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‘ISIL foreign militants threaten world peace’

‘ISIL foreign militants threaten world peace’

​UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that foreign militants who have joined the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria are posing serious threats to the world peace and security. Briefing the UN Security Council on the implementation of a counter-terrorism resolution adopted last September, Ban said on Friday that foreign terrorists have created [&hellip

Thousands of migrants rescued, 17 die

Thousands of migrants rescued, 17 die

​The Italian coastguard says more than 4,000 migrants crossing from Africa to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday. But 17 corpses were also found. As many as 4,200 migrants were saved in 17 rescue operations in the Meditteranean Sea on Friday, the Italian coastguard said, as boats continue to leave Africa in droves [&hellip

US drops Cuba from terror blacklist

US drops Cuba from terror blacklist

​ The United States has formally removed Cuba from the list of its state sponsors of terrorism. “The rescission of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism reflects our assessment that Cuba meets the statutory criteria for rescission,” State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in a statement on Friday. “While the United States has [&hellip

US to China: Stop unlawful activity in sea

US to China: Stop unlawful activity in sea

​The US military has called on China to immediately stop developing islands in the South China Sea, accusing Beijing of acting out of step with international law. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a security conference in Singapore on Saturday that “with its actions in the South China Sea, China is out of step with [&hellip

CAIR warns about anti-Islam rally in US

CAIR warns about anti-Islam rally in US

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says a planned demonstration against Islam in Arizona shows how people in the United States are against the religion. A group of people are expected to gather outside of a Phoenix mosque on Friday to protest the recent shooting at a contest for cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in Texas. [&hellip

2 car bombs kill 10 near Baghdad hotels

2 car bombs kill 10 near Baghdad hotels

​At least 10 people have been killed in two separate car bomb attacks targeting two hotels in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Iraqi officials say. According to Iraqi officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of the Babylon Hotel in the capital late on Thursday. At least six people [&hellip

Indonesia road accident kills 17 students

Indonesia road accident kills 17 students

​At least 17 students have lost their lives and five others been seriously wounded in a road accident in western Indonesia. A truck carrying some 50 primary and high school students plunged into a three-meter ravine in Central Tapanuli Regency, on the western island of North Sumatra, on Thursday, the local police chief was quoted [&hellip

NATO: Russia’s nuclear threats’ deeply troubling

NATO: Russia’s nuclear threats’ deeply troubling

​NATO’s secretary general has pledged that the Western military alliance will uphold the “territorial integrity” of Europe. Jens Stoltenberg also described Russia’s recent behavior as “deeply troubling.” ​In a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said the Transatlantic alliance would redouble its commitment to [&hellip

G7 summit continues in Germany

G7 summit continues in Germany

The Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors continue their deliberations in the German city of Dresden to discuss major economic issues. A three-day ministerial summit began with a short ceremony on Wednesday evening before the participants got together again on Thursday to talk about global economy and the functionality of the global [&hellip

Over 25k foreign terrorists join militancy: UN

Over 25k foreign terrorists join militancy: UN

Over 25,000 terrorists have joined al-Qaeda and ISIL Takfiri militants from nearly half of the world countries, a UN report says. A recent report by the UN Security Council (UNSC) said the “foreign terrorist fighters” come from more than 100 countries and pose an “immediate and long-term threat to world peace and security.” The report [&hellip