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Iran welcomes halt to Saudi-led military operation in Yemen

Tehran : Iran has welcomed Saudi Arabia's halt to its aerial campaign against Yemen, expressing hope that a national dialog among Yemeni parties would resume.

"Undoubtedly a halt to the killing of innocent and defenceless people is a step forward," Press TV quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham as saying on Tuesday night.

"We had previously announced that the crisis in Yemen has no military solution," she said.

For peace in Mid-East, India urges political settlement, action on terror

By Arul Louis,

United Nations : To bring peace to the Middle East, India has called for political dialogue to find solutions to the hostilities wracking the region while urging strong action against extremist groups whose deadly violence "strikes at our common humanity."

In a Security Council debate Tuesday on the Middle East, Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji touched on the Palestine, Yemeni and Syrian crises, saying: "India remains firmly convinced that dialogue remains the only viable option" to solve the problems.

US blacklists two leaders of Al Shabaab terrorist group

Washington: The US has designated two leaders of the Somali militant group Al Shabaab as terrorists, according to a report on Tuesday.

Ahmed Diriye, Al Shabaab's leader since September last year, and Mahad Karate, who has played a key role in the group's intelligence wing, were blacklisted, the US state department stated, according to a Xinhua report.

As a result of the move, the US will freeze any assets that Diriye or Karate may have under US jurisdiction and ban Americans from engaging in any transaction with them.

IS leader al-Baghdadi critically wounded?

London: Head of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was critically wounded in an airstrike in Iraq by the US-led coalition last month, The Guardian reported on Tuesday citing sources.

A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group, however, said that the IS leader, whose wounds were initially believed to be life threatening, has since made a slow recovery, but has not resumed day-to-day control of the organisation.

Saudi Arabia ends 'Operation Decisive Storm' in Yemen

Riyadh : The Saudi Arabia-led coalition command announced on Wednesday the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen after receiving a message from President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, evoking welcome reactions from several countries.

The coalition stated that the airstrikes conducted as part of the "Operation Decisive Storm" military campaign managed "to successfully remove threats to Saudi Arabia's security and that of neighbouring countries", SPA reported citing a Saudi defence ministry official.

Indian Association of Bihar and Jharkhand celebrate ‘Bihar and Jharkhand Diwas 2015’ in Doha

By TCN News,

Doha: Indian Association of Bihar and Jharkhand (IABJ) invited the Indians residing in Qatar and celebrated ‘Bihar and Jharkhand Diwas’ at Doha.

Dinesh Udaniya, First Secretory, Indian Embassy Qatar, was the chief guest while the guest of honor was Sabih Bukhari, GM, SATCO International. R K Singh from the Indian Embassy, Syed Abdul Hai and Nilanshu De, Qatar Petroleum, were also present there as guests for the event that was held on Friday, April 17, at Al Maha Academy Doha.

26/11 kingpin Lakhvi acquitted by Pakistani court

Islamabad : A local court in Pakistan on Tuesday acquitted Mumbai terror attacks alleged kingpin Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in a case pertaining to the abduction of an Afghan national.

The Islamabad police booked Lakhvi for the alleged kidnapping of the Afghan national after the Islamabad High Court suspended Lakhvi's detention in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on December 26, 2014.

Muslim couple abused on Sydney train to press charges

Sydney : A Muslim couple from Brisbane who were racially abused on a Sydney train last week, on Tuesday said that they intend to press charges against the abuser.

New South Wales (NSW) Police are investigating after footage of the incident posted online went viral, ABC reported.

The short video uploaded by Stacey Eden, 23, who defended the couple, shows an elderly woman racially abusing Hafeez Bhatti Ahmed and his wife Khalida, who were travelling on an Airport line train last Wednesday.

Iran urges world to stop Saudi-led attacks on Yemen

Tehran : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called on the international community to condemn the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen and to help in halting the aggression, which he termed as "senseless".

Rouhani made the call before leaving Tehran for Indonesia to attend an Asia-Africa meeting, Press TV reported.

Rouhani criticised the coalition's attacks against Yemen as "senseless", calling for talks among different Yemeni groups to resolve the Arab country's crisis.

Pakistan SC urged to revoke orders on military courts

Islamabad : The Pakistan government on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to withdraw its order putting on hold the execution of six men convicted by the country's military courts.

A response filed by Attorney General Salman Aslam contended that the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), which filed the petition against the convictions, was not the affected party, Dawn online reported.

The government stated that the establishment of military courts enjoyed national consensus in parliament, which the apex court should not oppose.