Wednesday, March 29, 2017

U.S.-backed forces storm IS-held Tabqa military airport in northern Syria – spokesman | Reuters

U.S.-backed forces storm IS-held Tabqa military airport in northern Syria - spokesman | Reuters

Sinn Fein says Northern Ireland government talks have failed | Reuters

By Ian Graham| BELFAST BELFAST Northern Ireland could be set for a fresh election or a return to direct British...

Merkel’s conservatives win Saarland vote in boost for national campaign | Reuters

By Paul Carrel and Hakan Erdem| BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, Germany BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a regional election in the...

Nearly 1,200 migrants picked up off Libya, heading to Italy | Reuters

ROME Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said...

Al Qaeda leader killed in US counter-terrorism airstrike in Afghanistan

Washington: A senior Al Qaeda leader responsible for two major attacks in Pakistan was killed in a US counter-terrorism airstrike conducted last week in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in...

Jammu and Kashmir: Litany of unresolved issues exposes chasm between ideologically divergent BJP, PDP

Of the 15 "eye-catching" points in the 'Agenda of the Alliance' document, which binds the ideologically divergent Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and...

Being Congress: Rahul Gandhi is least of its issues, the Grand Old Party needs...

What exactly is the problem in the Congress? India's oldest party is in its worst position in history and seems unable to revive itself. Is it in terminal...

World Cup qualifiers: John O’Shea considers himself ‘lucky’ to avoid broken leg after Gareth...

Dublin: Republic of Ireland veteran John O'Shea believes he was fortunate to avoid a broken leg after being fouled by Gareth Bale during his side's bruising World Cup...

Germany’s Schaeuble wins party endorsement for September election | Reuters

SINDELFINGEN, Germany German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure in Berlin's handling of the euro zone crisis and Greece's bailout programmes, won a ringing endorsement from his...

China, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil | Reuters

By Lisandra Paraguassu and Dominique Patton| BRASILIA/BEIJING BRASILIA/BEIJING China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday...

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Pakistan’s poor farmers face uphill battle with climate extremes

BAKRANI: Since his father died in 2011, Moeez Assadullah has been looking after his family's farm alone. The 21-year-old tends the 3 hectares (7...