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Iraq forces enter IS-held Mosul airport

Mosul Airport: Iraqi forces Thursday entered Mosul airport, which lies on the southern edge of the city, for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014. Please like & share: Read More »

China says talks positive, skips reference to NSG, Azhar issues

Beijing: China said Thursday that the strategic dialogue with India was of “positive significance” to ties as “extensive agreements” were reached but skirted any reference to the persisting differences over issues like India’s NSG bid and efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. Please like & share: Read More »

Australia’s ex-PM says Netanyahu ‘torpedoing’ Middle East peace plans

Canberra: Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu of “torpedoing” peace negotiations in the Middle East. The first Israeli PM to visit Australia, Netanyahu had earlier criticised Rudd and another former Labour Prime Minister Bob Hawke for saying that Australia should recognise a Palestinian state, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on Thursday. Please like ... Read More »

Church response to child abuse flawed: archbishops

Canberra: The Catholic Church’s response to cases of child sexual abuse bordered on criminal negligence, Australian archbishops admitted on Thursday at a hearing of the Royal Commission that is investigating institutional responses to child sexual abuse. Please like & share: Read More »

Blast near Indian eatery kills eight in Lahore

Lahore: At least eight persons were killed and 30 others injured today when a powerful bomb blast apparently targeted two eateries here, including one serving Indian cuisine, in the second bombing in the city this month as Pakistan witnesses a surge in terror attacks. Please like & share: Read More »

Azhar’s actions well-documented: India on China’s proof demand

PTI Beijing India Wednesday hit out at China for demanding “solid evidence” for getting JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN, saying the extent of his actions were “well- documented” and the “burden of proof” was not on it. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, while briefing the media on his extensive interactions with top Chinese officials and talks at the ... Read More »

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf

AFP Istanbul Turkey’s army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said today. The move, ordered by the defence ministry, applies to female officers working in the general staff and command headquarters and branches, it said. Women may wear the headscarf underneath their cap or ... Read More »

UK couples lose income threshold challenge in Supreme Court

PTI London The UK Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the immigration rules that require minimum-income requirements for British citizens to be able to bring in their foreign spouses to the country, a move which could affect a large number of Indians. British citizens must earn more than 18,600 pounds a year before a husband or wife from outside the European Economic ... Read More »

Top Yemen commander killed as rebels hit back

AFP Aden Yemeni rebels hit back at government forces advancing up the Red Sea coast, killing a deputy army commander in a missile strike, a military source said Wednesday. Army deputy chief of staff Major General Ahmad Saif Al Yafii was killed by a heat-seeking missile on the outskirts of the coastal town of Mokha, the source said. Another 18 ... Read More »

Jaishankar holds talks with China’s top diplomat

PTI Beijing Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Tuesday held talks with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi ahead of a key strategic dialogue Wednesday to improve bilateral ties hit by Chinese reluctance to support India’s admission into the NSG and back a United Nations ban on JeM leader Masood Azhar. Jaishankar, who arrived in China from Sri Lanka, met Yang, who besides ... Read More »

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