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Syria army liberates more areas near one of Daesh’s last strongholds in Aleppo: Group

Syrian army troops have made further advances in the strategic northern province of Aleppo, liberating 12 villages and districts near one of the last strongholds of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in the province, a monitoring group says. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday that the territorial gains had been made […]

Turkey urges ouster of US envoy in ‘anti-Daesh’ coalition

Turkey has called for the removal of the US official coordinating the international coalition purportedly fighting Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria amid growing tensions between Ankara and other members of the Washington-led alliance. On Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused US diplomat Brett McGurk of backing the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which […]

Former Israeli spy chiefs attack Trump for ‘intel leak’

Two former directors of Israel’s Mossad spy agency have attacked US President Donald Trump for his alleged sharing of highly classified, Israeli-obtained “intelligence” with Russia. President Trump was surrounded by controversy over the weekend, when The Washington Post alleged that he had divulged secret information with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador to the US Sergei […]

Trump slams Russia probe as ‘greatest witch hunt in US history’

US president Donald Trump has condemned an investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 election campaign and Russia as the “greatest witch hunt” in the US history. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” he tweeted on Thursday. The tweet came after the US Justice Department appointed a special counsel to oversee […]

NATO not to join combat role against Daesh: Stoltenberg

The secretary general of the NATO has ruled out the possibility that the Western military alliance would help combat missions against Daesh if it joins the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Takfiri terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that NATO members were discussing whether the organization should join the US-led coalition, […]

South Korean envoy in China to mend strained ties

China has asked the new government of South Korea to make efforts toward improving strained relations between the two neighboring countries. Beijing is angry at US deployment of an advanced missile system to South Korea, that became operational earlier this month on the Korean peninsula, seeing it a threat to the regional security balance. South Korea’s new President […]

Laxman wins All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating chess meet

Kolkata,  Grand Master R.R. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory finished on top with 9.5 points to win the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra here on Thursday. Fide Master Mitrabha Guha racked up 8.5 points to finish second in the 10-round tournament while untitled Srijit Paul (8) finished […]

We are paid well and won’t face pay dispute: Woakes

London, May 18: England all-rounder Chris Woakes on Thursday said they are paid very well and that he does not foresee English cricket being hit by the kind of pay dispute threatening this year’s Ashes series. Australia’s vice-captain David Warner this week warned that Cricket Australia “might not have a team for the Ashes” unless […]

Shooters aim high ahead of Munich World Cup

Munich, May 18: Indian hopes will rest on Deepak Kumar, Ravi Kumar and Satyendra Singh when the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) stage four gets underway here on Friday. The first two of the total 10 gold medals in the tournament will be up for grabs at the famous Olympic Shooting Range […]

Australian Gavrilova in Italian Open quarters

Rome, May 18: Australian tennis player Daria Gavrilova on Thursday knocked out Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to secure her place in the Italian Open quarterfinals. Kuznetsova said goodbye to the tournament after losing 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Gavrilova, who had eliminated American Madison Keys, runner-up last year, and Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, reports Efe. In the next […]

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