Canada's financial intelligence agency gets 'useful' data after attacks
Oct 25, 2014 at 04:15 | Source:
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's financial intelligence agency asked institutions to quickly report suspicious transactions in the wake of two deadly attacks this week and has received data "useful to our intelligence efforts," a spokesman said ...
Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha
Oct 25, 2014 at 04:15 | Source:
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said Friday.The first batch of birds arrived earlier thi...
U.S. general says he believes N. Korea can build nuclear warhead
Oct 25, 2014 at 02:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has t...
Pakistan and Iran exchange mortar fire on border
Oct 24, 2014 at 20:42 | Source:
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire along their porous border. Pakistani officials said Iran fired six mortar shells, which landed near the border town of Mashkail. Pakistan is then thought to have fired back. The two countries sh...
Kerala to Centre: Take urgent steps to bring back nurses from Libya
Oct 24, 2014 at 12:45 | Source:
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government has asked the Centre to take urgent steps to secure the release of 18 Malayalee nurses stranded in Libya and also five Indian fishermen, including one from Kerala, held captive in Iran. In a letter to External Af...
ISIS's own air force: Why India, US should be very concerned
Oct 24, 2014 at 10:50 | Source:
The world has seen how coldly brutal the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), simply known as IS or Islamic State, is. Now the ISIS is getting super ambitious and seems intent on acquiring its own air force, a development that should be a cause of...
Deadly attacks hit Quetta city in Pakistan
Oct 24, 2014 at 07:27 | Source:
At least 13 people have been killed and 29 injured in attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. Eight Shias were killed by gunmen who fired on a bus at a market. A ninth was shot dead in another attack soon after. Elsewhere in the city ...
Iran will be seen as responsible if nuclear talks fail - U.S.
Oct 24, 2014 at 06:15 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran will be widely seen to be responsible if a comprehensive deal to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief is not reached, the top U.S. negotiator said on Thursday.U.S. Under-Secretary of State Wendy Sherma...
Indian army's contribution in WWI remembered in Brussels
Oct 24, 2014 at 01:15 | Source:
Brussels, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 130,000 soldiers from India fought during the First World War in the Ypres salient in Belgium and at nearby Neuve Chapelle in France. More than 10,000 lost their lives in critical action to stop the German advance, accord...
Pakistan attack kills eight on Quetta bus
Oct 23, 2014 at 14:12 | Source:
Eight people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. A bus carrying members of the city's Hazara community was targeted outside a local vegetable market. Police tol...
China says wants closer military ties with Iran
Oct 23, 2014 at 13:30 | Source:
BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy ...
Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit U.S. forces
Oct 23, 2014 at 03:15 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court has sentenced 17 people, four of them women, to prison terms of up to 30 years in two separate cases, one of which involving an al Qaeda plot to attack U.S. soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA said....
Last stage of n-talks crucial, tough: Iran
Oct 22, 2014 at 20:15 | Source:
Tehran, Oct 22 (IANS) The remaining steps in the talks over Iran's nuclear programme are "crucial and difficult", Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Wednesday."We are at the last stage of nuclear negotiati...
Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan
Oct 22, 2014 at 19:15 | Source:
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threa...
Saudi Arabia sentences 13 over plot to attack U.S. soldiers
Oct 22, 2014 at 18:46 | Source:
REUTERS - A Saudi court has sentenced 13 suspected members of an al Qaeda cell - 11 Saudis, a Qatari and an Afghan citizen - to up to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack U.S. soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA reported.Sepa...
Australia MP in court asylum appeal
Oct 22, 2014 at 10:17 | Source:
An Australian lawmaker says he has written to the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking it to investigate Tony Abbott's government over its treatment of asylum seekers. Andrew Wilkie, an independent, said he wanted the court to assess polici...
Iran supports Iraq's new government: supreme leader
Oct 22, 2014 at 05:45 | Source:
Tehran, Oct 22 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday said the Islamic republic fully supports the new Iraqi government.The current situation in Syria and Iraq is the result of "irresponsible policies" of some trans-re...
Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain
Oct 21, 2014 at 23:31 | Source:
ARBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed. The attack is the ...
Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant - Fars news agency
Oct 21, 2014 at 23:15 | Source:
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country's first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.Iran has repeatedl...