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India can teach tolerance to world: Israeli envoy

New Delhi : Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon Tuesday said since India has long served as a "peaceful" home to several Jews, it stood in good stead to teach tolerance to other nations.

"Anti-Semitism never set its foot in India. Jews have been living here peacefully without persecutions for over two millennia. This is a lesson and message of tolerance India can and should teach other nations," Carmon said here during a commemoration event of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

UN hopeful of settling Yemen political crisis

Sanaa : UN special envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar said Tuesday there was still a possibility of reaching an agreement between the Yemeni political parties to settle the current crisis.

Benomar said he was conducting continuous consultations with all political forces to sign an agreement to advance the political process, according to a statement issued by the UN envoy's office.

Benomar spoke on the stalemate in Yemen during a speech late Monday to the UN Security Council.

Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh : US President Barack Obama arrived here Tuesday to pay his respects to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz who died Jan 23. He was received by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at the city's King Khalid International Airport.

The US president cut short the final day of his India trip to make a four-hour stop-over in Riyadh. He is scheduled to hold a meeting with the new king and attend a dinner at the Erga Palace.

Obama is leading a delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan starts arms training for teachers

Islamabad : Police in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday started imparting arms training to teachers to defend themselves in case of a terrorist attack on schools.

The government launched the programme following last month's Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar that killed over 140 students and staff.

The anti-terror police officers formally began the training programme for women teachers in Peshawar to teach them how to use pistols.

TV footage showed two women teachers holding pistols at a police centre.

King Abdullah, a friend, well-wisher of India: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday said King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was a “well-wisher” of India who would be remembered for his “genuine” affection towards the people of this country.

“With his passing away, the world has lost a great and visionary statesman who led his country towards remarkable development and prosperity,” Swaraj said in a condolence book at the embassy of Saudi Arabia here.

German Footballer reverts to Islam

Bavaria, Germany : Germany's young footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, describing it as a religion of hope and strength, reported.

Pakistani political party alleges extra-judicial killing

Islamabad : Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Rabita committee or central coordination committee Tuesday said party workers were being tortured, killed, and their bodies dumped, media reported.

The committee said that as many as 35 workers have been killed extra-judicially while dozens of others remained missing, Geo News reported.

Activist Syed Faraz Alam was killed in police custody for not giving bribe money, it said.

Body of Khaleda Zia's son brought to Dhaka

Dhaka : The coffin of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman KoKo was brought to Dhaka on a flight from Kuala Lumpur Tuesday.

Several senior Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders were present at the Hazrat Shahzalal International Airport in Dhaka to receive the body and take it to Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office, reported.

The Malaysia Airlines plane landed at the airport at 11.37 a.m. Tuesday.

IFF’s ‘Seerathunnabi’ campaign across Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia

‘Present World and Our Prophet (PBUH)’ held by India Fraternity Forum

By TCN News,

Dammam (Saudi Arabia): The India Fraternity Forum (IFF) organised public programme ‘VarthamanaMathuNammaPravadi’ as part of Seerathunnabi campaign for the purpose of promoting the message of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'

Damascus: Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.

Fighters from the Popular Protection Units (YPG) were said to have entered outlying areas in the east of the town after the jihadis retreated, BBC reported.
The US said anti-IS forces were in control of 90% of the town.

Kobane was seen as a major test of the US-led coalition's strategy to combat IS in Syria with air strikes.