Wednesday , 19 December 2018

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‘Terror groups in Kashmir, Naxalites recruiting children’

UNITED NATIONS: Terrorist groups operating in Kashmir and Naxalites are recruiting children, according to a report by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who urged the Indian government to act against those recruiting children. Please like & share: Read More »

100 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI: More than 100 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, the Libyan navy said on Friday. The navy also recovered the bodies of three children, and rescued 16 others, Xinhua quoted Libyan navy spokesman Ayob Qassem as saying. Please like & share: Read More »

No objection to Indians for residency rights in UK

PTI   London The UK government has defended its controversial decision to deny residency rights to hundreds of highly skilled professionals, including Indians, who made legally acceptable amendments to their tax records, claiming the applicants caught up in the visa row are guilty of misconduct. Following a long-drawn campaign by the Highly Skilled Migrants Group, the UK Home Office had ... Read More »

EU leaders seal migration deal after marathon talks

AFP   Brussels EU leaders clinched a hard-won migration deal during all-night talks today that Italy’s hardline new premier said meant his country was “no longer alone” in shouldering the responsibility for migrants. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who heads a month-old anti-immigration government, had vetoed joint conclusions for the entire agenda of the summit in Brussels until his demands ... Read More »

China declines to comment on FATF placing Pak on ‘grey list’

PTI Beijing China Friday declined to comment on Pakistan being placed on the grey list for failing to curb anti-terror financing by the Financial Action Task Force, but heaped customary praise on its close ally, saying the world should recognise “enormous efforts and sacrifices” made by Islamabad to combat terrorism. In a blow to Pakistan, global financial watchdog FATF placed ... Read More »

Iraq executes 13 death row jihadists to avenge killings

AFP Baghdad Iraq said Friday executed 13 death row jihadists after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed a forceful retaliation to calm public anger over the Islamic State group’s murder of abducted civilians. While Iraqis have grown accustomed to the atrocities committed by IS, the killing of the eight civilians shocked the nation and doused hopes the jihadists had been defeated. ... Read More »

Pakistan issues notice to produce Indian witnesses

PTI   Lahore A Pakistani court hearing the Mumbai terror attack case has issued a notice to the interior ministry asking it to file a reply about presenting 24 Indian witnesses in the case within a week, an official said Thursday. The 2008 Mumbai attack case has entered into the 10th year but none of its suspects in Pakistan is ... Read More »

Bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive

AFP   Beirut A barrage of Russian strikes on rebel-held towns in southern Syria killed 22 civilians Thursday, the bloodiest day yet of the government’s offensive in the strategic region. With Moscow’s help, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army has battered the south for more than a week with air strikes, rocket fire and crude barrel bombs. The bombardment has forced ... Read More »