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International

Iraqi Shiite militants welcome Russian action against IS; US accused of failing to act decisively

BAGHDAD, Oct 5, (Agencies): Iraq’s most powerful Iranian-backed Shiite militias said on Monday they would welcome Russian air strikes on Islamic State in the country …

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Beating parasites wins 3 Nobel awards; Medicine prize goes to Japanese, Chinese and Irish scientists

STOCKHOLM, Oct 5, (Agencies): Three scientists from the US, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight …

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Murders underline rise of Islamist militants

DHAKA, Oct 5, (Agencies): The assassination of two foreigners in a week has highlighted the growing danger posed by Islamist militants in Bangladesh, with experts …

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Kurdish PYD fighting DAESH ‘terror group’

BRUSSELS, Oct 5, (RTRS): Syrian Kurdish militants backed by the United States in the fight against Islamic State belong to a terrorist organisation and are …

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Pressure mounts on US as MSF demands ‘probe’ into Kunduz; Afghan forces regain most of besieged city: residents

KABUL, Oct 5, (Agencies): Pressure mounted on Washington Monday to come clean over the apparent US airstrike on an Afghan hospital that killed 22, an …

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Russia hits 10 IS targets in Syria

MOSCOW, Oct 4, (Agencies): Russian planes have flown 20 sorties in Syria and struck 10 Islamic State targets in the past 24 hours, the country’s …

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No end in sight to migrant wave – EU, Turkey strike plan to stem flow of refugees

ZAGREB, Croatia, Oct 4, (Agencies): One month after the body of 3-yearold Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach – and a week after …

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Seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early – Mosque raided after ‘terrorism-linked’ shooting

SYDNEY, Oct 4, (Agencies): The Australian government’s focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and …

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Won’t allow even a shadow of DAESH: Pak – Bomb kills pro-govt tribal elder in Pakistan

LONDON, Oct 4, (AFP): Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has said that his country wold not allow “even a shadow” of Islamic State and …

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Hasina rejects IS link to foreigners’ murder – Security tightened for foreign envoys, foreigners

DHAKA, Oct 4, (Agencies): Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday dismissed the Islamic State group’s claim to have killed two foreigners, saying police still had …

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