59 IS militants killed in Iraq

At least 32 militants were killed and nine of their vehicles destroyed

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces and allied tribal fighters repelled attacks by militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in two towns in the western province of Anbar, leaving more than 59 militants dead, security sources said on Wednesday. At least 32 militants were killed and nine of their vehicles destroyed In one of the attacks, IS More...

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the Syrian attack came after activists revealed last Friday that the IS was in possession of at least three military aircraft
By Agencies On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Warplanes seized by IS destroyed, claims Syrian government

Damascus: The Syrian government has claimed that its army has destroyed two warplanes in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the official news agency SANA reported More...

Such a treaty would stop the making of materials that could be used in nuclear weapons
By IANS On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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India ready for nuclear no-first-use agreements

United Nations: Reiterating its traditional policy of not using nuclear weapons first and not targeting non-nuclear weapons nations, India has offered to enter into agreements incorporating the two principles while More...

About 80 percent of the prisoners are women, who are most vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse by guards
By Agencies On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Report reveals large-scale torture in China’s ‘Black Jails’

Beijing: The use of hotels and factories as clandestine prisons where thousands of people — mostly women — are tortured to prevent their complaints against the government from coming to light has rapidly More...

On September 23 and 24, 73 men joined IS in northeastern Aleppo after the US-led coalition started its air attacks
By Agencies On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Over 40 Nusra Front fighters desert to join IS

Beirut: Some 40 fighters from the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, have joined the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in recent months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday. On More...

The court found him not guilty of murdering Steenkamp
By IANS On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Pistorius given 5-year imprisonment for girlfriend’s death

Pretoria: South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was on Tuesday sentenced by a Pretoria court to five years in jail for the culpable homicide death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The court found him not guilty More...

This is a part of President Barack Obama's larger strategy to degrade and destroy IS wherever they are
By IANS On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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US airdrop arms, aid to Kurdish fighters in Kobane

Washington: US military has air-dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobane to heighten up defence against the Islamic State (IS) militants. This is a part of More...

South Korea has withdrawn tourists and farmers from near its fortified border with North Korea
By IANS On Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Koreas exchange fire near border

Seoul: Militaries of South Korea and North Korea (DPRK) exchanged fire on Sunday across their border near Paju city in Gyeonggi Province, media reported. South Korea has withdrawn tourists and farmers from near More...

Rescuers have rushed to the landslide site in Ra'og Town
By IANS On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Over 200 trapped in Tibet landslides

Lhasa: Over 200 people and some 70 vehicles were trapped in a mountain town after landslides cut off a highway in Tibet on Saturday. Rescuers have rushed to the landslide site in Ra’og Town According to officials, More...

The extremist outfit, which had banned education for girls and confined women in their houses, has executed several women on charge of adultery
By IANS On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Taliban execute four Afghan women

Kabul: Taliban militants have executed four women they had abducted earlier in the week, a police officer said on Saturday. The extremist outfit, which had banned education for girls and confined women in their More...