France’s Hollande arrives in Iraq to visit troops battling IS group

France’s Hollande arrives in Iraq to visit troops battling IS group

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Baghdad Monday to meet the French forces helping Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group and to hold talks with top officials. Hollande had already visited in 2014 and remains the most prominent head of state to come to Iraq since the launch two and half years ago […]

Several dead in Burma after armed men clash with troops

Several dead in Burma after armed men clash with troops

Twelve people have died in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state in clashes between armed men and troops, state media reported Wednesday, in a sharp escalation of violence in the restive region. Four soldiers and one attacker were killed on Tuesday when hundreds of men wielding pistols and swords assailed troops in Pyaungpit village, in […]

Car bomb kills Jordanian troops on Syrian border

Car bomb kills Jordanian troops on Syrian border

A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom’s stability. The military said the blast went off at about 5:30 a.m., close to a makeshift tent encampment where tens of thousands […]

FC, Rangers joint operation kills eight militants

QUETTA: In a joint operation, Frontier Corps (FC) and Sindh Rangers claimed to have killed eight militants at Sindh-Balochistan border on Tuesday night, an official said.

FC, Rangers joint operation kills eight militants

Khan Wasey, a spokesman for the FC said that three paramilitary personnel were injured during the exchange of fire. The injured personnel were shifted to hospital in Panu Aqil for medical treatment, he added. “There is still fighting ongoing between forces and miscreants,” Wasey said, adding that both sides were using heavy weapons against each […]