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 Pakistan jail refuses to release Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
61 Views, 14-03-2015, Courtsey News Live

Jail authorities in Pakistan on Friday refused to release 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi merely on basis of the court order "received through fax".   "We told the counsel of Mr Lakhvi that we cannot release him on the Islamabad High Court order recei...Read more

 Attack on UN camp in Mali condemned
58 Views, 09-03-2015, Courtsey News Live

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has condemned a terrorist attack on a UN peacekeeping camp in Mali.   At least three people were killed and 14 injured in mortar and rocket fire attack that took place on Sunday in a UN camp in Kidal, a desert town in northern Mali, Xinhua reported on Monday. ...Read more

 Three suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen
53 Views, 02-03-2015, Courtsey News Live

Three suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a US drone attack in Yemen`s Shabwa province, a military official said on Monday.   "The US attack late on Sunday night destroyed a small pick-up vehicle loaded with weapons and explosives in Khora area," the official told Xinhua new...Read more

 Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions
41 Views, 26-02-2015, Courtsey News Live

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.   Abbott said he spoke with his "friend" Widodo on Wednesday evening, adding th...Read more

 Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes eastern Japan, no tsunami warning
57 Views, 23-02-2015, Courtsey News Live

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 shook eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.   The epicentre of the earthquake was in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, the agency said, adding that a tsunami warning had not been issued.   There were no were imme...Read more

 Fleeing Nigeria air strikes, Boko Haram militants drown in Lake Chad
57 Views, 22-02-2015, Courtsey News Live

In a major victory to Nigerian armed forces, Boko Haram militants are said to have bitten the dust as the military claims to have driven them out of the town of Baga.   The Nigerian military said that the Boko Haram militants fleeing the Nigerian Air Force strikes drowned in Lake Chad, howeve...Read more

 Minor quake in southwest China
52 Views, 21-02-2015, Courtsey News Live

:37 am. No casualties have been reported so far.   A total of 276 houses were damaged, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Disaster-relief is underway and losses are being assessed.   Yunnan is prone to earthquakes as it forms part of the circum-Pacific seismic belt known as the Pac...Read more

 UN to urge Huthis to step aside in Yemen
55 Views, 15-02-2015, Courtsey News Live

The UN Security Council is due to adopt a resolution Sunday urging the Shiite militiamen behind a power grab in Yemen to step down, release government officials and negotiate, diplomats said.   Calling for the militia, known as Huthis, to act "immediately and unconditionally," the c...Read more

 UN Security Council seeks to choke off Islamic State funds
59 Views, 12-02-2015, Courtsey News Live

The UN Security Council is set on Thursday to adopt a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil sales, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the self-described Islamic State group.    Russia drafted the first outline of the measure, which reaffirms...Read more

 UN Security Council seeks to choke off Islamic State funds
39 Views, 12-02-2015, Courtsey News Live

The UN Security Council is set on Thursday to adopt a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil sales, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the self-described Islamic State group.    Russia drafted the first outline of the measure, which reaffirms...Read more