Libyan army accuses UN-backed government of slave trade

Tripoli, Nov 21 : Libya’s eastern-based army has accused the UN-backed government of migrant slave trade, a media report said. “The army command detected activity of organised crime of transporting and selling illegal immigrants from one gang to another, depending on area of control of each gang,” Xinhua news agency quoted the army as saying […]

Intensified mortar attack kills 8 in Damascus

Damascus, Nov 21 : At least eight people were killed by an intensified rebel mortar shelling on residential areas in the capital Damascus, a media report said. The mortar rounds slammed several neighbourhoods on Monday in Damascus, mostly those located in the eastern and northern part of the city, Xinhua news agency quoted state news […]

Hezbollah to withdraw from Iraq after IS defeat

Beirut, Nov 21 : The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has said that the group will withdraw its fighters from Iraq once the Islamic State terror organisation has been completely eradicated. IS has already lost practically all the territory it conquered in Iraq and in Syria, though it retains a presence in both countries, Efe news […]

Sounds detected in undersea area where Argentine sub went missing

By Walter Bianchi and Maximiliano Rizzi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES, Nov 20 : A rgentine authorities were analyzing sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday as they searched for a navy submarine that went missing five days ago after reporting an electrical malfunction. “Special software is being used to study […]

Missing Argentine submarine had reported electrical malfunction

By Walter Bianchi and Maximiliano Rizzi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES, Nov 20 : An Argentine military submarine reported an electrical problem and was headed back to base when it went missing last week in the South Atlantic, the navy said on Monday, while storms complicated efforts to find the vessel and its 44 crew […]

WHO demands release of kidnapped doctor in Libya

Tripoli, Nov 21 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for the release of a doctor kidnapped in the southern Libyan city of Sabha last week by an unknown group, a media report said. “WHO has received reports from the Sabha Medical Center on recent kidnapping of one of its doctors. WHO urges all […]