INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Opposition leader, workers arrested in Maldives

Police have arrested an opposition leader and 192 others after clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of a jailed ex-president in Maldives. The Maldives government accused Sheik Imran, leader of Islamic conservative Adhaalath or Justice Party of inciting violence among the protesters with the … Continue reading Opposition leader, workers arrested in Maldives

Armed men Kill at 3 policemen in Karachi

At least three policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police were killed Friday when armed men opened fire on their vehicle in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Hadeed area in Pakistan. Police sources say on a routine patrol, motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on the vehicle they were travelling in, severely injuring the three men. The unidentified assailants fled after … Continue reading Armed men Kill at 3 policemen in Karachi

Power, communication restored in Kathmandu; Death toll crosses 6,600

A week after a devastating earth-quake rattled the Himalayan nation of Nepal, capital Kathmandu is slowly limping back to normalcy. Power supplies and communication networks have been restored in most parts of the city. Relief materials have also begun reaching near the epicenter of the quake such as Dhading and Gorkha which suffered almost total … Continue reading Power, communication restored in Kathmandu; Death toll crosses 6,600

Saudi King merges new heir’s administration with royal court

Saudi Arabia’s ageing King Salman merged the Royal Court with that of his new heir, further streamlining administration a day after a shake-up in the line of succession. The official Saudi Press Agency said based on a proposal from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was appointed on Wednesday, issued an order for joining the … Continue reading Saudi King merges new heir’s administration with royal court

27 militants killed in Pakistan

In Pakistan, twenty seven terrorists were killed in operations launched by security forces at various areas of Khyber Agency yesterday. Five security personnel including an officer were also martyred. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, ISPR, security forces also captured four strong-holds of terrorists at Sandapal, Tordara, Kundwala and Mehrban Killay areas.

Nepal Tragedy: Netanyahu thanks Modi for helping Israel in rescue work

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for helping Israel in its rescue work in quake-hit Nepal. An official statement in Jerusalem said, Mr. Netanyahu in a telephonic conversation yesterday thanked Mr. Modi for providing helicopters to assist with the rescue of Israelis from Nepal and permitting Israeli relief planes … Continue reading Nepal Tragedy: Netanyahu thanks Modi for helping Israel in rescue work

Yuki reaches singles quarters of Taipei Challenger

Indian Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri has advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the 75,000 US Dollar ATP Challenger event, at Taipei. Unseeded Yuki tamed eighth seeded local player Jimmy Wang in straight sets 6-3 6-1 in the second round of the Indoor tournament. Yuki, ranked 216, dominated the 64-minute contest over his rival who is … Continue reading Yuki reaches singles quarters of Taipei Challenger

Pak court jails 10 for attacking Malala Yousafzai

In north-west Pakistan, a court has jailed 10 men for life for the attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai. Ms Yousafzai, who was 15 at the time, was shot in the head on board her school bus in the Swat valley in 2012, in an attack that shocked the world. She was awarded last year’s … Continue reading Pak court jails 10 for attacking Malala Yousafzai

Iraqi PM opposes US Congress proposal to arm Kurds directly

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said that he strongly opposed a bill proposed by the US Congress that allows the Iraqi Kurds to be armed directly, bypassing Iraq’s central government. In March, the US Congress introduced legislation to sidestep the bureaucratic delays in Baghdad that have led to delays in arms shipments to the … Continue reading Iraqi PM opposes US Congress proposal to arm Kurds directly

60 people arrested in New York during protests against police brutality

More than 60 people have been arrested in New York during a demonstration against a recent spate of police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. The protest was one of several that took place in east coast cities yesterday. In Baltimore, where rioting broke out on Monday following the death of a … Continue reading 60 people arrested in New York during protests against police brutality

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