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UNSC slaps sanctions on Pak Taliban chief Fazlullah

world April 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

United Nations, The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, mastermind of the Peshawar school massacre, for perpetrating and financing terror acts. Fazlullah, 40, was added to the UN Security Council Al-Qaeda Sanctions list yesterday and will now be subject to assets freeze, travel banRead More

Request to lift hold of Obama immigration action denied

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Houston, A federal judge in Texas has refused to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation. US District Judge Andrew Hanen turned down the request from the US Department of Justice today. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction on February 16Read More

Al-Qaeda making gains in Yemen: US Defence Secy

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Tokyo, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter acknowledged today that al-Qaeda was seizing terrain amid the chaos in Yemen, but vowed that Washington would continue to combat the extremist group despite ongoing fighting there. “We see them making gains on the ground there as they try to take territory,” said Carter, whoRead More

Pakistan not in a hurry to join Saudi-led op: Sharif

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Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said his government was “not in a hurry” to join the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen, as he sought parliamentary backing for any decision to send troops. The joint session of the National Assembly and the Senate started yesterday to discuss deploymentRead More

3-day strike shuts down Nepal

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Kathmandu, Normal life was paralysed in Nepal as opposition protesters clashed with police during a nationwide three-day strike enforced by 19-party alliance to pressurise the government for ethnic identity-based federalism in the new Constitution. Major markets were closed, educational institutions were shut down and vehicular movement came to a haltRead More

US H1-B visa cap reached within 5 days for 3rd consecutive year

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New York, The US today said it has reached the cap for the much-coveted H-1B work visas for 2016 within the first five days for the third consecutive year and will now conduct a lottery system to allocate the visas highly popular among IT professionals from countries like India.The USRead More

Obama authorises sanctions to combat cyber attacks

Obama authorises sanctions to combat cyber attacks

Latest headlines, world April 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Washington, President Barack Obama today authorised imposing economic sanctions on US and foreign hackers, allowing the government to block the assets of persons involved in cyber attacks on US targets. “Starting today, we’re giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy by damaging our criticalRead More

Palestine joins International Criminal Court

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HAGUE: Palestine formally joined the International Criminal Court today, a move the Palestinians hope could open the door to the possible prosecution of Israelis for alleged war crimes. The accession was marked at a closed-door ceremony at ICC headquarters in The Hague, exactly 90 days after Palestine joined the court’sRead More

Boko Haram May Have Committed War Crimes: UN Rights Chief

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GENAVA: The atrocities of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, if confirmed, would constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said here today. Speaking at a special session for a draft resolution titled ‘Draft atrocities committed by the terrorist group Boko Haram andRead More

Boko Haram Will Know the Strength of Our Collective Will: Buhari

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ABUJA: Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari today vowed tough action against Boko Haram and pledged reconciliation and inclusive government, in a speech after his dramatic election win. The 72-year-old has put tackling the Islamist militants at the heart of his presidential bid and left no room for doubt, as he wasRead More