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Morocco pledges support to UAE's fight against terrorism

Rabat : The Moroccan foreign ministry, in line with the directives of King Mohammed VI, said that the kingdom would provide active support to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain regional and international peace and stability.

"This action, part of the tradition of successful partnership and strong solidarity between the two brotherly countries, reinforces a historic and multifaceted military and security cooperation with Gulf States," the ministry said in a statement issued Tuesday.

Egypt to evacuate border HOUSE with Gaza to create buffer zone

Cairo : The Egyptian army ordered Tuesday to evacuate the houses in North Sinai's Rafah city that are located alongside the border line with the Gaza Strip to create a buffer zone as part of its anti-terrorism war, a senior security official said.

The procedures came a few days after a car bomb attack on a big military checkpoint north of nearby Sheikh Zuweid city left some 30 soldiers killed and tens others injured, Xinhua reported.

Egypt announced a three-month curfew and state of emergency in some parts of North Sinai in reaction to the attack.

At least 18 miners trapped in Turkey

Ankara : At least 18 miners were trapped inside a coal mine in central Turkey's Karaman province following a landslide triggered by an accumulation of water, authorities said Tuesday.

Sahin Uyar, a representative of the mine, told the CNNTürk TV station that about 200 miners were working in the mine when the water began to rise.

Only eight of the 26 miners who were in the flooded area made it to safety, while the other 18 workers remain trapped down below, he said.

Pakistan for normalised ties with India 'despite provocations'

Islamabad : Pakistan Tuesday told a senior US official that it wants normalisation of relations with India despite the "recent provocation of hostilities" along the border and also sought the international community's intervention in the "core issue" of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to an official statement, this was conveyed by adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, to visiting US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dan Feldman here.

Kenneth Rodrigues, Adv Sayid Nizar to attend anti-ragging seminar by IKFS

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Kuwait: Kenneth Rodrigues, principal of Indian Public School, Salmiya, and Attorney Sayid Mohamed Nizar will be the chief guests at a seminar that will discuss ‘College Ragging and Potential Loss to Parents”.

Woman saves Indian from Bangladeshis' captivity in Baharin

Manama: An Indian, allegedly tortured and held hostage in Bahrain by five Bangladeshis for a paltry BHD800 ransom (about $2,000), was rescued with the help of his co-worker, an Indonesian woman, in an undercover police operation.

The five Bangladeshi carpenters are now standing trial in connection with last year's abduction of the 28-year-old Indian in Isa Town, about eight kilometre from capital Manama.

Malaysia urges Muslim world to give education top priority

Dubai: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Tuesday that education should be given top priority in the Muslim world.

The Muslim countries can only improve their wealth and social security if they pay special attention to education, Razak said in his opening speech at the three-day tenth World Islamic Economic Forum which kicked off in Dubai Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

He pointed out that the Islamic world once had one of the world's leading education initiatives and was home to the world's first universities.

Neutralise modules linked to JMB outfit: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked security agencies to take urgent steps for neutralising modules linked to militant outfit Jamaaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB), which was purportedly involved in a blast this month in Burdwan district of West Bengal.

Home ministry officials said Tuesday that Rajnath Singh's directive came after he was briefed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval following his visit to West Bengal Monday.

They said the home minister asked the NSA to take steps for immediately neutralising modules linked to the militant group.

Al Qaeda affiliate seizes seven villages in Syria

Beirut: The Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, has seized seven villages in the northern Syrian province of Idlib over the past few hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday.

The radical organisation took the villages of Kansafra, Baluon, Ablin, Abdita, Mugara and Mashun, following clashes with Syria's Revolutionaries Front, which is linked to the Free Syrian Army.

The jihadis advanced after launching an assault on Idlib city, which is in the hands of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

N-deal possible in a month: Iranian president

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that a final nuclear deal between Tehran and the six world powers may be possible within a month.

In a meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran Odyssey Norheim Monday, Rouhani said that Iran has taken positive steps in the previous rounds of nuclear talks with the P5+1 group -- the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany -- last year, Press TV reported.