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2 Naval personnel killed in militant attack in Pakistan

Two naval personnel were killed and three others injured when militants attacked their vehicle in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the media reported. The incident took place on Monday evening when four militants on two motorbikes ambushed the vehicle in Gwadar district’s Jiwani city and opened fire, senior security officials told Dawn news. One victim died on […]

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Muslims ‘targeted’ in attack near Finsbury Park mosque

Alazeera June 19     Witnesses at London’s Finsbury Park mosque say a man who crashed a van into a crowd of pedestrians on Monday deliberately targeted Muslims. The attack early on Monday morning left one man dead and at least 10 others wounded. The crash occurred at a time when the multi-ethnic neighbourhood was […]

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Agencies Human rights body in Qatar calls for UN fact-finding mission to document violations due to Saudi-led bloc blockade.   The cutting of diplomatic ties, closure of air, land and sea and the restrictions placed on Qatar are “worse than the Berlin Wall”, according to the chairman of National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) of Qatar. […]

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Russia claims its air strike last month killed Baghdadi

The Russian army said on Friday that one of its air strikes in Syria last month may have killed Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an information, the defence ministry said, it was checking. The air strike was carried out near the city of Raqqa and it hit IS leaders, the Russian military said. The […]

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Pak PM appears before Panama probe panel, says he has done nothing wrong

Agencies   Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said he and his family have done nothing wrong as he lashed out at “some unseen elements” for hatching conspiracies against his democratically-elected government. “Today, I have just presented my stance before the JIT,” Sharif told reporters after appearing before the Joint Investigation Team probing […]

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Six dead and dozens injured in London fire.

At least six people have died and dozens more were hospitalized after a fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building in London early Wednesday morning, Metropolitan Police confirmed. The fire began at about 1 a.m. in Grenfell Tower, a 24-story building in the North Kensington neighborhood and part of Lancaster West Estate, a larger residential complex. […]

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Syria’s SDF rebels capture parts of ISIL-held Raqqa

Agencies   US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured several strategic neighbourhoods just outside of ISIL’s de facto capital in Raqqa province, the group said in a press release. The SDF made gains outside Raqqa city, where Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) fighters are currently surrounded by the Kurdish forces. SDF said they captured […]

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Myanmar recovers dozens of bodies after plane crash

  Search crews in Myanmar have recovered the bodies of about half of the 122 people who died in last week’s military plane crash, the army has said. Navy ships and fishing vessels have been battling strong monsoon swells to find victims after the Chinese-made Y8 aircraft carrying soldiers, family members and crew plunged into […]

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Hostage situation underway at UK job centre

London, June 9 (IANS): A hostage situation is underway as a man armed with a knife is believed to be holding several members of staff hostage at a job centre in Newcastle, England, on Friday, police said. The police was called to Clifford Street in Byker at around 8 a.m., following reports of a disturbance […]

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4 countries list Qatar-linked terrorists, organisations

IANS  June 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain designated on Friday 59 individuals and 12 institutions that have financed terrorist organisations and received support from Qatar. The step was taken days after several nations severed diplomatic ties with Qatar for allegations that it was supporting terrorist and extremist groups in the region, […]

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