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US-led strikes on Syria justified: Israeli official

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | AFP | Jerusalem | in Sunday Pioneer

Punitive US-led strikes on Syria are justified because of the “murderous actions” of the Damascus government, an Israeli official said today. “Last year (US) President Donald Trump said that the use of chemical weapons would violate a red line. This night, under America’s guidance, the United States, France and Britain acted...

Syrians gather in capital in defiance of airstrikes

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | AP | Damascus | in Sunday Pioneer

Hundreds of Syrians demonstrated in a landmark square of the Syrian capital, waving victory signs and honking their car horns in a show of defiance. The demonstrations broke out early today following a wave of US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against...

May declares Syria airstrikes successful

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | PTI | London | in Sunday Pioneer

Air strikes by Britain, France and the United States in Syria sent a “clear message” against the use of chemical weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday and declared the action as successful. The British Prime Minister told reporters at a Downing Street press conference on Saturday that the...

EU stands by allies over Syria strikes

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | AFP | Brussels | in Sunday Pioneer

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday the European Union stood by the United States, France and Britain over their air strikes in Syria after alleged chemical attacks by the Damascus regime. “Strikes by US, France and UK make it clear that Syrian regime together with Russia and Iran cannot...

France aims to relaunch Syria peace process

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | AFP | Paris | in Sunday Pioneer

France wants to start working “right now” on resuming the political process aimed at ending the conflict in Syria, officials said on Saturday after Western powers carried out what it called “legitimate” military strikes against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “A plan for ending the crisis must be found, with a...

Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal probe

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | IANS | New York | in Sunday Pioneer

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has been under criminal investigation for months in New York because of his business dealings, the Justice Department said. The revelation comes amid a courtroom drama that unfolded on Friday, as Cohen’s attorneys and Trump’s lawyers began a fight hours before with the US...

Egypt’s armed forces foil attack, 14 terrorists killed

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | PTI | Cairo | in Sunday Pioneer

The Egyptian Army on Saturday said it has foiled a major terror attack in the restive central Sinai region by shooting dead 14 terrorists who attempted to break into camps of the armed forces and killed 8 Army personnel. The incident led to eight casualties and 15 injuries among Egyptian forces,...

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | AFP | Cairo | in Sunday Pioneer

An Egyptian appeals court today upheld a life sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie for “planning violent attacks”, judicial officials and his lawyer said. The Court of Cassation also upheld life sentences against two other Brotherhood leaders including Mahmoud Ghozlan, a Brotherhood spokesman, along with five-year prison terms...

Pakistan test-fires enhanced version of Babur cruise missile

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | PTI | Islamabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Pakistan on Saturday successfully test fired an enhanced version of indigenously-built Babur cruise missile that can deliver conventional and non-conventional weapons with a range of 700 kilometres. 'Babur Weapon System-1 (B)' incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, the army said...

Modi woos Dalits, tribals in Maoist-hit Bijapur

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | IANS | Bijapur | in Sunday Pioneer

Invoking Dalit icon Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to woo Dalits and tribals, saying he could become PM because of Ambedkar's contributions to the society and exhorted Maoists to join the mainstream for development and assured that he would protect...


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21 Apr 2018 | PNS

Earth Day at DPS, Ranchi Students of DPS, Ranchi of Class II celebrated Earth Day on Friday. It was a day to remind that the planet we live on is not our property, but responsibility...

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