Two IS militants killed in Pakistan

Indo-Asian News Service  Karachi,February, 24 2017:The police in Pakistan have killed two suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in a raid early on Friday here, media reported. The suspects opened fire at the police personnel during the raid in Manghopir, leaving one policeman injured, Geo News quoted a senior police official as saying. "In the retaliatory […]

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport from ISIS

London: Iraqi security forces recaptured the Mosul airport from ISIS, a key part of the government's offensive to drive the Islamic State (IS) from the western half of the city. The operation took four hours. IS continued to fire mortars at the airport from further inside the city after losing the ground to the army. "The […]

Danish man burns Quran, charged with blasphemy case

New York: A Danish man who posed a video of himself setting fire to the Quran on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy, first such case in the country after almost half a century. According to CNN, the 42 year-old man burned the Muslim holy book in his backyard in December 2015 and then posted […]

7 killed in Lahore explosion

Indo-Asian News Service  Islamabad,February 23 2017:At least seven persons were killed and over 15 were injured in an explosion in a defence area of Lahore on Thursday, the local media reported. The blast took place at Y-Block in DHA Lahore area. The bomb was placed inside a building under construction and was detonated with a […]

Sikhs, Kashmiris among new categories considered for UK census

Sikhs and Kashmiris are among new categories being considered for additional ethnicity tick-boxes on the 2021 census form by the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS). “We are a long way off as there is still a lot of research that needs to be done to ensure that the census held every 10 years collects […]

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Baku,22,February 2017-AFP:-Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. Mehriban Aliyeva “is appointed the first vice president of the Republic of Azerbaijan,” the leader said in a decree published on his website. Prominent socialite Aliyeva, […]

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach

Tripoli, 22,February 2017-AFP:-The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday. Residents of the village of Harcha, outside Zawiya, 45 kilometres (30 miles) from Tripoli, alerted the emergency services after finding a wrecked boat […]

Asean unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South Sea

Boracay, Philippines,22,February 2017-Reuters:-Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as “very unsettling” and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of “recent developments”, the Philippines said on Tuesday. The region’s foreign ministers were unanimous in their concern over China’s militarisation of its artificial islands, but were confident a […]

74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

Libya/ Zawiya ,21 February 2017-AP:-Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya's western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday — the latest tragedy at sea after migrant deaths rose to record levels along the key smuggling route over the past months. At least 74 bodies were found […]

Lawyer among seven killed in Charsadda Pakistan suicide attack

Pakistan, 21,February 2017:-At least seven people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping. One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda district but was […]

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