Thursday , January 17 2019

International

Kurds gain on Mosul

ERBIL, Oct 23, (RTRS): Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed …

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US ‘warns’ on Istanbul risks

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct 23, (AFP): The United States has warned its citizens of the potential risk of terror attack or attempted kidnapping of foreigners in …

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Somalia’s Shebab seize third town after peacekeepers leave

MOGADISHU, Oct 23, (Agencies): Islamist militant group al Shebab on Sunday seized control of yet another town in central Somalia after it was abandoned by …

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Kuwait, US on path to deepen ties – Roadmap okayed

WASHINGTON, Oct 22, (KUNA): Kuwait and the United States have agreed, at the conclusion of the first Kuwait-US Strategic Dialogue, on a roadmap for deepening …

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Kirkuk raid offers glimpse of post-‘caliphate’ IS

BAGHDAD, Oct 22, (AFP): The jihadist assault on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk is typical of the kind of attacks the Islamic State group is …

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Taleban ‘members’ brief Pakistan about recent talks held with Kabul – ‘Afghan ambassador to Pak refused to offer details’

ISLAMABAD, Oct 22, (AP): Three senior Taleban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly …

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US seeks clarity on Duterte ‘separation’

WASHINGTON, Oct 21, (Agencies): The United States will seek an explanation from the Philippines for President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of a “separation” from Washington, the …

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Saudi visa fees surge

RIYADH, Oct 21, (AFP): A seven-fold hike in visa fees to do business in Saudi Arabia risks deterring the foreign investment needed to transform its …

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Rare Islamic gold relic fetches £288,000

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: One of the rarest and most sought after gold coins of the Islamic world fetched £288,000 when it was auctioned by …

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‘Iran steps up weapons supply to Houthis via Oman’ – Sporadic fighting strains fragile Yemen truce

WASHINGTON, Oct 20, (Agencies): Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, US, Western and Iranian …

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