Kuwait to host ministerial meeting of anti-IS coalition

Kuwait City, Jan 17 : Kuwait will host the ministerial meeting of the US-led International Coalition against the Islamic State on February 13, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said on Tuesday. The meeting is part of efforts to fight against terrorism, he said, Xinhua reported. Applauding the coalition for the tangible progress it has […]

South Asia strategy working ‘far more rapidly’, says Trump

By Arul Louis New York, Jan 17 : US President Donald Trump has said that his South Asia strategy is “working far more rapidly than anybody would understand” and denying protection for terrorists in Afhganistan. The policy he announced in August was “providing crucial support for our forces in Afghanistan and denying safe haven for […]

US calls for new relationship with Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 16 : The US on Tuesday called for a new bilateral relationship with Pakistan at the conclusion of a top US diplomat’s two-day visit here. Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells highlighted the need to step up measures against terrorism in order for the US-Pakistan relationship to develop, Efe […]

Britain’s landmarks among terror targets, court hears

London, Jan 16 : Big Ben and Heathrow Airport were among landmarks targeted by a British man who was “fascinated” by the Islamic State, media reports said on Tuesday. Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, from east London, is on trial at the Old Bailey in London alongside three other men, reported the BBC. Mark Heywood, appearing […]

NIA arrests two persons in Jharkhand MLA’s murder case

Ranchi/New Delhi, Jan 16 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said it had arrested two persons in connection with the murder of former state Minister and Janata Dal-United legislator Ramesh Singh Munda in 2008. Residents of Jharkhand capital Ranchi, both suspects — Prafull Kumar Mahto, 27, and Jaiganesh, 37 — were arrested on […]

Radical Islam challenging quest for modernity, innovation: Netanyahu

New Delhi, Jan 16 : Stressing upon the value of democracy in an increasingly multipolar world, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said today’s quest for modernity and innovation is being challenged by radical Islam and its terrorists. “India is the world’s most populous democracy. It is a place which shows that humanity can […]