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US will never present Middle East peace plan: Palestine

JERICHO (Reuters) – The United States will not present its long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace any time soon and is instead trying to unilaterally change the terms of reference for any future proposal, a senior Palestinian official said on Saturday. Echoing deep scepticism among the …

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Anger as Indian army ties: drags dead body of Kashmiri youth

SRINAGAR -UNS – Social media users reacted angrily on Friday after pictures showing Indian army dragging a tied dead body of Kashmiri youth on the streets. The people strongly condemned the action and criticized the army for their aggravated human rights violations in the occupied …

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UN chief warns of ‘bloodbath’:Damascus shells Idlib

Government forces shelled Syria s last major rebel bastion on Wednesday, hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council any full-blown offensive in Idlib risks triggering a “bloodbath”. As troops massed for a Russian-backed offensive in the northwest, Kurdish-led rebels launched a US-backed …

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Over 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters

JALALABAD (AFP) – A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 32 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the war-torn country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections. There were chaotic scenes at several hospitals as medical …

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One youth killed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR -UNS – In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. The troops killed the youth identified as Bilal Ahmed Butt during a cordon and search operation at Ranipora in Achabal area …

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Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra, Iraq

BASRA -UNS- Protesters have stormed and set fire to the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi oil-hub city of Basra. The city has been engulfed in protests over poor public services and corruption since the start of the week. Violent protests in Basra have been ongoing …

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Erdogan warns of ‘massacre’ in Syria’s Idlib

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that dropping bombs and missiles on Syria’s last rebel-held province of Idlib could cause a “massacre,” in remarks published Wednesday. “God forbid, a serious massacre could take place if there is a rain of missiles there,” …

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PTI’s Arif Alvi elected 13th President of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Lawmakers on Tuesday elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Arif Alvi as the 13th President of Pakistan after the vote count ended at around 5pm. According to unofficial results, Alvi managed to get 212 votes in parliament, 186 in the Punjab Assembly, …

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Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Monday warned Syria against launching an attack on the country s last rebel stronghold with the help of Russia and Iran, saying the offensive could trigger a “human tragedy.” The warning came as Iran s foreign minister …

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Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and Syria

BAGHDAD: Senior Iraqi military commanders hosted their Russian, Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss security cooperation and information-sharing in the Middle East, where the Islamic State group continues to carry out attacks. The Iraqi defence ministry said it had received delegations …

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