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Earth Quake strikes off Japan, Taiwan; tsunami warning raised

 A strong earthquake rattled Taiwan and small islands in the far south of Japan on Monday, official monitoring sites said, briefly prompting a warning for a 1-metre tsunami for the Okinawa island chain. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in either country after the quake, which shook office buildings in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei. The Japan Meteorological Agency...

Jud helps Pak Army in supporting Kashmiris, admits Hafiz Saeed

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The banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa's (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has said that the organisation supports Pakistan Army's 'Jihad' in Kashmir. “There are lakhs of people in Kashmir who are demanding freedom. If the Indian government resorts to firing then we will also retaliate in a strong manner,” Saeed said in an interview with Pakistan's Channel 24. Adding to this he said that...

Afghanistan suicide bomb blast killed 33 people, injures more than 100

 A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday. Police were investigating whether there was a second explosion after people rushed to the scene to help, the police chief, Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, told a news conference. "It was a suicide...

China-Pak Economic Corridor would bring $37 billion investment in energy projects: Ahsan Iqbal

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said the first phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring in $35 billion to $37 billion investment in energy projects, which would produce 16500 MW of electricity.   Ahsan Iqbal said with CPEC, the missing link of bringing Pak- China economic ties at par with their geo-political ties would...

Saddam’s deputy killed in a Gunfight

A long-time leader of Iraq’s Sunni insurgency, who was a former deputy of Saddam Hussein, was reportedly killed near the home town of the late dictator early on Friday.   Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the red-headed former army commander has been a constant in Iraq’s brutal recent history. A regime stalwart, he helped bring Saddam to power in a 1968 coup, was architect...

Islamic State’s Pakistan extension Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Dead or Alive ?

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The chief of the Islamic State’s Pakistan extension Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is believed to have died in a bomb explosion in the  Tirah Valley yesterday. It is also believed that two more been killed in the explosion. The security officials report that the militants were trying to assemble an improvised explosive device (IED) when it went off, killing the three men on the spot. While the...

Chinese journalist jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets

A Chinese court jailed a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website for seven years on Friday, her lawyer said, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party's inner workings. Gao Yu, 71, who was tried behind closed doors in Beijing last November, was convicted on a charge of providing state secrets to...

IS Pakistan Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is no more

  Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report. Saeed along with two of his accomplices were killed on Thursday when the bomb they were planting exploded in Toor Dara area of Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal region, Express Tribune reported. The security forces...

I leave Canada with immense satisfaction: NaMo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi covered up his three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of important agreements were signed, including for the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. "I leave Canada with immense satisfaction. This visit will further enhance India-Canada ties. A big thanks to the people of Canada," Prime...

Satellite Images Show China Building New Airstrip On Spratlys Reef

Satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia. IHS Jane's Defence Weekly said March 23 images from Airbus Defence and Space...

Wartime in Saudi Arabia

This is wartime in Saudi Arabia, a tightly controlled Islamic kingdom where almost every audible voice is behind the three-week-old air campaign against Shiite rebels in neighbouring Yemen. "Our king has done something good," said Saud Mubarak, an unemployed man in his mid-20s. He echoed the government view of the absolute monarchy that the Saudi-led military coalition acted to stop the...

Pilot Arrested After Landing Gyrocopter at Capitol

A 61-year-old postal worker from Florida delivering a protest message to Congress about campaign finance laws landed a lightweight gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, upending what was shaping up to be another day of legislative stalemate in the Senate. The man was taken into custody, according to the Capitol Police, with possible charges pending. A...

LHC’s Suspend order to Lakhvi’s detention challenged by Pak-Punjab Govt., says restore detention under Security Act

26/11 Mumbaai Blast alleged Lakhvi
Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision to suspend the detention of  LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the Pakistan Supreme Court has been challenged by the Pakistan's Punjab government. In the petition, the Punjab government pleaded the apex court that the LHC had suspended the detention of Lakhvi under Maintenance of Public Ordinance despite seeing “sensitive...

WikiLeaks accuses Hillary Clinton for stealing its logo

Hilliary Clinton was on Monday accused by WikiLeaks of stealing its 'innovative' Twitter logo design for her 2016 presidential campaign. "Hillary Clinton has stolen our innovative WikiLeaks twitter logo design," WikiLeakes said on Twitter. The tweet offered a side-by-side comparison of the logos. WikiLeaks' artwork features an hourglass with a dripping earth, along with a red arrow, while Clinton's shows a red...