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Armed men attack hotel in Tunisia, several hurt

Tunis : A group of armed men attacked the Marhaba Palace hotel in the coastal city of Sousse on Friday, injuring several hotel residents, the interior ministry spokesperson said.

A security operation is going on inside the hotel, according to ministry spokesperson Mohamed Ali Aroui. However, the ministry has not confirmed any deaths so far, Xinhua said citing TAP news agency.

The city of Sousse is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the country.

Man beheaded in suspected 'Islamist attack' in France

Paris: A man was beheaded and at least one other person injured on Friday in a suspected Islamist attack on a gas factory near the French city of Lyon, media reports said.

According to sources, there were several small explosions, possibly caused by gas canisters, at the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, BBC reported.

A man has been arrested by anti-terror police, officials said.

The man in custody had no ID papers and has refused to speak to anti-terrorism police, French broadcaster BFM TV reported.

Blast hits Kuwait mosque during Friday prayers

Kuwait City: At least three people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a Shia mosque in Kuwait City during Friday prayers, media reported.

Al Jazeera news network reported that there was an explosion at the Al-Sadeq Shia mosque in Kuwait City during Friday prayers and at least three people had died.

Emergency services were attending to the wounded at the scene which was surrounded by clouds of black smoke and crowds of people milling around.

UAE's first artificial battery-powered heart transplant

Dubai: A 21-year-old student in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Sharjah, has received the country's first artificial heart transplant, a media report said on Friday.

The student, suffering from heart failure, was bedridden and living with the support of an external assistive device for three weeks before he received the artificial heart at the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, the Khaleej Times reported.

The artificial heart was approved by the US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) and is considered as a 'bridge' until the patient is able to get a heart transplant.

Shakib ranked as world's best Test, ODI, T20I all-rounder

Dhaka: Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hassan has been ranked the best all-rounder in One-Day Internationals (ODI) once again.

The latest ranking means he is now on top of the pack in all three formats of the game. The southpaw had topped the all-rounder rankings for Test, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals just ahead of the World Cup earlier this year.

But an ordinary showing in Bangladesh's campaign in the game's showcase event in Australia and New Zealand saw him slip down the ladder, reports

Security Council condemns attack on diplomats in Somalia

United Nations: The UN Security Council has condemned an attack on a humanitarian convoy carrying diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Somalia.

A car bomb targeting a bullet-proof vehicle carrying diplomats from the UAE on Wednesday killed at least 14 people, including four Somali soldiers, in Mogadishu, Xinhua news agency reported.

In a statement, the members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and governments of Somalia and the UAE.

Female IS recruiting network uncovered in Germany

Berlin: German authorities have discovered a dozen female recruiters working for Islamic State (IS) who persuade other women in Germany to join the jihadist organisation, media reported on Friday.

The way in which young women are being recruited to join IS is even more systematical than suspected, according to a report conducted by WDR and NDR networks, in cooperation with Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.

Pakistan rejects Afghan spy agency's claim on parliament attack

Islamabad : Pakistan on Thursday rejected a claim by the Afghan intelligence agency that an officer of Pakistan's spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, and the Haqqani Network were involved in the attack on the Afghan parliament earlier this week.

Afghanistan's intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said on Wednesday that the attack on the parliament complex in Kabul on June 22 was planned in Pakistan's Peshawar city.

Iraqi gunshot victim gets new life at Gurgaon hospital

Gurgaon : A 45-year-old Iraqi man who suffered a gunshot wound to his knee underwent surgery to replace the damaged knee and recreate the knee joint by undoing the complete bony fusion that had rendered him disabled, said a doctor.

He was left disabled with stiffness in his knee-bent position and zero movement in the lower limb, causing him to live an extremely painful and restricted life.

Sharif directs interior ministry to probe BBC report on MQM

Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday directed the interior ministry to thoroughly investigate claims made in a BBC report about the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) receiving funding from India, and sought an early report.

Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan and special assistant to Sharif on national security and foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi met the premier at the Prime Minister's House here, Dawn reported.