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Zero tolerance for Daesh in Pakistan: ISPR DG

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has a zero tolerance for Daesh and the terrorist group has no acceptance in the country, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Bajwa on Thursday. He added that a global response is needed to deal with the global threat posed by the terrorist group also known as self-styled Islamic State (IS). On the question of Daesh, the DG ISPR stated that as also mentioned by the army chief, Daesh was a global threat and needed a global response to be defeated. “There is aRead More

Putin to meet Ayatollah Khamenei during Iran visit: Kremlin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a visit to Tehran Monday, the Kremlin said, as Moscow goes on a diplomatic push over the Syria conflict. Talks with Iran’s leadership will focus on “issues in bilateral relations, including atomic energy, oil and gas and military-technical cooperation”, Putin’s top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov said Friday, with the Russian president also set to meet his counterpart Hassan Rouhani. After the visit to Tehran — Putin’s first there since 2007 — the Russian leader willRead More

Three Rangers personnel killed in Karachi

SRA claims targeting rangers

KARACHI: Three Rangers personnel were killed and one injured after unidentified assailants opened fire at a Rangers checkpost in Karachi’s Baldia Town locality on Friday, officials said.The law-enforcement personnel were on routine duty, when two gun-wielding men riding a motorcycle opened fire at the checkpost after Friday prayers.Rangers Director General Major General Bilal Akbar, while talking to reporters after the incident, said the assailants wanted to attack a nearby mosque but on seeing Rangers security, resorted to firing at the personnel.

Gunmen take 170 hostage in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali capital

BAMAKO: Two gunmen have taken 170 people hostage in the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in the Mali capital Bamako on Friday, the group that runs the hotel said.The hotel chain in a statement said two people had “locked in” 140 guests and 30 employees in an ongoing hostage-taking at the hotel.”The Rezidor Hotel Group… is aware of the hostage-taking that is ongoing at the property today, Nov 20, 2015. As per our information two persons have locked in 140 guests and 30 employees,” the company said.