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Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'
Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea
South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

The indigenous missile known as Hyunmoo-2 has an estimated range of 800 Kilometers that covers all of the North, and will be deployed following two more tests.

Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far
Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far

The explosions targeted people shopping in the area and those heading out of the city ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, local political administration officials said.

Pakistan's concept of Sharia has nothing to do with Islam, says rights Shiraz Ahmad

Ahmadiyas were declared non-Muslim in 1974 by the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and were further deprived through an Anti-Ahmadiya Ordinance in 1984 promulgated by then military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons.

World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN
World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN

Akbaruddin made the remarks during a UN debate themed “The situation in Afghanistan”.

10 killed as IS suicide bombers strike Iraq

About 12 to 15 suicide bombers carried out an attack in the village of al-Baghdadi about 140 km west of Ramadi, the capital of al-Anbar province, killing eight civilians and two soldiers.

Turkey warns on Syrian Kurdish militia, welcomes US weapons pledge

Turkey opened an offensive in northern Syria in August last year, sending tanks and warplanes across the border to support Syrian rebels fighting both Islamic State and the YPG.

 

Saudi security forces kill "wanted man" in Mecca: Reports

Saudi security forces shot dead a wanted man in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday and arrested several others.

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City
Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul`s Old City on Friday.

Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency
Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency because of his criminal conviction, the Central Election Commission.

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours` demands `seriously`

The demands have not been officially unveiled but Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channel said overnight Thursday they were handed to Qatar by Kuwait, which is mediating in the crisis.
 

Germany warns Turkey against meddling in religious affairs

Interior ministry spokesman Tobias Plate added that comments that "endanger domestic peace in Germany is something that cannot be accepted."
 

London mosque driver charged with `terrorism-related murder`

One man died in the incident early Monday near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, and another 11 people were injured. 
 

Ahead of Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meet, US expresses eagerness in strengthening ties with India

The State Department has said that United States is looking forward to strengthen its ties with India"We`re looking forward to strengthening ties between the United States and India.

European Union migrants decry Theresa May's Brexit offer as stingy

In the year since the Brexit referendum, British employers have been increasingly sounding the alarm about the impact on their businesses.

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

President Donald Trump has slammed the treatment of 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier, who spent more than a year in detention in the secretive state, as "a total disgrace". 

 

472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: Monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. 

China hopes India, US won't disturb South China Sea peace

Modi will meet Trump for the first time on June 26 and a range of issues are likely to come up, including H1B visas and terrorism.

Grenade-thrower gets 28 years jail in French jihadist cell trial

The convictions in a late night ruling on Thursday brought a close to an affair that predated the spate of Islamist-inspired attacks in France from early 2015 onwards, in which more than 230 people have been killed.

 

France dismisses call for new Calais migrant centre, sees more police
France dismisses call for new Calais migrant centre, sees more police

The minister, Gerard Collomb, visited the port city on Friday and earlier said extra police would be drafted into the area.

 

Suicide bomber kills nine in western Iraq: Officers

Army forces were able to kill three suicide bombers after trapping them in a house in the Martyrs neighbourhood by detonating their belts with gunfire.

North Korea says Otto Warmbier's death a mystery, blames Barack Obama's policy of strategic patience
North Korea says Otto Warmbier's death a mystery, blames Barack Obama's policy of strategic patience

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was "a mystery to us as well" and denied accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity.

Mexico rejects Donald Trump claim that it is the world`s second most violent country

US-Mexico relations have been testy since Trump took office in January after a campaign in which he vowed to build a wall along the shared border, bashed Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists, and promised to renegotiate the NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: Police
Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: Police

Australia's largest city was also considering more permanent measures such as bollards, garden beds or other landscaping features in Martin Place, which houses a war memorial, the headquarters of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the US Consulate General, a hotel and many luxury retail outlets.

German SPD wants gay marriage after September election

Germany`s Social Democratic Party (SPD) is making legalisation of gay marriage a condition for its participation in any coalition government after September`s national election, party Secretary General Hubertus Heil said.

Sri Lanka's doctors go on strike demanding university close

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine is the only private university in Sri Lanka currently training medical students.

Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat
Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey regards as a "positive step" a US pledge to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria after the defeat of Islamic State and said its implementation was essential, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

Chants against Saudi Arabia as Iran marks Jerusalem Day

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani was set to address the crowds before midday prayers. President Hassan Rouhani also joined the march through the capital.