Posts tagged with "Terrorism"

Germany: Media, politicians reject Breitbart claim of mob setting fire to Dortmund church

Germany: Media, politicians reject Breitbart claim of mob setting fire to Dortmund church
Berlin: German media and politicians warned on Friday against an election-year spike in fake news after ultra-conservative website Breitbart claimed a “mob” chanting ‘Allahu Akhbar‘ had set fire to a church on New Year’s Eve. After the report by the US website was widely shared on social media, police in the city of Dortmund clarified that no “extraordinary or spectacular” incidents had marred the festivities. The... 

China Warns Against Obstruction Of Iran Nuclear Deal

China Warns Against Obstruction Of Iran Nuclear Deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing. BEIJING, CHINA: Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, as US president-elect Donald Trump threatens to abandon it. The agreement, signed in Vienna in July 2015 and in force since January, was the signature diplomatic... 

Islamic State leaders flee Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on city

Islamic State leaders flee Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on city
Qayyarah: Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said on Wednesday as Iraqi forces closed in on the northern city. Representational image. Mosul was where Islamic State supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his “caliphate” two years ago but is now the group’s last major stronghold in Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who announced the launch of a broad offensive... 

Pakistan’s entire establishment is engaged in fuelling terrorism in India: Rajnath Singh

Pakistan’s entire establishment is engaged in fuelling terrorism in India: Rajnath Singh
Chandigarh: Mounting a scathing attack on Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said its entire establishment is engaged in fuelling terrorism in India making management of the Indo-Pak border “challenging” and warned that “those who breed snakes get bitten by them”. Union minister Rajnath Singh. He slammed Islamabad for adopting a “very flexible” approach to deal with terrorism and said if it wanted,... 

Are Afghanistan and Bangladesh emerging as key allies to India and isolating Pakistan?

Are Afghanistan and Bangladesh emerging as key allies to India and isolating Pakistan?
Nobel Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan famously sang The Times They Are A-changin. Now, not only does it apply to a singer-songwriter winning a Nobel prize in literature, it also, quite oddly, applies to foreign policy. Quite specifically to Pakistan’s neighbours who are increasingly moving away from the country that cannot get its act right. A file photo of Sheikh Hasina with PM Modi. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu’s Suhasini... 

Brics Summit: Modi’s challenge is to convince Xi, Putin on Pakistan-backed terror

Brics Summit: Modi’s challenge is to convince Xi, Putin on Pakistan-backed terror
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to host ten world leaders, including Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in the seaside resort of Goa, India’s showcase tourist destination. Why Goa some may ask, considering that this is perhaps the first time that India is hosting such a major event outside Lutyens Delhi. Away from the capital, leaders can be more at ease and speak freely to each other in the relaxed holiday surrounding of sea and sand. Prime... 

Surgical Strikes: US Says Empathise With India, Uri ‘Cross-Border Terror’

Surgical Strikes: US Says Empathise With India, Uri ‘Cross-Border Terror’
US backed India’s right to defend itself as with any other country, in view of recent surgical strikes. WASHINGTON: Supporting India’s “right to self-defence” in the aftermath of the Uri attack which it dubbed a “clear case of cross-border terrorism“, the US today dismissed the recent attempt by Pakistan to link peace in war-torn Afghanistan with Kashmir. The White House backed India’s right to defend itself... 

Surgical strikes: Political involvement is what separates the latest operation from the others

Surgical strikes: Political involvement is what separates the latest operation from the others
PM Narendra Modi. Away from the increasing politicisation of the recent surgical strikes that the Indian armed forces conducted across the Line of Control (LoC), one aspect that is not properly highlighted in our discourse on the subject is the fact that it was a “strategic decision” — a decision taken at the highest level of the political leadership of the country (involving the Prime Minister of India). Such strikes, as the Congress rightly... 

Pakistan’s support for anti-India terror groups exposed by Pakistani daily

Pakistan’s support for anti-India terror groups exposed by Pakistani daily
An extremely significant exclusive news report by Pakistani newspaper Dawn has exposed Pakistan’s direct hand in sponsoring terrorism. A file image of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the report, the Pakistani government has also warned the military leadership of the growing international isolation of the country and has asked the military not to interfere with any action against terrorists. The report said that on Tuesday,... 

Surgical strikes: India has enough evidence to counter Pakistan’s claims

Surgical strikes: India has enough evidence to counter Pakistan’s claims
The burden of proof always rests on the claimant. This is one of the most basic principles of logic. The person or party making a claim has to provide substantial evidence backing that claim, irrespective of any counter-claims made. But things are never this simple in international diplomacy, especially when it comes to India-Pakistan relations. The discussion around the evidence for the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army against terror... 
 
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