Three IEDs recovered from busy Jharkhand road

Ranchi, Feb 19 : Three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted under a tarred road were recovered by the security forces in Jharkhand’s Gumla district on Monday, police said. According to the police, two wires were spotted at the road near Anjandham in Gumla district. The villagers informed the police, who reached the spot with JCB […]

Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq, Feb 19 : Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of government-backed militia fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 25 of them, police and militia commanders said on Monday. Police and militia commanders initially said 12 militia fighters were killed in the ambush […]

Turkey renames street outside US embassy to mark Syrian offensive

Ankara, Feb 19 : Authorities in the Turkish capital have officially changed the street name outside the US embassy to “Olive Branch” in a not-so-discreet bid to antagonize American officials by referencing the ongoing Turkish military offensive against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria. Brand new signs for Zeytindali Caddesi (Olive Branch Street) were drilled […]

Army foils BAT attack on LoC, intruder killed

Jammu, Feb 19 : A Border Action Team (BAT) attack from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district has been foiled and one intruder killed while two Indian soldiers were injured, defence sources on Monday. Defence Ministry sources said a BAT attack took place on Sunday evening in Gulpur area […]

Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining IS

Baghdad, Feb 19 : An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a Turkish woman to death and 10 other foreign women to life imprisonment for joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group. “The Central Criminal Court issued a death penalty by hanging for a female Turkish citizen and issued 10 verdicts of life sentences for other […]