New Zealand terrorist visited Israel in 2016

New Zealand terrorist visited Israel in 2016

AFP Jerusalem :     The Australian terrorist accused of carrying out a massacre at two mosques in New Zealand briefly visited Israel in 2016, Israeli officials said Monday. Brenton Tarrant arrived on a three-month tourist visa and stayed in Israel for nine days in October 2016, immigration authority spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said. She was […]

India, US agree to build six nuclear power plants

India, US agree to build six nuclear power plants

  Agencies The US has agreed to build six atomic power plants in India to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation and expressed its strong support to India’s early membership in the NSG. The two countries said this in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security […]

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Paris: Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday. Between 40 and 80 percent of those excess deaths are caused by heart attacks, strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease underestimated up to now as a driver of smog-related mortality, […]

Israeli police assault worshippers, close Al-Aqsa compound

Jerusalem: Israeli forces have closed all entrances to occupied East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosquecomplex amid ongoing confrontation with Palestinian worshippers, a Palestinian official has said. “Dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed the Al-Aqsa compound and assaulted several religious figures,” Firas al-Dibs, spokesperson for Jerusalem’s Religious Endowments Authority, a Jordan-run agency tasked with overseeing the city’s Muslim […]

Hundreds surrender with Islamic State near defeat

BAGHOUZ: Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over. The besieged enclave of Baghouz is the last shred of territory held by the jihadists who have been driven from […]

PM Imran, German FM discuss Pak-India tension

PM Imran, German FM discuss Pak-India tension

ISLAMABAD: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday at the PM House. According to sources, the prime minister and German foreign minister discussed Pak-India tension and the peace overtures made by Pakistan. The two also discussed Pak-German relations and the security situation in the region. Prior to meeting the […]

Taliban pile pressure on Afghan government forces in west

KABUL: Taliban fighters have stepped up pressure on Afghan forces in the western province of Badghis, killing 20 soldiers and capturing 20, an official said on Tuesday, as the militants make advances even as they hold peace talks with U.S. officials. A large number of Taliban insurgents launched attacks on several army posts in the […]

Threat of further escalation between India, Pakistan over: Pak govt assessment

Threat of further escalation between India, Pakistan over: Pak govt assessment

(PTI) The threat of further escalation between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama suicide attack is over, an internal assessment of the Pakistan government has concluded. The Express Tribune reported that the assessment was shared by a senior official on Monday in a background briefing on the current state of relations between the two neighbouring […]

Tensions with India appear to be de-escalating: Pakistan

Tensions with India appear to be de-escalating: Pakistan

(Agencies) Islamabad : Tensions between India and Pakistan appear to be de-escalating, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday as he thanked the US for playing a role in defusing the crisis through “private diplomacy”. “Tensions between India and Pakistan appear to be de-escalating and this is a positive development,” Qureshi told the media here. “Pakistan has further increased diplomatic efforts and we have decided to send back the Pakistan […]

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