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Egypt kills 16 militants

Cairo: Egypt’s armed forces on Sunday announced that 16 alleged militants had been killed as part of a new security offensive in the northern and central Sinai Peninsula.

Col Tamer al-Refaei said an additional 34 suspects were arrested during the offensive, dubbed “Operation Sinai 2018,” which started on Friday in the restive peninsula and other parts of the country, according to a statement posted on his official Facebook page.

20 militants held in raids in Pakistan

Islamabad: Twenty militants were arrested on Sunday by paramilitary Frontier Corps in an intelligence-based military operation in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. Army said that a cache of arms and ammunition, including RPG rockets, sub machine guns and sniper rifle ammunition, laptops and communication equipment were also recovered.

Turkey, US discuss ties in Istanbul

Istanbul: The Turkish President’s Security and Foreign Policy Adviser Ibrahim Kalin met US National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond McMaster here and discussed issues that are hurting bilateral ties, the Turkish media reported on Sunday. Joint efforts against terrorism, long-term strategic partnership between Turkey and the US, and the latest developments in the region were among the topics under discussion, Xinhua news agency reported quoting the Hurriyet daily.

Three killed in US copter crash

Los Angeles: Three persons died when a tour helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon, one of the most famous national parks of the US. The helicopter from Papillion Airways carrying a pilot and six passengers crashed in the Quartermaster Canyon in Arizona around 5.20 p.m. on Saturday, ABC 15 news channel reported, citing Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley. 



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Zuma’s downfall gives ANC a final chance

18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Now that Jacob Zuma has finally exited, the African National Congress, which has fallen a long way from its glory days, has one last chance to rebuild its reputation before next year’s election. Whether the ANC is the best bet for South Africans is a different question altogether As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African Police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound...

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IIT delegation visits State Happiness Institute

22 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A delegation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur of West Bengal, visited State Happiness Institute today. The delegation members received information about the activities of the institute...

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