Day: November 5, 2019

Turkey says it captured sister of dead IS leader

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a US raid, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday. “Turkey has captured Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sister” in a raid near the town of Azaz, […]

Xi voices ‘trust’ in Hong Kong leader, but concern over unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a “high degree of trust” in Hong Kong’s unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city. Xi’s show of support follows speculation that Beijing was preparing to remove Lam as city authorities […]

Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers. The suspension of all enrichment at the Fordow plant in the mountains near the Shiite holy city […]

In last days, al-Baghdadi sought safety in shrinking domain

BEIRUT — In his last months on the run, Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was agitated, fearful of traitors, sometimes disguised as a shepherd, sometimes hiding underground, always dependent on a shrinking circle of confidants. Associates paint a picture of a man obsessed with his security […]

Ross says U.S. eager to make progress on trade with India

BANGKOK – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday that he was eager to make further progress on trade talks with India and wanted to hear Indian proposals that could lead to the restoration of some trade preferences. “We are eager to make further progress with India […]

Fear grips Kashmiri village where Indian migrant workers killed

KATRASOO, India – Locals in the Kashmiri village where five Indian migrant labourers were killed by gunmen last week say they are living in fear of militant groups as well as the subsequent crackdown by security forces. The five migrants, from India’s eastern state of West Bengal, were […]

Explainer: World’s biggest trade pact shapes up without India

BANGKOK – Although India pulled out at the last minute, China and 14 other countries agreed in Bangkok this week on plans for what could become the world’s biggest trade agreement – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). They aim to sign it next year to start freeing […]

Union Ministry for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare adopts several steps to tackle Stubble burning

open view news desk Union Ministry for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has adopted several measures to tackle Stubble burning incidents. As per ICAR’s Creams Laboratory latest bulletin, number 34 (available at dated 4th November 2019, there has been a reduction of 12.01% in incidents of Stubble burning compared […]

COAS Gen Bipin Rawat interacts with religious teachers from Reasi and Rajouri

open view news desk Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat interacted with group of multi-religion religious teachers from former militancy hit areas of Reasi and Rajouri on 05 November 2019, who are on a tour to North India as part of Operation Sadbhavana. The religious teachers […]

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