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 […]

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 […]

Trump to declare N. Korea state sponsor of terror

Washington, Nov 21 : US President Donald Trump has said that he intended to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. Trump on Monday said the step is long overdue and part of the US “maximum pressure campaign” against Pyongyang, Xinhua news agency reported. White House officials previously blamed the Asian nation for […]

Connectivity, climate change, terrorism to impact businesses: Jaishankar

New Delhi, Nov 20 : Connectivity, climate and terrorism are three key issues that will impact businesses in a changing world, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said here on Monday. “What we see before us is predictably — a very diverse and differentiated picture that will both shape, and will be shaped by, a new set […]

Two dailies booked for militant picture goof-up in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 20 : Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked two newspapers for publishing a fake picture and captioning it as a slain nephew of Pakistan based LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Police said an FIR had been lodged against two newspapers for passing off a Jammu based civilian Majid Khatana as the militant killed […]

Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 20 : A local militant was killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Security forces laid a cordon around Chopan Mohalla in Tral area following information about the presence of militants. “As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants, they […]