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10 Morsi loyalists sentenced to 25 years in jail

Cairo : An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to 25 years in prison over anti-government protests last year, media reports said.

The verdict was given Saturday, according to MENA news agency.

Morsi's supporters recently staged nationwide marches to mark the first anniversary of the dispersal of two major pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo and Giza which left at least 1,000 killed and thousands others arrested, reported Xinhua.

Syrian families in Lebanon suffer food insecurity: UNHCR

Beirut : About 74 percent of the Syrian displaced families suffer a certain amount of food insecurity, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon said Saturday.

In a report titled "Evaluation of vulnerability of Syrians displaced in Lebanon" published by the commission, the UNHCR said one of the main sources of livelihood for the family members of displaced Syrians is food vouchers, that make up 41 percent of the resources, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan opens fire on international border in Jammu

Jammu : Pakistan Rangers Sunday resorted to unprovoked heavy firing at the Border Security Force (BSF) positions on the international border in Jammu district.

A senior police officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu, "Since midnight, Pakistan Rangers have started unprovoked heavy firing at Pittal and Tent border out posts of the BSF in R.S.Pura sector of Jammu district.

"Pakistan troops are using small arms and automatic weapons to target Indian positions. BSF troops are effectively responding to Pakistan firing.

US conducts more air strikes against ISIL in Iraq

Washington : US military forces continued air strikes against forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) over the past two days, successfully destroying their several armed vehicles in north Iraq, the US Defence Department said Saturday.

On Friday, after receiving reports from Kurdish forces that ISIL terrorists were attacking civilians in Kawju, a village located south of Sinjar, US aircraft identified and followed an ISIL armed vehicle to a roadside area, Xinhua quoted the US defence department Sunday as saying in a statement.

'IS militants killed 700 tribesmen in two weeks in Syria'

Damascus : The Islamic State (IS) militants have executed 700 tribesmen in Syria's Deir al- Zour provine in the last two weeks, a TV report quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying Saturday.

The IS militants have been carrying out a battle against some of the tribesmen of the oil-rich Deir al-Zour province, bordering Iraq, since the beginning of this month, Xinhua reported.

The 700 people were from the al- Shuaitat tribe, the observatory said, adding that they were executed in last two weeks.

2 out of 4 missing Kalyan youths have not taken up arms in the Islamic State: NIA sources

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Mumbai: National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources have told Times of India that the agency have confirmed that two out of four missing youths from Kalyan who were earlier suspected of joining Islamic State, an armed Islamic group in Iraq, have actually not taken up arms with Islamic State but are working there in Oil refinery and hospital.

10 Morsi supporters jailed for life

Cairo: An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced 10 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment for damaging public property and blocking roads during a protest last year, state-run MENA news agency reported.

The Mansoura criminal court sentenced six of the 10 defendants in absentia.

The authorities in Alexandria and Sharqia Saturday held in custody 23 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group for inciting riots.

15 IS fighters killed in US air strike in Iraq

Baghdad: At least 15 Sunni militants were killed in a US air strike near Iraq's largest dam in Mosul, media reports said Saturday.

US fighter jets hit the Islamic State (IS) militants as part of a military operation to help the Kurdish forces to regain control of the Mosul dam from jihadis, who captured it earlier this month, Al Jazeera reported.

The capture of strategically located dam on the Tigris River earlier this month gave the IS militants control over the water and electricity supply in northern Iraq.

Court orders registering case against Pakistan PM

Islamabad: A Pakistani court Saturday ordered the registering of a murder case against 21 people, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for the June 17 firing in Lahore that killed at least 11 protesters, a media report said.

A sessions court in Lahore also ordered the registering of a case against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Dawn online reported.

The court directed Faisal Town police to register a case against the accused and ordered that a report be presented before it after completion of the process.

Israel, Palestinians to resume talks in Cairo

Gaza: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will officially resume Egypt-sponsored ceasefire indirect talks Sunday, Azzam el-Ahmed, chief of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo, said.

The negotiators of both countries will arrive in Cairo later Saturday to resume talks over a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Xinhua reported.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, confirmed that members of the Palestinian delegation are arriving in Cairo Saturday night.