Friday, 30th January 2015
International
  • 1,400 from France have joined jihadis or `want to go to Syria or Iraq`
    13th January 2015
    Some 1,400 people living in France have either joined the jihadist cause in Syria and Iraq or are planning to do so, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday. "There are 1,400 individuals who are involved in the departures ...
  • Timor Leste expects more investments from Indonesian private sector
    12th January 2015
    The government of Timor-Leste expects more investments from the Indonesian private sector, particularly in the sectors of infrastructure, oil and energy, as well as in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Minister of ...
  • French PM: One of Paris attackers "undoubtedly had accomplice"
    12th January 2015
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday that one of the three gunmen that killed a total of 17 people "undoubtedly" had an accomplice and vowed to continue the hunt. Amedy Coulibaly, who killed a policewoman in ...
  • Tunisian border police seize three tonnes of narcotics
    12th January 2015
    Tunisias Interior Ministry said on Sunday that border police have managed to thwart the smuggling of an "extremely large" shipment of narcotics in the northeastern tourist seaside town of Hammamet. Police arrested three ...
  • Belgian paper that ran Charlie cartoons evacuated after threat: Police
    12th January 2015
    The offices of a Belgian newspaper that republished cartoons from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were evacuated on Sunday after receiving an anonymous bomb threat, its staff said. The evacuation of Le Soir, a ...
  • Pope to visit Sri Lanka despite Rajapakse defeat
    9th January 2015
    The Catholic church Friday reiterated that Pope Francis will go ahead with his visit to Sri Lanka next week despite the change of government in Colombo following a snap election. Colombo-based Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith ...
  • Hostage-taking underway North-East of Paris
    9th January 2015
    A hostage-taking was underway Friday near Paris main airport after police hunting the Islamist brothers who killed 12 people earlier this week exchanged fire with two men during a car chase, security sources said. The number ...
  • France at `war` with terrorism, not religion: PM Valls
    9th January 2015
    France is at "war" with terrorism, but not religion, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Friday as police cornered two suspected Islamist gunmen near Paris. "We are in a war against terrorism. We are not in a war against ...
  • Four Al-Qaeda militants killed in Karachi
    9th January 2015
    Pakistani police on Friday said they had shot dead four regional Al-Qaeda militants including a senior leader in an early morning encounter in the port city of Karachi. The leader, named as "Sajjad" alias Kargil, was said to ...
  • Paris attack suspect trained with Al-Qaeda in Yemen: Official
    9th January 2015
    One of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is believed to have trained with Al-Qaeda in Yemen, a US official said Thursday. Another US official told AFP ...