Sadr eyes Govt as poll upset rocks Iraq

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | AFP | Baghdad

Populist Shia cleric Sayyid Moqtada Sadr on Tuesday eyed a broad coalition after a shock election triumph that has upended Iraqi politics. Counting was still ongoing three days after the first parliamentary poll since the defeat of the hardline Wahhabi ISIS group, but the fiery Shia preacher’s grouping was in the...

Iran upbeat on nuclear deal hopes after EU talks

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | AFP | Brussels

Iran’s Foreign Minister said today that efforts to save the nuclear deal after the abrupt US withdrawal were “on the right track” as he began talks with European powers in Brussels. Mohammad Javad Zarif met EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ahead of evening talks with his counterparts from Britain, France...

Turkey detains 54 ISIS suspects in Istanbul

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | AFP | Istanbul

Turkish police have detained dozens of suspected members of hardline Wahhabi ISIS group in a crackdown on the extremist group in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday. Counter-terror police raided 19 addresses in over a dozen districts late on Monday, detaining 54 suspects who taken for interrogation at...

Sharif rejects NSC’s condemnation of his Mumbai terror attack remarks

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

An unfazed Nawaz Sharif today rejected Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership condemning his controversial remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack with the deposed prime minister demanding the formation of a national commission to find out who committed treason. The National Security Committee (NSC) which met yesterday had condemned...

Make clear distinction between regular and illegal migrants: India to UN

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | Agencies | United Nations

India has asked the UN to make a clear distinction between regular and illegal migrants who cannot be treated at par with legal immigrants, who contribute significantly to the economic and cultural fabric of their host and origin countries. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Tanmaya Lal said that Mahatma...

US opens new embassy in Jerusalem

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | Agencies | GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip/Jerusalem

The US on Monday opened its embassy in Jerusalem under a controversial move by President Donald Trump that has infuriated the Palestinians, who clashed with Israeli soldiers who shot dead at least 52 of them in Gaza, in the deadliest escalation of violence since 2014. Trump said the opening of the...

Palestinian Govt accuses Israel of ‘terrible massacre’

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | Agencies | Ramallah (Palestinian Territories)

The Palestinian Authority Government accused Israel of committing a “terrible massacre” after Israeli fire killed 52 Palestinians in protests and clashes along the Gaza Strip border ahead of the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The Palestinian Government spokesman Yusuf al-Mahmoud demanded in a statement “an immediate international intervention to...

Turkey: US shares responsibility for ‘massacre’

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | AFP | Istanbul

The US shares responsibility with Israel for “massacre” along the Gaza border, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister said. “The US administration is as responsible as the Israeli Government for this massacre,” Bekir Bozdag wrote on Twitter, saying the violence was sparked by “unjust and unlawful decisions” in reference to Washington moving...

Arabs, Muslims condemn US Embassy move

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | AP | Jerusalem

The Arab League and the top Sunni Muslim religious authority have criticised the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem. The Cairo-based Arab League called on the international community to oppose what it considers an “unjust decision” and the ongoing “Israeli occupation” of the city. It called the...

Israeli Minister compares Trump to Churchill

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | AP | Jerusalem

Israel’s Justice Minister is calling President Donald Trump the “Churchill of the 21st Century” for relocating the American embassy to Jerusalem. Ayelet Shaked said with his move Trump has “reversed Chamberlain’s policy of capitulation” and shown the world that “the landowner has returned.” Previous US Presidents of both parties, as well...


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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Women’s youth camp under ‘Go Rurban’ series

22 May 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A women’s youth camp under Go Rurban camp with the objective to connect rural and urban youth together will be held at village Sijora district Dindori. The basic idea of the camp is to build a stronger bridge in order to fill the gap between rural and urban society...

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