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Six die in Pakistan attack

April 05, 2017

LAHORE: Six persons were killed and 22 injured in an attack on a convoy of census teams here in Pakistan on Wednesday. Four security personnel and two civilians were among the dead, The News International quoted a government spokesperson as saying. Punjab Law Minister said the security threat was imminent on census teams and the government has be...

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China lodges protest with India over Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

April 05, 2017

BEIJING: Diplomatic tensions visibly escalated over the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, as China on Wednesday lodged a protest with India and said that by ignoring Beijing's concerns over the issue New Delhi has caused "serious damage" to bilateral ties. As the Tibetan spiritual leader entered Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh to proceed to Ta...

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35 killed in IS attack in Iraq's Tikrit city

April 05, 2017

BAGHDAD: At least 35 persons were killed and 28 injured in a series of attacks carried out by the Islamic State militant group in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a security source said on Wednesday. Most of the victims in the Tuesday night attacks in Salahudin province were civilians, EFE news quoted the source as saying. The IS militants, disguised i...

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IS urges attacks in new audio tape, calls US president a bumbling fool

April 05, 2017

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State jihadist group, in a new audio tape, on Tuesday called on its supporters in the US, Europe and Russia and elsewhere in the world to stage attacks. The 36-minute tape purportedly by IS spokesman Abu Hassan states: “Our war with our enemy is a global war,” the director of US-based terrorist tracking website,...

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Japan slams North Korean missile launch

April 05, 2017

TOKYO: Japanese spokesperson Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday said the firing of missile by North Korea is in clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and strongly protested the act. North Korea on Wednesday launched a ballistic missile, which flew for some 60 km before falling into the Sea of Japan, the South Korean military said. Chief...

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Trump condemns chemical attack in Syria, blames al-Assad

April 05, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump condemned the “intolerable” alleged chemical attack on civilians in Syria and blamed the Bashar al-Assad regime, media reports said. “Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,&rd...

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Syrian chemical attack crime against humanity, says Italy

April 05, 2017

ROME: Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Tuesday deplored the suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria in which at least 58 people were killed and dozens injured, calling it “a crime against humanity”. “The news of a chemical attack against defenceless civilians in Syria and the bombing of hospitals where victims ...

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Colombia landslide toll rises to 273

April 04, 2017

Bogota: The death toll from the landslides that destroyed part of Colombia's Mocoa city has risen to 273, according to the Colombian President. "We have counted the number of people who have unfortunately died. The latest figure is 273 people dead and 262 injured," Juan Manuel Santos told the media on Monday. He added that 193 autopsies have been...

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UN wants attackers of Africans in India brought to justice

April 04, 2017

The UN wants those responsible for attacks on Africans in India to be brought to justice, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday. He was answering a reporter's question about that African ambassadors in New Delhi want to take to the UN the "xenophobica" attacks on their citizens. "There's no UN in...

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Russian metro blast suspect identified

April 04, 2017

Moscow: The suspect in the metro train explosions in St. Petersburgsia that killed 11 people has been identified by Russian security services, it was announced on Tuesday. "It has been established that an individual suspected of carrying out the terrorist attack is a native of our republic," Kyrgyzstan National Security Committee spokesman Rakhat ...

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