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  • ISIS to shift Indian nurses to Mosul

    July 3, 2014 4:35 PM 22

    New Delhi: All the Indian nurses who had been moved from Tikrit by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are now being taken to Mosul. Kerala Chief Minister Ooman Chandy confirmed on Thursday that all the 46 nurses from Kerala are heading towards Mosul. Chandy also confirmed that there had been a blast outside the bus which was taking

  • Warring Parties in Ukraine Develop Peace Plan, But Fighting Continues

    July 3, 2014 3:44 PM 10

    The latest peace plan for eastern Ukraine is brief enough to fit on the back of a napkin, and it took just a few hours for the top diplomats of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France to draft it on Wednesday afternoon in Berlin. When they emerged in the early evening from their talks at the German Foreign Ministry, their mood was a lot more sanguine than when they arrived

  • Spotlight on Qaeda master bombmaker over flight security

    July 3, 2014 3:33 PM 11

    Paris: As fears rise over warnings of new explosives able to slip by standard airport security checks, eyes are turning to southern Yemen and one man in particular: master al Qaeda bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri. Washington has warned that travellers flying to the United States from Europe and the Middle East are to face tighter airport checks after intelligence

  • Rocket strikes Afghan president's helicopter

    July 3, 2014 2:50 PM 4

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says militants fired two rockets into the military side of the Kabul airport, striking President Hamid Karzai's helicopter as it sat on the tarmac. Abdul Wahab Wardak, the commander of the military airport, says only one of the two rockets exploded in Thursday's attack and no casualties were reported. But he says the Russian-made

  • MP

    July 3, 2014 2:17 PM 20

    Arbil: Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani will address the Kurdish parliament Thursday on holding a referendum in disputed areas, after vowing to hold a plebiscite within months, an MP said. Farsat Sufi, a lawmaker in the Kurdish parliament, said the referendum would be on Article 140, the section of the Iraqi constitution that provides

  • Chennai Building Collapse: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Appoints Probe Commission

    July 3, 2014 1:13 PM 16

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has appointed a commission to probe and fix responsibility for the Chennai building collapse tragedy that left 60 dead. Although the building that collapsed on Saturday had proper approval Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had said, "It appears the building did not adhere to the approved plan and it suffered

  • ISIL takes over towns in Syria province

    July 3, 2014 12:34 PM 6

    The jihadist Islamic State of Syria and the Levant has taken over a string of towns and cities in Syria's oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor, and now also controls most of the countryside. The province, next to Iraq, forms part of ISIL's newly declared 'caliphate', which it says extends from Aleppo in northern Syria to Diyala province in eastern Iraq. The Syrian

  • New push for truce in Ukraine

    July 3, 2014 12:30 PM 8

    Fighting has rumbled on in east Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian rebels despite a fresh push for ceasefire talks. Ukraine's border service said nine guards were wounded when rebels shelled the Dolzhansky border post with Russia, a strategic crossing that Kiev won back days earlier in a step hailed as the 'first victory' since the renewal

  • Police aims to subdue violence in Myanmar

    July 3, 2014 12:16 PM 43

    Police deployed and curfew imposed in the city of Mandalay after Buddhist-Muslim clashes left two dead. Large numbers of police have been deployed and a curfew imposed in Myanmar’s second largest city in an attempt to bring escalating violence in the area under control. Myanmar police escalated tactics in Mandalay on Thursday, after consecutive nights

  • Fighting Continues As Ukrainian President Announces Military Shakeup

    July 3, 2014 11:44 AM 9

    Ukrainian government forces are pressing their offensive against pro-Russian separatists in the east, as the country's president announced a military shakeup. Ukraine's border service said nine guards were wounded on July 3 when rebels shelled the Dolzhansky border post with Russia, amid continued fighting following the expiration of a 10-day cease-fire