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Second Rohingya group set to be deported to Myanmar

Second Rohingya group set to be deported to Myanmar

GUWAHATI: Police on Thursdaytook a Rohingya Muslim family of five to the border by bus,readying to deport them to neighbouring as the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants. The Rohingya are regarded as illegal aliens in India and are considered as a security […]

US warns Iran against space launches, ballistic missiles

US warns Iran against space launches, ballistic missiles

The United States issued a pre-emptive warning to Iran on Thursday against pursuing three planned space rocket launches, which it said would violate a UN Security Council resolution related to its ballistic missile activity. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran had announced plans to launch in the coming months […]

600,000 security personnel deployed for Bangladesh vote marred by violence

600,000 security personnel deployed for Bangladesh vote marred by violence

DHAKA: tightened security Saturday for an election expected to see Prime Minister win a record fourth term but dominated by opposition claims that they have been shackled by a government clampdown. Authorities have deployed around 600,000 police, army and other security forces ahead of Sunday‘s vote, a senior official said, […]

Weakened Bangladesh opposition hopes for change in Sunday‘s election

Weakened Bangladesh opposition hopes for change in Sunday‘s election

DHAKA: Campaigning for ‘s general election at the weekend ended on Friday after weeks of violence, mainly against workers and officials from an opposition alliance, that has been criticised by the United States and others. Prime Minister ‘s Awami League is seeking its third straight term in Sunday‘s election against […]

Actress Angelina Jolie hints at a career change ? as a politician

Actress Angelina Jolie hints at a career change ? as a politician

Angelina Jolie hinted on Friday that she might one day enter politics, as she urged global leaders to do more to help refugees and women in conflict. Asked whether she was moving towards a political career, the Hollywood star, an envoy for the United Nations? refugee agency who has also […]

Russia says Gaddafi‘s son should play role in Libyan politics

Russia says Gaddafi‘s son should play role in Libyan politics

MOSCOW: , the most prominent son of the former Libyan leader, should play a role in his country‘s political life, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was cited as saying on Monday by the RIA news agency. RIA said that one of Saif‘s representatives had delivered a letter from him […]

Detention camps: Why Pakistan is silent about plight of fellow Muslims in China

Detention camps: Why Pakistan is silent about plight of fellow Muslims in China

ISLAMABAD/JAKARTA: Hundreds of Muslims held a rally outside the Chinese embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Friday to protest against the treatment of members of the mostly Muslim ethnic Uighur minority in China‘s far western Xinjiang region. Up to 1 million ethnic Muslims in China‘s Xinjiang region + are […]

Not planning campus in Assam, clarifies UN University

Not planning campus in Assam, clarifies UN University

GUWAHATI: The Tokyo-based authorities have asked an Indian organization to cease and desist from its campaign claiming that the world?s third UN University will be set up in . The Indian Federation of Associations (), a non-profit organization that organizes programmes and activities on the ?vital concerns of the UN?, […]

Anti-sterlite protesters killed by shots to head, chest; half from behind: Autopsy

Anti-sterlite protesters killed by shots to head, chest; half from behind: Autopsy

Thoothukudi: Twelve of the 13 protesters killed when police opened fire on a demonstration against Vedanta's copper smelter in Tamil Nadu in May were hit by bullets in the head or chest, and half of those were shot from behind, autopsy reports show. Two others died after bullets pierced the […]

Yemen‘s Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect

Yemen‘s Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect

SANAA: ‘s flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after the UN-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said. “There has been complete calm since 03:00 am Yemen time (1200 GMT) in the city of Hodeida,” a military source loyal to the […]