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  • Pictured: 16-year-old American kidnapped by Hamas in West Bank

    June 15, 2014 1:11 PM 21

    The Israeli military has identified the three teens, one reportedly a 16-year-old American, who were abducted by terrorists in the West Bank on Thursday. Naftali Frenkel was captured along with Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, according to officials. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Islamic militant group Hamas of kidnapping the teenagers

  • Narendra Modi adds Vikram to Indian Navy

    June 15, 2014 1:03 PM 27

    Amid heavy rainfall and lashing winds on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Indian Navy's costliest and most potent acquisition, aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, to the service of the nation. By choosing to come on-board the INS Vikramaditya in his first trip outside Delhi after taking the oath of office, Modi sent a message to sailors

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Supreme Court of Bhutan

    June 15, 2014 1:00 PM 20

    Narendra Modi on Sunday embarked on his maiden visit to Bhutan as India's Prime Minister. His two-day trip underscores his government's commitment to consolidate ties in India's neighbourhood. On the eve of his visit, Modi on Saturday said that Bhutan was a "natural choice" as his first foreign destination because of the "unique and special relationship"

  • US Aircraft Carrier Sent to Persian Gulf

    June 15, 2014 12:59 PM 18

    On Saturday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush to the Persian Gulf, a sign the U.S. may launch an air strike attack against Iraqi insurgents. The Pentagon said in a statement that the aircraft carrier gives the president “additional flexibility” to protect Americans in Iraq. The USS George H.W. Bush will be accompanied

  • Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay receives Narendra Modi on his maiden foreign visit

    June 15, 2014 12:56 PM 14

    On his arrival at Bhutan's Paro airport, he was received by Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and was given a ceremonial guard of honour. Thousands of schoolchildren lined the route from Paro Airport to Thimphu, armed with Indian and Bhutanese flags, to greet Modi soon after his arrival. Ahead of his visit, the prime minister said Bhutan was a "natural

  • Vote Counting Under Way in Afghan Presidential Runoff

    June 15, 2014 11:40 AM 31

    Vote counting is under way in Afghanistan where voters chose a new president in a runoff election between candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. Turnout for Saturday's election was high, despite the Taliban's threat to disrupt the vote with violence. The Interior Ministry reported 150 attacks, including roadside bombs and rocket firing. Among

  • Ukraine mourns troops as gas talks run down to wire

    June 15, 2014 9:52 AM 24

    Ukraine mourns troops as gas talks run down to wire Ukraine on Sunday mourned 49 killed when pro-Kremlin rebels downed their army plane as Kiev prepared to host last-gasp talks with Moscow to avert a Russian gas cut that would also hit Europe. Flags were lowered across the crisis-hit nation while television stations inserted an image of a burning candle

  • ​Gas talks stall because Kiev has little ‘grasp of reality’

    June 15, 2014 9:22 AM 27

    The Russian gas supply to Ukraine may be cut off on Monday after Kiev rejected all concessions offered by Moscow to settle Kiev’s gas debt. Chances are that the Ukrainian government is simply acting irrationally, some analysts say. Kiev has not been paying for gas it imports from Russia for months, resulting in a multibillion dollar debt mounting. Russia

  • Narendra Modi a Friendly and Very Knowledgeable Person: Bhutanese PM

    June 15, 2014 9:08 AM 31

    Thimphu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a friendly and very knowledgeable person and Bhutan will use his maiden foreign visit as an "opportunity" to further cement the already strong ties, his Bhutanese counterpart said. "He is a friendly person and obviously very knowledgeable and well disposed towards Bhutan... He is very well aware of the details

  • Iraqi airstrike on Kurdish forces kills 6

    June 15, 2014 8:59 AM 20

    The Kurdish forces were fired on as they moved into an area of eastern Iraq during a military offensive. It is unclear whether the attack was purposely targeting the Kurdish forces, according to AFP. ISIL militants are currently battling Kurdish forces for control of Khanaqin, located roughly 95 miles from the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Members of the ISIL recently