Archive for: January, 2017

Iran warns US against politicizing defense program

Iran’s foreign minister has cautioned the United States against politicizing the Islamic Republic’s legitimate efforts at reinforcing its defense capabilities. “We hope that the issue of Iran’s defense program… does not turn into a pretext for political games,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a joint press conference with his visiting French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault in […]

Yemen loses decade of health gains due to Saudi war

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Yemen has lost a decade in terms of growth in the public health sector due to the ongoing Saudi aggression against the impoverished country, voicing concern that many children are succumbing to malnutrition. “Because of the crumbling health system, the conflict and economic crisis, we have gone back to 10 […]

Yemeni forces target off-shore UAE-run base

Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly launched a missile attack against a naval base run by soldiers from the United Arab Emirates off the western coast of Yemen. Yemeni forces and their allies fired a Borkan-1 (Volcano-1) missile at the al-Ghazat base on Zuqar Island in the Red Sea, […]

Hafiz Saeed’s arrest ‘a policy decision’: Pakistan Army

Islamabad, The Pakistan Army on Tuesday termed the house arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed “a policy decision”. During a media briefing, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said: “This is a policy decision that the state took in national interest. Lots of institutions will have to do their jobs.” The […]

US diplomats draft ‘dissent memo’ to denounce Trump’s ban

In a rare move, dozens of American diplomats across the world have drafted a formal “dissent memo” to express their objection to US President Donald Trump’s entry ban against several Muslim countries, according to a report. The draft, which has been circulating among diplomats and associates abroad over the past few days, denounces the ban as […]

Russia in biggest military push in the Arctic

Russia is involved in its biggest military push in the Arctic since the fall of the Soviet Union, pouring in money and missiles and building a new generation of nuclear icebreakers. Officials and military analysts say Russia is set to reopen abandoned Soviet military, air and radar bases on remote Arctic islands and to construct new ones. “The modernization […]

China’s first indigenous aircraft carrier ‘taking shape’

China’s second aircraft carrier is “taking shape” after two years and nine months of construction as the country is beefing up its military strength in the face of growing US military assertiveness in Asia.  A report on the state television and radio on Tuesday touched on the construction of The Shandong, China’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, but did […]

Quebec mosque shooting suspect charged with murder

Police in Canada have charged the sole suspect in a recent terrorist attack against Quebec City’s grand mosque with 11 charges of murder and attempted murder. Alexandre Bissonnette, a 27-year-old student who opened fire on worshippers inside Quebec’s Islamic Cultural Center on Sunday evening, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts […]

I-League: Lajong beat Chennai 2-0 to win third consecutive home match

Shillong,  Shillong Lajong FC won their third straight home match with a 2-0 win against Chennai City FC in the I-League football tournament here on Tuesday. Dipanda Dicka gave the hosts an early breakthrough in the 20th minute and followed it up with another goal in the 65th minute. The victory takes Lajong to nine […]

Finch named Australia captain for T20I series against Sri Lanka

Melbourne,  Right-handed batsman Aaron Finch will captain Australia in the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka in February. Finch, 30, will take charge of three matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (February 17), Kardinia Park in Geelong (February 19) and the Adelaide Oval (February 22) after his appointment was recommended by Cricket Australia’s (CA) […]

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