Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi’s ‘extrajudicial’ murder

Canada on Thursday imposed sanctions against 17 Saudi nationals linked to the “abhorrent and extrajudicial” murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called for a “transparent” probe into the killing, for which Riyadh has failed to offer credible explanations. Freeland said the sanctions “target individuals who are, in the opinion of the government of Canada, responsible for or complicit in the extrajudicial killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, 2018.” The statement also called for “a transparent and rigorous accounting of the circumstances” surrounding…

Read More

Syria shoots down Israeli fighter jet near Damascus

The Syrian military has shot down an Israeli fighter jet and four missiles over the country’s southern region. “Our air defense forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles before they reached the targets,” a Syrian security source was quoted as saying by Russia’s RIA news agency on Thursday night. The source said that all of the missiles aimed at the town of Kiswah, south of the capital Damascus, were shot down before landing on their targets. Other sources reported that objects had fallen from the sky near Harfa…

Read More

OnMobile launches ONMO Videos in India with focus on curated regional content

OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment, has launched ONMO Videos across 5 leading operators in India, Bangladesh and the Middle East. Across the globe, Indians take a deep sense of pride in their local language. They prefer content in their native language as it brings them closer to their culture and community but the challenge has always been that the desired content is available at different destinations and in different formats, across various channels. ONMO Videos is a ‘one-stop-destination’ portal on video entertainment which showcases rich and exclusive regional…

Read More

Syrian president reshuffles cabinet as anti-terror fight nears end

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reshuffled his cabinet as the government’s counter-terrorism operation is nearing an end. In a decree carried by Syria’s official SANA news agency on Monday, Assad changed the ministers of interior affairs, industry, water resources, internal trade and consumer protection, communications and technology, public works and housing, education, higher education and tourism. The Syrian president also ordered the formation of the National Reconciliation Commission to replace the current Ministry of National Reconciliation. Ali Haidar, ex-Syrian minister of reconciliation, was further renamed as the head of the…

Read More

Myanmar seizes more Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine

Myanmar’s authorities have intercepted a boat with 93 Rohingya Muslims who were fleeing apartheid conditions at internal displacement camps in Rakhine State and heading to Malaysia. Moe Zaw Latt, director of the government office in the southern coastal town of Dawei, said on Tuesday that Myanmar’s navy had seized the vessel and detained the 93 people on board on Sunday after they received a tip from fishermen about a “suspicious” vessel. According to the official, the 93 people said they had come from the Thae Chaung camp in Sittwe, the…

Read More

Former Israeli war minister met Syrian terrorists: Report

A retired Israeli military General Staff Corps commander has revealed that former Israeli War Minister Moshe Ya’alon met with Syrian terrorists operating near the occupied Golan Heights during his tenure. According to Press TV quoting the Israeli Haaretz newspaper on Friday, Major General Gershon Hacohen made the remarks at an Israeli conference earlier this week. “When I was commanding a corps in the Golan and Bogie [Ya’alon] was defense minister, we sat with three Syrian activists from the other side, from Syria,” said Hacohen. Zionist regime has largely remained silent…

Read More

Turkey charges Gulen, 27 others for killing of Russian ambassador

Turkey has charged 28 people, including US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, for their alleged involvement in the killing of the Russian ambassador to Ankara back in 2016. The Russian ambassador, Andrei Karlov, was killed on December 19, 2016 during the opening of a photo exhibition at a gallery in the Turkish capital Ankara. The assassin, off-duty policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas was later gunned down in an exchange of fire with security personnel at the scene. The 28 suspects are charged with “violating the constitutional order”, “being a member of a terror organization”, “premeditated…

Read More

The grant of ₹1 crore was a decision taken by the Delhi government : Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Wednesday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to exclude Delhi Police personnel from the government policy that gives ₹1 crore compensation to the families of martyrs. Several AAP MLAs signed the letter to the Chief Minister on a day he was in Haryana to hand over a ₹1 crore cheque to the family of Border Security Force jawan Narendra Singh, who was killed along the Pakistan border earlier this year. The MLAs said that since the Delhi Police had failed to protect the Chief Minister, who…

Read More

US-led coalition again uses white phosphorus bombs in Syria: Russia

Russia says the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has again used white phosphorus bombs to target residential areas in Syria. “We are still worried by the actions of the United States of America in Syria. Jets navigated by the so-called coalition have been for a long time attacking the outskirts of the city of Hajin over the Euphrates River, which led to numerous civilians casualties,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at her weekly briefing in Moscow on Thursday. “Last week, we spoke about 50…

Read More

Taliban not serious about peace: Afghan chief executive

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says the Taliban militant group is not serious in peace talks aimed at ending hostilities in the war-inflicted country. Abdullah on Wednesday questioned the militant group’s sincerity and said the Taliban had so far shown no intention to seriously engage in the negotiations despite US efforts to push a fresh peace process. “Recently there are renewed efforts in terms of the international community and especially the US,” Abdullah said in an interview with AFP in Paris. “We are not judging it too prematurely, but I…

Read More