Mali gov't still working on plan to recover occupied northern zonesJul 24, 3:22 pm
Bamako, July 24 (Xinhua-ANI): The Malian government announced on Monday that it was still working on a plan to recover the occupied zones in the north of the country in order to re-establish state authority, facilitate the return of the displaced persons as well as refugees and secure the regions.The information was issued through an official statement by Communication Minister Hamadoun Toure, who is also the government spokesman.The government spokesman said that in order to recover the occupied zones, the government would mobilize all the necessary national and international support, and in this regard, he said the "responses were giving hope."Toure said "the government understands the impatience and the legitimate frustrations of the population," and also hailed their "active involvement in this national fight which goes beyond region, religion and political affiliation."The minister noted that the fight to recover the northern parts of Mali was a "patriotic duty for every sector of the country, including the defense and security forces with their partners."Toure insisted that "no Malian will be at peace if a centimeter of the national territory is still under occupation," and concluded by affirming that "it was the government's duty to lead in the battle to recover the northern Mali regions and it would do this through political, diplomatic and military means."It should also be recalled that the Alliance of Patriotic Resistance Forces (FPR) which brings together self-defense and political groups, was created last week-end in Bamako with the objective of "liberating northern Mali which is under occupation of islamist groups and their allies." (Xinhua-ANI)
Iran executes two alleged spies May 20, 12:47 pm
London, May 20 (ANI): Iranian authorities have executed two men after they were charged and convicted for spying Israel and the United States.Full Story »
Guptas misused diplomatic contacts to land illegally at S.Africa military base May 20, 12:47 pm
Johannesburg, May 20 (ANI): South Africa's Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has claimed that the well-connected and wealthy Gupta family misused their diplomatic contacts to land their plane illegally at the country's strategic and sensitive Waterkloof Air Force Base last month.Full Story »
Decision to prosecute Guptas' lies with NPA, S.African Police: Justice Minister May 20, 12:21 pm
Johannesburg, May 20 (ANI): South Africa's Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and police in South Africa will be the deciding authority on whether to prosecute or not to prosecute the well-connected Gupta family for allowing their plane to land at the strategic and sensitive Waterkloof Air Force base for the wedding of Vega Gupta and Indian-born Aakash Jahajgarhia at Sun City.Full Story »
JuD chief Saeed's security head found murdered 'with signs of torture' May 20, 11:13 am
Karachi, May 20 (ANI): The chief security officer of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) leader Hafeez Saeed has been allegedly murdered, with his body found lying near a canal in Lahore.Full Story »
- India-US Homeland Security dialogue to begin today
- US-based Pak filmmaker calls for ban on Hollywood, Bollywood movies to save 'failing' Pak film industry
- Has Ian Thorpe moved in with James Middleton?
- Australian scientist plans to reveal, rewrite history behind ancient coins discovery
- UN chief urges DPRK to return to negotiating table
- Roadside bomb kills 4 Afghan cops in eastern province
- Internet in Iran goes into 'coma' ahead of presidential elections
- Knife carried during Osama raid sold at auction to benefit fallen comrade
- Senator warns US 'lack of foreign policies' may lead to 'modern-day Hitler invasion'
- Saudi clerics blame Twitter for 'immoral souls'
TOP VIDEO STORIES