Militant killed in gunfight in Kashmir

Srinagar, March 25 : A militant was killed and a woman injured on Sunday during a gunfight between security forces and the militants in central Kashmir’s Badgam district, officials said. “On specific inputs regarding the presence of terrorists, Jammu and Kashmir Police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a […]

Second stage of Eastern Ghouta evacuation begins

Damascus, March 25 : The first batch of the Failaq al-Rahman rebels and their families evacuated Syria’s Eastern Ghouta area on Saturday evening, media reports said. Up to 17 buses transporting 981 rebels and their families evacuated areas in Eastern Ghouta through a crossing point on the outskirts of the town of Arbeen in Eastern […]

White House lauds demonstrations for greater gun control

Washington, March 25 : The White House praised the numerous demonstrations held on Saturday across the US in favour of greater gun control, mostly organised by students, bringing almost a million people into the streets. “We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights (which protect the right to free speech),” Efe […]

Syrian Army takes town in Eastern Ghouta

Damascus, March 24 : The Syrian Army on Saturday announced it had taken full control of Harasta town in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, following the surrender of Islamist fighters. Harasta was declared free of militants after the departure of a second convoy of Islamist militiamen and their families on Friday night for […]

French supermarket attacker’s friend held, toll now 4

Paris, March 24 : Police in France arrested a second person for Friday’s attacks by a gunman, which led to the death of four people. A report by state-run France Info radio said the young man, born in 2000 and a friend of the gunman, Redouane Lakdim, was placed in custody. Lakdim began his rampage […]

Car bomb kills 2 in Egypt’s Alexandria

Cairo, March 24 : A car bomb killed two people and injured several others in the centre of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on Saturday, officials said. The attack unsuccessfully targeted the city’s security chief while he was travelling in a convoy, the Interior Ministry was cited as saying by Efe news. Egypt is […]