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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.

Pakistan 'most reliable friend': China

Islamabad: Pakistan's concern is China's concern said Chinese Politburo member Meng jianzhu and called Pakistan reliable friend.

According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) tweet, Meng Jianzhu, member of Politburo -- Communist Party's second highest council -- termed China's relationship with Pakistan "beyond individuals" adding that "Pakistan's concern is China's concern".

Indian, Pakistani armies exchange sweets on LoC

Jammu : The Indian and Pakistani armies Monday exchanged sweets on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on India's 66th Republic Day, an official said.

"On the proud occasion of Republic Day, troops of India and Pakistan exchanged sweets at the Poonch-Rawalakot crossing point," defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

Soldiers of both countries also exchanged greetings and sweets at a similar function on the Aman Setu bridge in Uri sector in Baramulla district.

Evidence of 'India's involvement in terrorism' conveyed to US: Pakistan

Islamabad : Pakistan's defence officials Monday said Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif has conveyed to top US officials "vital evidence regarding India's involvement in terrorism" in Pakistan, according to a media report.

Briefing a senate defence committee here, the defence officials said that during his visit to the US during November last year, Gen. Sharif presented to top US intelligence and defence officials vital evidence of India's involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan by using Afghan soil, Dawn reported.

Pakistani, Afghan commanders begin border security talks

Islamabad : Top Pakistani and Afghan commanders have opened talks on security issues, focusing on border management amid growing anti-terror cooperation, the military said Monday.

Commander of the Afghan Border Police Shafiq Fazli is leading a 10-member delegation in talks with Pakistani counterparts.

Fazli, along with his deputy Sher Ali Shahryar and eight other border police officials, arrived in Pakistan for a five-day official visit Sunday.