Ready to boost anti-terror cooperation with Iran: Putin

Moscow, Sep 23 : Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, over a deadly terrorist attack and reaffirmed readiness to intensify counter-terror cooperation, the Kremlin said on Saturday. “We are outraged by this bloody crime. Hopefully, everyone involved will be held liable,” Putin said in his telegram to Rouhani, which […]

Graft case: Egypt court rejects Mubarak’s appeal for reconciliation

Cairo, Sep 22 : An Egyptian court declined on Saturday an appeal for reconciliation submitted by ousted former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons in a corruption case, according to the official MENA news agency. Mubarak and his two sons — Gamal and Alaa — were sentenced in May 2015 to three years in […]

24 killed as gunmen open fire on Iranian military parade

[Ahvaz : In this photo provided by Fars News Agency, a woman takes her children to shelter as an army member tries to help them, during a shooting at a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq’s 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Gunmen attacked […]

Drugs worth Rs 25 cr seized in Delhi, 3 foreigners held

New Delhi, Sep 22 : Delhi police have busted an international drug cartel and arrested three foreign nationals from capital’s Saket area. Heroin worth Rs 25 crore has been seized from the accused, police said on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Esmatullah (40), Khalilullah (22), from Afghanistan and Victor Osondu (37) from Nigeria. […]

Protests over Putin’s plans to hike retirement age

Moscow, Sep 22 : Members and supporters of Russia’s Communist Party took to the streets of the capital on Saturday to protest unpopular pension reforms planned by President Vladimir Putin. Putin took measures to soften his proposed hike in retirement age in August by limiting the increase for women to 60 — up from 55 […]

Survivor found 2 days after Tanzania ferry capsize, toll hits 170

Dar Es Salaam, Sep 22 : Rescuers working to retrieve bodies from a ferry that sank in Lake Victoria in Tanzania found a survivor on Saturday, two days after the tragedy took place, although the death toll rose to 170. According to Tanzanian news outlet The Citizen, a man was found alive in an air […]