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Foundation stone laid for 1st Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

Foundation stone laid for 1st Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, April 20:  The historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first traditional Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed on Saturday in the presence of officials from India and the United Arab Emirates as well as thousands of members of the community. The ceremony was presided over by Mahant…

13 people shot dead at family party in Mexico

13 people shot dead at family party in Mexico

Mexico City, April 20:  Thirteen people, including a child, were shot dead at a family party in the Mexican state of Veracruz by unidentified armed assailants, authorities said. Four other people were injured in the attack on Friday night in the city of Minatitlan, reports CNN. “Federal and state forces…

Afghan Information Ministry under attack in Kabul

Afghan Information Ministry under attack in Kabul

Kabul, April 20:  An explosion and gunfire was heard in the Afghan capital on Saturday as the Ministry of Information headquarter came under attack by gunmen, officials said. The explosion happened at around 11.30 a.m. (local time), Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi was cited as saying by the BBC. An eyewitness…

Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China

Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China

Beijing, April 17: China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter. Beijing also rejected the report that the US, the UK and France…

5 terrorists, policeman killed in Pakistan

5 terrorists, policeman killed in Pakistan

Peshawar, April 16:  At least six people including a policeman and five suspected terrorists were killed in a joint operation by the Pakistan Army and the police in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a statement by the military’s media wing said on Tuesday. The operation, carried out against a…

IS claims responsibility for attack in Pakistan’s Quetta

IS claims responsibility for attack in Pakistan’s Quetta

Islamabad, April 14:  The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at a vegetable and fruit market in Pakistan’s city of Quetta. The militant group said in a statement on Saturday that one of its members carried out the suicide attack that killed and injured several Shiite…

F-16 or JF-17, what brought down MiG Bison?

F-16 or JF-17, what brought down MiG Bison?

Islamabad, April 14:  Tackling the question as to which aircraft — the US supplied F-16 or the Chinese origin JF-17 — brought down the IAF’s MiG-21 Bison piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, Pakistani daily the Dawn said on Saturday that the answer hardly mattered as either of the aircraft…

Afghan security forces kill 27 Taliban militants

Afghan security forces kill 27 Taliban militants

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), April 13:  Taliban’s massive offensive to capture Afghanistan’s Shirzad district in the Nangarhar province has been repulsed and the militant group fled away after leaving 27 bodies behind, the provincial government said in a statement on Saturday. Taliban, according to the government statement, launched multi-pronged offensive with two…

ICC drops Afghan war crimes probe under US duress

ICC drops Afghan war crimes probe under US duress

United Nations, April 13:  Under pressure from Washington, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has dropped the investigation of alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan, a probe directed mainly against US military and intelligence services. “This is a major international victory, not only for these patriots, but for the rule of…

16 killed in Pakistan blast targeting Hazaras 

16 killed in Pakistan blast targeting Hazaras 

Islamabad, April 12:  At least 16 people were killed and over two dozen others injured in a blast that targeted members of the ethnic Hazara community in Pakistan’s Quetta city on Friday, police said. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the toll and told Dawn News that eight…