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Syrian Army announces new offensive on rebel-held Aleppo

Updated: Sep 23, 2016 09:07 IST      
Syrian Army announces new offensive on rebel-held Aleppo

New York [US], Sept. 23 (ANI): The Syrian army has announced a major new offensive on rebel-held eastern Aleppo after international powers with a stake in country's civil war failed to revive a collapsed ceasefire during diplomatic talks in New York.

The offensive was announced as the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, and other foreign ministers on the margins of a United Nations summit in New York.

Kerry declared "we cannot continue on the same path any longer" but said he had given Russia another chance to come up with "immediate and significant steps" to stop violence, including the end of Russian and Syrian government bombing of opposition areas.

The announcement was made by the Syrian army. "The high command announces the start of operations in the east of Aleppo and calls for brothers and citizens to stay away from areas where terrorists are operating, " the Guardian quoted the statement of the army declaring the offensive as saying.

The statement also called for civilians to head to Syrian regime checkpoints "to be escorted to safety".

The Syrian air force, since Monday has stepped up its bombing of rebel-held areas, and both Russia and Syria have been implicated in the attack on the relief convoy which has been deemed a potential war crime by the UN.

However, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad denied that his government was responsible for the repeated bombing on hospitals.

Meanwhile, both Kerry and Lavrov intend to meet again today to discuss a cessation of hostilities in Syria.

Kerry had yesterday at a press briefing said that the US has exchanged ideas with the Russia and plan to consult them with respect to those ideas. (ANI)

Four ISIS terrorists arrested in Moscow terror plot

Updated: May 25, 2017 21:34 IST     

Moscow [Russia], May 25 (ANI) : Russian security forces on Thursday have arrested four men linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) terror network and suspected of planning a series of terror attacks on Moscow's transport system.

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Moscow[Russia], May25 (ANI) :At least 13 ISIS linked terrorists were killed in the Philippines city of Marawi where government forces carried out an operation over 70 hostages held captive by the Islamic State linked Maute Group inside the Amai Pakpak Medica center public hospital.

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BLF claims responsibility of attacks on Pakistani forces

Updated: May 25, 2017 20:47 IST     

Quetta [Pakistan], May 25 (ANI) : Baloch Liberation Army on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack on aPakistan army check-post in Turbat district in which two army personnels were injured .

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Iran announces completion of 3rd ballistic missile factory

Updated: May 25, 2017 20:41 IST     

Tehran [Iran], May 25 (ANI): Iran has announced the completion of a third underground ballistic missile production factory and said the country will keep developing its missile programme to deter any military assault.

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May to raise Manchester 'leak' with Trump

Updated: May 25, 2017 20:13 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 25 (ANI) :United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May said she would raise leaks of crucial intelligence about the Manchester bomb attack with the United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump as they meet at a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.

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China protests U.S. Navy patrol through South China Sea

Updated: May 25, 2017 18:07 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 25 (ANI) : The United States under President Donald Trump has challenged China by sailing its Navy destroyer near a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China.

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Two neo-nazi roommates killed for disrespecting Muslim faith

Updated: May 25, 2017 15:29 IST     

Tampa [U.S.A.], May 25 (ANI): Dramatic developments shook Tampa as a Florida man, Devon Arthurs, shot two of his neo-nazi roommates on Friday.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 25 (ANI): After the Pakistani media mocked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for being denied a speech at the U.S.-Arab Islamic summit on counter-terrorism in Riyadh last week, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that the Prime Minister could not deliver the speech due to "shortage of time."

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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 25 (ANI): A three-judge special bench will hear Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son's plea, objecting the presence of two Joint Investigation Team (JIT) officers for the family's investigation in the Panama Papers leak on May 29.

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Moscow [Russia], May 25 (ANI): The United States Government has lost track of USD 1 billion worth of military equipment from its assistance packages in Iraq due to its shoddy record-keeping processes, according to a new report.

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NATO to formally join U.S.-led anti-'Islamic State' coalition

Updated: May 25, 2017 12:08 IST     

Berlin [Germany], May 25 (ANI): The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will formally join the United States-led coalition against the Islamic State extremist group, DW reported, citing sources.

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Beijing [China], May 25 (ANI): Chinese state run media has criticised India's move to block Chinese power firms, citing "India's boycott of Chinese equipment would eventually make its people the biggest losers."

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United Nations, May 25 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has dismissed Pakistan's claim that the Indian Army targeted UN military observers in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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Rawalakot [Pakistan occupied Kashmir], May 25 (ANI): The locals in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) carried out protests against Islamabad's oppressive policies and grave human rights violations in the region.

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Kathmandu [Nepal], May 25 (ANI): Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has assured the people that the change in government will not affect the second phase polls as outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal handed in his resignation on Wednesday.

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New York [USA], May 25 (ANI): A U.S. Navy warship sailed close to a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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New York [U.S.], May 25 (ANI): Donald Trump's rival in the last presidential election, Hillary Clinton slammed the budget proposal forwarded by the Trump administration on Wednesday, saying it would cause "an unimaginable level of cruelty."

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London [UK], May 25 (ANI): British Prime Minister Theresa May will confront United States President Donald Trump over leak of information about the Manchester Arena attack from the investigation when she meets him at a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday.

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Taiwan's top court paves way to legalise same-sex marriage

Updated: May 25, 2017 06:57 IST     

Taipei [Taiwan], May 25 (ANI): In an historic decision, the constitutional court in Taiwan, which is country's top most court, has ruled that current law defining marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman was 'unconstitutional', thus paving way for the first same-sex marriage law in Asia.

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Donald Trump arrives in Brussels to attend NATO summit

Updated: May 25, 2017 06:53 IST     

Brussels [Belgium], May 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels on the fourth leg of his first foreign trip since taking office after visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Vatican City.

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