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June 20, 2018 12:00 AM IS ‘danger’ grips Iraqi desert

BAGHDAD: Seven shepherds and farmers have been found murdered after the Islamic State Jihadist group kidnapped dozens of people in the desert region of central Iraq, a local official said on Tuesday. In a renewed threat to the region, IS attacked several remote villages and seized 30 locals from their homes, Ali al-Nawaf, a municipal council chief, told AFP. "The bodies

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Plane, governor’s house torched in PNG violence

SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency in its rugged Southern Highlands after an armed mob went on the rampage, torching a passenger plane and the local governor’s house. Police said crowds were angered by a court decision to dismiss a petition against provincial governor William Powi’s 2017 election, amid concerns of corruption 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Iraq says US strike killed 20 in east Syria

BEIRUT: An Iraqi paramilitary force key to the battle against the Islamic State group on Monday accused the US-led coalition of killing more than 20 of its fighters in an air raid in eastern Syria. The bombing raid hit Al-Hari, a town controlled by regional militias fighting in Syria’s complex seven-year war alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey begins mly patrols around Syria’s Manbij

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Monday said it had started military patrols in an area around the Kurdish-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, in line with an agreement with the United States to scale down tensions in the region. The Turkish army said in a statement that “patrol activities had begun” between Manbij and an area it controls after a 2016-2017 military 1

June 17, 2018 10:05 AM Israeli settlers clash with police during outpost eviction

Nearly a dozen Israeli police officers were injured in clashes on Sunday as they began evicting Jewish settlers from an outpost in the occupied West Bank, police said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that 11 officers were “injured lightly” during the eviction of 10 buildings in the Tapuah West outpost in the northern West Bank. Israel's supreme

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Knife attacker sentenced to life by Finnish court

HELSINKI: A Finnish court sentenced Abderrahman Bouanane, a failed Moroccan asylum seeker, to life in prison on Friday for stabbing two women to death and wounding eight other people last year in the Nordic country’s first militant Islamist attack. Bouanane, who was 22 at the time, went on his knife rampage in the market square in the city of Turku last August 3

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi TV drama extolling ‘modern past’ draws awe and ire

RIYADH: A Saudi television drama that glorifies a period before the rise of religious fundamentalism has evoked nostalgia about the kingdom´s "modern past" -- and fury from arch-conservatives sidelined in a much-publicised liberalisation drive. "Al-Assouf", set in the 1970s and aired on satellite broadcaster MBC during the holy fasting month of Ramadan 3

June 15, 2018 10:32 AM Saad Rafique admits second marriage with TV anchor

LAHORE: Senior PML-N leader and former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has admitted his second marriage to a TV anchor, Daily Jang reported. The former minister mentioned this in nomination papers he submitted for the upcoming general elections to be held on July 25. According to the information shared in the nomination papers, Rafique has two wives 3

June 15, 2018 12:00 AM Germany agrees to lease Israeli-made drones

JERUSALEM: Germany has agreed a nine year deal worth over half a billion dollars to lease Israeli military reconnaissance drones capable of carrying missiles, the aircraft’s manufacturers said Thursday. European aerospace giant Airbus, which signed the $600 million (500 million euro) agreement on behalf of the German defence ministry, will maintain and provide 4

June 14, 2018 12:00 AM Symposium calls for promotion of peace, tolerance

QUETTA: A symposium on Wednesday called for promotion of peace, tolerance and love in the country and around the world. The symposium titled ‘Engagement of Bashar Core of Volunteers’, was held at the SOS Village in Quetta and was organized by Bashar, an organization comprising youth of the country and working for promotion of peace in the society 6