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Canada's financial intelligence agency gets 'useful' data after attacks

Oct 25, 2014 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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: FirstPost

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...

Iran supreme leader blames West for Islamic State rise, wants regional solution

Oct 22, 2014 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Western powers on Tuesday for the rise of Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq and Syria and said they had no business tampering with the region's geopolitics. Iran and the Unite...

Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain

Oct 21, 2014 at 23:31 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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...

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