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Use of cluster bombs in Yemen may amount to war crimes: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the use of cluster bombs in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition may amount to war crimes. Ban said he had received “troubling reports” of cluster bomb attacks on January 6 on the rebel-held capital Sanaa. The UN Chief said in a statement, the use of cluster munitions in … Continue reading Use of cluster bombs in Yemen may amount to war crimes: Ban Ki-moon

US Police Officer ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to IS

A Police Officer in Philadelphia was ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS). Officials have said Edward Archer fired at least 11 shots at the officer, in an act done in the name of Islam. Despite being shot, Officer Jessie Hartnett left his vehicle and was able to return … Continue reading US Police Officer ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to IS

Paris: Man killed trying to attack police station on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Police in Paris have shot dead a man who was apparently trying to attack a police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The suspect was carrying a meat cleaver and wearing a dummy suicide vest. A piece of paper found on his body pledged allegiance to so called Islamic State and vowed … Continue reading Paris: Man killed trying to attack police station on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

65 killed in bomb attack on Libyan police academy

A truck bomb attack on a police training centre in a western town of Libya killed at least 65 people and 127 had been wounded, according to hospital and police officials. Witnesses said yesterday that the truck crashed into the gate of the police academy in the coastal city of Zliten, about 160 kilometers east … Continue reading 65 killed in bomb attack on Libyan police academy

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of bombing Yemen embassy

Iran has accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in Yemen, in a new escalation of diplomatic tensions that have reverberated across the Middle East. Tehran said yesterday that an unspecified number of embassy staff have been wounded in the raid on the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa, which has been targeted by months of … Continue reading Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of bombing Yemen embassy

US asks Pakistan to conduct fair probe into Pathankot terror attack

The US has asked Pakistan to conduct a thorough, fair and transparent probe into the deadly terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot . The US also wants to see the outcome of the investigation. State Department spokesperson John Kirby said yesterday United States encourages an aggressive approach to counter-terrorism operations by Pakistan and … Continue reading US asks Pakistan to conduct fair probe into Pathankot terror attack

Iran ban all products from Saudi Arabia

Iran has decided to ban all products from Saudi Arabia after the two countries severed diplomatic relations, Press TV reported today. Riyadh executed top Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday, inciting a response in Tehran, where the Saudi embassy was stormed by protesters. On Monday, Saudi Arabia formerly severed diplomatic ties with Iran.

Indo-French Joint Exercise Shakti 2016 start Friday

India and France will begin their eight-day counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency joint exercise Shakti-2016 in Rajasthan tomorrow. The French contingent comprising 56 personnel of 35th Infantry Regiment of 7th Armoured Brigade, which had taken part in the Afghan war. A statement by the Indian Army said, the exercise is an important step for the armies to … Continue reading Indo-French Joint Exercise Shakti 2016 start Friday

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

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