October 2015


Pakistan bus blast kills 11 in Quetta

Islamabad, A bomb explosion on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta has killed at least 11 people and wounded a further 22, police say. A senior police official in the western city told…



Syria Costing Turkey Dearly

By Manish Rai Recent bombings in Ankara brought Turkey’s political and ethnic tensions, exacerbated by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, to a grim new level. Some analysts are now fearing that Turkey has become the…



UN threatens sanctions over Libya

United Nations (United States) – The UN Security Council on Saturday threatened to impose sanctions on those who block a peace deal for Libya that has run into hurdles over the formation of a unity…




Russia and Israel Establish Syria ‘Hotline’

MOSCOW—The Russian military has set up a “hotline” with the Israeli military to avoid an inadvertent clash in Syrian airspace, Russia’s Ministry of Defense said Thursday. In a statement released Thursday, the Russian military said…


Obama again delays Afghanistan troop drawdown

Washington-President Barack Obama announced Thursday that U.S. forces will remain in Afghanistan at their current levels throughout much of 2016, yet another delay in their scheduled withdrawal and an acknowledgment that America’s longest war won’t…