from so-called Islamic State. Military spokesman Brig Yahya Rasul said forces had achieved what he called an “epic” victory, adding the Iraqi flag had been raised over the government complex. Iraqi government forces, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, had been battling to … Continue reading Iraq liberates Ramadi from Islamic State

UN to convene peace talks between Syria and opposition on Jan 25

United Nations hopes to convene peace talks between Syrian government and opposition on 25th January next year in Geneva. UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura’s office said he has intensified efforts towards convening talks. His announcement comes a day after the killing of powerful rebel leader who supported negotiations. The death of opposition chief Zahran … Continue reading UN to convene peace talks between Syria and opposition on Jan 25

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