French warplanes hit Daesh communications hub in Iraq

PARIS: French warplanes bombed a militant Islamic State (IS) group communications hub near Mosul in northern Iraq overnight, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday. "Last night we bombed a Daesh telecommunications centre, a...

India welcomes Pakistan probe of air base attack

NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday welcomed the Pakistan move of arresting the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack this month on an...

Indian extremists attack PIA office in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) office in the Indian capital was attacked by hardline Hindu activists, said reports on Indian media.  Suspected Bajrang Dal activists attacked PIA office  and smashed window panes,...

Canada welcomes 10,000th Syrian refugee

OTTAWA: Canada has welcomed its 10,000th Syrian refugee, the government announced Wednesday, although almost two weeks behind schedule and far fewer than it had originally planned to resettle by now. A plane carrying asylum...

7 dead as series of blasts rock Indonesian capital

JAKARTA: Several blasts followed by gunfire occurred in two separate areas of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday. At least seven people ─ including four attackers ─ have been killed, according to Jakarta police,...

Three killed, several injured in explosions near UN headquarters in Indonesian capital

JAKARTA: At least three people were killed and several others wounded in series explosions in the centre of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, witnesses said. Police were not immediately available for comment, but according to...

Five killed as car bomb hits Turkish police headquarters

ISTANBUL: At least five people including a woman and a minor girl were killed and 36 others wounded as a car bomb blast hit a police headquarters in Turkey’s Diyarbakir province. The rescuers are...

Iran releases US marines after apology

 TEHRAN: The US marines, who entered Iran's territorial waters yesterday, were released because their entrance was unintentional and they apologized, IRGC said in a statement. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department...

Iran questions US sailors, dismiss talk of prompt release

DUBAI: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday it was interrogating 10 American sailors it had detained a day earlier, and dismissed talk of their prompt release. Iran detained the sailors who were aboard two...

Evacuation talks under way for besieged Syria town

BEIRUT: Aid groups pressed on with talks to evacuate hundreds of people, many starving, from a besieged Syrian town, as the UN warned more would die unless blockades are lifted. Elsewhere in Syria, forces...

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