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Pulwama encounter: Four soldiers dead, Jaish terrorist under lens for CRPF convoy attack killed

Pulwama encounter: Four soldiers dead, Jaish terrorist under lens for CRPF convoy attack killed

A cordon and search operation was launched jointly by J&K Police and security forces after receiving credible inputs about the presence of militants. (Shuaib Masoodi) Four soldiers, including a Major, a policeman, and three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed in a 16-hour encounter that broke out in Pinglena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, about 12 […]

Kenya has not “recalled” its ambassador to Somalia – Foreign PS Kamau

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Kenya has not “recalled” its ambassador to Somalia – Foreign PS Kamau

Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau. /JACK OWUOR Somalia says it has not auctioned any oil blocks in a disputed section of the Indian Ocean, contrary to claims by Kenya that resulted in the summoning of its ambassador to Mogadishu. Last evening, Somalia’s Foreign Minister Ahmad Isse Awad said in a diplomatic response: “Somalia is not […]

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Merkel slams ‘frightening’ US attack on German cars

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Merkel slams ‘frightening’ US attack on German cars

German Chancellor got a standing ovation after her speech.Photo:Tobias Hase/dpa German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described US moves to declare European car imports “a threat to national security” as “frightening”. Her comments came as United States and European powers voiced sharply differing views on issues from Mideast security to trade Saturday, laying bare a deep trans-Atlantic rift […]

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AMISOM Unveils Plan to Flush al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

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AMISOM Unveils Plan to Flush al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

Senior military officers of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and other international partners attend the closing session of the AMISOM Sector Commanders Conference in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 15, 2019. (O. Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations […]

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Trump demands Europe take hundreds of ISIL fighters US president says Britain, France, Germany and other allies must prosecute the 800 ISIL fighters in American custody.

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Trump demands Europe take hundreds of ISIL fighters US president says Britain, France, Germany and other allies must prosecute the 800 ISIL fighters in American custody.

Last week, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces launched an offensive in the ISIL-controlled Syrian village of Baghuz [Delil Souleiman/AFP] US President Donald Trump has demanded that Europe take in hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters captured in Syria, threatening that the United States would otherwise be forced to release […]

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Kenya recalls Somalia envoy after oil, gas blocks ‘grabbed’

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Kenya recalls Somalia envoy after oil, gas blocks ‘grabbed’

Kenya’s ambassador to Somalia Lt. Gen. Lucas Tumbo. Photo/COURTESY Kenya has recalled its ambassador to Somalia Lt. Gen. Lucas Tumbo after it emerged that oil and gas blocks in disputed territorial areas were auctioned to the United Kingdom. According to Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau, Somalia ‘carelessly’ ignored internationally accepted norms of boundary disputes resolution as well as political […]

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North Koreans pay tribute to Kim’s father in freezing cold

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North Koreans pay tribute to Kim’s father in freezing cold

People leave after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong-il, known as the “Day of the Shining Star,” on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang on Feb. 16. AFPPeople leave after paying their respects before […]

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Saudi intel officers said Khashoggi killing was a ‘disaster,’ Erdoğan says

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Saudi intel officers said Khashoggi killing was a ‘disaster,’ Erdoğan says

AA Photo Saudi Arabia’s own intelligence officers said the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a “disaster” when Turkey allowed them to listen to the audiotapes of the murder, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Friday. In a live broadcast interview with Turkuvaz Media Group broadcasters, Erdoğan slammed the CIA and U.S. for failing to “put […]

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Haiti’s president breaks silence over deadly unrest

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Haiti’s president breaks silence over deadly unrest

Hector Retamal / AFP (file photo) | Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince on September 6, 2016. Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Thursday broke his silence after a week of violent protests demanding his resignation as the US announced it was pulling “non-emergency personnel” from the country over the deadly unrest.  “I will not leave […]

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Moscow cops may get AR-googles with automatic facial recognition

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Moscow cops may get AR-googles with automatic facial recognition

FILE PHOTO. A model demonstrates Eposon’s Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. ©REUTERS / Ina Fassbender The Moscow police may get a tool similar to what their Chinese counterparts have tested – augmented reality goggles that help officers identify people by matching them against a central database. A wearable device with facial recognition allows an officer to […]

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