Saturday , March 24 2018


Assad retakes quarter of enclave

DAMASCUS, March 4, (Agencies): Syria’s regime has seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces had advanced to …

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Bahrain arrests 116 in alleged Iran-linked cell

‘Armed network set up by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ DUBAI, March 3, (Agencies): Bahrain said on Saturday that it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a “terror” cell allegedly linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. An official statement on state news agency BNA said that security services had in the …

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UN points to likely war crimes in Syria GENEVA, March 3, (Agencies): Kuwait warned Friday that the ongoing humanitarian fallouts in Syria are threatening the overall international political situation. The international community must stop the bloodshed in Syria and find comprehensive and permanent solution for the crisis, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative …

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Turkish airstrikes kill 36 in Afrin

BEIRUT, March 3, (Agencies): Turkish air strikes killed at least 36 pro-regime fighters backing Kurdish militia in Syria’s northwestern Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Saturday, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democractic Forces alliance said the Turkish raids targeted pro-regime positions, but gave no death toll. The Britain-based Syrian …

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More than 100 killed since Philippine police returned to Duterte’s drug war

Manila, March 3, 2018 (AFP) -More than 100 drug suspects have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to rejoin his “war on drugs”, an official said Saturday. Duterte was elected in 2016 on a promise to eradicate drugs, and launched an unprecedented campaign in which — …

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Police: Suspect in college campus shooting apprehended

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, authorities said. James Eric Davis …

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Police say 10 Maoist rebels killed in raid in eastern India

PATNA, India (AP) — Indian police said they killed at least 10 Maoist rebels in a raiarehouses. The insurgency began in 1967 as a network of left-wing ideologues and young recruits in the village ofce, raided the stronghold in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state. He said police recovered 10 bodies …

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Myanmar defends troop build-up on Bangladesh border near Rohingya camp

Yangon, March 2, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar on Friday defended deploying fresh troops to a border zone with Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, blaming a militant threat as Dhaka called for an immediate retreat to lower tensions along the troubled frontier. The increased security presence this week has …

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Implement ceasefire: Kuwait

NEW YORK, March 1, (Agencies): Four days after its unanimous adoption, the UN Security Council resolution No. 2401 which called for a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria have not been implemented even partially, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al- Otaibi has lamented. The resolution was only …

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