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#Pulwama attack: China condemns, says ‘no’ to back India’s bid to list JeM chief Azhar Masood as ‘global terrorist’ by UN

#Pulwama attack: China condemns, says ‘no’ to back India’s bid to list JeM chief Azhar Masood as ‘global terrorist’ by UN

Srinagar: China on Friday condemned the Pulwama militant attack carried out by a Jaish suicide bomber but once again declined to back India’s appeal to list the Jaish’s chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the UN. At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest attacks […]

Russia, Turkey, Iran hail US withdrawal from Syria

Russia, Turkey, Iran hail US withdrawal from Syria

Sochi (Russia):  The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran hailed the planned US withdrawal from Syria as they met for talks Thursday on how to work more closely together in the country’s long-running conflict. Hosting his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in the southern city of Sochi, President Vladimir Putin said the three welcomed the expected […]

At least 27 killed in suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards’ bus

At least 27 killed in suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards’ bus

Srinagar: A suicide attack on Wednesday on a bus carrying members of the Revolutionary Guards in southeastern Iran killed at least 27 people. “The suicide attack on an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps personnel bus happened on the Khash-Zahedan road,” IRNA said, Fars News reported. The road is located in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. […]

To discuss Afghanistan, Taliban to meet Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad

To discuss Afghanistan, Taliban to meet Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad

Kabul: Afghan Taliban’s negotiation team will meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad to hold comprehensive discussions about Pak-Afghan relations, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said, The News International reported. In a statement, quoted by the News International, Taliban Spokesman said, “As the negotiation process continues to place between the Islamic Emirates and United […]

American banking executive paid $110,000 to hunt down rare mountain goat in Pakistan

American banking executive paid $110,000 to hunt down rare mountain goat in Pakistan

Srinagar: An American trophy hunter has paid $100,000 (£78,000) to kill a rare markhor or “screw horn” goat, the national animal of Pakistan. Fewer than 6,000 markhors exist in the wild, most living among the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the animal features on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species. Nonetheless, local officials […]

Five killed in Kenya plane crash

Five killed in Kenya plane crash

Nairobi: Five people have died after a small plane carrying them from Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve crashed in the west of the country, police said Wednesday. “There were five occupants in the plane and they did not survive,” said Edward Mwamburi, police chief for the Rift Valley region. He said the Cessna plane was heading […]

US commander seeks sustained engagement with Sri Lanka

US commander seeks sustained engagement with Sri Lanka

Washington: A top US commander has advocated sustained American engagement with Sri Lanka despite the political and ethnic turmoil in the island nation posing a challenge to bilateral ties, amid increasing Chinese influence in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region. US Indo-Pacific Command chief Adm Philips Davidson told the Senate’s Armed Services Committee during a Congressional […]

Uighur Muslim ethnic group urges China to post videos of ‘disappeared’ relatives

Uighur Muslim ethnic group urges China to post videos of ‘disappeared’ relatives

Srinagar: Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group have called on China to post videos of their relatives who have disappeared into a “vast system of internment camps”. The social media campaign, launched early Tuesday under the hashtag #MeTooUyghur, follows the release of a Chinese state media video showing famed Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit, who […]

Anti-communist guerrilla and former Afghan president Sibghatullah Mojaddedi passes away

Anti-communist guerrilla and former Afghan president Sibghatullah Mojaddedi passes away

Srinagar: Former Afghan interim president and anti-communist guerrilla Sibghatullah Mujaddadi has died. Sibghatullah Mojaddedi was born on 21 April 1925. He served as president after the fall of Mohammad Najibullah’s government in April 1992. He was the founder of the Afghan National Liberation Front and served as the chairman of the 2003 Loya Jirga, the […]

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