Bad weather in February causes drop in migrants in Greece

Geneva, Feb 12 : Around 5,100 refugee and migrant maritime arrivals were reported in Greece in the first 10 days of February, a significant decrease compared to the 72,193 arrivals recorded in January. “Last weekend’s high winds and low temperatures, which saw ferry services to the islands diverted due to rough seas, resulted in a […]

Two peacekeepers killed in attack on UN base in Mali

Bamako, Feb 12 : Two Guinean peacekeepers in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and 30 injured in an attack in Mali on Friday. The attack began around 6.55 a.m. (local time) when rockets were launched on the UN forces camp in the town of Kidal, Xinhua quoted sources as saying. The […]

Ukraine sees Russian hand in cyber attacks on power grid

By Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Feb 12 : Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said today. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyber attack, and […]

Pakistan arrests 97 al-Qaeda and other militants; foils jailbreak plan

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 : Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned attack to break US journalist Daniel Pearl’s killer out of jail, the army said today. The men are accused of involvement in major attacks on two Pakistani […]

16 people killed in Syria air strikes

Damascus, Feb 12 : Sixteen people were killed on Friday in air strikes against towns in Syria’s central province of Homs, a monitor group reported. Warplanes carried out at least 16 air strikes against areas in the rebel-held towns of Ghanto and Dar al-Kabira in the countryside of Homs, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for […]

36 militants killed in Afghanistan operations

Kabul, Feb 12 : At least 36 militants were killed in the past 24 hours as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out military operations in the country, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Friday. A total of 25 militants were injured and four were detained by ANSF during the operations, Xinhua quoted General Dawalt […]