7 injured in Russia knife attack

7 injured in Russia knife attack

 At least seven persons were injured in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday, officials said. The man, who apparently stabbed passersby on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The attack happened at about 11.20 a.m. An earlier statement said eight people had been wounded, but that was […]

UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks

UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks

The UN’s special envoy to Syria said here he hoped substantive Syrian peace talks involving representatives of President Bashar al-Assad’s government and a unified opposition would take place between the months of October and November. Staffan de Mistura on Thursday said in a press conference here that there may eventually be an opportunity in October, […]

13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility

13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility

 The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack in which a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard. At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured. Confirming the death toll, Head of Catalonia’s Regional Interior Department Joaquim Forn said in a tweet on Thursday: “My strongest condemnation of […]

Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists

Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists

 Spanish police said they have stopped a second attempted terror attack on Friday after an earlier one in Barcelona. They killed five persons in Cambrils town to foil the attack. Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, killed four out of the five attackers on the spot, a BBC report said. This was after they ploughed […]

Iran warns of quitting nuclear agreement

Iran warns of quitting nuclear agreement

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned that the country could pull out of a nuclear agreement signed with the world’s major powers within hours if the US imposes more sanctions. Rouhani delivered the warning during a live televised speech, reports Efe news. He added the new “rulers” of the US should know that the […]

N Korea must stand down pursuit of n-weapons: US

N Korea must stand down pursuit of n-weapons: US

North Korea must stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons, US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis said in a statement on Wednesday. “North Korea must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis said, urging Pyongyang to “cease any consideration of actions that will lead to the end of […]

US slaps additional sanctions on Venezuela

US slaps additional sanctions on Venezuela

The US Treasury Department on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan individuals involved in the creation of the controversial National Constituent Assembly (ANC). The designations consist of seven current and former officials of the Venezuelan government and one individual who has participated in actions or policies that “undermine democratic processes or institutions” in Venezuela, the […]

5 US soldiers sue Trump over ban on transgender military service

5 US soldiers sue Trump over ban on transgender military service

 Five US active-duty transgender troops on Wednesday sued President Donald Trump in a Washington federal court over Trump’s tweets about a possible ban on transgender people from serving in the US military. They are arguing that the president’s related tweets have impinged on their constitutional rights, and, though there is no concrete new policy from […]

Islamic State threatens new attacks in Iran

Islamic State threatens new attacks in Iran

The Islamic State issued a video on Wednesday threatening new attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran, local media reported. A man wearing a black ski mask and holding an AK-47, seated alongside two others, made the threat in a video bearing the Islamic State’s Amaq news agency logo. The Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group […]

34 injured as blast rips through Lahore

34 injured as blast rips through Lahore

A bomb ripped through a fruit truck parked on Lahores Band Road, leaving at least 34 people, mostly passers-by, injured late on Monday. “It was a bomb blast in a fruit truck,” Punjab government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan said. The bombing came as ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif prepares to return to Lahore, the […]

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