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Jalaluddin, founder of feared Haqqani network, dead

Jalaluddin, founder of feared Haqqani network, dead

It has been found to be behind some of the most shocking and brutal attacks across Afghanistan. Haqqani rose to prominence as a guerrilla leader in the US -backed campaign against Soviet forces occupying Afghanistan but later allied himself with the Taliban, fighting American troops after the Taliban were ousted in 2001.


Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang: Seoul

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim Jong Un will meet the South's President Moon Jae-in at a summit in Pyongyang in September to discuss nuclear disarmament , Seoul said on Thursday. North Korea has taken several steps such as dismantling its nuclear testing site this year, but the US wants it to take more serious disarmament measures.


Homosexuality No Longer A Crime, Rules Supreme Court On Section 377

Homosexuality No Longer A Crime, Rules Supreme Court On Section 377

A five-judge Supreme Court Constitution bench on Thursday unanimously decriminalised consensual gay sex . Earlier on July 17, the constitutional bench of the apex court headed by the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra reserved its judgment on the matter and held that it will examine whether it is permissible under Constitutional morality to criminalize sexual acts performed by consenting adults.


Magnitude 6.6 quake hits northern Japan near major city

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits northern Japan near major city

The quake, which struck at 3am local time on Thursday had a magnitude of 6.7, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake's epicentre was about 27.3 kilometres east of the city of Tomakomai, which has a population of about 175,000, and 64.8 kilometres southeast of Sapporo, a major metropolitan area of 1.9 million people.


Israel readies for upcoming visit of Philippines president

Israel readies for upcoming visit of Philippines president

Later on Monday, Duterte and his delegation are set to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum. "I could not imagine a country obeying an insane leader". The Philippines was among the countries that abstained from a UN General Assembly vote rejecting US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December.


Syria's War: Warplanes hit Idlib targets as fears of battle mount

Syria's War: Warplanes hit Idlib targets as fears of battle mount

Expressing concern that hundreds of thousands of lives might be at risk in the Syrian Army's looming operations to clear the Idlib province of militants, Trump cautioned Damascus , as well as Moscow and Iran, against "making a grave humanitarian mistake ".