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Indian teacher in Qatar forced to quit over Modi caricature

Doha : A woman teacher in an Indian school in Qatar's capital Doha has reportedly been forced to quit her job after she posted a caricature of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on her Facebook page, media reported Thursday.

According to the report in The Peninsula daily, the incident took place last week triggering a big controversy among a section of the expatriate Indian community who said the Photoshop caricature was an insult to Modi.

Kuwait hands out relief aid to 1,440 Syrian families in Jordan

Kuwait City : Kuwaiti Higher Committee for Relief distributed humanitarian aid to 1,440 Syrian refugee families in Jordan as part of Kuwait's wide-scale campaign purposed to deliver financial and food aid to Syrian refugees.

The campaign aids Syrian families who are in need and residing in Amman and northern areas, head of the delegation, Dr Walid Al-Anjari told KUNA, adding that this comes within the framework of celebrations of Kuwait national holidays.

Netanyahu condemned for opposing Iran's n-talks

Washington : US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong in opposing the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers.

Netanyahu Wednesday intensified his criticism of the US-led nuclear talks with Iran, accusing the world powers of "giving up on their commitment" to stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan government fears terrorists' reprisal over executions

Islamabad: Pakistan's interior ministry Wednesday warned that banned outfits in the country could wage terror attacks to bring to a halt executions of their operatives, media reported.

The ministry in a letter written to the provinces stated that a banned outfit sought help from Al Qaeda for carrying out attacks in the country, however, after refusal from there it joined hands with another banned militant organisation, ARY news reported.

It stated that the organisation may hold common people captive for the release of its affiliates kept at different jails.

FBI arrests three men planning to join IS

New York: The Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) Wednesday arrested three New York residents who allegedly were planning to join the Islamic State(IS) and commit terrorist acts in the US, officials with the agency and the Justice Department said.

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev and Abror Habibov, both citizens of Uzbekistan, and Akhror Saidakhmetov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, were facing charges of conspiracy for supporting that terrorist group.

10 held for refusing polio vaccines to children in Pakistan

Islamabad: Police have registered cases against 160 people and arrested 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan after they refused to administer polio vaccines to their children during the ongoing anti-polio campaign, media reported Thursday.

The cases were registered under Section 144 in Nowshera district after the parents refused to let their children receive anti-polio drops, Dawn online reported.

Police initiated a crack down to arrest the remaining accused.

Turmoil cost Bangladesh nearly $15.5 bn: Hasina

Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday that the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led alliance's agitation and blockade since January has resulted in a loss of over taka 1.2 trillion (nearly $15.5 billion).

Hasina told the parliament Wednesday that 101 people had died in the country, mostly succumbing to burns sustained because of firebombing of public transport, including on ferries, over the past 52 days, reported.

Bangladesh ferry capsize toll rises to 78

Dhaka : The toll in Sunday's ferry capsize in Bangladesh's Padma river has risen to 78 with seven more bodies recovered Wednesday, reported.

The double-decker ferry "ML Mostofa-3", carrying over 100 people, on its way to Daulatdia village in Bangladesh, sank after being hit by a cargo vessel soon after leaving Paturia dock Sunday noon.

The sunken vessel was pulled out early Monday, more than 16 hours after the disaster.

Authorities called off the rescue operation Monday after the ferry was tugged out and brought to the river bank.

UAE confirms intention to form contact group on countering extremism

United Nations : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced at the UN Security Council that it intends to launch a new diplomatic initiative aimed at building international cooperation and facilitating dialogue through a "Contact Group on Countering Extremism".

This strategic effort would focus on developing and disseminating concrete solutions and best practice in countering extremism.

Bahrain postpones trial of opposition leader to March 25

Dubai : Bahrain's Upper Criminal Court decided Wednesday to postpone the trial of a high profile opposition leader until next month.

The trial of Shaikh Ali Salman, secretary-general of the main opposition group, Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, will now be heard March 25, Xinhua news agency reported citing a statement by Al Wefaq.

Salman, who was arrested December 28, will remain in police custody.

He has been accused of plotting the overthrow of the government by force, inciting violence against the kingdom and supporting attacks that killed 14 policemen.