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‘Peshmerga end siege on Mount Sinjar’

‘Peshmerga end siege on Mount Sinjar’

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have managed to end a siege by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group on Mount Sinjar in Iraq, a senior Kurdish official says. The head of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, said on Thursday that the termination of the months-long siege on the area, also known as Mount Shingal, came after [&hellip

UN appeals for $8.4bn to help Syrians

UN appeals for $8.4bn to help Syrians

The United Nations has called for USD 8.4 billion to provide emergency aid for the Syrian people displaced by the ongoing crisis in the country. The UN’s appeal for the year 2015 was made in the German capital, Berlin, on Thursday and is aimed at helping nearly 18 million people. “This plan, if fully funded, [&hellip

8 children killed in Australian house

8 children killed in Australian house

Australian authorities say eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years old have been found dead at a house in the northern city of Cairns, reportedly after a mass stabbing. The police said Friday that a woman was also found with stab wounds at the property in the city’s suburb of Manoora. The 34-year-old [&hellip

Pakistan frees Mumbai terror suspect

Pakistan frees Mumbai terror suspect

A court in Pakistan has freed on bail the alleged mastermind behind the November 2008 terror attacks in India’s Mumbai. Lawyers have reported that Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was granted bail by a judge in Islamabad on Thursday. They say the judge made the decision after hearing arguments from both sides. Lakhvi has been under custody in [&hellip

Balotelli banned for one game

Balotelli banned for one game

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been handed a one-match ban by the Football Association following his controversial post on social media. iThe 24-year-old has also been fined £25,000, warned as to his future conduct and ordered to attend an education programme. A Liverpool spokesperson told Sky Sports News HQ: ”The club acknowledges the decision reached by the [&hellip

Russian economy will recover: Putin

Russian economy will recover: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country’s economy will recover from the current financial crisis, which he says is “provoked” by several external factors. The Russian president made the remarks during his 10th annual press conference in the capital, Moscow, on Thursday. “Our economy will overcome the current situation. How much time will be needed [&hellip

HRW slams Egypt over military trials

HRW slams Egypt over military trials

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has censured Egyptian authorities over referring hundreds of civilians to military courts based on a decree by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. “Curtailing the use of military courts to try civilians was one of the few tangible gains of the 2011 revolution, but that’s out the window now,” the HRW’s Middle East [&hellip

Kenyan MPs approve anti-terror bill

Kenyan MPs approve anti-terror bill

Lawmakers in Kenya have voted for a tough anti-terror bill after a heated debate in the parliament that prompted a brawl between opposition and pro-government MPs. The new law grants authorities sweeping powers to clamp down on terror suspects in a country facing a spate of attacks by Somalia-based Takfiri al-Shabab militants. Based on the [&hellip

India sends its largest rocket to space

India sends its largest rocket to space

India has launched into space its largest rocket designed to carry heavier communication satellites and a capsule, capable of carrying astronauts. On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said that the 630-ton Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) took off from Sriharikota in the southeast state of Andhra Pradesh. “The powerful launch vehicle has come [&hellip

FARC calls for indefinite ceasefire

FARC calls for indefinite ceasefire

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has declared an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire with the government. “We have resolved to declare a unilateral ceasefire and end to hostilities for an indefinite time, which should transform into an armistice,” said FARC on Wednesday, adding that the truce is to begin on December 20. The FARC rebels [&hellip