- No reason to target militants not posing threat to Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz
Islamabad: Pakistan has said it sees no reason to target militants who do not pose any threat to it, in an apparent reference to Afghan-based dreaded Haqqani network which is blamed for a series of deadly attacks against NATO forces and Indian missions in Afghanistan.
- Turkey fears ‘2-3 million more refugees’ if Aleppo falls
Ankara: Turkey fears another two to three million Syrian refugees could cross its borders if the region of Syria’s second city of Aleppo is overrun either by Islamist extremists or regime forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
- Boko Haram sows fear through female suicide bombers
Lagos: Boko Haram is using female suicide bombers to sow wider panic and fear across Nigeria as well as gain greater publicity for its cause, experts said, after two fresh attacks in a week.
- Iraqi security forces enter Baiji refinery: Reports
Baghdad: Security forces entered Iraq`s largest refinery for the first time on Tuesday after months of battling Islamic State militants who had surrounded it, a police colonel said.
- Syria Kurds advance in heart of Kobane: Monitor
Beirut: Syrian Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint town of Kobane made new gains Tuesday, expelling the jihadists from several central buildings and seizing weapons, a monitor said.
- Francois Hollande warns on `extreme horror` jihadist videos
French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday warned that “extreme horror” films used by terrorist groups could harm young people, after fresh footage emerged of Western hostages held by North African jihadists.
- Afghanistan suicide bombing kills 2 security officers
A Taliban suicide bombing near a base used by U.S.-led coalition troops killed at least two members of the Afghan security forces Tuesday, officials said.
- Terror attack deaths up 61 per cent in 2013
The number of people killed globally in terrorist attacks has jumped by 61 per cent in 2013, the Institute for Economics and Peace says.
- Nanavati Commission Submits Final Report on Gujarat Riots
Gandhinagar: The Nanavati Commission submitted its second and final report today on the 2002 Gujarat riots to state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. More than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, had died in the riots.
- As Iran nuclear talks near deadline, surprise deal is still possible
Ending the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program could ease the hostile relationship between Tehran and the West, resolve one of the world’s most urgent security threats and provide a diplomatic triumph for President Obama.