Istanbul bomber entered Turkey as refugee from Syria, PM says

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Jan 13 : An Islamic State suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul’s historic district entered Turkey as a refugee from Syria and went undetected as he was not on any watch lists, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today. The bomber, who […]

“Enraged” Israel summons Swedish envoy over FM’s remarks

By Dan Williams and Anna Ringstrom JERUSALEM/STOCKHOLM, Jan 13 : Israel summoned the Swedish ambassador today to convey what it described as its “rage” at a call by Stockholm’s top diplomat for an investigation to determine whether Israeli forces were guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s remarks yesterday were the […]

Obama’s State of the Union gets most young love in the West

By Melissa Fares and Amy Tennery Unadated, Jan 13 : Millennnials in the West of the United States showed the strongest support for President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, according to data provided by Yik Yak, a location-based mobile app that is popular with young people. An analysis of Yik Yak posts […]

Goyal invites Japanese companies to invest in Indian energy

Tokyo, Jan 13 : Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday invited Japanese energy companies to invest in India to help provide the country continuous and affordable electricity supply. “India offers a huge opportunity to the world. India is open to investments from around the world in order to help us serve our people […]

Maryland man who US says joined al Shabaab pleads not guilty

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Jan 13 : A Maryland man who prosecutors say traveled to Somalia to join the Islamist militant group al Shabaab and fought against Kenyan soldiers pleaded not guilty to US terrorism charges today. Maalik Alim Jones, 31, entered his plea in a soft voice in federal court in Manhattan, two […]

Defence, counter-terrorism to top Sushma’s Israel agenda

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Cooperation in defence and counter-terrorism will be among the top priorities of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Israel next week, Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon said on Wednesday. “We attach great importance to this visit,” Carmon said at a media briefing here. Stating that India and Israel […]