INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Putin orders tough action against any threat to Russian forces in Syria

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to take extremely tough action against any threat to its forces in Syria. In further toughenining of Moscow’s attitude Mr Putin told top Russian military leaders today that any targets threatening its forces must be immediately destroyed. Mr Putin did not elaborate but today’s development comes as Turkey … Continue reading Putin orders tough action against any threat to Russian forces in Syria

North Korea hydrogen bomb claim draws skepticism from US

The US has dismissed a suggestion by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that his country possesses a hydrogen bomb. Mr Kim made the remarks as he inspected a historical military site in the capital Pyongyang. He was quoted as saying that the work of his grandfather Kim Il-sung had turned North Korea into a powerful … Continue reading North Korea hydrogen bomb claim draws skepticism from US

Islamic State finance chief killed in air strike, confirms US

US has confirmed that Islamic State terrorist group’s finance chief Abu Saleh was killed in a coalition air strike last month. In a video conference from Baghdad, US military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said, Saleh was killed in late November. He said, Saleh was one of the most senior and experienced members of the group’s … Continue reading Islamic State finance chief killed in air strike, confirms US

V-P leaves for Turkmenistan, to attend TAPI event

Vice President Hamid Ansari today left on a three-day visit to Turkmenistan where he will attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the ambitious TAPI natural gas pipeline. Last month, energy-rich Turkmenistan’s President had ordered the start of construction on the 7.6 billion dollars pipeline carrying natural gas from the former Soviet state to India through Afghanistan … Continue reading V-P leaves for Turkmenistan, to attend TAPI event

No change in Indian policy in Middle East: Parrikar

India has ruled out any change in its policy in the Middle East on assisting the international efforts to combat the Islamic State. Addressing a joint press news conference with US Defence Secretary in Washington, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, India will participate only in UN approved peacekeeping missions. Mr Parrikar said, the two countries will … Continue reading No change in Indian policy in Middle East: Parrikar

Turkey issues advisory to its citizens traveling in Iraq

Turkey has warned any of its citizens traveling in Iraq, excluding Kurdish provinces, to leave at once, citing security risks. The country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement calling for any citizens in Iraq to leave immediately. It cites increased security risks, such as threats targeting Turkish businesses, as well as concerns over violence, abduction, and … Continue reading Turkey issues advisory to its citizens traveling in Iraq

11 Taliban insurgents who infiltrated Kandahar airport killed in Afghanistan

The last of 11 Taliban insurgents who infiltrated Kandahar airport was killed more than 24 hours after the attack was launched in Afghanistan,. The Defence Ministry sources said in Kabul that the death toll among civilians and security forces has gone up to 50 which include 38 civilian, 10 soldiers and two police officers. 37 … Continue reading 11 Taliban insurgents who infiltrated Kandahar airport killed in Afghanistan

UN calls on China to halt oppression of human rights activists

A United Nations committee has called on China to halt the torture of detainees and oppression of human rights activists, saying the practice remains prevalent. It issued its report after questioning a large Chinese government delegation as part of a two-day hearing. The report gives Beijing one year to make progress towards complying with the … Continue reading UN calls on China to halt oppression of human rights activists

German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year”. The magazine cited her role in Europe’s crises over migration and Greek debt. Editor Nancy Gibbs wrote, Ms Merkel had provided steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named … Continue reading German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year

Third attacker at Paris’s Bataclan music hall identified

French police have identified the third attacker at the Bataclan music hall during the Paris attacks. Quoting a source close to the investigation, AFP news agency reports the attacker, Foued Mohamed Aggad had travelled to Syria with his brother and a group of friends at the end of 2013. The police source also said Aggad … Continue reading Third attacker at Paris’s Bataclan music hall identified

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