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Pakistan Army violates ceasefire on LoC

Jammu: Pakistan Army Friday violated the 2003 bilateral ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, forcing Indian Army to retaliate effectively.

"Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian positions on the LoC in Hamirpur sector of Poonch district today (Friday) morning using automatic weapons," a police officer said here.

"Indian Army retaliated effectively to Pakistan's unprovoked firing with same calibre weapons. Firing exchanges started at 9.55 a.m. and continued till 10.30 a.m.."

IS threatens French, American citizens in Morocco

Rabat: A new video released by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on the internet features three members who threaten to attack French and American citizens in Morocco.

The toughest threat is uttered by a jihadi in his 30s who speaks French and tells the French people that they are unsafe in France and other countries, and that the IS was going to ask all "brothers" living in France to kill civilians.

"You will not be safe. Every crime you commit, you are going to regret," said the jihadi who is seen armed with a rifle.

Australian jets kill IS fighters in airstrikes

Canberra: Australian jets have carried out at least two airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants, out of a total of 43 sorties by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), officials said Friday.

It is not known how many IS fighters died in the attacks, although defence officers said there had been "multiple" casualties, according to Xinhua.

Chief of Joint Operations Vice Admiral David Johnston told reporters here that the Australian forces had been forced to fly more missions over Iraq while the US planes had been diverted to Syria's Kobane town.

Pakistan responsible for most polio cases: WHO

Islamabad:The World Health Organisation (WHO) has held Pakistan responsible for nearly 80 percent of polio cases reported globally.

"The situation is primarily due to a lack of access to children for vaccination, largely owing to a continuing ban on immunisation imposed by militants in the North and South Waziristan, and insecurity and killing of polio workers in the field," said a progress report released Thursday.

Iran warns action if Pakistan fails to secure border

Tehran: Iran will step in to contain terrorists if Pakistan fails to secure its borders and prevent terrorists from slipping into the country, media reported.

"Iran will step in to contain terrorists if Pakistan fails to secure border," FARS news agency quoted Brigadier General Hossein Salami of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as saying Thursday.

"Terrorists, wherever they may be, even on the soil of neighbouring countries, we will find them, and if they do not give up acts of terrorism, we will deal with them without reservation," General Salami said.

UN says over 200,000 dead in Syria civil war

Geneva: More than 200,000 people have died in Syria's civil war since it started in March 2011, said new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein.

He said Thursday new statistics would be published shortly on the number of victims in the Syrian conflict and predicted that the updated death toll "will be well over 200,000".

'US-led air assault against IS to solve America's economic problem'

New Delhi: The US-led air assault against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is just to "serve the US' own interest" and "solve America's economic problem", a Syrian official said here Thursday.

A Syrian diplomat, who declined to be named, alleged that America "takes money from Saudi Arabia" for every strike against the IS, which have failed to yield any tangible result so far.

Fighting IS: Turkey boosts security along Syrian border

Ankara : Turkey is further boosting security measures along the Turkish-Syrian border in a bid to confront threats from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria by sending military tanks to southeastern Turkey, media reported Thursday.

A shipment of military vehicles was delivered from Gaziantep province to Kilis province bordering Syria, as fierce clashes continue in the Kurdish city of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in northern Syria, Xinhua reported citing private Cihan News Agency.

Websites launched in U.S, UK in fight against Islamophobia

Washington : As concerns mount that atrocities perpetrated by ISIL may lead to Islamophobia in the West, efforts to halt the spread of warped portrayals of the Muslim world were being kick-started both sides of the Atlantic.

Saudi health ministry begins project to study flu during Haj, Umrah seasons

Makkah : The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Institute of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Haj and Umrah Research, Umm Al-Qura University have jointly collaborated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and the Australian National Center for Research on AIDS and epidemiological surveillance to initiate a research project for the prevention of infectious respiratory diseases during the Haj and Umrah seasons.