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  • Syrian regime carries out air strikes near Damascus

    Syrian regime carries out air strikes near Damascus

    Syrian regime carried out air strikes on one of the last rebel strongholds near capital Damascus on Sunday, said a human rights monitoring group. The raids come a day after Syrian army declared a ceasefire in parts of the besieged enclave on the outskirts of the capital. The Britain-based Syrian Obs...

    US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions against Russia, Iran & N Korea

    US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions against Russia, Iran & N Korea

    US Republicans and Democrats have agreed on a bill that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. Under the legislation, President Trump must submit to Congress a report on proposed actions that would significantly alter US foreign policy in connection with Russia. It also aims to p...

    Syrian regime carries out air strikes near Damascus

    Syrian regime carried out air strikes on one of the last rebel strongholds near capital Damascus on Sunday, said a human rights monitoring group. The raids come a day after Syrian army declared a ceasefire in parts of the besieged enclave on the outskirts of the capital. The Britain-based Syrian Obs...

    14 killed, 26 wounded as bus veers off road in Afganistan

    In Afghanistan, at least 14 people were killed and twenty-six others wounded when a bus veered off the road and overturned in northern Baghlan province today. A spokesman for the Baghlan governor, Mahmood Haqmal, said the bus was travelling from the capital Kabul to northern Mazar province. Haqmal s...

    Hungary's PM Viktor Orban vows to defend Poland from EU sanctions

    Hungary

    Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has vowed to defend Poland from criticism from the EU after it approved controversial court reforms. He said Hungary will use all possible legal means in the European Union to show solidarity with the Poles. Earlier, Poland's Senate backed a bill that gives MPs ...

    UAE, Jordan call for re-opening of Al Aqsa Mosque in Israel

    UAE, Jordan call for re-opening of Al Aqsa Mosque in Israel

    UAE and Jordan have called for immediate re-opening of Al Aqsa Mosque in Israel for worshipers. Foreign Ministers of both the countries during a teleconference stressed, Israel must respect the status quo of the holy places there. Al Aqsa Mosque is one of the holy sites for Sunni Muslims lo...

    Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

    Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

    A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each. The court had in June recommended passing the death penalty to Egypt's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, who can approve or re...

    US airstrike kills 16 police personnel in Afghanistan

    US airstrike kills 16 police personnel in Afghanistan

    In Afghanistan, a US airstrike killed 16 police personnel and injured two others in Helmand province. Officials said today that the incident took place yesterday as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements. It occurred in Gereshk district in Helmand, large parts of which ar...

    Germany reviews arms shipments to Turkey amid row

    Germany reviews arms shipments to Turkey amid row

    Germany said today it was reviewing all arms sales to Turkey amid a bitter row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since Ankara arrested several human rights activists. As part of Germany's sweeping overhaul of bilateral ties, the top-circulation Bild newspaper today reports ...

    UN blames Saudi-led coalition for air strike on civilians in Yemen

    UN blames Saudi-led coalition for air strike on civilians in Yemen

    The United Nations on Friday blamed a Saudi-led coalition for a deadly air strike on civilians in Yemen this week. It said, there were no military targets in the air struck area. The UN human rights office, which put the death toll at 18, said the strikes hit three families who were staying ...

    UK govt appoints Brenda Marjorie Hale as first female President of SC

    UK govt appoints Brenda Marjorie Hale as first female President of SC

    The UK government on Friday appointed Brenda Marjorie Hale as the first female President of the Supreme Court, the senior-most judge of the country. Baroness Hale, 72, will take charge as the head of Britain's top judging panel in September following the retirement of current President, Lor...

    West Bengal CID freezes bank accounts of three top GJM leaders alleging misuse of funds

    West Bengal CID freezes bank accounts of three top GJM leaders alleging misuse of funds

    West Bengal CID has frozen bank accounts of top Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)leaders, including its president Bimal Gurung. The agency alleged that the funds were being misused. A senior CID officer confirmed that the accounts of GJM general secretary Roshan Giri and assistant general secretary Binay...

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