• Russia has opened new war front, says Ukraine

    Russia has opened new war front, says Ukraine

    NOVOAZOVSK: Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in recent days, attacking Ukrainian forces and causing panic and wholesale retreat not only in this small border town but also a wide section of territory, in what Ukrainian and Western military officials described on Wednesday as a stealth […]

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  • China mulls recalling over 700 convicts ‘illegally’ released from jails

    China mulls recalling over 700 convicts ‘illegally’ released from jails

    BEIJING: China may recall over 700 convicts, including 76 “corrupt officials”, whose sentences were commuted “illegally” as the country’s top prosecution body stumbled on largescale unlawful reduction of sentences. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has suggested that more than 700 convicts, including 76 corrupt senior officials, whose sentences were commuted illegally, should be returned to […]

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Pakistan: Amid revolution calls, National Assembly begins session

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly began its session on Thursday to discuss the ongoing political crisis in the country as the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is set to disclose its future course of action, DawnNews reported. PAT chief Tahirul Qadri had advised his supporters on Wednesday to prepare for revolution as he plans to deliver a […]

New Taliban Group Vows Attacks in Pakistan

Posted by: Latief on August 28th, 2014

New Taliban Group Vows Attacks in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A new bloc of the Pakistani Taliban has vowed to carry on the movement’s campaign of bombings and shootings, in the militants’ first video message since a major army assault on their strongholds. Senior commanders announced the creation of a new hardline grouping within the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) but insisted they were not […]

Cameroon Says Kills 27 Boko Haram Militants in Border Clashes

Posted by: Latief on August 28th, 2014

Cameroon Says Kills 27 Boko Haram Militants in Border Clashes

YAOUNDE/MAIDUGURI: Cameroon’s army has killed 27 members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram near a northern town, state radio said on Wednesday, in a sign of the growing cross-border threat the militants pose. The Boko Haram fighters crossed the border into Cameroon earlier this week, after attacking a military base and police station in Nigeria […]

Hamas ‘brought Israel to its knees’: Iran

Posted by: Khan on August 28th, 2014

Hamas ‘brought Israel to its knees’: Iran

TEHRAN: Iran said on Wednesday that Palestinian militants had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe “to its knees” during the bloody 50-day Gaza conflict. “The heroic Palestinian people have forged a new era with the victory of the resistance which has brought the Zionist regime to its knees,” the foreign ministry said in […]

ISIS committing war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas: UN

GENEVA: The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children, and said it believed Damascus had used chlorine gas in combating its enemies. commiting The militants, who are bringing weapons from Iraq, have changed the power balance in Syria, consolidating […]

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

Posted by: Khan on August 28th, 2014

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

ROTHERHAM: Members of Britain’s Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Muhbeen Hussain, founder of Rotherham Muslim Youth Group, told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that Muslims are disgusted that justice was not […]

Putin, Poroshenko hold bilateral meeting: Officials

Posted by: Khan on August 27th, 2014

Putin, Poroshenko hold bilateral meeting: Officials

MINSK: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday began a bilateral meeting in Minsk to discuss the conflict raging in eastern Ukraine, officials said.”Bilateral meeting between President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Russia… Vladimir Putin begins,” Poroshenko’s official Twitter said. A Kremlin spokesman confirmed to AFP that the meeting has […]

French PM says to hold confidence vote

Posted by: Khan on August 27th, 2014

French PM says to hold confidence vote

PARIS: France’s prime minister said on Tuesday he would hold a parliamentary vote of confidence in September or October in his first public comments since a major political crisis forced him to reshuffle the cabinet. “I will have the opportunity to hold a vote of confidence at the (lower house) National Assembly on a work […]

After 50 days of violence: Long-term Gaza ceasefire goes into effect

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Celebrations erupted in Gaza on Tuesday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians went into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. The agreement, which came into effect at 1600 GMT, involves an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza, which began on July 8 and has […]

Pakistan: Four ‘militants’ killed in retaliatory fire

Posted by: Khan on August 27th, 2014

Pakistan: Four ‘militants’ killed in retaliatory fire

JAMRUD: Four suspected militants were killed in a clash with security forces in the Ghundi area of Jamrud tehsil, Khyber Agency on Tuesday. Security officials in the area said the bodies of four militants were found near Malak Khowar, which were handed over by the political administration to Civil Hospital, Jamrud, for identification. However, their […]