Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

Egypt's Ministry of Foreign affairs restated Monday the country's respect for Ethiopia's sovereignty. Rights groups and activists have said more than 400 people have been killed in the protests, and some in the global community, including the United States, have called on the government to use restraint.

Islamic State quashes rebellion plot ahead of battle for Mosul

Although Reuters has not named the alleged plot leader, fearing his family could be placed at risk, he is thought to be a local aide of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Peshmerga Ministry in the Kurdistan Region said in a statement at that time that blood tests have shown the use of the chemical agent by the terror group against the Kurdish forces.

Scottish govt takes step toward another independence vote

Sturgeon says that protecting Scotland's interests may mean holding another vote on independence. Her strategy will significantly strengthen the trade promotions that the Scottish government now runs overseas with the help of the Foreign Office and follows her threat this week to stage a second independence vote if May's Brexit package is too restrictive .

Brother: Syrian suspected in bomb plot 'excited about life'

Brother: Syrian suspected in bomb plot 'excited about life'

The refugee, who now is arrested on suspicion of planning a major attack in Berlin , had spoken to a member of ISIS in Syria by telephone about a possible target. The suspect, Jaber al-Bakr, arrived in Germany from Syria in 2015 and gained refugee status, but returned to Syria earlier this year, his brother Alaa al-Bakr told the German daily Die Welt.

Parliament Adopts Resolution against Indian Atrocities in Kashmir

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs alleged that CNN News18 has aired a "forged" interview of police officer of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Ghulam Akbar, in which he has allegedly confirmed India's surgical strikes. An NDTV report citing army officials said three infiltration attempts were foiled at the Line of Control, the de facto border that divides the Himalayan region between India and Pakistan, since last night.

Govt hits out at AIMPLB, says don't link triple talaq and UCC

The first dissenting voice came from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which on October 13, 2016, said that it would boycott the law panel alleging it to be biased. "Why are you becoming political?" he asked . He also said that there is no question that "triple talaq " negates both equality and dignity of Muslim women as human beings and citizens of India and can have no place in a civilised society.