UK universities organise Kashmir Solidarity Week

LONDON: Two of London’s leading universities, King’s College and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) organised Kashmir Awareness Week which concluded on Saturday. The Kashmir solidarity movements of the two institutions had planned a series of symposiums and talks over the past week in an attempt to trigger debate and present all sides […]

Iraq tribesmen battle IS inside Fallujah for 2nd day

BAGHDAD: Sunni Arab tribesmen battled militants of the Islamic State group in their Fallujah stronghold for a second day today in a major blow to the jihadists in Iraq, officials said. Fallujah is one of two Iraqi cities still controlled by IS, but residents — said to number in the tens of thousands — vastly […]

Indian mission among top defaulters in London

Indian mission among top defaulters in London

LONDON: The Indian High Commission in the UK has been ranked fifth in an assessment of foreign missions that have refused to pay London’s traffic congestion charge over the years, owing over 4.4 million pounds in unpaid dues. The list is topped by the US Embassy in London, which owes over 10 million pounds, followed […]

Bail plea dismissed for Virat Kohli’s Pakistani fan

LAHORE: Notwithstanding a police clean chit, a Pakistani court has dismissed the bail plea of a young die-hard fan of ace cricketer Virat Kohli who was arrested on treason charges for hoisting the Indian flag atop his home. Umar Daraz, a 22-year-old Kohli lookalike, is facing an imprisonment of up to 10 years for hoisting […]

26/11: Pakistan court orders deposition of Indian witnesses

26/11: Pakistan court orders deposition of Indian witnesses

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani anti-terrorism court holding the Mumbai attack trial has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency to present all 24 Indian witnesses before it so that their statements can be recorded, an order which could further delay proceedings in the high-profile case. The Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad, which is holding the trial of the seven […]

US-led strikes kill 15 civilians in northeast Syria

US-led strikes kill 15 civilians in northeast Syria

BEIRUT: Strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group killed at least 15 civilians, including three children, in northeastern Syria on Thursday, a monitor said. The strikes hit four IS-controlled villages in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, saying the toll could rise. The Britain-based monitor said the latest civilian […]

Kenya army says it killed Shebab intelligence chief

NAIROBI: Kenya’s army said today it had killed the intelligence chief of the Shebab insurgents and 10 other commanders in an air strike in Somalia. The US government had placed a USD 5 million bounty on the head of spy chief Mahad Karate, with Kenya celebrating what it called a “major blow” to the Al-Qaeda-linked […]

Pak, US to hold strategic dialogue on Feb 29

Pak, US to hold strategic dialogue on Feb 29

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the US will hold a strategic dialogue this month to enhance cooperation in areas like defence and counter-terrorrism, days after the Obama administration decided to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to it. The 6th round of the strategic dialogue on February 29 in Washington will be led by Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor […]

‘China deploys anti-aircraft missiles on disputed SCS island’

‘China deploys anti-aircraft missiles on disputed SCS island’

BEIJING: China has deployed long-range anti- aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island, a media report said today, even as the Communist giant downplayed it as Western media’s attempt to create “stories”. Satellite images showed two batteries of eight surface-to-air HQ-9 missile launchers as well as a radar system on Woody Island, part […]

Iraq Kurds say will accept PM’s oil for salaries deal

ARBIL: Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region said on Wednesday that it would halt independent oil sales if Baghdad pays its employees, but cast doubt on the federal government’s ability to implement the proposal. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said earlier this week that he would pay the salaries of the cash-strapped northern region’s employees if it […]

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