Tehran: The Islamic Republic of Iran has said that it would not set aside from the support of its ally Syria despite mounting international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to step down to defuse a 16-month uprising against his rule.
Tel Aviv: Intense fighting between the Syrian rebels and President Bashar-al-Assad forces have raised concerns for Israel, resulting in the ramped up security along its ceasefire line with Syria in the occupied Golan Heights.
Islamabad: The US has expressed its willingness to hold negotiations with the Haqqani Network, with Pakistan being the mediator, military and embassy sources said.
Paris: Mali’s interim president Dioncounda Traore, who fled the country after being attacked by a mob, plans to return home Friday after a two-month stay in Paris, media reported on Thursday.
San Francisco: Authorities in San Francisco have found 113 dead kittens in an apartment believed to belong to a cat hoarder, and dozens of ailing adult cats were discovered in a nearby house.
London: On the issue of apparent fake passport in Pakistan a British news paper has criticized a lot, but no one seems to speak on serious scandal citing that 59 percent of Indians who pose them as students entering in England are not real students.
Colorado: The accused gunman in movie massacre in Colorado, mailed a notebook “full of details about how he was going to kill people” to a University of Colorado psychiatrist before the attack, and the parcel may have sat unopened in a mailroom for up to a week before its discovery Monday, a law enforcement source told a…
Novokuznetsk: All 263 miners were rescued after a fire broke out at the Komsomolets coal mine in Russian Siberia’s Kemerovo Region on Thursday.
Seoul: North Korea dismissed its military chief Ri Yong-ho earlier this month because of his “uncooperative attitude” towards leader Kim Jong-un’s drive to tighten his grip on the North’s military, a South Korean lawmaker said Thursday, citing information provided by the South’s spy agency.
Tel Aviv: Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak urged global powers to speed up efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear programme and expressed his concerns that it would be tough to confront once it has the technology.