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Matter of time before ISIS leader Baghdadi killed: Tillerson

world March 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Washington, March 23 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be killed as nearly all of his deputies are now dead and it is “only a matter of time” that he meets the same fate. “Nearly all of Abu BakrRead More

Australia rejects 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds

world March 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Canberra, March 23 Australia rejected 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds during more than a year of vetting while accepting 12,000 eligible for resettlement from Middle Eastern camps, an official said on Thursday. Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said the deadly rampage near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, inRead More

Woman killed, several injured in ‘terror attack’ near UK parliament

Woman killed, several injured in ‘terror attack’ near UK parliament

world March 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

London,  A woman was killed and others were being treated for “catastrophic” injuries in a “terrorist attack” near the British parliament on Wednesday. A policeman was stabbed inside the perimeter of the parliament building on Wednesday, an assailant was shot outside. In a related incident, the BBC reported a largeRead More

US vows to ramp up fight against IS

US vows to ramp up fight against IS

world March 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm 0 comments

Washington, March 22 Vowing to increase pressure on the Islamic State, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death is imminent as US-backed forces close in on jihadists in Syria and Iraq. “Nearly all of Baghdadi’s deputies are now dead, including the mastermindRead More

Musharraf wanted ‘deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

Musharraf wanted ‘deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

world March 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm 0 comments

Islamabad, March 22 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said former dictator Pervez Musharraf had offered him a “secret deal” to return to the country from exile in Saudi Arabia to form a joint government in 2008. At a meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentary committee yesterday, SharifRead More

Year after Belgium attacks, survivor reflects: ‘What if?’

world March 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm 0 comments

BRUSSELS, March 22 Belgium marked the first anniversary of bomb attacks that killed 32 people with remembrance ceremonies, a new memorial and poignant reflections from those who lost partners but survived. “Many times I ask myself ‘What if?’” said German Lars Waetzmann, who lost his wife Jennifer when two youngRead More

Norway grants asylum to Turkish officers

world March 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm 0 comments

Copenhagen: A group of Turkish military officers based in Norway who had refused to return home after the failed July 15 coup attempt, were granted political asylum on Wednesday in the country. “I can confirm they have gotten political asylum in Norway. We are talking about a number of officers,Read More

Consequences if no Brexit deal, EU warns

world March 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm 0 comments

Brussels: The European Union’s chief negotiator for the upcoming negotiations with Britain on leaving the bloc has warned that there will be “serious consequences for everyone” if the two sides fail to clinch a deal within the two years of talks. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday there couldRead More

Wastewater key to easing global shortage, says UN

world March 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm 0 comments

Paris, March 22 Recycling the world’s wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the United Nations said in a major report today. “Neglecting the opportunities arising from improved wastewater management is nothing less than unthinkable,” said Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO,Read More

London ‘cheaper’ after pound’s Brexit plunge

London ‘cheaper’ after pound’s Brexit plunge

world March 21, 2017 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

London, London has become the cheapest of the worlds major global centres, with the cost of living falling behind that of New York, Paris and Tokyo to its lowest level for two decades, figures revealed on Tuesday. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) world rankings, the fall is almost entirelyRead More