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IS kills hundreds in Syria, threatens rebel bastion: NGO

BEIRUT, Aug 17: Jihadists have killed over 700 tribal members in eastern Syria, monitors said on Saturday (Aug 16), and are battling to seize a northern rebel bastion, sparking an appeal for an Iraq-style Western intervention. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamic State (IS) jihadists have carried out the killings over the past two weeks in ...Full Article

Thousands of pro-peace Israelis stage demo

TEL AVIV, Aug 17: Thousands of Israeli supporters of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority to end the Gaza conflict demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday (Aug 16). The ...Full Article

Ebola: Kenya bars travellers from worst-hit countries

NAIROBI, Aug 17: Kenya on Saturday (Aug 16) became the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease ...Full Article

India must build defences so none dares cast ‘evil eye’: PM

MUMBAI, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Aug 16) said India must build up its military might to the point that no other country “dare cast an ...Full Article

Tensions soar as Ukraine says destroys Russian armour

KIEV, Aug 16: Ukraine said on Friday (Aug 15) it had destroyed part of a Russian armoured column that entered onto its territory in an incursion that has sent ...Full Article

UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Aug 16: The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday (Aug 15) aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with ...Full Article

IAEA chief to visit Iran for nuclear talks on Sunday

VIENNA, Aug 16: The head of the United Nations (UN) atomic watchdog will visit Iran on Sunday (Aug 17), the organisation said, ahead of an Aug 25 deadline for ...Full Article

Ebola “moving faster” than MSF can handle

GENEVA, Aug 16: The Ebola outbreak that has already claimed more than 1,000 lives in west Africa is moving faster than aid organisations can handle, the medical charity MSF ...Full Article

Clashes as Pakistan anti-government march advances on capital

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan, Aug 15: Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan said he and his followers were fired on by government supporters during a rally on Friday (Aug 15), but police ...Full Article

Iraq’s Maliki concedes defeat, backs PM designate

BAGHDAD, Aug 15: Iraq’s divisive premier Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid to stay in power on Thursday (Aug 14), bowing to huge domestic and international pressure two months into ...Full Article