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  • 230 young partygoers held in Iran

    22 December, 2017 4:19 PM 30

    The police have detained 230 boys and girls for dancing and drinking at separate parties in the capital Tehran, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Friday. The Tehran police arrested 140 of the young partygoers in a garden on the outskirts of Tehran and 90 in the city’s uptown area on Thursday night. Drinking alcohol and mixed parties of unrelated

  • President Erdogan says US can't buy Turkish support on Jerusalem

    21 December, 2017 6:54 PM 72

    Turkey told Donald Trump on Thursday he could not buy its support in a United Nations vote on Jerusalem. Istanbul: Turkey told US President Donald Trump on Thursday he could not buy its support in a United Nations vote on Jerusalem, and said the world should teach the United States a "very good lesson" by resisting US pressure. Trump has threatened to cut aid to countries

  • Live updates: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dubs world body a ‘house of lies’

    21 December, 2017 11:18 AM 53

    Mr. Trump’s December 6 decision to recognise Jerusalem broke with international consensus, triggering protests across the Muslim world and drawing strong condemnation. U.N. member-states is voting on Thursday on a motion rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, under strong pressure from President Donald Trump who has threatened to cut funding

  • Panel formed for return of Rohingya

    19 December, 2017 4:44 PM 24

    Bangladesh and Myanmar have formed a 30-member Joint Working Group (JWG) which will oversee the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. The formation of the JWG, a follow-up to an agreement signed on November 23, was announced on Tuesday after Foreign Secretary-level talks between the two countries in Dhaka. Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and his Myanmarese

  • At least 10 dead in stampede in Bangladesh

    18 December, 2017 1:15 PM 38

    Police in Bangladesh say at least 10 people have been killed and another 40 injured in a stampede at a crowded religious ritual for a popular mayor who died last week. About 8,000 people were inside and outside a community center where the ritual was being held on Monday in the port city of Chittagong. Many were pushing to get in. The ritual took place

  • Possibility of N-war in South Asia cannot be ruled out: Pak NSA

    18 December, 2017 12:25 PM 69

    Islamabad: Pakistan's security czar on Monday said that the stability of the South Asian region hangs in a delicate balance and the possibility of a nuclear war cannot be ruled out. National Security Advisor Lt Gen (retd.) Nasser Khan Janjua also accused the US of conspiring against the multi- billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India

  • Jerusalem will continue to remain Israel's capital forever, says envoy

    17 December, 2017 6:39 PM 62

    Kolkata: Israel's Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon has asserted that Jerusalem would continue to remain the capital of Israel for eternity. "It is fact that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 5,000 years. Jerusalem is the capital of the modern state of Israel for 70 years," Carmon said." Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish state

  • Thousands rally in Pakistan against Trump’s Jerusalem move

    17 December, 2017 2:22 PM 45

    Thousands of Islamists have rallied in two major cities in Pakistan to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital. Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Karachi and advocates of U.S.-wanted Islamist Hafiz Saeed in Lahore dispersed peacefully after rallying on Sunday for the Palestinian cause. Protests have persisted

  • Taliban kill 11 Afghan police in attack on checkpoints

    17 December, 2017 10:59 AM 19

    An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have attacked checkpoints in the southern Helmand province, killing 11 police. Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said Afghan forces eventually repelled the attack early on Sunday in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. He said the insurgents also suffered casualties, without providing figures

  • NIA registers case against 5 for ISIS links

    17 December, 2017 7:56 AM 58

    Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case against five accused persons with suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) links in Kochi. The case has been registered under sections 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The case was registered at Valapattanam Police Station in Kannur district of Kerala yesterday