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Syria: 80 people killed in just over 24 hours

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Syria: 80 people killed in just over 24 hours

At least 80 people have been killed in just over 24 hours in suspected Russian and Syrian government shelling in the eastern and southern parts of Syria. A wounded boy in a hospital in Douma after an air raid on the rebel-held town of Misraba in Eastern Ghouta [Bassam Khabieh/Reuters] The majority of those killed were […]

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China’s premier is attending a meeting with 16 countries from central and Eastern Europe

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China’s premier is attending a meeting with 16 countries from central and Eastern Europe

Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the Hungarian capital Budapest on Sunday to attend the sixth Meeting of Heads of Government of China-Central and Eastern European Countries and make his first visit to Hungary as premier. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in the Hungarian capital Budapest on Sunday to attend the sixth Meeting of Heads of […]

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Muslim defense ministers vow to support global efforts against terrorism

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Muslim defense ministers vow to support global efforts against terrorism

Defense ministers from 41 Muslim countries have met in Riyadh for the inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), marking the official launch of a pan-Islamic, unified front to support the global struggle against terrorism and violent extremism. The IMCTC was announced in December 2015 by the Saudi crown prince to form […]

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ED pays tribute to ex-President Mugabe

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ED pays tribute to ex-President Mugabe

Felex Share Senior Reporter President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took his Oath of Office yesterday, paid tribute to his predecessor, Cde Robert Mugabe, saying his mistakes will never detract from his immense contribution to the liberation and development of Zimbabwe. President Mnangagwa (right) has described his predecessor Cde Mugabe as “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader”. […]

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Over 8,500 people arrested in Nineveh on suspicion of joining Islamic State

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Over 8,500 people arrested in Nineveh on suspicion of joining Islamic State

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Over 8,500 people were arrested in Nineveh on suspicion of joining Islamic State since the liberation of the proin August. Iraqi soldiers celebrate victory over Islamic State The arrests were made upon accurate intelligence information and tip-offs from citizens, a security source told Baghdad Today on Sunday. “Also, 100 people were ordered to […]

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Faizabad crackdown handed over to Rangers

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Faizabad crackdown handed over to Rangers

The interior ministry assigned the task of dispersing the Faizabad protesters to the Punjab Rangers on Sunday. The move came a day after police and Frontier Constabulary (FC) failed to remove the violent protesters of the religious group Tehreek-e-Labbaik from the Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad. The paramilitary force will be deployed for a week effective from November […]

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Iran could increase its missile range ‘if Europe becomes a threat’ – Revolutionary Guard commander

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Iran could increase its missile range ‘if Europe becomes a threat’ – Revolutionary Guard commander

Europe is not a threat to Iran, but just in case it allies itself with the US and Israel and becomes one, Tehran has enough technical capabilities to increase the range of its missiles, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned. An Iranian Fateh (Victor) missile © Ali Shayegan / Reuters “Both […]

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Pakistan calls in army to end anti-blasphemy protests

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Pakistan calls in army to end anti-blasphemy protests

Islamabad, Pakistan– The Pakistani army has been called in to restore order to the capital after clashes between anti-blasphemy protesters and police left at least 174 people injured. More than half of those injured in the clashes were members of the security forces, according to a hospital official [Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera] Thousands of riot police […]

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Iraq forces open new front in final push against ISIS

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Iraq forces open new front in final push against ISIS

Iraqi forces thrust north from the Euphrates Valley into the desert on Saturday, opening up a new front in the drive to flush out fugitive ISIS group fighters, a commander told AFP. Iraqi security forces after taking control of the border town of Rawa, the last town under the control of the ISIS in Iraq […]

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Polls must ‘ratify’ Catalonia’s desire for independence: Puigdemont

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Polls must ‘ratify’ Catalonia’s desire for independence: Puigdemont

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday launched his campaign for regional elections by calling on Catalans to make known their desire for independence. Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP “We Catalans demonstrated to the world that we have the capacity and the will to become an independent state. And on (December) 21, […]

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