September 22, 2017

Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed indigenous people

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-22
United Nations, Sep 22: Declaring that Canada is “no land of wonders”, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations that his country was working to address failures in the treatment of its indigenous people. Trudeau used his speech to the UN General Assembly on Thursday to

Syrian activist, daughter found dead in Turkey

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-22
ANKARA, Sep 22: A Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul, Turkish media reports said Friday, the latest victims of attacks targeting Syrian activists in Turkey. The bodies of 60-year-old Arouba Barakat and 22-year-old Hala Barakat were discovered late Thursday, state-run

Syrian Media Report Israeli Strike on Weapons Depot Near Damascus Airport

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-22
Damascus, Sep 22: Israeli planes outside of Syrian airspace fired two missiles to the southwest of Damascus Interational Airport early Friday, Al Mayadeen, a television channel associated with the Syrian government, reported that Syrian officials had said. Earlier in the morning, there were reports on socal media that

Short-Range Nuclear Weapons To Counter India’s ‘Cold Start Doctrine’: Pak PM

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-21
New York, Sep 21: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said today that his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘Cold Start doctrine’ adopted by the Indian Army. Mr Abbasi also gave assurance that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is being kept safe and secure.

China bans use of anti-Islam words on social media

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-21
BEIJING, Sep 21: “Islamophobic” terms used by Chinese internet users to stigmatize Muslims have been blocked by authorities to prevent bias against Islam, official media reported on Thursday. China has over 21 million Muslims mostly the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and Hui community in Ningxia province, according to

Chinese Navy Gets New Nuclear Submarine

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-21
BEIJING, Sep 21: China has added a new nuclear-powered submarine to its fast expanding fleet but experts believe that it is not the most advanced version as speculated earlier, official media reported today. The new submarine is stated to be 69th conventional and nuclear submarines, according to unofficial

Obama begins lucrative turn as Wall Street speaker

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-20
New York, Sep 20: Barack Obamahas begun cashing in on his time in the White House with paid Wall Street speeches less than a year after leaving office, a practice which drew stinging rebukes for Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign. The former US president will

China jabs back at Donald Trump’s barb over South China Sea

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-20
Beijing, Sep 20: Beijing hit back on Wednesday at US President Donald Trump’s veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that the United States was a greater threat to sovereignty. In his speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump

Fire in Bangla textile factory kills 6 people

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-20
Dhaka, Sep 20: At least six people, including a woman, were killed today when a fire broke out in a textile factory in Bangladeshs Munshiganj district, police said. The fire erupted in the first-floor of the Ideal Textile mill building where chemicals were stored, they said.

Suu Kyi rebuffs foreign criticism of Rohingya crisis

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-19
London, Sep 19: Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she does not fear global scrutiny over the Rohingya crisis, pledging to hold rights violators to account but refusing to blame the military for violence that has driven some 421,000 of the Muslim minority out of her country.

Indian diplomat lauds progress in Indo-US ties

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-19
Washington, Sep 19: The Indo-US cooperation has reached a level which was “unimaginable” a decade ago, a senior Indian diplomat has said as he lauded the diaspora for its role in expanding bilateral ties. Santosh Jha, the new Deputy Indian Ambassador to the US, said that Prime

HAMAS MILITANT DIES IN GAZA TUNNEL INCIDENT

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-19
GAZA, Sep 19: A member of Hamas’s military wing Tuesday died in a tunnel incident near the Israeli-Gaza border in Rafah, according to the Gaza-based Islamist group. A spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, identified the deceased as 24-year-old Hani Shlouf. 
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