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Iran successfully launches ballistic missile defying USA warnings Iran successfully launches ballistic missile defying USA warnings
- September 24, 2017

The new Khorramshahr missile was unveiled by Iran's military earlier in the day during a parade in Tehran . With such a range, the missile would be easily capable of reaching Israel and Saudi Arabia . "They are also working with North Korea", Trump said on Twitter. In an interview with CNN, he called for a new agreement to monitor Iran's missile development. (more...)
Opposition demand probe after minister's revelation in Jaya's death Opposition demand probe after minister's revelation in Jaya's death
- September 24, 2017

But, in truth, none of us saw her after being admitted at Apollo Hospitals. Addressing a gathering to mark late chief minister C.N. Annadurai's birth anniversary celebrations at Madurai on Friday night, Mr Sreenivasan "listed the lies" the ministers had made to the people during that period, like "Amma was having idli and chutni ". (more...)
Backed SDF says it took Syria's largest gas field from IS Backed SDF says it took Syria's largest gas field from IS
- September 24, 2017

Syria's state-run SANA news reported the Syrian army had gained control of villages on the banks of the Euphrates River, south of Koniko, named for the American company that built it, Conoco. It said 29 Russian military policemen had been surrounded by militants and Russia had been forced to break them out in a special operation. Russian Federation has been a main backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad and joined the war two years ago, tipping the balance of power in his favour. (more...)
Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM Sheikh Hasina are 'baseless' Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM Sheikh Hasina are 'baseless'
- September 24, 2017

According to the report that quoted four intelligence sources from Bangladesh and India, six to seven personnel of the Special Security Force (SSF) were preparing to attack Hasina on August 24. Obaidul Quader, an influential minister and deputy leader of the ruling Awami League party, told reporters Sunday there had been a conspiracy between local and foreign groups to assassinate the prime minister but offered no details. (more...)
Five injured as vehicle bomber hits North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy in Kabul Five injured as vehicle bomber hits North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy in Kabul
- September 24, 2017

US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops arrive at the site of a auto bomb attack in Kabul , Afghanistan. Past suicide attacks on such convoys have usually caused casualties among nearby civilians while leaving their targets relatively unharmed. (more...)
N. Korean FM threatens 'merciless preventive action' against US N. Korean FM threatens 'merciless preventive action' against US
- September 24, 2017

Kim Jong-un has said remarks by "deranged" US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea . He described the exchange of insults between the U.S. As North Korea escalates its nuclear threats and the USA responds with new sanctions , dialogue between the two countries' leaders has devolved into a name-calling match that some consider risky. (more...)
China warns of 'complicated' situation on Korean Peninsula China warns of 'complicated' situation on Korean Peninsula
- September 24, 2017

It mentioned, among a string of examples, how People's Daily had said North Korea's weapons program was "a noose put around its own neck". Regional experts differed on their analysis of the tremor , with China's China Earthquake Network Centre (CENC) service calling it a "suspected explosion", while Seoul's Korea Meteorological Agency (KMA) judged it a "natural quake". (more...)
Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea
- September 24, 2017

Earlier this month, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, drawing stiffer United Nations sanctions. However, Kim's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, said North Korea could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific Ocean. (more...)
China to restrict oil exports to N.Korea China to restrict oil exports to N.Korea
- September 24, 2017

North Korea said its recent nuclear test was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that the United States would not carry out a strike on North Korea because it knows Pyongyang has nuclear bombs.A truck with South Korean army soliders moves towards the border with North Korea near a military checkpoint in Paju on April 9, 2013. (more...)
Trump travel ban to be replaced by restrictions for certain countries Trump travel ban to be replaced by restrictions for certain countries
- September 24, 2017

The restrictions could vary by country, officials said. Trump hinted at a broader version of the travel ban in his Twitter response to the terrorist attack on a London subway last week. Constitution, as lower courts previously ruled, will be argued before the Supreme Court on October 10. In the meantime, the Department of Homeland Security undertook a 50-day review of some 17 countries seen as deficient in establishing the identities of their own people, cooperating on terror threat ... (more...)
Mexico Faces A Two-Fold Earthquake Risk Mexico Faces A Two-Fold Earthquake Risk
- September 24, 2017

Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. Mendez said they feared the air would run out. Mexican volunteers, professionals and soldiers backed by teams from countries as far away as Japan have so far saved 60 people from the rubble but nobody has been found alive in the past 24 hours. (more...)
Funeral prayers for Shaheed Lt Arsalan Alam offered Funeral prayers for Shaheed Lt Arsalan Alam offered
- September 24, 2017

Lt. Alam was the post commander which came under attack. The Pakistani military says an army Lieutenant was killed during the attack by the militants close to the Durand Line with Afghanistan. The authorities claimed that nearly all of the Rajgaal area had been cleared of militants as a result of the military operation. According to the authorities, the Afghan government only has 220 check posts on its territory along the border. (more...)
'Vote yes' text messaging campaign sparks privacy concerns 'Vote yes' text messaging campaign sparks privacy concerns
- September 24, 2017

Thousands of messages telling people to "help make history and vote yes for a fairer Australia" have been sent this weekend, prompting many to ask how the campaign got their phone numbers. "Imagine being upset by a text message after people have been marginalised, bashed and discriminated against for decades", wrote one Twitter user. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi hails Sushma Swaraj for her UN General Assembly speech PM Narendra Modi hails Sushma Swaraj for her UN General Assembly speech
- September 24, 2017

But what has Pakistan offered to the world and indeed to its own people?' she asked. Swaraj said while India is making IIMs and IITs, Pakistan continues to be a terror exporter and is creating outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. (more...)
Iran takes aim at Donald Trump's United Nations comments Iran takes aim at Donald Trump's United Nations comments
- September 24, 2017

His administration understands that this strategy appeals to the interests of the US' Israeli and Saudi allies, and that it also gives Washington a tool for indirectly pressuring Tehran regarding the post-Daesh role of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah in Syria, which is increasingly becoming a major security issue for Tel Aviv. (more...)
Threats endangering South Asia's peace on rise: Swaraj Threats endangering South Asia's peace on rise: Swaraj
- September 24, 2017

He also asked for more help from India in Afghanistan, where he was recalibrating U.S. policy. Another strong personality who won the show and made India proud at the United Nations is none other than India's External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj. (more...)
Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat
- September 24, 2017

Trump had warned the North Korean leader in his U.N. address on Tuesday that the United States, if threatened, would "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocked Kim as a " rocket man " on a suicide mission. Kim also said he is "thinking hard" about his response and that Trump "will face results beyond his expectation". "(The EO) also includes measures to disrupt critical North Korean shipping and trade networks", he added. (more...)
Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer championship Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer championship
- September 24, 2017

However, Morocco can count on the support of African nations in its fifth attempt to realize its world cup dream. A communiqué after the meeting said due to several delays CAF have made a decision to move the competition from the East African country. (more...)
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to sell shares for charity efforts Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to sell shares for charity efforts
- September 24, 2017

The rise in Facebook shares has given the social network a market value of almost $500 billion, giving Zuckerberg a net worth of some $70 billion according to a Forbes magazine estimate. With the shares of Facebook increasing significantly over the last few months, he can fully fund his philanthropy work while keeping voting control of the company for 20 years or more, which made the stock-reclassification plan unnecessary. (more...)
ED charges separatist leader Shabir Shah with terrorist connections ED charges separatist leader Shabir Shah with terrorist connections
- September 24, 2017

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday claimed that arrested Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah was in touch with Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. In 2005, the Delhi Police Special Cell had arrested Wani, a Kashmiri, with a pistol and Rs 62.9 lakh cash. During questioning, he had allegedly told the police that Rs 50 lakh was to be delivered to Shah and Rs 10 lakh to Jaish-e-Mohammad area commander in Srinagar, Abu Baqar, ... (more...)