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Syrian government bombardment kills 250, including 50 children

Syrian government bombardment kills 250, including 50 children

More than 250 people have reportedly died after two days of intense bombardment by the Syrian government on the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus. At least 50 children are believed to be among those killed in the shelling by forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad, which left as many as a […]

UN envoy sees ‘perilous turn’ in Middle East situation

United Nations, Feb 21 : The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nikolay Mladenov, on Tuesday warned that tensions in the Middle East are taking “an increasingly perilous turn.” “Fighting in Syria is increasing, endangering de-escalation arrangements and regional stability, as well as undermining efforts for a political solution. “Despite the positive […]

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Three killed in Jalalabad blast

  Tuesday Feb 20 2018 JALALABAD: An explosion killed at least three tribal elders and wounded two when it hit a hotel in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, officials said. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for […]

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Chinese Warships Enter East Indian Ocean Amid Maldives Tensions: Report

February 20, 2018 SHANGHAI – Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency. A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate, a 30,000-tone amphibious transport dock and […]

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China wooing Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects: Report

Islamabad, Feb 20; China has been wooing Baloch militants by quietly holding talks with them for over five years in an attempt to protect the $60 billion infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to a media report. Pakistan’s daily Dawn on Tuesday cited a report by the […]

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100 civilians dead in Syria bombardment

February 20, 2018 BEIRUT: At least 100 civilians, 20 of them children were killed in a Syrian army bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor reported in a new toll Tuesday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the civilian death toll from Monday’s bombardment of the enclave […]

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‘Syrian forces to back YPG’ in fight against Turkey

The Kurdish YPG fighters claim they have reached a deal to allow Syrian government troops to enter Afrin in the northwestern part of the border town. Nuri Mahmoud, a spokesman for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), told Al Jazeera on Monday that they are calling on the Syrian government forces “to preserve a united Syria”, […]

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Israel escalates Gaza attacks with new airstrike

Mon Feb 19, 2018 Israeli warplanes have bombed areas in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip amid escalating tensions in region. The Israeli military said the regime’s fighter jets hit alleged targets belonging to the Hamas resistance movement in Gaza early Monday morning, without elaborating further. Palestinian security sources said several missiles hit […]

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Imran Khan’s third marriage confirmed

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed its chairman Imran Khan’s third marriage to Bushra Maneka. Sharing pictures of the 65-year-old politician with his veiled wife and several others, including PTI leaders Awn Chaudhry and Zulfi Bukhari, the party tweeted: “Congratulation to Chairman @ImranKhanPTI on his marriage, we wish a happy and prosperous life ahead to Imran Khan and his wife.” […]

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Shahid Afridi: Cricket should be used as tool to improve relations between India and Pakistan

Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi had said that politics should not come in between the sporting ties of India and Pakistan. He opined that, instead Cricket should be used as a tool to improve and strengthen the bilateral relations between the countries. According to the news reported in ibtimes, since 2013, India and Pakistan did not […]

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