Islamic group Al-Shabab attacks African Union base in Somalia

SOMALIA: Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base Fri¬day in the country’s southwest, the Somali army said, with witnesses reporting several dead. “They launched an offensive on a military base at El-Adde and there was heavy fighting which caused casualties,” Somali army colonel Idris Ahmed said, adding a Shebab suicide commando blasted a […]

Donald Trump: Will not review call to ban Muslims from entering US

WASHINGTON: Do nald Trump refused to budge over his call to ban all Muslims from entering the US even as Republican presidential rivals questioned his con¬troversial stance, with Jeb Bush wondering if the front¬runner also meant banning Muslims from countries like India and Indonesia which are strong allies of the US. Trump – whose popularity […]

India has largest diaspora population in world, UN report says

India has largest diaspora population in world, UN report says

UNITED NATIONS: India’s diaspora popu¬lation is the largest in the world with 16 mil¬lion people from India living outside their country in 2015, accord¬ing to a latest UN sur¬vey on international migrant trends. The survey con¬ducted by the UN de¬partment of economic and social affairs (DESA) said the num¬ber of international migrants — persons living […]

Indo-Israel ties “unique and special”: Envoy Daniel Carmon

Indo-Israel ties “unique and special”: Envoy Daniel Carmon

NEW DELHI: Describing its relationship with India as “unique and special”, Israel on Wednesday said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s upcoming two-day visit to Tel Aviv from January 17 is part of a “bigger picture” congruence of interests in areas of defence, counter-terrorism and trade, among others. Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon called bilateral defence cooperation […]

Pakistan arrests some suspects

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities carried out raids at different places following attack on the Pathankot airbase in India, leading to some arrests, intelligence officials said on Monday. They said that raids were carried out in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur districts and an unspecified number of people were arrested. “Probe has been going to ascertain if they […]

PATHANKOT ATTACK: US tells Pakistan to conduct thorough fair probe

PATHANKOT ATTACK: US tells Pakistan to conduct thorough fair probe

WASHINGTON: The US has pressed Pakistan to conduct a “thorough, fair and transparent” probe into the deadly terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot and wants to see the outcome of the investigation. “We certainly look forward to and expect a thorough, complete, fair and transparent investigative process. We are going to have to […]

“To undermine Indo-Pakistan peace talk”

WASHINGTON: The attack on an IAF base in Pathankot and Indian consulate in Afghanistan were carried out to un-dermine any potential peace initiative between India and Pakistan, a top American Senator said on Friday. “These acts are likely designed, in part, to undermine any potential peace initiative that could be sparked by Prime Minister (Narendra) […]

Haj 2014: 20% cut in quota to stay

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that it would continue to impose a 20 per cent cut in foreign pilgrims and a 50 per cent reduction in domestic pilgrims during the 2014 Haj. “The government will continue to request foreign countries to slash the quota of their Haj pilgrims by 20 per cent due to […]

Indian held at Sharjah Airport while trying to smuggle gold

Dubai: An Indian man was on Saturday arrested at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates while trying to smuggle out 12 gold biscuits to India. The suspect, who was identified Gh RA was nabbed by customs officers at the airport. He was heading to India according to an official spokesperson from Sharjah Police. […]